25 of the Most Fun Things to do in Jacksonville This September



It’s never too early to get ready for fall, and this month is no exception. Enjoy some early Oktoberfest celebrations throughout town, while taking advantage of late summer weather with plenty of other outdoor events. 


Sunday, September 1


Bold City Beer & Music Festival

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the best food, drink and beer in the Jacksonville area. Breweries from near and far are on hand to share their best brews with you, plus plenty of other activities await you. (715 Riverside Ave // 12-10 p.m. // FREE – $50)


Monday, September 2


RunJax Labor Day 5K

Get your sweat on and run for the hot dogs and beer you’ll inevitably eating at a Labor Day weekend cookout later at this holiday 5K. (1st Place Sports // 7:30 a.m. // $15-$30)


Tuesday, September 3


Pottery Class

Start your fall off on a creative note and dive into the foundations of making your own pottery. Classes run Tuesdays through October 8. (JCA Jacksonville // 10 a.m. // $90-$135)


Wednesday, September 4


Friends Trivia 

If you don’t even have a “pla” for your Wednesday night, grab your best pals and PIVOT yourself to Lola’s to test your knowledge of this classic 90s sitcom. (Lola’s Burrito and Burger Joint // 7:30-9:30 p.m. // FREE)


Thursday, September 5


A Fall Festival of One Acts

Enjoy four one-act romantic comedies all in one night. These titles, exploring the highs and lows of interpersonal relationships, include “In the Meantime,” “Sure Thing,” “Even Exchange, ” and “Jinxed.” (Amelia Musical Playhouse // 7:30 p.m. // $10-$20)

Friday, September 6


Sing Out Loud Festival
This series of free concerts, presented SXSW-style throughout St. Augustine, features every genre under the sun, local and national acts every day through September 29th. Check their website for the full lineup, locations, and more information. (Various locations // various times // FREE)


Saturday, September 7


Jax Veg Fest

Dedicated vegan? Meat eater looking to make more sustainable moves? Join local animal and environmental activists for a day of vegan eats and education. Pets are welcome to tag along! (Riverside Park // 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. // FREE)


Sunday, September 8


Brazilian Day Jax

Celebrate Brazilian arts, food, and culture at this family-friendly event! Food trucks, music, dancing, arts and crafts and more await you, and proceeds benefit Maddi’s Heroes Leukemia Society. (Hemming Park // 10 a.m. 8 p.m. // FREE)


Tuesday, September 10


Casa Noble Tequila Dinner 

Tequila lovers, rejoice – this four-course dinner will feature a specialty tequila cocktail prepared by Casa Noble designed to pair with each dish. (Cantina Laredo // 7:30-9:30 p.m. // $59.99)


Monday, September 11


Fun with Macarons

Learn the art and science of making trendy, beautiful and delicious macarons. You’ll have some creations to take home with you, so don’t forget Tupperware! (JAX Cooking Studio // 6:30-9 p.m. // $60)


Thursday, September 12


An Evening with Amy Grant

Singer-songwriter and crossover artist Amy Grant will bring her soothing tunes to Jacksonville today. (Florida Theatre // 8 p.m. // $35-$84.50)


Friday, September 13


Madden Monthly Showdown

Show off your e-sports skills, compete for prizes and grab a drink in this fun gaming meets nightlife event. Spectators are welcome to join in on the fun, too. (Spliffs Gastropub // 6-9 p.m. // FREE)


Saturday, September 14


Bavarian FarmFest 2019

Join Intuition Ale Works and Congaree + Penn to celebrate Oktoberfest at this family-friendly events. Hang out on the farm, enjoy local music, compete in games, enjoy homemade food, and so much more. (Congaree + Penn // 12-6 p.m. // free-$25)


Monday, September 16



Canadian post-rock outfit PUP (short for Pathetic Use of Potential) released their latest album, Morbid Stuff, to much critical acclaim. It’s sure to top critic’s end of year lists, and their show is not one you’ll want to miss. (1904 Music Hall // 7 p.m. // $20)


Tuesday, September 17


History of Ireland Through Music

This event is essential for music lovers and anyone interested in Irish culture. It features a soundcheck party, Irish language workshop and a walk through Irish history through the fascinating lens of music. (Culhane’s // 5-10 p.m. // $25)


Wednesday, September 18


Not Bad Supper Club X Ivan Skenes and Sean Irwin

Get ready for six delicious courses, courtesy of Ivan Skenes of Feed and Seed Jax and Sean Irwin of Restaurant Orsay. The full menu is available in the ticket link, but highlights include Mayport shrimp shakshouka and quinoa crusted grouper. Pescatarian friendly. (BREW Five Points // 5:30 – 10 p.m. // $30)


Thursday, September 19


Downton Abbey Premiere Party

Join WJCT Public Media for this exclusive premiere event of Downton Abbey at Cinemark Tinseltown to enjoy the show on the big screen! Hors d’oeuvres will be served, and you should plan to come in your period costume best. (Cinemark Tinseltown // 6 p.m. // $50)


Friday, September 20


Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Relive the magic of the groundbreaking HBO series with this live presentation of the show’s score by Ramin Djawadi. (Daily’s Place // 8 p.m. // $38+)


Saturday, September 21


Aardwolf Brewing 6 Year Anniversary 

Aardwolf is wrapping up their weeklong anniversary celebration with special beers, beer slushies and food trucks for you to enjoy at the brewery. (Aardwolf Brewery // 12-11 p.m. // FREE)


Tuesday, September 24


Oktoberfest at Wicked Barley

Live music, traditional games, food and beer and more await you at Wicked Barley’s Oktoberfest celebration. (Wicked Barley Brewing // 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. // FREE)


Yoga in the Atrium 

Slow down your morning with this ashtanga vinyasa class. Your ticket to the class also gets you entry to the museum. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat/blocks. (MOCA Jacksonville // 1 p.m. // $20)


Wednesday, September 25


Grey’s Anatomy Trivia 

Push one of EPI! Pick, choose and love this event as your Wednesday night go-to. Test your knowledge of all 15 seasons of this medical drama. (Culhane’s // 7:30-9:30 p.m. // FREE)


Thursday, September 26


Rock n Roll Karaoke

Rock n roll all through your Monday night as you party with DJ Randall. Sing your favorite song or sit back and enjoy the show. (Dos Gatos // 9 p.m. // FREE)


Saturday, September 28


Beer Olympics 

Go for the gold (in this case, a pitcher of beer) as you and your friends compete as your favorite country. Games include cornhole, volume chug, civil war beer pong, and dizzy bat flip cup. Beer for the games is included in your ticket – just bring your friends and your game face. (Engine 15 // 12 p.m. // $20-$25)


Prost! Oktoberfest at Legacy Ale Works

Be part of Legacy Ale Works first Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy German beer, food, and live music, courtesy of Honey Hounds and The Band Be Easy. You can also upgrade to a VIP ticket for an all-inclusive experience. (Legacy Ale Works // 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. // Free-$40)

What are you most excited to do around Jax this month? Don’t forget to share us in your fun using #FrayLife #JaxFray!



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