22 of The Most Fun Things to Do In Jax This January



New year, new exciting things to do! Read on for the best to do this month to kick off your new year – and decade – right.

Wednesday, January 1

New Year’s Day Brunch

Your ultimate New Year’s Day hangover remedy? This brunch celebration featuring headache curing breakfast sandwiches and other early morning favorites, plus house-made Beer-Marys and bottomless mead or cider mimosas for $12 and live music until 3 p.m. (Wicked Barley // 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. // Free to attend)


Thursday, January 2

Harry Potter Trivia

Prove your knowledge of the wizarding world and you might just leave with your Hogwarts acceptance letter. Kidding, of course, but you will have the opportunity to win $500 worth of prizes just for showing off your knowledge of all things Harry Potter. (Burrito Gallery // 8 p.m. // $26+)


Friday, January 3 

Lobster and Beer at Southern Swells 

Enjoy some delicious lobster from Cousins Maine Lobster and fresh beer at this local brewery for the perfect pairing to begin your 2020. (Southern Swells Brewing Co. // 6 p.m. // Free to attend)


Saturday, January 4

Goat Yoga

Get your flow on while adorable baby goats frolic around you. They might even leap on you to help you out with a pose or two. (Little Peeps Farmer for a Day // 10-11:30 a.m. // $20+)

PBR: Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

Tired of your typical live sporting events? Check out professional bull riding, landing in Jacksonville on tour this new year. This is a great way to be introduced to the sport of professional bull riding in a fast-paced and exciting live environment. (VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena // 7 p.m. // $15+)


Monday, January 6

All Day Happy Hour

If Sunday Funday can become a thing, who says the same can’t happen for Mondays? Make it your new favorite day of the week with this all-day happy hour. (Whiskey Jax // 4-11:30 p.m. // Free to attend)


Wednesday, January 8

Celine Dion: Courage World Tour

Her tour will go on (hah) and land the iconic Celine Dion onstage in Jax. Whether you just love the Titanic soundtrack or are a superfan, don’t miss this icon in action. (VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena // 7:30 p.m. // $60+)


Thursday, January 9

Cocktails & Creatives at Wicked Barley – Southside

Want to meet other local creatives in the new year? Attend this networking event, hosted by AIGA, and connect with print/web designers, photographers, painters, writers, makers, and more in the Jacksonville area. (Wicked Barley // 6-7 p.m. // Free to attend)

Secret Supper Club – Sushi Rolling

Want to learn how to make sushi on your own? Join Jacksonville Magazine and Blue Bamboo’s Dennis Chan to learn the tricks of the trade so you can make delicious rolls at home. (Blue Bamboo // 7-9 p.m. // $50)


Friday, January 10

New Order Tribute

Born from the ashes of Joy Division, New Order went on to be one of the most influential new wave bands of all time. Celebrate their legacy at this spirited dance party and DJ set. (Eclipse Riverside // 6 p.m. // Free to attend)


Thursday, January 16

The Art of Pop: A Warhol Dinner Party

This decadent, vintage party will pay tribute to all things pop, modern art and Warhol. Surround yourself with art and enjoy beer, wine, hors d’evours and the best of the pioneer of pop art. (The Cummer Museum // 6 p.m. // Various Ticket prices)

Vegan Seafood Popup

Whether you’re a diehard vegan or just enjoy the occasional plant-based bite, you won’t want to miss this popup of delicious vegan bites by Oh My Cod Vegan Seafood Co. (Main & Six Brewing Co. // 6-9 p.m. // Free to attend)


Friday, January 17

Demetri Martin

Funnyman Demetri Martin brings his deadpan jokes to Jax for a night full of laughs. (The Florida Theatre // 8 p.m. // various ticket prices)

Kanine Social: Paint Your Pet

Immortalize your furry friend on canvas at this pet-themed painting class. Your ticket includes supplies, instruction and a drink. (Kanine Social // 6:30 p.m. // $35)


Saturday, January 18

Beginners Botanical Embroidery Class

Learn the basics of embroidery and create a beautiful, nature-inspired piece at this hands-on, guided class. All materials are provided in your ticket. (Cultivate // 1:30-3:30 p.m. // $40)

Vegan Breakfast Cooking Class

Looking to eat less meat and up your cooking game? Learn the basics of a great vegan breakfast in this interactive, fun instructional class. (TeaPosh Naturals // 7-9 p.m. // $50+)


Saturday, January 25

90s Themed Margarita Crawl

Love margaritas? Nostalgic for the 90s? Put your hair in a side pony, grab some flannel and get ready to enjoy margs and special deals and great downtown spots. (831 1st St. N // 2-8 p.m. // $19.99+)

Chili Cook-Off

Enjoy samples of delicious chili and beer from Veterans United Craft Brewing, a winning combination, all in support of Wreaths Across America. (Adamec Harley Davidson // 12 p.m. // $5)

Wine & Trucks – Edible NE Florida’s Wine and Food Festival

This event features the best bites from local food trucks, plus drinks, local vendors, live music, a wine tasting and so much more. (2670 Phyllis St. // 12-6 p.m. // $10+)


Sunday, January 26

Ceramic Face Mug Workshop

Make a mug with a face to resemble you, a friend, or a creature out of your own imagination. Bring your creative energy and pictures for inspiration – all supplies are included in your ticket. (Cultivate // 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. // $50)

The Greatest Love of All – the Whitney Houston Tribute Show

Celebrate the life, times and of course, iconic music at this moving tribute to the late Whitney Houston. (Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts // 7:30 p.m. // $32.27+)

Mimosa Crawl Jacksonville

Enjoy mimosas, drink specials, and giveaways at this boozy and bubbly crawl through town. (831 1st St. N // 11 a.m. // $19.99+)


What event in Jax has you most excited this January!? Share your fun with us by tagging #FrayLife #JaxFray on social!


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