Summer Family Fun in Downtown Jacksonville

Author: Gracie Phillips, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Intern
Photo by Arepa Please

Now that school is out and summer break is in full swing, parents and children alike are looking for fun ways to spend their days. Since we are in the middle of transitioning from staying indoors to being socially-distanced in public, it can be difficult to know what fun things are open that you can do with your kids. We all know that life is easier for both parents and children when there is something fun and educational to do, so we have compiled a list of activities for summer family fun in Downtown Jacksonville.

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

The MOSH has recently announced that starting June 1, 2020, they are opening their doors by reservation to members and reopening to the public by reservation on June 15, 2020. This museum is the perfect place to take the kiddos if you want to offer them a fun day full of learning!

Photo by @rosanna.eph


Socially-Distanced Family Movie at 121 Financial Ballpark

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have turned their baseball field into a socially-distanced movie theater for families who miss going to the movies! Concessions are being sold, so grab your popcorn and enjoy watching a movie on the big screen.



Riverside Arts Market

There’s no better way to spend your Saturdays than at the Riverside Arts Market! From 10 am – 3 pm, you and your kids can walk around and explore local art, food, drinks, and more. Each Saturday offers a chance to see something new while making memories with those who you love.




Bold City Pride June Art Scroll

From the hosts of First Wednesday Art Walk, join us every Wednesday in June to virtually enjoy all of the incredible elements of #ArtWalkJax safely from home! Tune in to our Facebook page every Wednesday from 12 – 1 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. to watch live performances, interviews with artists and more.



Go Tuk’n Scavenger Hunt

Need something fun to do with your 8-12-year-old teenager this summer? Go Tuk’n has created exciting tours that reinvent the typical scavenger hunt. There are a few different choices to choose from, and they all are an hour long. Each vehicle is private and in the open-air, so no need to worry about crowds. This is an idea that will guarantee fond memories!

Downtown City Tour

The Certified Public Art Tour


Sweet Pete’s Candy

Your kids will thank you for taking them to Sweet Pete’s Candy! Known as the “sweetest destination on earth”, this candy store is an experience for people of all ages. Shop around in their toy and candy store, take fun photos in their social media room, and watch how your favorite candy is made! There are endless possibilities of things to do at Sweet Pete’s, and they are open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.