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Things to do for Father’s Day in Jacksonville

Things to do for Father's Day in Jacksonville
Things to do for Father’s Day in Jacksonville

Father’s day is this weekend, and whether you are the father, the child, or a significant other, we KNOW the things to do for Father’s Day in Jacksonville this weekend.

For the Early Rising, Breakfast Loving dad

Wicked Barley Father’s Day Brunch

What dad doesn’t love starting their day off at a brewery? Wicked Barley is a great place to start on Father’s day. Treat your dad to a day of BEER, brunch and more beer. This Sunday, head to Wicked Barley for an “All-About-Dad Extravaganza” featuring some new beer, brunch specials, brewery tours, and more!

  • When: Sunday, June 16th
  • Time: 9am-4pm
  • Where: 4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • Email for reservation: events@wickedbarley.com
  • Menu: www.wickedbarley.com/food

Reservations are limited, but not required. However, they are highly recommended for seating space. Additionally, the Beer Garden will be open with first come, first serve seating.

The Daddy Daughter Brunch

The 1st Annual Daddy Daughter Brunch is the celebration of the special relationship that only REAL Fathers share with their little girls.

Another amazing way to spend Father’s Day Weekend is brunch with a relaxing oceanfront view with your daughter. If you haven’t been to Seachaser’s yet, don’t miss another opportunity for what is bound to be a fantastic brunch.

Additionally, this event will serve as a fundraiser for several worthy causes, including North Florida Gymnastics & Cheer and Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church. The entire family is welcome to attend.

Table Reservations: (904) 535-0035

  • When: Saturday June 15th (Father’s Day Weekend)
  • Time: 1pm-4pm
  • Where: Seachasers Southern Kitchen; 831 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Check out our Calendar for more details and tickets

For the Athletic Father

We might all be used to the “greatest breakfast in the world” kind of father, however, legend has it that the athletic father is sometimes seen roaming about. We wanted to be sure those dads had a chance to have some fun too on their Father’s Day in Jacksonville.

Father’s Day 5k and 10k

The 6th annual Father’s Day 5K & 10K virtual race is occurring throughout June, but it is especially a great event to do as a family on Father’s Day. At least 15% of registration will be donated to Team Hoyt, which focuses on building the individual character, confidence, and self-esteem of America’s disabled and physically challenged young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life.

  • What: This is a 5K and 10K virtual run (or walk) to celebrate the awesome Dads out there! You choose which distance you want to complete.
  • When: Complete your race any time in June 2019. Even better if it’s on Father’s Day, which is June 16th!
  • Cost: The price is $20 and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to Team Hoyt.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race).

Check out our Calendar for more details and tickets

Top Golf

We all know that dad’s love golf. They aren’t always the amazing golfers they dreamed of being, but that’s where Top Golf fits into the situation. Have a few drinks, grab some good food, and hit a few golf balls. This is fun for every level of golfer out there.

Father’s Day is a great day and we are certain that Top Golf will be busy so don’t forget to secure a reservation sooner rather than later.

One (1) Bay Reservation Includes:

  • One (1) golf bay for two (2) hours of unlimited Topgolf play (2nd and 3rd floor available)
  • Up to six (6) total Guests can play with six (6) Guests maximum in your bay
  • Designated check-in upon arrival
  • Food and beverage is not included and must be purchased separately

Two (2) Bay Reservations Include:

  • Two (2) side-by-side golf bays for two (2) hours of unlimited Topgolf play (2nd and 3rd floor available)
  • Up to twelve (12) total Guests can play with six (6) Guests maximum in each bay
  • Designated check-in upon arrival
  • Food and beverage is not included and must be purchased separately

Check out our Calendar for more details and tickets

For the Thirsty Father

Finally, what’s a better way to recover after a long day of golfing, running a 10k, or playing some basketball than grabbing a cold beverage?

Brew & BBQ – Father’s Day at Legacy Ale Works

Help dad relax at Legacy Ale Works by spoiling him with a Brew and some BBQ provided by the Pig BBQ. There will be games in the courtyard, covered in shade to beat the heat. To top it all off, dad’s also receive 10% off their bar tab for the rest of the day.

Each ticket includes:

  • 1 meal (2 meats, 2 sides)
  • 1 pint of Legacy Ale Works Beer (Child ticket includes non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Dessert/treat.

A great way to stay cool, stay outside, and relax with the family.

  • Where: 14965 Old St Augustine Rd Suite 129-130, Jacksonville, FL 32258
  • When: Sun, June 16, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Check out our Calendar for more details and tickets

Father’s Day at Fishweir

Join the Fishweir Brewing Company as they celebrate all the fathers out there with gratitude and of course, beer!

