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Best spots to watch USA in the Women’s World Cup – Jacksonville FL

It’s the fourth of July week and the US Women’s National Soccer team is representing USA in the semi final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup… Holy crap that’s patriotic. Time to break out the face paint, drape a flag over everything that can hold one, and start “I Believe That We Will Win” chants everywhere we go. The hype is real and if you don’t have chills just thinking about it then you need to grab a USA shirt, look yourself in the mirror, and start with a quiet USA chant that will turn to roar of patriotism. Then keep reading on to figure out where you’ll be watching the game in Jacksonville FL.


  • July 2nd, 2019 @ 3pm
  • The USA Women’s team takes on England, in what is guaranteed to be a thriller. The USA is 3-1-1 in the last 5 games against England, with the most recent finish being a 2-2 tie.


If you live out towards the beaches, then you have some great options. Fionn Maccools in Ponte Vedra puts together a great watch party for the games. With 40 beers on tap, awesome Irish food, and plenty of TVs near the bar area, this is a great stop whether there is a game on or not.

Fionn Maccool's Irish Pub Jacksonville FL
Fionn Maccool’s – 145 Hilden Road Ponte Vedra, FL

If you’re in Jacksonville Beach, then we have that covered as well. Lynch’s Irish Pub is another fun Irish pub to stop in and grab some Irish cuisine and watch a game. The game starts at 3pm so it will be happy hour with $2.50 Domestic Bottles and Drafts, $3.50 Import and Craft Beers and $3.50 wells. Also, stick around after the game for Trivia Night beginning at 7:45pm.

Of course, if you’re further north, Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach is a local favorite. In fact, even if you aren’t in Atlantic Beach, Culhane’s is worth the trip with over 30 large HD TVs and a great happy hour (see details below). Starting at 3pm, Culhane’s is set up for a wonderful afternoon. If Atlantic Beach is too far, Culhane’s just recently opened another location in Tinseltown.

Culhane's Irish Pub Jacksonville FL

Town Center/Southside

If you are in the mood for some of the more traditional places to watch a sports game, then the St. Johns Town Center is going to be the place for you. Topgolf has a great bar with a bunch of TVs so catching the game is easy and everyone has something to do. It goes without saying that Buffalo Wilds Wings is a staple stop when it comes to catching all things sports. You can’t go wrong with hundreds of TVs, projectors, and simply an environment made to watch sports.

An often forgotten option to catch a game and get some food is Mellow Mushroom. In our opinion, the pizza is a bit expensive, but it is delicious. There are plenty of TVs around the bar so you are able to enjoy your favorite game and fill up. My personal choice is a beer and an appetizer. This is a great way to save some money and still have more than enough to eat. We recommend trying the pepperoni cheesy bread as an inexpensive hack to still have a pizza while only spending $7.

Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville FL

Downtown/Riverside/Five Points/Avondale

We didn’t forget about those living in downtown Jax. Our personal favorite viewing location for all things sports is Hoptingers in 5 Points. A great seating selection, awesome beers on tap, amazing food, and a ton of TVs create the perfect formula for a game-ready atmosphere. I have no doubt that fans will come out in numbers— so be ready to cheer, chant, and drink alongside all of your closest friends. Don’t forget that they have a nice location in Jacksonville Beach, as well, so the entire area is covered.

Hoptinger 5 Points

A couple of other great choices include the Players Grill and European Street Cafe. The Player’s Grill is more of your typical sports bar vibe with decent food and a ton of TVs spread out throughout the restaurant. The European Street Cafe is a hidden gem. There are just a couple of seats and TVs at the bar so come early and grab a seat. However, BOGO beer during game times make for a great way to enjoy the game and have some cold beer.

Hopefully you have been able to find what you were looking for, however, if you think we missed anything please contact us or leave a comment below with your favorite places to watch the game.

Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events to stay up to date with everything happening in Jacksonville FL.

Jacksonville 4th of July

Independence Day is fast approaching, and Will Smith fighting Aliens does not seem to be on the radar this year. That being said, we have managed to find so many great ways to ensure your Jacksonville 4th of July will be that exciting.

Jacksonville 4th of July – Pre-Fourth Festivities

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Independence Day Game

Come check out The Jumbo Shrimp for their specialty, patriotic “frozen treat” jerseys to help celebrate our Nation’s independence. Watch as the Jumbo Shrimp take on the Chattanooga Lookouts and redefine the meaning of “BOMBs bursting in air” (That’s my baseball pun).

Fun fact: you can log on to jaxshrimp.com to bid on these one of a kind July 3rd jerseys!!

