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We’ve got three celebrations this weekend and we’re ready to triple the party with some awesome events! Firstly, we’re all about dads. Dad bods, dad jokes, and those chunky white dad sneakers – we’re celebrating it all and it’s apparent it’s still going to be fun despite dad’s awful puns.

Secondly, we’re stoked about Juneteeth! Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteeth is the day we celebrate the emancipation of enslaved Americans and reflect on how we can continue the fight against racism and further the unification of all citizens. As a community, we’re getting together and showing the country how Jacksonville stands together!

Lastly, we’re all about showing some love for Pride Month by celebrating with some fabulous events! Pride Month is about getting together no matter your sexuality or identity and dancing like nobody is watching. If you’re itching to get out the glitter, glowsticks, and technicolor rainbows – then scroll down or hit up our official Pride Guide for events all month. We swear these events will be more fun than wearing hotpants to the DMV (but you do you!).

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Events This Weekend

Thinking of gifts for dad? Try VIP tickets to the Bluegrass, Beer, and BBQ Festival! This event is everything a backyard grilling dad loves. Miles of delicious fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, tons of local craft breweries serving up cold drafts, and some of the best toe-tapping bluegrass this side of the Mississippi!

Food includes Jacksonville’s best barbecue trucks: The Butt Hutt Smokehouse, Twisted Okie, The Smoked Meat Militia, Berndt Ends BBQ, and the Icy Spot.

Bluegrass Bands rocking it will be: Cain’t Never Could, Ft Pierce’s Pubgrass band Uproot Hootenanny and Firewater Tent Revival.

$25 VIP includes:

🥩 Access to a VIP area with shade, VIP bar, air-conditioned Port-a-Jon, and dance area closest to the stage.

🍻Two drink tickets, good for beer or wine.

❄️JWJ Koozie to keep those beers cold!

😋Beer tasting with Sun King Brewery.

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 19 | 4PM–10PM
📍 James Weldon Johnson Park
135 W Monroe St, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202

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It’s a hot summer so we recommend cooling off with Clean Juice! Clean Juice in Nocatee just opened up and is featuring a delicious summer drink menu full of healthy and cool treats! We love the Hydrating One, which contains pineapple, watermelon, and mint for a great way to refresh after the beach. For curbing that poolside hunger, we love The Incredi Bowl. Featuring spinach, acai, vanilla, blueberries, banana, blue Spirulina, almond Butter, honey, hemp, and topped with granola, coconut chips, strawberries, chia seeds – this nutritious bowl satisfies hunger without bloat, keeping you ready to take on the rest of summer feeling great!

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2. Brewhound Pride Night - Rainbows Under the Stars

Dogs love everything and everyone and at BrewHound’s Pride Night they’ll get a chance to show it! Whether your pup has two moms, two dads, one parent, or a mom and dad — come celebrate diversity in love with your favorite canine.

This event will feature local vendors, fun drinks, tasty Food, fortune-telling w/ astromancer Aea Celestice, the brilliant Geexella will be spinning music, and lots more!

Additionally, a portion of funds for the event will go to JASMYN, which is a local organization that supports and empowers LGBTQ young people. Check out all they do HERE. 

🗓 JUNE 21 | 6PM–9:30PM
📍 1848 Kings Cir S, Neptune Beach, Florida, 32266

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3. Father's Day Brunch at Wicked Barley

Dads love brunch as much as the rest of us so take your dad to a brunch he can really munch on! This Father’s Day, beer is for breakfast at Wicked Barley. The scenic, the waterside brewery will be featuring new beer releases and a special brunch menu. With a great outdoor games area and cold brews – your dad can keep the party going! Also, you can watch all the dads interacting together for science!

Event Details
🗓 June 20 | 9AM–4PM
📍 4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, Florida, 32217

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4. Bacon & Bourbon Bar Crawl

If you’ve got a posh pop, treat him to the ultimate pairing at the Bacon & Bourbon Bar Crawl through St. Augustine! Crawlers will get exclusive bourbon and bacon-themed bites at participating bars and restaurants located in the Old City. It’s a great way to explore the city, spend time with your dad and learn patience as he carefully describes the nuances and aromas of a good bourbon over the course of the day. 

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 19 | 1PM–2AM
📍 St. Augustine, Florida

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5. United Era's Juneteenth Festival

The Klutho park will be brimming with the celebration of freedom on June 19th! The Juneteeth Festival will feature food trucks, performances, a kids’ park play area, and more. At night, live music and dancing will carry the spirit of freedom on.

Come celebrate America’s Emancipation Day!

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 19 | 3PM–9PM
📍 Henry J. Klutho Park
204 West 3rd Street Jacksonville, Florida, 32206

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Jacksonville's 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

It’s finally going to pop off again this 4th of July!

The Downtown Jacksonville location will feature a concert presented by Miller Electric Company, family fun zone, food trucks, and bars at Riverfront Plaza!  Fireworks viewing areas will be on both the North and South banks along the St. Johns River.

Let’s get together and celebrate freedom with massive explosions! 

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Amber Lake

Amber Lake

Amber is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Jacksonville City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Jacksonville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinJacksonville on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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