Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, Earth Day…There is just SO much going on in March. So what better way to celebrate all of these things, plus much more, than turning up in Jacksonville? Grab all your best pals and get ready to have a ball with all the fun events taking place this month!
Friday, March 1
Puddles Pity Party – Quite honestly, watching a sad clown perform on stage sounds really childish and straight-up odd. BUT, Puddles is no ordinary clown. Constantly on tour with over 16 million TV viewers, the “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” will be in Ponte Vedra at 8pm. Get a ticket and enjoy the awkward humor, sadness, and heartfelt show!
Don’t Call me Shirley – Don’t Call me Shirley is always rocking out at Whiskey Jax on Baymeadows. This will be the first friday of the month where you can rock out, too! In addition to some great tunes, there is filet mignon, sauteed spinach, and potatoes ONLY for $21. Bring a friend or a cute date, and get in on the action!
Sunday, March 3
#RumNjerk Party – Unlimited rum punch. Caribbean food. Reggae music. Top DJs. Have these short statements enticed you yet? At 1611 E. Church St, #RumNjerk is Florida’s premier Bottomless RumPunch Event for only a mere $20. Grab the squad and get tickets!
Monday, March 4
Crafts and Drafts – Another event at Kanine Social! Could it be?! YES. Creative Grain Studio is coming to help out at 6:30pm and, Kanine Social wants to help you with these pup-themed DIY projects! Get a crafting ticket and a drink ticket, and make yourself all the merrier with such festive options.
Flourish Networking for Women – For all my ladies that want to meet other business driven ladies, come to the Flourish Networking event for women! At Trasca & Company in Ponte Vedra Beach, come enjoy this selfless networking with other understanding & supportive women at 6pm! Don’t forget to register, so that you can take advantage of this and FLOURISH!
Tuesday, March 5
Pink Concert – We all love Pink. No one hates Pink (I don’t care what you think. This is basically a fact). Pink is ready to bestow her beautiful voice upon Jacksonville at the Veterans Memorial Arena at 7:30pm! Hurry up and get a ticket while they still have some!
Mardi Gras Ball – Fat Tuesday is upon us, alas. So now is the time to indulge in all the fattening, bad-for-you, amazingly-tasty things that the world has to offer. The Wine Bar is ready to celebrate, so come celebrate with beads, bubbly, food, and masks. 7pm is when you come party at the Mardi Gras Ball!
Wednesday, March 6
SALT + SOUL Fashion Show – Surfer’s new brand, SALT + SOUL, is debuting March 6th at 6pm. The fashion show last year was a HUGE success, so come out this year for an even bigger and better event! With an elevated runway, it’s only $25 to see the beautiful models strut their stuff. Come check out the brand or check out the girls. Either way, it will be fun.
Friday, March 8
Jacksonville Lantern Light Festival – Dazzling lights, unique shapes, and a good environment, who would want to miss out on the Lantern Light Festival? At Morocco Shrine, this celebration of Chinese culture goes on all night, from 5-11pm, so you really get a glimpse of some inspiring performances while you party!
Saturday, March 9
Gate River Run – Whether you want to run, volunteer, or just watch, the Gate River Run is one of the BIGGEST events in Jacksonville. Even elite runners come out to race, so it’s always a spectacle. For all the runners, kudos to you because it’s 15K, so it’s no easy feat. It starts bright and early at 8am, and SO many people come for a good time.
Monday, March 11
Duval Spring Music & Community Fest – With game prizes, trivia, and TOP indie brands and talent, the Duval Spring Music & Community Fest kicks off Monday at 5pm at Cowford Chophouse! There will be DJs, special TV personalities, photographers, artists, and many more, so get a ticket before they’re gone.
#FrayLifeTip: It’s going on alllll week long, so if you aren’t free on Monday, you have all the way through Sunday to get out there and have fun!
Tuesday, March 12
Jax Beach Art Walk – Jax Beach Downtown is about to be poppin’ on 1st Street, as all the local & talented artists line the street to showcase their artwork. Whether you want to buy something or not, it’s a great chance to grab a beer and stroll about with friends, maybe even with a nice evening walk to the beach.
