Radar: To Do in JAX 9.14-9.17

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It’s mid-September and even in Florida, that means things are about to get cozy. Cuddle up at Quiltfest or get close to the crowds at Fin Fest. Hang out in the Historic District to see local bands play Porch Fest or try some German brews at Wicked Barley Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest celebration. There’s a fest for everyone here.


9.14 – 9.16

Quiltfest of Jacksonville at the Prime Osborn Convention Center
Find yourself “sew full of whimsy” at this one of a kind showcase of over 400 handmade quilts, crafted by quilters from the area and out-of-towners alike. In addition to the main show, expect raffles, auctions and special exhibitions, so you can dig even deeper into the minutiae of all things quilting. $15. 9 a.m. 1000 Water St. Jacksonville, FL; quiltfestjax.com // @quiltfestjax


9.15 – 9.16

Florida Fin Fest
Fin Fest is a two-day celebration that pairs all the best elements of a music festival with the important work of educating the masses about ocean conservation. Expect live performances from Tank & The Bangs, Cimafunk, Fortunate Youth and more, plus various live presentations and hands-on experiences with conservation experts and educators. Free. Various times. 75 1st St. N Jacksonville Beach, FL; flfinfest.com // @flfinfest



“Lil Baby: It’s Only Us Tour” at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Catch some of the most exciting names in hip-hop in one dynamic package, headliner Lil Baby is joined by Gorilla, Gloss Up, Rylo Rodriguez and Hunxho. $112+. 7 p.m. 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville, FL; vystarveteransarena.com // @vystarvetarena

Taste of Latino Festival at Brooks YMCA
Celebrate some of the best of Jacksonville’s Latino culture, food, art and music, with live performances, a top Latino chef contest, and a ceremony honoring some of the community’s best and brightest leaders. Free. 12 p.m. ​10423 Centurion Pkwy N, Jacksonville, FL; tasteoflatino.com 

Linconville Porch Fest
Take in performances from 30 bands, poets and comedians spread across six different porches in one afternoon in St. Augustine’s Lincolnville Historic District at their well-loved Porchfest event. This spinoff of the Sing Out Loud Festival will feature intimate performances from a huge variety of up-and-coming talent from throughout the area, showcasing the beauty and history of Lincolnville. Free. 12 p.m. Lincolnville Historic District, St. Augustine, FL; singoutloudfestival.com // @singoutloudfestival


9.16 – 9.17

8th Annual Oktoberfest at Wicked Barley Brewing Company
Throw on your finest lederhosen and get ready to sample some of the finest German food and beer in town. From Hefeweizens and Pilsners to Schnitzel and Bratwurst, all the classics of Oktoberfest will be on deck at Wicked Barley, complete with a special keepsake beer stein. Free. 11 a.m. 4100 Baymeadows Rd. Jacksonville, FL; @wickedbarleybrewing

Jax Taco Fest at Clay County Fairgrounds
Jax Taco Fest is back and bigger than ever, at an upsized venue with more vendors, more contests, more activities for the whole family and, most importantly, more tacos. The undeniable highlight of taco fest has to be the chihuahua races, an unforgettable and extremely cute spectacle. Iron-stomached visitors can try their hand at the taco and hot chili pepper eating contests. $8+. 10 a.m. 2497 Florida 16 Green Cove Springs, FL; tacofestjax.com // @jaxtacofest



Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs at EverBank Stadium
The Jags’ home opener comes hot off a sensational week one victory against the Colts. This is gonna be a good one. $99+. 1 p.m. 1 TIAA Bank Field Dr. Jacksonville, FL; jaguars.com // @jaguars

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