24 Of the Best Things To Do in JAX in August



Football season is around the corner…school is starting up for a lot of folks…it’s still crazy hot because it’s Florida…That’s right…it’s almost August! 


With a change in the month comes many more activities. Read on for the juicy details.


Thursday, August 1st 


Luke Bryan 

You may already be amped for this concert. But I must reiterate who is coming to town – LUKE BRYAN. So if you’re a ‘Country Girl’ or just want to have a good time and ‘Drink a Beer’, then you have to make your way out to this concert! (Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena // 7 pm // $35+)

Saturday, August 3rd


Shrimp and Suds Craft Beer Fest 

 Want unlimited free samples of craft beer from over 50 breweries? Then get a ticket to the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Fest! Plus, you get shrimp and pulled pork nachos included! Get your taste of good activities, live music, and great company. (Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville // 6-9 pm // $40-50)


Sunday, August 4th


Grape Picking 

 Congaree and Penn are opening up their muscadine grape season for the picking! Get the whole squad and reserve a time to fill your basket with these juicy grapes! (11830 Old Kings Rd // 10am – 2pm // $5)

Tuesday, August 6th


Girls Night Out 

This one is for all the ladies out there! Did anyone love the movie Magic Mike? If so, you will definitely like Girls Night Out at Coppertop Bar. This wild show brings you a whirlwind of chiseled men bringing down the house with a man-tastic night of fun! So whether you’re at a bachelorette party or just looking to enjoy time with your best gal pals, head on over. (Coppertop Bar // 8-11 pm // $15-40)


Thursday, August 8th


Om in the Dome 

 Maybe you buy into all the namaste yoga or maybe you just want to get limber! Well, how about doing some yoga under the stars at a planetarium? 6:30pm, be there or be square. Plus, there will be light refreshments! (Bryan-Gooding Planetarium // 6:30-8 pm // $20)

Friday, August 9th


Adults Only Night at the Zoo 

 Live music, food trucks, cash bars, and awesome animals on exhibit until 8:30 pm…What more do you need?!! Stay up late this year for Night at the Zoo, and get your ticket right here! (The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens // 6:30-10 pm // $10-14)


Bundt Cakes and Beer 

 9 Zero Pour is ready to treat you to bundt cakes and craft beer! Indulge in three 5 oz. beers and three delicious bundtinis that will compliment each other to a T! Get a ticket to reserve your special treats. (9 Zero Pour // 3:30-11 pm // $15)

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Sunday, August 11th


Pop-up Cat Café 

It is International Cat Day! Community First Credit Union will be hosting its first-ever pop-up cat café to help some friendly felines find new homes! You only need a $5 donation to come on-site and peep the kittens. (Community First Credit Union // 12-3 pm // $5)


Monday, August 12th


Coast to Coast Live Artist Showcase

 The largest artist showcase in the world! Bringing together artists, DJs, producers, and more, is going down in Jax! Come on out to see who wins a huge monetary prize…and check out some amazing artwork. (Jack Rabbits // 9pm – 12:30am // $12.24)


Tuesday, August 13th


Paul Wall 

The American rapper, Paul Wall is coming to throw down at 1904 Music Hall, so if you are ready for a LIT show, get yourself a ticket. Only a mere $20 to have a great time! (1904 Music Hall // 9pm – 1am // $20)


Thursday, August 15th


Jags vs. Eagles 

 We are ALMOST back into football season. Come on out for the Jags preseason game against the Eagles. You won’t want to miss this start to the season! (TIAA Bank Field // 7 pm // $20)


Paint your Pet 

 Alright, we all know we would do basically anything for our pets. So why not create your own painting of your pet? Kanine Social is hosting, with food from Weenie Panini and Sweets by Holly! Bring your furry friend along! (Kanine Social // 6-8:30 pm // $35)


Friday, August 16th


Brad Paisley 

 On his 2019 Tour, Brad Paisley is going to rock the stage at Daily’s Place. Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley in the same month?! That’s right, folks. All the country superstars are coming to Jax, so hurry up and get a ticket while you still can.  (Daily’s Place // 7:30 pm // $52+)


