July Local Love List: Best Businesses, Events, & Activities in Jacksonville!

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There is so much to love about Jacksonville, we could never keep count. That’s why our team has created our Local Love Lists! Every month, we’re making a hot list of all our favorite things around Jacksonville–from great eats to tasty coffee shops to unique summer experiences!

We’ve compiled a list of all out favorite things to do in our beloved city this July, so you too can know all the secret spots and cool happenings that make our city great.

If you spot our picks around town, let them know @StuffToDoInJacksonville sent you!

July Local Love List

📷 Candleleaf - Facebook


Support local this July and shop with Candleleaf, a woman-owned local business that creates the most amazing smelling candles! They have wonderful smelling collections, like their new outdoors collection featuring scents themed after our favorite outdoor landscapes. All of their candles look gorgeous too, some are decorated with beautiful gemstones and others have dried flowers on top! We love that every candle is made with love – hand-poured and made from soy wax. 

They have an online shop but be sure to catch them the next time you’re exploring the Riverside Arts Market, as they almost always have a booth there! Be sure to check out their mystery scent of the month for July, too!

📍 Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. Jax, FL

Hours: Saturdays | 10am-3pm 

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📷 Peach Cobbler Factory - Facebook

Peach Cobbler Factory

We’re so excited about this new business coming to the 904! With the Jacksonville location set to open on July 9th, we have it listed as one of our must-tries for this month. The Peach Cobbler Factory specializes in serving up fresh and delicious baked goods. Their homemade desserts range from 12 flavors of cobbler, 5 flavors of banana pudding, and 3 different types of cinnamon rolls. Our mouths are watering just thinking about all the delicious possibilities!

📍4495 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 405, Jacksonville, FL 32244

Hours: TBD

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Foxtail Coffee

There is no such thing as too many coffee shops in Jacksonville, but Foxtail Coffee might just be our new favorite. We’re so glad we finally got a location close to home! Stopping by this newly opened business for a cuppa joe is the perfect start to any day, whether it be a sunny day by the beach or a quick pick me up before work. Our favorite thing about Foxtail is their unique menu items, ranging from their world-famous cold brew to their brewed-to-order Siphon. Be sure to check out Kelly’s Ice Cream while you’re there, too! Foxtail Coffee is truly a coffee lover’s dream come true.

📍260 Front Street, Suite 620, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Hours: Everyday | 7:00am-9:00pm

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Perfect Rack Billiards

It’s back and better than ever! Perfect Rack Billiards has just recently reopened after a kitchen renovation, but don’t worry, because it’s the same billiard room that we’ve all come to know and love. If you’re looking for a fun night out in Murray Hill, this is the place for you! Perfect Rack has plenty of fun games to play, like pool, shuffleboard, and darts, and 12 TVs to watch whatever game might be on! Be sure to pay attention to their specials, because they always have something fun going on, no matter the night of the week!

📍 186 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00am | Friday-Saturday | 4:00pm-2:00am

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📷 Batt Family Fun Center - Facebook

Batt Family Fun Center

Summer’s here, and the Batt Family Fun Center is the perfect place to escape the crazy heat with your loved ones! They offer plenty of fun, including bowling, laser tag, and krazie golf! Currently, children ages 2 – 15 are able to bowl for free if you register online! Be sure to check for cosmic bowling times, too. Escape the heat this summer and take your family somewhere they’re sure to enjoy!

📍1838 Cassat Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Hours: Monday-Thursday | 10:00am-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday | 10:00am-1:00am, Sunday | 11:00am-10:00pm

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📷 St. Augustine Parasail

St. Augustine Parasail

Explore the coastline of Florida’s most historic cities in the most unique way possible with St. Augustine Parasail! You will soar over the beautiful landmarks of St. Augustine and the amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, Anastasia Island, and Vilano Beach. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as dolphins and other sea creatures, that might be playing in the water below you! The crew will be sure to take tons of pictures so you are able to take the memory home, too!

📍4402, 111-C Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Hours: Depends on the schedule

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📷 Green Cove Springs - Facebook

Green Cove Springs City Pool

The Green Cove Springs city pool might be the best way to cool down this summer, considering it is fed by a natural spring! The pool remains a crisp 77 degrees year-round, keeping it cool for visitors excited to escape from the Florida heat! The beautiful natural spring is located right outside the pool gates, so be sure to check it out, too. They have daily entrance fees, adults are $5 and children are $3, but you can also pay for yearly pool passes if you think you’ll be a frequent visitor. This is the perfect spot to enjoy with your family and think of how excited the kids will get when you tell them it’s a natural spring!

📍229 Walnut St
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Hours: June 1st – September 5th | Tuesday – Sunday | 11AM-7PM

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The Flamingo

Another delicious coffee shop we absolutely could not live without, The Flamingo is the best place to grab a quick bite to eat and sip on something delicious! We absolutely love the vibe here, so be prepared to sit back and enjoy yourself for a while. Not only do they offer classic menu items like espresso, chai, and matcha lattes, but you can also find more unique drinks like the lemonade cold brew, espresso tonic, and better yet, wine, beer, and mimosas! The atmosphere is perfect for a Florida summer day, which is why The Flamingo is a must-try from our July love list. (read: we totally love the birdski)

📍 1176 Edgewood Ave S #1, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Hours: Monday-Thursday | 7:00am-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday | 7:00am-12:00am, Sunday | 7:00am-1:00pm

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📷 Estrella Cocina - Facebook

Estrella Cocina

Looking for the perfect rooftop dining option for these amazing summer nights? Estrella Cocina has got you covered! From their rooftop patio, you can look out over the beautiful views of downtown Jax while enjoying delicious food and cocktails! They’re open during the week for lunch and dinner, but on Sundays, they offer a delicious brunch menu.

📍 100 W Bay St Ste 701, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Hours: Monday-Tuesday | Closed, Wednesday | 11:00am-10:00pm, Thursday-Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am, Sunday | 11:00am-6:00pm

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📷 Boat Florida - Facebook

Boat Florida

Enjoy a day out on the water with  Boat Florida, Jacksonville’s best outfitter for premium boat rentals! Create the perfect summer experience with friends and family by spending the day out on the water without the aftercare hassle of owning a boat! Boat Florida has several different packages, you can rent a sport deck style boat in the Stingray 201DC, or a Pontoon Bennington 22SSR for a more laid-back feel. They also offer tubes and zup board add-ons for extra fun! They have several destinations to choose from, like local fish camps, creeks, and beaches. Be sure to check them out for the summer experience of a lifetime!

📍  3108 US-17, Fleming Island, FL 32003

Hours: Monday | Closed, Tuesday-Sunday | 8:30am-5:30pm

Have Fun in the Sun!

We want to see you have fun this summer with our July Local Love List! Be sure to tag us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and TikTok if you visit any of these local businesses in Jacksonville and don’t forget to use the hashtag #StuffToDoInJacksonville

Rebecca McCandless

Rebecca McCandless

Becca is a Marketing Intern for 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 Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.