25 Super Fun Things to Do in Jax this April



Alright, guys…We are through ¼ of the year! I hope 2019 has been enjoyable thus far. And if it hasn’t, don’t worry because we’re here to offer the best #FrayLife activities to keep it fun all April long!


Read on for all the fun stuff to do in Jax this month, and don’t forget to share your adventures with us by tagging #FrayLife #JaxFray in your social posts!

Wednesday, April 3rd

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Maybe you still haven’t made it to an Art Walk in Downtown Jax or maybe you made it and LOVED it. Whatever the case, don’t miss April’s Art Walk, filled with live poetry, artwork, dancing,food trucks, and so much more! (Downtown Jax Art Walk // 5 pm // Free)

Thursday, April 4th

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This hard-to-beat yoga event is back! Om in the Dome is a chance to practice yoga in a planetarium under the actual starry night sky. There is also gentle live music while you stretch out those limbs. This sells out fast (because it is awesome), so get your tickets! (Bryan-Gooding Planetarium // 6 or 7:15 pm // $20)

Friday, April 5th

So we get a ping pong tournament and a corn hole tournament in this same week?! You betcha! Come on out to Surfer this Friday evening for a chance to win tickets to the Bonnaroo festival by kicking some booty in their Corn Hole tournament. Even if you just absolutely suck, you can drink your sorrows away (jk). (Surfer the Bar // 5-10 pm // Free)

Saturday, April 6th

Anyone tired of 5Ks yet? I know you aren’t! So if you’re looking for another fun one to run, take a look at The Little BIG Run. This run benefits the one on one mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters! So not only will you be exercising, but you will also be supporting a good cause! (Winston YMCA // 9 am // $30)

Sunday, April 7th

We all like a little reggae in Florida…It’s quite fitting for the beachy lifestyle. So obviously it’s about to be epic when Law hits the stage at Surfer on the “There and Back Again” Tour! Come on out and enjoy a night filled with good vibes. (Surfer // 6-10 pm // $15)

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The Jacksonville Lantern Light Festival is still shining brightly at the Morocco Shrine this Sunday night! They have beautiful light displays for the whole family and engaging activities. If you want to see some dazzling works and awesome displays, get the fam and get a ticket! (Morocco Shrine // 6-10 pm // $20+)

Tuesday, April 9th

Anyone ever tried floatation therapy for deep relaxation? It’s all the rage these days. So if you haven’t tried it, now is a perfect time! Be Still Float Studio is opening up in Riverside and they are having their official ribbon cutting ceremony this Tuesday at 11 am! Even better, they will have tours, samples, and prizes! (Be Still Float Studio // 11 am // Free)

Wednesday, April 10th

Maybe you just need a little fun on hump day to get through the week. Well, that works out perfectly in light of Whiskey Beach nights on Wednesdays! Spend your evening at Surfer with drinks a-plenty and let yourself be immersed by the country music in the air and whiskey flowing like water…(Surfer the Bar // 9 pm // Free)


Thursday, April 11th

Hoptinger in Riverside is starting a brand new weekly event – Records on the Roof! Every Thursday from 5-9 pm, vinyl records will be played on their rooftop bar for all to enjoy. You can even bring your own record (highly encouraged) and purchase records, too! Sounds like a hoot. (Hoptinger in Riverside // 5-9 pm // Free)

Saturday, April 13th

Whether you have a furry friend or not, the Mutt March at the Humane Society is the place to be this Saturday! All guests can enjoy a fun-filled walk with your doggy, some pet-friendly giveaways, a swag bag, food trucks, and more! There will even be a silent auction to raise money for the 8,000 animals at the Jax Humane Society. (Jacksonville Humane Society // 9-1 pm // $30)

Sunday, April 14th

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Who wants to go to the zoo? Come on, I know you all do! Well this Sunday, the Garden & Art Festival is going down at the Jacksonville Zoo! They will have horticultural experts, local artists, live music, art demos, garden tours, and much more. All you have to do is pay the zoo admission cost! (Jacksonville Zoo // 10-3 pm // $20)

Monday, April 15th

Everyone’s favorite game is Super Smash Bros…no exceptions. Come on out to Keg & Coin to play this all-time classic in a friendlies format! Multiple TVs and a big screen projector…It’s going to be LIT. (Keg & Coin // 7 pm // Free)

