Social Events in Jacksonville, Florida This Week

Let’s explore social events in Jacksonville, FL happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Jacksonville, Florida. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Jacksonville

Jax Designers Meetup – UX/UI, Graphic Design, & More

Jax Designers Meetup - UX/UI, Graphic Design, & More

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Southern Grounds

**HEY, JAX DESIGNERS** 👋🏼
Calling all designers local to Jax! Come to our monthly meetup to network together, geek out over design, share stakeholder/client horror stories, and maybe even make a friend or two.

**WHO CAN COME?**
💻 UX/UI/Product Designers
🖋️ Graphic Designers
📐 Industrial Designers
🎨 Any Other Designers/Creatives
👾 Product People – Engineers, Developers, Agilists, Etc.!
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REWI Network & Chill- Jacksonville

REWI Network & Chill- Jacksonville

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House

Join us at our Jacksonville rooftop event! REWI Network & Chill Event at Hoptinger Beer Garden in beautiful Riverside! We are a nationwide real estate networking group with over 40,000 members and counting. Enjoy the Rooftop Beer Garden, Network with other Real Estate Investors and like-minded minds! Whether you’re just getting started or already active in real estate, this event will allow you to(…)

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Wine & Crime Night

Wine & Crime Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Creative Veins

𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲? 𝐔𝐬, 𝐭𝐨𝐨! 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐳𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲, 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐬! 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐧𝐚�(…)

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Stitch & B!tch

Stitch & B!tch

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Femme Fire Books

No RSVP or ticketing required, this is a FREE event! Bring your favorite crafting project and enjoy some company and conversation. Please note that seating is limited, so if you have a lawn/beach chair that you can bring with you, it is highly recommended.
In the event of inclimate weather (cause you know, Florida) the backup location will be at Willow Branch Library.(…)

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Pirate Party Sail

Pirate Party Sail

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Rudder Club of Jacksonville

**Welcome All Pirates!** Join the Jacksonville Sailing Meetup Group for an fun afternoon of sailing and Pirate Pool Party afterwards, sponsored by the Rudder Club of Jacksonville. Pirate costumes are welcome and encouraged as well as bathing suits to dip in the pool after sailing while sipping a cocktail.

All are welcome from complete newbies to experienced ocean sailors. It’s been a while since (…)

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Sing with Bridges of Harmony Chorus

Sing with Bridges of Harmony Chorus

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: 4101 College St

Looking for a thrilling new musical experience?

Bridges of Harmony Chorus, a premiere group of women of all ages and backgrounds from across Jacksonville, FL is currently looking for female singers. If you’re passionate about singing, performing and competing, then we have a place for you!

No professional singing experience is necessary and the ability to read music is not a requirement. We’re l(…)

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Spanish English Conversation Meetup

Spanish English Conversation Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 1937 Spirits & Eatery

Join us us to practice your second language while having fun.

Ven a practicar tu segundo idioma y a divertirte con nosotros.(…)

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Full Moon Guided Group Breathwork

Full Moon Guided Group Breathwork

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 1900 Edgewood Ave S

For anyone. I will guide first timers and experienced alike in a more relaxing, yet energizing breathing session. This breathwork is similar to Wim Hof breathing except it is a bit more gentle and we layer in music.

Typical benefits include feeling peaceful, reduction in stress, increased centered-ness and healing/release. Some people even see visuals.

Please bring large towel to sit/lay in the (…)

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CHAPS business mtg

CHAPS business mtg

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Webb Wesconnett Library

Our regular business meeting at Webb Wesconnett branch library, meeting room B.(…)

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Morning walk along the Ribault River

Morning walk along the Ribault River

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 1340 Ribault Scenic Dr

We continue our exploration of the history and natural features of the Northside. We will walk between two beautiful parks, each right on the riverside through a neighborhood of riverfront homes with a view to the water throughout the walk. The area is a peaceful and calm respite to the hustle and bustle of the city nearby, with many tall mature pines and oaks and bird life delighting our eyes and(…)

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The Reading List

The Reading List

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Los Loros

An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb.

Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in the London Borough of Ealing after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading(…)

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OWASP Monthly meeting

OWASP Monthly meeting

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: New Horizons Northeast Florida

An introduction to OWASP’s Juice Shop. A vulnerable website built for CTF practice.(…)

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May Full Moon with Whisperers of the Waters

May Full Moon with Whisperers of the Waters

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Stockton Park

Come join us for a “back to basics” full moon ritual. This is a teaching-group, and teaching-ritual, so no experience necessary.

This month, Bring you instruments, drums, shakers, etc., this month as we celebrate with music! (I’ll have spare shakers if anyone lacks.)

Since it will be warm, plan for a potluck in the park, this month, after ritual!(…)

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The Language Exchange Party Bonanza (Jacksonville Event)

The Language Exchange Party Bonanza (Jacksonville Event)

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Historically Hoppy Brewing Company

The Language Exchange Party Bonanza is a free, in-person meet-up to practice and exchange languages. Everyone can attend no matter your language level or target language. This meet-up is to practice conversation in Foreign Languages.

Upon entry to the venue everyone is given flag stickers of their choice based on the language(s) they are practicing and/or native language(s) they speak. These are (…)

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Trivia at Miller’s Ale House

Trivia at Miller's Ale House

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Miller’s Ale House

Come Play Trivia with us at Miller’s Ale House. We have a team named the “Geek Mystique”, come join our team and play some great trivia.

There are gift certificate prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
We use the gift certificates from our winnings to buy appetizers at the next trivia night. We limit these trivia nights to 10 people at the table to keep the team to a reasonable size.

FYI your phon(…)

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Jacksonville Fun Walk and Food Crew | Exploring the Beaches

Jacksonville Fun Walk and Food Crew | Exploring the Beaches

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: undefined

Join the Jacksonville Fun Walk and Food Crew for a fun-filled walking adventure to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for outdoor activities, healthy living, and delicious food!
To kick things off, we’re hitting the sandy beaches to enjoy photo opportunities and bond over our love for nature, community, and good eats.
This event is perfect for those looking to de-stress, disc(…)

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TACO TUESDAY!

TACO TUESDAY!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: One night Taco Stand

Let’s meet for Taco Tuesday! This place has yummy margaritas and tacos!

Check out the menu here – https://onenightjax.com/one-night-taco-stand-menu(…)

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Regency Library Saturday Afternoon Jam

Regency Library Saturday Afternoon Jam

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Regency Square Branch Library

We’ll be getting together in community room A at the Regency Branch Library. This will be a circle jam, all acoustic instruments are welcome. There’s lots of room for players and listeners. If you haven’t been to one of our jams before, come on out and join the fun!

p.s. the room can sometimes be a bit cool so you may want to bring a jacket or a sweater.(…)

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Let’s Playtest!

Let's Playtest!

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Java Game Haus Cafe

Hey there prospective Playoneers!

Got a game in the making that could use some playtesting and feedback? Would you like to learn more about the process of developing a game?
Want to help a designer refine their new game?

It’s time for another playtesting session; and if you answered yes to any of those questions, we’d love to have you join us!

We’ll be meeting to play each others’ games and pro(…)

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New Comers Program

New Comers Program

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville

This meeting is held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville located at:
7405 Arlington Expy
Jacksonville, FL 32211

We meet in the Fletcher room located in the south wing to the left of the church entrance in the last room. Signs will be posted pointing the way. You are also welcome to join in by way of Zoom. If you’ve recently joined our group, you can find our Zoom links in your Me(…)

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Public Speaking, Communication Skills and Leadership Club

Public Speaking, Communication Skills and Leadership Club

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 1435 Atlantic Blvd

Spring is in full swing and there’s no better time to see your public speaking skills blossom!

Effective communication: It’s something we all strive for in all aspects of life. The better we are at effective communication, the more successful we will be regardless of our field of endeavor. There’s nothing that builds self-confidence more than learning to comfortably speak in front of a group.

Gi(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Jacksonville, you can try out Jacksonvilletx.org, Jacksonvilleprogress.com, or Wikido.com.

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