Gate River Run and More Events Happening in Jacksonville

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A new month means new events. Get excited, because we’re so lucky to have some of the best events happening in Jacksonville this month!

From strawberry festivals to music festivals, if you’re still looking to make plans for this weekend, we got you! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @StuffToDoInJacksonville to be in the know of all the events in Jax.

Let’s dive right in!

Gate River Run
📷 1st Place Sports

1. Gate River Run

Run over the St. Johns River for the Gate River Run!

Did we mention bands will be performing at almost every mile marker? Don’t worry, dancing is totally allowed!

Tip: Arrive early, because over 20,000 people will be trying to find parking!

  • 15k at 8AM
  • 5k at 8:30AM
  • Brooks Challenge Mile at 10AM
  • Junior River Run at 11AM
  • Diaper Dash at 11AM

Be sure to register.

Event Details
MAR 7 | 8AM–11PM
 Jacksonville Fairgrounds


Sweet Life Music Festival
📷 Sweet Life Music Festival

2. Sweet Life Music Festival

Dance the day away by the beach at the Sweet Life Music Festival!

Grab your friends and family for another music festival by the beach where you can relax and enjoy music, food and all kinds of festivities! This is a contemporary Christian music festival that will feature bands including:

This festival is FREE, however, you can grab VIP tickets for the best experience!

Go and celebrate the Sweet Life!

Event Details
MAR 7 | 12PM–8PM
Seawalk Pavilion


Strawberry Festival

3. 4th Annual Strawberry Fest

We’re BERRY excited for this next event…the 4th Annual Strawberry Fest!

Happening all weekend long head to the Clay County Fairgrounds for a full day of strawberry fudge, strawberry wine slushies, strawberry shortcake and all things strawberry!

You can also enjoy a weekend filled with:

  •  Arts & Crafts
  • Free Bounce Houses
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Live Entertainment
  • Family Fun & Festivities
  • Face Painting & so much more!

Admission is $6 at the door and kids two and under are free! Bring a canned good or visit their site for a coupon to get a discount!

Event Details
MAR 7 & 8 | 10AM–5PM


📷 Jax Veg Fest

4. March Jax Veg Fest

Calling all veggie lovers, get pumped for the March Jax Veg Fest!

The Jax Veg fest happens every first Saturday in March, June, September, and December and is a local grassroots festival devoted to environmental awareness, animal advocacy and education located in Jacksonville’s Riverside Park.

See below for a glimpse of the vendors that will be there:

Event Details
MAR 7 | 10AM–4PM
Riverside Park


Opening Of The Beer Garden
📷 Wicked Barley Brewing Company

5. Opening of the Beer Garden

It’s that time of the year of again, the Opening of the Beer Garden!

Head to Wicked Barley to celebrate warmer weather and amazing local beer with the Jacksonville community. The Band Be Easy will be kicking off at 7PM and there will be special beer releases for all you beer lovers!

Did we mention this event is FREE?!


Event Details
MAR 7 | 11AM–11PM
Wicked Barley Brewing Co.


More things to do in Jacksonville this weekend!

Yoga in the Cummer Gardens

Viva la Fiesta

Canine Field Day

THE PLAYERS Championship: Fan Shop Opening

March Handmade Market

More Things to Do in Jacksonville

March is here and we’re lucky to live in such a great city like Jacksonville with all the best events! Check out the lineup for March and what we’re excited for!

  • THE  PLAYERS Championship
  • St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
  • St. Practice Day Bar Crawl
  • 904 Pop Up: Spring Break
  • 39th Annual St. Augustine Lion’s Seafood Festival
  • Jacksonville Brunch and Bloody Mary Festival
  • Beachbowl 2020
Kalie Krumel

Kalie Krumel

Kalie is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!