Wednesday, April 17th

With live entertainment by Aaron Thomas & Soulo Lyon, this is a Downtown Wine Down you don’t want to miss! Drink specials, $100 giveaway, and more…Cowford Chophouse is where it’s at. (Cowford Chophouse // 3:30-9:30 pm // $15)

Another round of Speed Dating at Intuition Ale Works is upon us! Show up in your finest attire at 7pm (Just kidding…but seriously, dress to impress, people). JAX Fray is hosting and ready to help you meet great people with a full blown speed dating happy hour. Look no further for love! (Intuition Ale // 7 pm // Free – RSVP)

Thursday, April 18th

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The Times-Union Center is putting on their best game face as they take on a School of Rock performance at 7:30 pm! For anyone that loved Jack Black or any of the crazy kids in the actual movie, I highly recommended giving the musical a whirl! (Times-Union Center // 7:30 pm // $45+)

Friday, April 19th

Spring fever is REAL. If any of the lovely ladies out there want to beautify their door for spring, join the Felt Flower Wreath Making Workshop to beautify your door for spring! They provide all materials, music, wine, and finger food. Sounds like a good opportunity to get drunk and make a nice wreath. (12501 Beach Blvd // 6-9 pm // $40)

Saturday, April 20th

We know that kids like Easter egg hunts, but how about adults that love Easter Keg Hunts? Intrigued yet? Jacksonville’s most popular adult scavenger hunt is back in historic Springfield! With clues about the Bold City of the South, embark on this journey to win over $2,000 in beer, prizes, and trophies. (904 Happy Hour // 10 am // $25)

Monday, April 22nd

A Golf Classic, you say? And it’s a fundraiser? Sign me UP. The Aging True Community Senior Services is holding this event to benefit Duval County’s seniors and keep them happy! So if you’re ready to have fun golfing, and possibly win $500, sign up for this lovely spring event. (Hidden Hills Golf Club // 8:30 – 5 pm // $150+)

Tuesday, April 23rd

Two of our favorite things in the world, cheese and chocolate, are always worth celebrating. And no one knows this better than the Grater Goods team. Join ’em as they explore 5 pairings of cheese and chocolate that takes us all the way from sweet and savory to bitter and spicy. (Grater Goods // 6-7:30 pm // $22)

Thursday, April 25th

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Whether you’re one of those people that goes bowling and gets a super competitive edge right away or just doing it for fun, take advantage of the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event from 4-9 pm. They expect 300 bowlers to come out and enjoy all the contests, raffling, drinks, and bowling fun! (Bowl America – Southside // 4-9 pm // $100)

Friday, April 26th

Who wants to kickback, relax, and listen to some R&B? That sounds like a perfect way to have a chill Friday night. Listen to DJs Nate, Larry Love, and Mr. Al Pete while they mix in some 90s and 2000s throwbacks! There will be drinks and a great atmosphere, so don’t miss out. (The Justice Pub // 9-2 am // $7-10)

Saturday, April 27th

Josh Turner, Easton Corbin, and Jerrod Niemann are coming to town! If you even feel an ounce of excitement, I recommend heading to the Mayport Music Fest for FREE to watch these guys tear up the stage with their amazing voices. If you want an even better experience, you can buy a VIP ticket and get all the perks! (MWR Mayport // 4-11 pm // Free)

Sunday, April 28th

Grom Day 2K19 is back in action. At the Regency Square Mall, we are ready to watch little rippers tear up the skate park. So for anyone that knows a talented grom or wants to enter themselves, get that small board ready for the greatest mini stunt ride on the east coast. (Regency Square Mall // 10 am // Free)

Tuesday, April 30th

Everyone loves a good joke but it makes it even cooler when you’re watching local comedians (even though they might not be as good…just kidding). This LOL Comedy Night at Comedy Zone is offering you a lineup of some of the funniest comedians all around Jax. So whether you’re just hanging with friends or planning a fun date, this is perfect time to go and get in some laughs. (Comedy Zone // 7:30 pm // $10)

You already know that if you’re looking for an affordable, fun date, you got PLENTY of choices to impress your man or lady. And if you’re riding solo or just tagging along with a buddy, there is so much to be done! Jacksonville has got it going on this April, so just remember that you can sleep when you die.

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