Thursday, March 14
Travis Scott: Astroworld – On his Astroworld Tour, Travis Scott is ready to light up the stage at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Now, since he “made this here, with all the ice on in the booth”, the least we can do is make it there. Get a ticket, turn up, and go full-on SICKO MODE (song reference, for those of you who don’t know).
Friday, March 15
ELTON JOHN – Yes, Elton John. The man, the myth, the legend. Hence, why his name was in all caps. Come watch the Rocket Man on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. We get Travis Scott on Thursday and Elton John on Friday – this place is going to explode just off pure excitement! Get yo ticket, people.
Saturday, March 16
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl – It is FINALLY time to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! Get all your green garb, grab all yo frands, and buy a ticket from Crawl with Us. I know, I know, you can just bar crawl for free. BUT, if you get a ticket, it includes 2 drinks or shots, food, no cover, professional photographer, and much much more. Either way, it will be lit.
Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival – Don’t worry; St. Paddy’s Day lives on at the Riverside Arts Market this Sunday. If you missed the chance to celebrate, go to the largest St. Patrick’s Day event in Jacksonville for FREE. Live music, free concerts, food, beer…Need I go on? I can tell you’re already hooked.
Monday, March 18
A Tribute to John Denver – Country roads, take me home…Who doesn’t love John Denver? I know there are a lot of music events going on this month, so what harm is there in going to another one? At Alhambra Theatre, Ted Vigil stars as the John Denver-look-and-sound-alike for a special treat to all of us happy viewers.
Wednesday, March 20
Downtown Wine Down – These have gotten QUITE popular at Cowford Chophouse – the Downtown Wine Down. If you haven’t been yet, you need to go! Get a ticket and enjoy live entertainment on the rooftop bar with a complimentary cocktail. BEST way to impress a date, too.
Thursday, March 21
Lego with a Twist – Want to do something a bit unique, like build a Lego selfie? Perfect, because Hyperion Brewery is ready to grant that wish. They will provide all your liquid nourishment while Lego Chef will provide hands-on instruction to perfecting your Lego selfie creation! Don’t delay on signing up, friends.
Saturday, March 23
Puppy Social – For FREE puppy socialization, head to Pet Paradise from 2-4pm this Saturday! Do you want your tail-wagging friend to feel the love? Feel the joy? Make friends? HELL YES. So take your furry friend over there, so he or she can have fun and also learn how to be a calm, friendly pup.
Sunday, March 24
Arts and Crafts March Market – The first Arts and Crafts Market of 2019 is taking place in Jacksonville at Things Very Special. This one day event features hand-selected oddities and fine arts from many local & fantastic vendors! With many crochet items, painted gifts, and natural body products, you can find it all.
Monday, March 25
Carnival Elation – This might be a little too last-minute, but I’m all for spontaneous people that do what makes them happy! If you have some time to get away to the Bahamas, hop on Carnival Elation, departing from Jax at 4pm. They return March 30th, even though I am sure you will have so much fun that you will want to stay onboard.
Wednesday, March 27
Beer and Dessert Night – With a bar full of beer and desserts from local sweet shops, don’t miss out on the Beer and Dessert Night at Bottlenose Brewing! Order a ticket and prepare your tummy for over 50 beer taps, burgers, flatbreads, Cupcake Fifty, and mucho más. If you want to bring your sweetie pie to this sweet night, it’s a great chance to have some fun.
Friday, March 29
National Barrel Horse Association – The NBHA Shamrock Showdown Super Show is coming to Jacksonville! If you want to watch some talented horseback riding (and jumping), come on out as early as 8am at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center!
Saturday, March 30
The World of Musicals – Want to take an emotional journey? You’re probably thinking ‘No’. What if it draws you into a captivating show and leaves you spell-bound? Well, for those of you considering it, you should check out the World of Musicals at Times-Union Center at 8pm! Get a ticket and go watch a show with a little bit of something for everyone.
Sunday, March 31
Soulful Sundays – Come to the Jacksonville Landing for an evening of amazing music, food, drinks, and good vibes to round out the month! The Katz Downstairz are performing with their hip hop, jazz, and neo soul tunes at 5pm! The concert is free, so get all your best buds and have a good night.
It’s a busy month ahead of us! Plenty of time to party, exercise, and EAT. So grab some old friends and make some new ones at all of these fun events around the town.
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