Additionally, in partnership with the Nimnicht Family Of Dealerships, The Jumbo Shrimp are proud to give away patriotic Jumbo Shrimp caps to the first 2,000 fans through the gates. To top it off, stick around for the largest fireworks show of the season following the game as we celebrate American Independence.

This game annually sells out so be sure to secure your tickets NOW!

Get your tickets here – Starting a just $5

Where will you be for the 4th?

Downtown Jacksonville

Lets be honest- when in Jacksonville, there is only one place to be for the Fourth of July celebrations downtown by the river.

When I first mentioned I moved to Downtown Jacksonville, I was warned of two very specific days: the Florida-Georgia Football game and the Fourth of July. Both days have come and gone many times and I have yet to be disappointed.

The Downtown Fourth of July celebration is like nothing I have ever seen. It’s a unique time for everyone in Jacksonville to come together and flood the Bank of the St. Johns River in awe of the most elegant firework displays around.

Put on your red, white and blue to join us along the majestic St. Johns River for the best July 4th Fireworks show on the First Coast! The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.

The show will be seen from both the North and South Banks, in addition to viewing from Brooklyn and under the Fuller Warren Bridge, where the Riverside Arts Market is held.

  • When: Thursday, July 4, 2019,  9:45 pm
  • Where: 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Phone: (904) 630-3690
  • Contact Email: events@coj.net

Riverside Arts Market

Jacksonville 4th of July

As you might have noticed above, the location of the Riverside Arts Market is a great viewing area. Fortunately, the Arts Market is thinking the same thing.

They will be throwing a party for the Fourth to celebrate in everyone’s favorite space under the Fuller Warren Bridge. There will be fun for everyone, and some of our favorite food trucks and vendors from Riverside Arts Market. There will be live music, beer by Salt Life Food Shack and Intuition Ale Works, kids activities, and the City of Jacksonville, Florida – Government‘s firework show at 9:45pm.

River Stage schedule:

  • 6:30: Arvid Smith
  • 8:15: LPT
  • 9:45: Fireworks


Jacksonville Beach

If you are unable to make it Downtown, Jacksonville Beach also puts on a fabulous fireworks display at the Jax Beach Pier. It is recommended that you arrive early and bring your own chair and/or blankets that suit your needs.

Our Calendar of Events is rapidly evolving, and daily updates ensure that everything Jacksonville has to offer is outlined clearly for you.

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

Looking for Things to Do this Weekend in Jacksonville?

Baseball? Football? Soccer? Sports!

Looking for things to do in Jacksonville this weekend? We have all of your sporting events happening below; whether you are ready for some classic Jumbo Shrimp baseball, craving some football because the NFL and NCAA are out of season, or just need some soccer in your weekend, we have you covered!

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp take on the the Montgomery Biscuits

Things to do this weekend in Jacksonville - Jumbo Shrimp Games
Things to do this weekend in Jacksonville – Jumbo Shrimp Games
  • Friday, June 7th 7:05pm – See some fireworks! Don’t forget to wear your red in support of our military.
  • Saturday, June 8th 6:35pm – Stick around after the game for Saturday night fireworks! Also, get there early as the first 2,000 through the gates will receive a free hat.
  • Sunday, June 9th 3:05pm – Play catch on the field, get your Jumbo Shrimp autographs, or join us for FREE face painting, balloon animals and your favorite popular kids characters roaming the park. Don’t forget to stick around for kids to run the bases, as well! There will be a toy hunt, slinky dogs, curly fries, and more! Plus Woody and Jesse will be roaming around the park. You and your little ones are invited to a unique and FUN ballpark experience with some of their all-time favorite characters! Gates open at 2pm.

Click here to look at our calendar for more details!

Jacksonville Sharks take on the Columbus Lions

Things to do this weekend in Jacksonville
Things to do this weekend in Jacksonville – Jacksonville Sharks Game

Your 5-1 Jacksonville Sharks return home to continue a 5 game win streak! Come out a support them this Saturday, June 8th at 7:00pm

This week is a special Buy One Get One FREE ticket offer for Education Appreciation night (all educators/school employees qualify for the offer). In addition, the Sharks have brought back Family Four Packs for $60! Family Four Packs include 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 cokes, and 4 bags of chips for Saturday’s game. (Only valid thru the Sharks ticket office at 904-621-0700 or at 1000 W. Bay Street to reserve this offer).

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Jacksonville Armada take on Storm FC

Things to do this weekend in Jacksonville
Things to do this weekend in Jacksonville – Jacksonville Armada Games

Saturday June 8th at 7:00pm come and see your Jacksonville Armada take on the Storm FC at Patton Park and help them get their second win of the season!!!

Don’t forget to check out some of the great indoor spots as well if this weather isn’t cooperating this weekend