In addition to their usual Postures & Pints yoga at 11am, Fishweir will have a pop up market with local goods, a raffle with great prizes, and Mr. Joe will be swinging by for story time at 2pm.

Additionally, get a free raffle ticket for every ‘kid’ (big or small ) that comes with dad (additional raffle tickets for purchase for $1 each).

Please bring the whole family and spend the day enjoying some craft cold ones and shopping locally.

  • Where: 1183 Edgewood Ave S., Jacksonville, Florida 32205
  • When: Sunday June, 16th
  • Times: Business Hours: 12:00-8PM
    • Market: 12:00- 3:00 (raffle winners announced at 4pm)

Father’s Day Whiskey Affair

Last but not least on our list of great Father’s Day activities, we finish strong with a nice glass of whiskey. It is guaranteed to be “an experience dad will long remember”. Don’t miss out on a Father’s Day Whiskey Affair with an immaculate BBQ spread catered by The Bread & Board, whiskey samplings straight from the barrel, a complimentary cocktail, games, music, and more.

Seating for this premium Father’s Day experience is limited, so book your tickets today.

  • Where: Manifest Distilling, 960 East Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
  • When: Sun Jun 16 2019
  • Time: 03:00 pm

100 Degrees doesn’t mean no fun – Jacksonville Indoors

We get it. You see, we live here too. It’s almost June, and that means one thing… it’s going to be hot! We’ve already had days where touching the steering wheel is the equivalent to 10 year old boys playing a dangerous game of who can touch the stove top the longest (spoiler: there is no winner in that game). Good news is I still can’t sit still when it’s 100 degrees outside, so I went ahead and consolidated some of the best things to do in Jacksonville indoors for those days its simply TOO HOT.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) –
Jacksonville Indoors

Cool off at the Museum

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville promotes the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time. If you’re looking for a relaxing opportunity to walk and admire some amazing art, this is the place to go!

MOCA Jacksonville, a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida, serves the community and its visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present.

Some additional perks around town include Sweet Pete’s and the Library. Additionally, one of Jacksonville’s best steakhouses, The Cowford Chophouse, is just a few blocks away. All of the above are great ways to hide from the heat and top off the day with a juicy steak and sugary sweets.


Visit their website here: https://mocajacksonville.unf.edu/

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

Jacksonville Indoors

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History makes science, history and innovation accessible for all! Whatever your age or interest, there’s always something to see and explore across three levels of exciting exhibits. From interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time and Atlantic Tails to the Florida Naturalist’s Center (which houses animals that are native to Northeast Florida), there is something for everybody to discover. Indulge your curiosity with a science or live animal show, or explore distant galaxies in one of our planetarium programs. When visiting Northeast Florida’s only science and history museum, there is no limit to what you can discover!

Visit their website here: https://themosh.org

Jacksonville’s Hands On Children’s Museum

Help the kids cool off

Ok, you caught me… this might not be one that I personally visit frequently, however, I can remember my childhood and how much I loved visiting museums where I could interact with everything. What’s a better way to stay cool while ensuring the kids are having a blast and tuckered out by the end of the day?

The Hands On Children’s Museum promotes hands-on participatory education for children of all ages.  They encourage discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play.  The museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with their peers and adults.

Visit their website here: https://handsonchildrensmuseumjax.startlogic.com/

World Golf Hall of Fame – Jacksonville Indoors

St Augustine Indoors

The World Golf Hall of Fame is a must do! Whether you are visiting town for a long weekend or a seasoned local, this truly is a sight to see. With such a rich history (quite literally) this is the home of so many household names in golf. Open 7 days a week guarantees that you always have a chance to stop by and just 30 minutes south of downtown Jacksonville makes it an easy trip to do.

Jax Brew Bus – Jacksonville Indoors

Jacksonville Indoors
Southern Swells Flights on the Jax Brew Bus Tours

This is ideal for those of us who are looking for another way to keep chilled! What could be better than a designated driver taking you to the best spots *air condition included* and cold beer? Go ahead… I’m waiting.

The Jax Brew Bus will take you on a 4.5 hour tour of the Jax craft beer scene. Their Jacksonville brewery tour is offered in a public, private, and corporate team building capacity and includes samples of 10-12 local craft beers whilst visiting 3 local breweries. Some of the stops you may encounter include Green Room BrewingBottlenose BrewingIntuition Ale WorksEngine 15 Brewing Co.Pinglehead Brewing CompanyWicked BarleySouthern SwellsAtlantic Beach Brewing CompanyMain&Six Brewing CompanyHyperion Brewing CoTabula Rasa Brewing. Rumor has it there are plans to expand further in the future.

Simply stated, your guided beer tour would include a personal tour guide for tastings at 3 different breweries and 10-12 samples of craft beer!

