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
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.
Moonlight Movies: Aquaman (Beaches)
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
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
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
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:
- Be sure you dress appropriately. Only in Florida are is it always acceptable to wear shorts, flip flops, and no sleeves.
- Grab your Big Gulp or Camelback and fill it with an ICED beverage. This is sure to be clutch when trying to cool off.
- 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.
- 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.
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