Saturday, August 17th


Jax Taco Fest 2019 

 Over 20 tacos vendors, taco-themed activities, 50 varieties of tacos,margaritas…sounds fun, huh? The first annual Taco Fest is making its way to Jax, so get in on this hype fiesta with the most tacos, tequilas, & beers that Jax has ever seen! (Hemming Park // 1-7 pm // Taco Costs)


Sunday, August 18th


Bush + Live 

Two rock bands. One amazing collaboration. Come check out the London-based band, Bush, as they rock out alongside Pennsylvania-based band, Live, on their Altimate Tour! If you’re into loud rock, this is the concert for you! (Daily’s Place // 7 pm // $31+)


Monday, August 19th


Eat & Drink for Donations 

 Join all your pals at Bistro Aix for dinner and a drink! Bistro Aix will donate a portion of your bill to Lutheran Social Services, so the more you eat, the more they donate. Keep in mind that you may win a prize! (Bistro Aix // 5:30-7:30 pm // Menu Costs)



Wednesday, August 21st


Pet Lover Speed Dating 

 Want to find the paw-fect way to find someone your dog will “dig”? Then grab your doggy friend and make your way out to Kanine Social for some speed dating! Just think, you might find your soulmate here because, hey, they also love dogs. (Kanine Social // 7-9 pm // Create account first)


Friday, August 23rd


Murder Mystery Dinner 

Who wants a thrill-seeking dinner? Start your night out with some mingling and socializing, but watch out… there is a murderer among you. While you move on to a delicious dinner, keep an eye out for clues and start ranking your suspects! If you figure out who done it, you can win a prize! (Omni Jacksonville Hotel // 7-9:30 pm // $70)


Saturday, August 24th


River Ruckus Festival 

 Celebrating the greatness of the St. Johns River and also the majesty of the Riverside Arts Market, come on out to the 5th annual River Ruckus! Enjoy craft beer from SweetWater Brewing Co, stand up paddleboarding from All Wet Sports, and boat rides from Kingfisher Vessel. (715 Riverside Ave // 10am – 3pm // Free)


Sunday, August 25th


Void Pro-Am After Party 

 Whether or not you get time to watch the shredding of the waves at the Void Pro/Am Surf Contest going on all day Saturday and Sunday, you should come out to the After Party at Surfer for all the fun! Great drinks, fun company, and a nice ambiance…don’t miss it. (Surfer the Bar // 9:30pm – 1am // Free)



Tuesday, August 27th


Mamma Mia! 

Anyone up for a musical full of friendship, love, and female empowerment? Whether you said yes or scoffed, Mamma Mia! is a classic. All about a young woman’s quest to meet her father, her and her mother end up on an island with three potential dads, all amongst a chaotic wedding. (Alhambra Theatre // 7:50 pm // $56)


Wednesday, August 28th


The Office Trivia 

 “Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will.” Know who said that? Then you may be a great contender for The Office trivia! It’s free to play and you can win prizes. I recommend giving it a whirl. (Lola’s Burrito & Burger Joint // 7:30-9:30 pm // Free)

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Friday, August 30th


The Volstead Block Party 

Let’s shut down the street and join in on the hottest party around town at The Volstead! Live music, dancing, giant games, and a lot of delicious food…I already know you don’t have anything better to do, so come play! (The Volstead // 7-11 pm // Free)



Saturday, August 31st


Florida State vs. Boise State Game 

 It’s a huge game for Seminoles and Broncos fans, even though many of you don’t care about Boise State or Florida State football. If you want to watch one of the most popular games in Jacksonville, though, you can have a great time with your friends so you should all get tickets! (TIAA Bank Field // 7 pm // $28+)


Food & drinks, surfing contests, block parties, and some preseason games…This month is sure to be a good one. Get out and about in Jacksonville with all your pals!


Anything we missed going on this month? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to tag us on socials using #JAXFray and #FrayLife


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