Visit their website here: https://jaxbrewbus.com/

These topics are just a few of the great things to do in Jacksonville! It’s up to all of us to make the most of our city by sticking together and spreading the word. I hope you are able to take advantage of our tips and tricks. Please comment below if you have any other ways to stay cool on the hottest of days.

Thanks again for relying on us to keep you in The KNOW.

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Memorial Day Weekend in Jacksonville

Memorial Day Weekend in Jacksonville… the kickoff to summer. It’s time to break out the grills, the sunscreen, and call up the friends and family. 2019 has been kind so far, but Memorial Day weekend is always a chance to start the warm season just right. The KNOW is here to make certain that your weekend and your summer kick off just right.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival (Downtown) – Memorial Day weekend in Jacksonvile

Memorial Day weekend Jacksonville Jazz Festival

Last year was my first Memorial Day living in Downtown and, boy, was I not disappointed. Driving home on Friday I noticed vendors getting set up and stages being built. My curiosity got the best of me and I stumbled into one of the greatest block parties I had been to.

Well if you haven’t been, you MUST experience every bit of it as Downtown comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites on Memorial Day weekend. Join the City of Jacksonville May 23 – 26 and check out the two stages of live jazz, AMAZING local foods, drinks, shopping and some walk-around entertainment.

Link to tickets and event information found here

Moonlight Movies: Aquaman (Beaches)

Moonlight Movies - Jacksonville Beach

Maybe you are looking for a chance to hang out with a group outdoors near the beach, or maybe you’re looking for a dark place to watch a great movie. Fortunately, moonlight movies offers both!

Watch one of the highest grossing films of all time out at Jacksonville Beach with friends, family, or maybe that first date (at least you wont have to make as much small talk). Come out on Friday, May 24th where the forecast shows for a cool 70 degrees by the beach and a clear night for a great movie. Talk about a great way to kick off the holiday weekend!

Check it out here: https://www.jacksonvillebeach.org/events/special-events/aquaman

Wicked Barley Brewing Company Memorial Weekend Fish Fry

Wicked Barley Brewing Jacksonville

Check out Wicked Barley on Saturday, May 25th for a Fish Fry to kick off Memorial Weekend. The celebration will be going strong all day long with live music, special beer releases and more!

Fried Fish Baskets will available for purchase during the event while quantities last. This event is family friendly and open to the public.

11:30am | Smokestack
3:30pm | Side Hustle DUO
7:30pm | Cat McWilliams Band DUO

  • May 25th, 2019
  • Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Area: 4100 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32217

Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1210644905766674/

Memorial Concert & Picnic in The Park

Memorial Day Weekend Concert and Picnic

Maybe you’re getting to the end of your weekend and you have completed everything on this page , but just want one last thing to do. Well good news!

The Memorial Park Association​ presents, a Memorial Concert and Picnic in the Park. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 the Memorial Park Association will host a FREE concert, featuring the Navy Band Southeast!

A great way to close out the Holiday weekend, take the family to the park, set up a picnic, and enjoy the Navy Band Southeast.

  • May 27th, 2019
  • Performance from: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Area: 1620 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL, 32204

Other plans:

This memorial day weekend in Jacksonville is expected to be HOT, HOT, HOT, so be sure you have your sunscreen, a cool beverage, and a quick escape to some Air Conditioning. I know when I find myself tired, thirsty, and sweating, I will be looking for some cool things to do so might I recommend the following as some quick tips to stay cool:

  1. Be sure you dress appropriately. Only in Florida are is it always acceptable to wear shorts, flip flops, and no sleeves.
  2. Grab your Big Gulp or Camelback and fill it with an ICED beverage. This is sure to be clutch when trying to cool off.
  3. Scope out some great restaurants, bars, or friends houses that are close by and have a plan to make a quick escape when in need of that crisp A/C.
  4. Find a pool, beach, or heck get that Fire Hydrant running. Record highs call for history making moments! Stay cool and have fun this weekend.

Thanks for reading. As always, feel free to contact us if we missed something, or if you have any ideas for us! It takes a city to keep each other in The KNOW, but we vow to always do our best.

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Fun Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida

Fun Things to do in Jacksonville, FL

There are so many fun things to do in Jacksonville, Florida that I hardly know where to begin. Fortunately, we have time and a great outline through our photos below that help us find a good start. 

Beautiful beaches, upscale museums, great street art, fantastic dining, and amazing theater performances are only a few options for exploring in Florida’s biggest city. Check out some of these great spots and let us know what you love to do! 

Source: Fun Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida – Wherever I May Roam

Be sure to check out our calendar of events to find more fun things to do in Jacksonville, FL