5. Sip local suds along the Jacksonville Ale Trail
What better way to beat the summer heat than with an ice cold craft beer from one of Jacksonville’s many area breweries and bottle shops? The Jacksonville Ale Trail helps you navigate this hop-filled journey, which includes stops at 20 plus breweries and dozens of bars and bottle shops with craft beer on tap. Pick up a Jacksonville Ale Trail Passport at one of the participating breweries and begin collecting stamps redeemable for prizes, including a koozies and t-shirts.
6. Sample some of Jacksonville’s best tacos and margaritas
On June 4, 2022, the Jacksonville Taco & Margarita Festival at EverBank Stadium and Daily’s Place will bring together over 40 of Jacksonville’s best Mexican and Central American restaurants, food trucks and carts, offering attendees the chance to bite into some of the city’s top tacos. Fittingly, on-site bars and beverage stations will have plenty of refreshing margaritas and tequila shots flowing, alongside craft beer and other, non-alcoholic beverages. As you hunt for your next favorite taco, enjoy live music from local bands and a DJ, or entertain the young ones with on-site amusements and activities.
7. Share the room with wrestling greats
Each summer, Jacksonville hosts River City Wrestling Con — a two-day event filled with thrilling live wrestling matches and wrestler meet-and-greets at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center. When not watching wrestlers fly off of the top rope, fans can shop from a collection of pop culture vendors and artists and snap photos and snag autographs at in-person appearances by emerging and legendary professional wrestling stars. 2022’s special guests include superstars Booker T, the high-flying Hardy Boyz, Bret Hart and Diamond Dallas Page.
8. Rock out at an oceanfront summer concert
Free-to-attend, the Beachella Music & Arts Fair in early June is one of Jacksonville’s most popular annual events and summer concerts. The family-friendly festival at Jacksonville Beach features live music from alternative rock bands, plus a wide array of local food and drink vendors, a festival marketplace, and amusement rides and games at the Seawalk Pavilion.