Hip Happenings In Jacksonville This Weekend!

Barbie Brooksher
Barbie Brooksher
Published on April 28, 2022

What could be better? Learn more about living in Jacksonville Beach and what I can do for you if you’re looking to move to the area, or rent a place to stay for a while! Either way, I’m your girl! Email me at [email protected] and let me know what you are up to this weekend! Here are my picks for hip happenings in Jacksonville this weekend – the last weekend of April!!!

Friday, April 29 • 8 PM – 11 PM

Branden Parrish at Southern Kitchen + Bar 

Southern Kitchen + Bar 831 1st St. N, Jacksonville Beach

Branden Joseph Parrish is an aspiring Country/Rock artist from Central Florida. With big sound and a voice to match, he’s bringing country music back!

Friday, April 29 • 7 PM – 9 PM

Friday Night Live Music at Legacy

Legacy Ale Works, 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste 129, Jacksonville

Friday nights are made for music so join us for live music on the Legacy courtyard stage every week from 7-9 pm! This month we’ve got the long-awaited return of Jesse Montoya and Jake Schuman as well as the addition of a new performer, Damon Slaughter who will be playing 4/29. 

Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1

The Annual Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

 Shrimp Festival, 102 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Just a 2-hour drive my friends… to beautiful Fernandina Beach!

The Annual Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, to be held on April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022, in downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida, will feature an array of activities for the entire family! The free admission Shrimp Festival offers boatloads of fresh seafood and shrimp dishes, all prepared by local non-profit and civic organizations.

The Festival’s Fine Arts and Crafts show offers more than 300 award-winning artists and craftspeople, including jewelry, photography, pottery, and much more. Browse through 75 booths of Antiques and Collectibles. Let the kids have their own good time in the Kids Fun Zone. Live Music on two stages, contests, and Pirates to entertain you.

Bask in the breeze coming off the Amelia River as you watch the decorated Shrimp boats glide by. Located in the historic downtown business district, enjoy the eclectic assortment of retail shops, pubs, and restaurants. The Shrimp Festival is always held the first weekend in May. For complete event schedules, entertainment, details, and vendor information, go to www.shrimpfestival.com.

Saturday, April 30 • 10 AM – 3 PM

Riverside Arts Market

Riverside Arts Market 715 Riverside, Jacksonville, FL 32204

A collection of Jacksonville’s finest artists and crafters. From Makers to Bakers, Singers to Dancers, Beer to Food Trucks, Riverside Arts Market assembles the best of the best under the Fuller Warren Bridge
Join in on the fun
– Bring your furry, feather, or scaly friends
– Grab some grub from a local food truck
– Shop locally made items

Saturday, April 30 • 12 PM – 9 PM


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Just as folk artists in American Perspectives share stories through art, musicians share their stories through song. Join us as the Museum hosts the first-ever music showcase of over 15 Florida-based musical acts, performing throughout the 2.5 acres of historic gardens. This one-of-a-kind music festival will have concert-goers getting back to their Cummer Oak roots under the shade of the Museum’s 200+ year Live Oaktree. Plus, guests can enjoy shopping from some of Jacksonville’s favorite small makers at vendor booths throughout the Gardens. Bring a blanket and plan to stay all day as you enjoy food trucks, beverages (available for purchase), and some of the best music Northeast Florida has to offer!


Day Admission (12 to 4 p.m.) – Members | FREE, Non-Members | $15

Evening Admission (4 to 9 p.m.) – Members | $25, Non-Members | $30

VIP Admission (12 to 9 p.m.) Includes one beverage ticket and preferred seating area. – Members | $50, Non–Members | $60  

Sunday, May 1 • 12 PM – 3 PM

Family Fun Day – Potted Plant for Mom

Legacy Ale Works, 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd., Suite 129, Jacksonville, FL 32258

The first Sunday of every month is Family Fun Day at Legacy. This month we’re celebrating mom!

Kids will have an opportunity to decorate and pot their very own plant for mom. Activity hosted by our friends at Lush Leaves. Your child will receive everything they need including pot, soil, plant, and decorating tools.

Price is per kid and the first kid price includes a $5 credit towards your tab at Legacy.
(Gratuity is not included, please tip your servers). Reservations are required so click the link to secure your spot! 

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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