Hip Happenings In Jacksonville This Weekend & St. Augustine

Barbie Brooksher
Barbie Brooksher
Published on March 10, 2022

The weather might not be great, but these events sure are!

Be sure to check with each event listed below about weather updates. The St. Augustine Hot Air Balloon Festival is this weekend, just a short drive south! Or you can head to Springfield and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! So much fun, right?

If you love our hip happenings this weekend in Jacksonville let us know what you’re up to by sending us your event so we can feature it on our blog! Just shoot us an email. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite hip happenings this weekend in Jacksonville and the surrounding area!

Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13

Collective Con 2022

510 Fairground Pl, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Jacksonville’s biggest 3-day pop culture convention returns on March 11-13, 2022 at the Jacksonville Expo Center!! Collective Con is a comics, anime, cosplay, horror, sci-fi, and gaming event in North Florida.

COLLECTIVE CON 2022 Show Hours: Friday: 12pm-6pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, and Sunday: 10am-5pm

For More Information visit www.collectivecon.com

Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13

St. Augustine Balloon Festival

The St. Augustine Balloon Festival coming on March 12th & 13th 2022 to the St Johns County Fairgrounds! Tickets: https://www.freshtix.com/events/staugustineballoonfest.

Get the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons, check that bucket list, and get a ride on an actual Hot Air Balloon! We will have a Kids Zone, with Games and Rides including trains, bounce houses, rock walls, and much more!DJ & Live Music for your entertainment from a variety of Artists.Lots & Lots of Craft & Retail Vendor Booths with tons of cool and interesting stuff for sale! Food Vendors with bunches of fantastic Festival Style food to choose from!Bucket List!! Tethered Hot air Balloon rides will be available for purchase during the event for $25 per person. While supplies last and are weather dependent. Announcements on rides will be made at the event.

For the Grand Finale after 8 pm we will have the fantastic Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser show where we will light up all the balloons in unison with crowd participatory “Count Downs”! This show incorporates Music and visually stunning coordinated burns by the Hot Air Balloons & Lasers.. creating a Glow! Bring your blankets, chairs, and umbrellas, and set up your own “perfect” viewing spot!

  • Tickets are limited. Purchase as soon as possible before we sell out.
  • Volunteers needed to work with the balloon pilots to set up.
  • Parking is $5 and onsite. Watch for parking signs. VIP Parking and Handicapped Parking are available.
  • No Coolers allowed.
  • Balloon inflation will take place as soon as winds are low enough to be safe. Listen for announcements during the event.

Saturday March 12 • 12 PM – 6 PM

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party in Historic Springfield

1700 Main St N, Jacksonville, FL 32206-4404, United States

Join us for the return of the Main Street Block Party as we celebrate everyone’s favorite holiday to get a little LUCKY – St. Patrick’s Day. Our Springfield business community welcomes you on Saturday, March 12th as we shut down Main Street and fill two blocks with music, art, food, local makers, activities, and people. And once the block party is over, be sure to stay around as all of our local businesses will be open and celebrating until later that night. FREE and open to the public. Family-friendly and bring the fur babies too. For more information click HERE.

Sunday, March 13 • 12 PM – 6 PM

Sunday Funday @ Pubs n’ Pits

25 W 6th Street Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

We’re bringing you a true, Sunday Funday with smoked meat, live music, food trucks, and more! We’ll be cooking whole chickens and pulled pork. Live music all day! 1 pm: Underdog Bluegrass, 3 -6pm: Still Fire Bellows, Brook Pridemore, and Blossomin Bone!! See you at the pit!

Sunday, March 13 • 11 AM – 7 PM


Seawalk Pavillion, Jacksonville Beach

Have a blast at Jacksonville’s Largest curated pop-up featuring over 200 creatives and 15 food trucks. This event is FREE and pet friendly! ALL SPACES ARE FULL!

Interested in being a vendor at the next pop-up? We are booking now for April 10th. The Deadline to register is April 1st. Contact 904 POP-UP with photos of your products and links to your social media pages for approval.

Let us know what you’re up to this weekend, we’d love to hear from you! What do you like to do over the weekend? Do you have any hip happenings to share with us? We would love to hear … email me at [email protected].

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