27 of the Most Exciting Things To Do in Jacksonville in June



Summer of 2018 in Jacksonville came and went (quite quickly, I might add), and now we are officially in the summer season once again. So what does this mean? It means we want to play in the SUN. HECK YEA. As always, JAX Fray is here to help you do that. Read on, dear friends, for all that June has in store, even if you are one of the rare birds that want to stay indoors, too.


Saturday, June 1st

CSX Train Days – You may be thinking, ‘why would I want to pay $1 to ride a train?’ Well, it’s not JUST a train! You can have a delightful date by bringing your cutie pie to the Jacksonville Zoo, indulging in spectating some cool animals, and riding the train for a mere $1 (or $2 in this case). CSX employees will be driving the trains because they’re the pros. (Jacksonville Zoo // 9am – 6pm // $1 + Zoo Entrance Fee of $28.95)

Hinesville We’re Coming – If you’re willing to drive a little under 2 hours to get to Hinesville, Georgia, prepare for a treat with Cheesecaketopia! With flavors like Red Velvet, Strawberry Shortcake, Turtle, Banana Pudding, Birthday Cake, Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato, Key Lime, New York, and more, warm up those taste buds on the 1st of June! (563 W Oglethorpe Hwy // 10am – 2pm // $5 per slice)

Sunday, June 2nd

Adult Game Night – Hopefully y’all went to church in the morning because Adult Game Night is about to be WILD. Well, nothing too crazy, but there will be adult beverages so who knows? With card games, board games, and karaoke, get all of your friends and have a classic game night. (Majestic Event Complex // 3-8 pm // $15)

Monday, June 3rd

Barking About Bingo – Everybody likes a good, ‘ole classic game of bingo. But what can make it even better? Benefiting cats and dogs! DUH. For a $10 donation, you will get a bingo card and a free house drink at Culhane’s Irish Pub on Southside. Enjoy some yummy food and feel good about donating to the Jacksonville Humane Society. (Culhane’s Irish Pub // 6:30-8:30 pm // $10)

Tuesday, June 4th

Musical Improv – So the notoriously famous comedy spot in Jacksonville, Mad Cowford, has prepared their musical improv students to take the cake and put on a show at Jack Rabbits! They will be presenting an entirely unscripted, entirely improvised comedy show, turning songs in completely improvised musical games, scenes, stories. Share in some giggles with your pals. (Jack Rabbits // 7-9 pm // $10)

Wednesday, June 5th


Art Walk – Visit downtown Jax for an afternoon of art, live music, food, AND Bold City’s annual release of Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale! There will also be a lounging area with comfy chairs, drinks, and fans that release a misted breeze! If you want to see artwork and get the whole sha-bang, come on out with your friends! (Downtown Jax // 5-9 pm // Free)

Friday, June 7th


Sweet Summer Kickoff Party – This summer is obviously very hot and everyone wants to cool off, so why not do so with limited edition summer sundaes? Lollipop pulls? Gummy kabobs? Is anyone’s sweet tooth going crazy, yet? Sweet Pete’s Candy is kicking off summer with all these sweet treats! Reserve your spot since it’s flying off the shelves! (400 N. Hogan St. // 4-7 pm // Candy Costs)

Saturday, June 8th


June Jax Veg Fest – Come get healthy at the Jax Veg Fest, a local grassroots festival devoted to environmental awareness, animal advocacy, and education. This Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, you can enjoy tons of food trucks, minimalist-type companies, and a lot of products made from recyclable materials. Enjoy and get educated! (Riverside Park // 10am – 4pm // Free)

Sunday, June 9th

“Weird Al” Yankovic – If you haven’t heard of “Weird Al” Yankovic, (which I am sure many of you have not), he is bringing his Strings Attached Tour to Jacksonville! This features rock, comedy, costumes, props, a FULL orchestra, and HIGH ENERGY. If you’re ready to get rowdy and have a good time, head to St. Augustine this weekend for the show! (The Amp St. Augustine // 7:30 pm // $34+)

Monday, June 10th


Jumbo Shrimp Game – Come watch the Jumbo Shrimp take on the Montgomery Biscuits at 7:05 pm (yes, we like specific times for baseball games). Beer, food, baseball, and FUN. Sounds like a great time for the fam! (VyStar Credit Union // 7:05 pm // $9)

Tuesday, June 11th

Bartenders Brawl – $1000 on the table? YEP. You already KNOW these local bartenders are going ham to win that money! Pressure-filled, on-the-fly, mixology style! So if you have what it takes, go ahead and apply. If you just want to watch this intense battle, come on out to the Volstead at 8 pm. (The Volstead // 8 pm // Free)

Thursday, June 13th

Soirée Bohème: A French Dinner Party – Anyone looking to impress a special someone? I have the perfect occasion! The Cummer Museum is throwing a French dinner party. Travel back in time through the decadent cafes and extravagant parties of France! Dress code is très chic and the French artwork is exquisite. Beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, art, and dinner…You truly get the full experience! (The Cummer Museum of Art // 6-9 pm // $100-250)


Friday, June 14th


Hellzapoppin Freak Show – The largest traveling freak show in the world, Hellzapoppin, actually STARTED in Jax and is now BACK. “Mavericks, trail blazers, rebels, rule breakers, outlaws, true uninhibited artists” is how they define themselves. With cool sights like the Lizard Man and YoYo artist, Derek Cockrum, this show takes the cake. (Mavericks // 7-11 pm // $15)

