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Labor Day Weekend Events in Jacksonville

Bring on the Three-Day Weekend!


Bring on the three-day weekend! But wait... What are you gonna do with all that extra time? We've got a few ideas to fill your Labor Day Weekend in Jacksonville - music, movies and...the Mafia?

1. Jimmy Buffett-Style Music at The Jacksonville Landing, August 29-September 1

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Parroheads get out your gear! Labor Day Weekend gets off to a rousing start Friday at 5:00 p.m. with live entertainment featuring all Jimmy Buffett-style music at The Jacksonville Landing courtyard. The margarita-flavored tunes continue throughout the weekend, Saturday from 5:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., Sunday and Monday from noon until 2:00 a.m. Come decked out like your favorite Buffett song for a 5:00 p.m. Saturday contest. Don't miss the Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Contest at Mavericks Rock 'N' Honky Tonk at 10:00 p.m.

2. Cosmic Concerts at MOSH: The Wall, August 29 & 30

This one's for Pink Floyd Fans. MOSH's Cosmic Concert lineup this weekend features "Wish You Were Here," "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 p.m., respectively. Laser light visual effects set to some of the greatest rock hits in music history, all under the dome of the Alexander Brest Planetarium. Admission is $7 for the two earlier shows, $9 for the 10:30 show. Be sure to pick up a pair of laser glasses, $1.

3. Bluegrass Brunch at the Gas Knob Pub, August 30

Every Saturday, the new Gas Knob Pub,located in the Jacksonville Sports Complex, presents Bluegrass Brunch with live music in an open-air atmosphere and Irish breakfast grub. It's in the spot formerly occupied by the Amsterdam Sky Cafe.

4. Books Alive! Harriet the Spy, August 31

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The Jacksonville Public Library, in association with the Jacksonville Film Festival, offers a family-friendly film screening series the fourth Saturday of each month. Films are those created from childrens literature, encouraging kids to read the book, see the movie and join the post-screening discussion. This Saturday, its Nickelodeon's "Harriet the Spy." Fun acitvities follow each screening. It's all free of charge at the Main Library at Hemming Plaza downtown.

5. Summer Movie Classics: "Grease," August 31

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Grease is the word - the word that sent every good girl in America shopping for black leather pants, big hoop earrings and extra-hold hairspray to support that even bigger hairdo. Enjoy the 1978 classic Saturday at 2:00 p.m. It's part of the Florida Theatre's Summer Movie Series.

6. Mystic Orchestra: Flashback, the Classic Rock Experience, September 1

Ever wish you could go back in time and experience some of rock's greatest moments? Short of inventing a time machine, this is as close as you'll get. Mystic Orchestra, comprised of 14 brilliant rock musicians and singers, as well as an 11-piece string-and-horn section, recreates classic performances by the likes of the Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $17 to $125 for the VIP experience including prime seating, a souvenir tour laminated pass, access to the VIP room with free beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres, and a meet and gree with The Mystic Orchestra after the show.

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