It is hard to believe November has arrived here on the First Coast! This is probably because it is still in the 80s. Celebrate this Indian summer by hitting up some incredible events this weekend, and make the most of living in the Sunshine State! We will be in scarves before you know it.

#1 Go Outside and Play

Try the Beach on Horseback

Before it gets too cold outside to really enjoy the beach, why not try experiencing it as an equestrian? Whether it be a romantic outing for two, or a fun activity to do with out of town guests, riding horses on the beach is an experience you won’t forget.

#2 Catch a Show

Get Tuned into Jacksonville PorchFest

In Jacksonville’s oldest neighborhood, Springfield, musicians fill the porches of old rambling homes throughout the historic district. The Fest kicks off at 5:30 at the Bandstand in Klutho Park with New Orleans funk band Flow Tribe. Food trucks will be out and artisan booths open at noon. Family-friendly and free, get out there and check out this iconic neighborhood!

#3 Good Sports

Salute to Veterans 5K at the Jacksonville Landing

This 5k on Sunday kicks off at the Landing with the bell of the USS Charles F. Adams. Get out and support our troops at this official City of Jacksonville Week of Valor Event!

#4 Grab a Bite

Wordsmiths + Great Food and Drink at Jax by Jax 2015

Jacksonville is fast becoming one of the Southeast’s premiere literary scenes for writers. Saturday, at the Jax by Jax Festival you can have a taste of some amazing regional talent, and grab some grub at the venues which include Riverside hotspots like Cool Moose Café and Bistro and Silver Cow. This is an event not to be missed!

#5 Weekend Warrior

Upgrade your Centerpiece

Feast season is upon us! It is time to revamp your dining room table décor. Why not liven it up a little bit this holiday season? Literally. Terrariums make fabulous living centerpieces. If you come up with something beautiful, shoot us a picture and we will share it online!