Saturday, June 15th


Juneteenth in Jacksonville 2019 – Celebrating the freedom and emancipation of African Americans, Juneteenth in Jacksonville is a celebratory and fun event every year! Come on out to the Ritz Theatre with the whole fam and join in on the action! There will be books, art, music, games, and good food! (Ritz Theatre and Museum // 11am – 7pm // Free)

Country Music Fest – The beautiful beach weather is already upon us, so why not embrace it with some good, ‘ole country music…outdoors…with food and beer? Sounds QUITE enticing. The 30th annual Country Music Fest is FREE with live music, vendors, and fresh food, so this is perfect for the whole squad, assuming you like country tunes… (Seawalk Pavilion // 12-10 pm // Free)

Sunday, June 16th 


Father’s Day – Go spend time with your dad 🙂

Monday, June 17th

Public Art Week 2019 – An entire WEEK of activities to showcase public art in Northeast Florida…Who else is excited?! There will be a celebratory opening of the new Laura Street Sculpture Garden, public art tours, hands-on art activities, and a community celebration featuring local artists and a free concert. Let’s get artsy! (Hemming Park // 9 am – June 23rd at 5 pm // Free )

Wednesday, June 19th


Downtown Wine Down – Who doesn’t love wine, rooftop bars, and live music? If you confirmed that you don’t love those things, we can’t be friends. For the rest of you, come on out to Cowford Chophouse this Wednesday for their Downtown Wine Down! Good drinks and good vibes. (Cowford Chophouse // 3:30-9 pm // $15)

Thursday, June 20th

Glow Yoga – JAX Fray is adding some glow to your flow. Aside from some deep stretching and flexing, this Glow Yoga session is also about lighting up the beach! Wear your brightest outfit, as glow sticks will be handed out, too! (Oceanfront Park // 8-11 pm // $20)

Friday, June 21st


TopGolf Free Yoga– TopGolf is offering a FREE Hip Hop Yoga class on the Terrace on June 21st for National Yoga Day. There will be a DJ and dancing afterwards as well!

Saturday, June 22nd

Summer Volksfest – This all Volkswagen car show is filling up the Jacksonville Fairgrounds! If you have a neat Volkswagen that you want to enter, sign up and get your baby in the show! If you are just going to admire all of the vehicles, it’s a must-see event because the biggest and the baddest will be in Jax this weekend. (Jacksonville Fairgrounds // 10 am // $10)

Sunday, June 23rd


Dog Days of Summer Paw-ty – If it seems to you like Wicked Barley is always throwing fun parties, you’re RIGHT. This summer, prepare for the Dog Days of Summer Paw-ty! Bring a pup of steal a friend’s puppy and join the group in the Beer Garden. There will be brunch, live music, and local vendors selling dog care products! A portion of donations goes to Friends of Jacksonville Animals. (Wicked Barley // 11am – 4pm // Menu costs)

Tuesday, June 25th


Little Black Dress – This isn’t just for the ladies out there but it IS a fearlessly funny ladies’ night out musical! We witness the 2 main women of the story go through a lot of their first experiences together, but based off super energetic and dynamic music. Word on the street is that it’s pretty hilarious, so come on out, ladies (and men!). (Times-Union Center // 7:30 pm // $55)

Wednesday, June 26th


Speed Dating – Maybe you’re single and ready to mingle or maybe you’ve already tried speed dating and it just didn’t go so well…Whatever the case, give it a whirl! There are plenty of fish in the sea, dogs in the park, turtles in the pond, bees in the beehive? (Intuition Ale Works // 7 pm // $15)

Thursday, June 27th


Hunter Reid – If you like electronic music, you’ll like Hunter Reid. Surfer the Bar is hosting this Miami-born DJ, who has released a number of great tracks, and is ready to tear it up in Jacksonville! Tickets are only $5 if you buy beforehand, so do that and save yourself some spare cash for drinks! (Surfer the Bar // 9 pm // $5)

Friday, June 28th


Lady Antebellum – There are always tons of concerts going on around and near Jacksonville, but this one is BIG. Lady Antebellum is coming to The Amp in St. Augustine, and she ‘needs you now’! (That was a song title reference if you didn’t get it). Grab your pals and take a 30-minute drive over to the big show. (The Amp St. Augustine // 7:30 pm // $54+)

Saturday, June 29th


River City Wrestling Con 2019 – Northeast Florida’s first pro-wrestling fan convention is taking place at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds allll dayyy longgg. With vendors, artists, and pro-wrestling star appearances, the River City Wrestling Con will be exciting and intense. (Jacksonville Fairgrounds // 10am – 8pm // $25-40)

Sunday, June 30th

Yoga + Bennimosas – Most people hear “mosas” and “Sunday” and immediately think of Sunday mimosas. BUT, this time, let’s start your Sunday morning out with a 1-hour yoga class, followed by a glass of benni Stamina mixed with sparkling water. Hence, the bennimosa… Energy, anti-inflammatory, and hydration! Let’s get healthy, friends. (Cultivate Jax // 11am – 1pm // $12)

This month, there are good vibes all around Jax. Summer parties, dog parties, wine, yoga, French dinners…Agh, just so much awesomeness to choose from! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun and all that Jax has to offer, particularly with a cold brewski in your hand.

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