Fall seems to be a favorite of most people, as far as seasons go, so I thought I would compile a list of some fun events that are going to be coming up here in Jacksonville. And even better all of them are currently having sales on Groupon and Living Social so the price can’t be beat! Plus, I have compiled some outfit ideas to keep you looking stylish without breaking the bank.
Horseback riding: This one doesn’t actually have a specific date but it will be a great activity to do with friends once the heat drops a bit. Right now on Groupon a couple of different ranches have sales on horseback riding lessons, so if this is something you’ve ever wanted to do then now is the time to do it.
Flavors of Florida's Historic Coast Top Chef Cook-Off
Flavors of Florida's Historic Coast Top Chef Cook-Off: This sounds like so much fun! On October 10th a bunch of the area’s top chefs will create dishes that you can go around and sample. The chefs will also be competing against each other and their meals will actually be judged for the Flavors People's Choice Award. I love any idea that involves good food so this is right up my alley. Plus this Living Social is for two people so bring a friend and enjoy the night.
Jaxtoberfest: October 11th and 12th Jaxtoberfest will be here in town! This is the first time this event is being held so you can bet it’s going to be a blast. It’s something the whole family can attend because it will feature music, dancing, face- and pumpkin painting, inflatables, food and of course beer. Sounds like my kind of event! Be sure to check out the discounted price for this on Living Social.
Great City Race
Great City Race: The Great City Race is basically a city-wide scavenger hunt that will be held on October 13th. You will spend the day looking for clues around the city using only your feet (comfortable shoes, like the Nikes in my outfit idea, would be a good idea) and public transportation. This is such a good idea because it allows you to see the city in a whole new way and probably go to places you’ve never been before (even if you’ve been living in the city for years). And if you can do it while knocking off a few bucks using Living Social, why not?
Night of Lights Cruise
Night of Lights Cruise: I have always wanted to do this! This actually would take place in St. Augustine but it would totally be worth it. It’s another way to see all the lights St. Augustine puts up for the Thanksgiving/Christmas season. One of my favorite traditions is to go see the lights in St. Augustine every year but to see them while cruising the water would be ideal. This event will be going on from November 23rd to January 31. Make sure to snag the discount on Groupon before it goes away.