Georgia-Florida Weekend in DTJax

By Savanne Giroire, Marketing and Events Assistant & Phoebe Mullis, Fall Marketing and Events Intern

RV City is open and you know what that means… it’s FLGA weekend in Downtown!
Whether you’re cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs or the Florida Gators, keep reading for all of the details regarding transportation, nearby hotels, restaurants and bars and more!

Where to Stay

In need of a place to stay? Take a peek at our interactive map to see the many hotels nearby: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Marriott Jacksonville Downtown, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, and the Southbank Hotel.

Getting to The Game

Hop on the Skyway or the JTA Gameday Xpress: The JTA Skyway is a free option with several downtown stations. Gameday Xpress has a direct line to the TIAA Bank Field from the Kings Avenue Parking Garage.

Take a Ride on the River Taxi: Jax River Taxi is another direct transport to the sports complex on the water!

Courtesy of @Outeastjaxi on IG

Cruise with Outeast Jaxie: For a stress-free experience, plan to book with Outeast Jaxie. They provide parking and a round-trip shuttle to and from the event.

Driving? Consider the Jacksonville Fairgrounds or Tailgaters Parking: The Jacksonville Fairgrounds will be open at 8 a.m. on the day of the game for parking and tailgating. Game-day parking will also be available at Tailgaiters Parking, beginning at 8 a.m.

Scoot Around: Looking for a fun and easy way to get around during Georgia Florida? Hop on a scooter and zoom around TIAA Bank Field.

Bites & Brews

Bites: Try one of our newest pie shops, Toon Town Pizzeria, which prides itself on rapid ticket times for pizzas, subs, and starters. Head over to Bay Street Bar & Grill for wings, burgers, and tacodogs. The Kitchen at Intuition is a new in-house restaurant with more of a sit-down and dine-on appetizers, entrees, desserts, and vegetarian items.

Brews: For local beer on tap visit Bold City Brewery. That Bar at the Arena is the perfect game-day stop for bar bites, brews and a pool table. Enjoy Tailgate Bar & Grill, which has been around for over 30 years with cold beers and plenty of TVs and pool tables. Intuition Ale Works, as it’s properly known, will host The Forsyth Street Party, open to the public at 10 a.m. with the Rooftop and Taproom spaces opening at 3 p.m. The building will be closing when the game ends.

Wondering what events will be taking place this weekend? Take a peek at these events:

Florida VS Georgia Tailgate Party 

The Ultimate Tailgate Party, also known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, returns Tuesday, October 25th, to our city. The event will begin at 8 a.m. as fans commence the block party across the street from TIAA Bank Field before Saturday’s game. Get your tickets now before the party starts!

Bold City Bash

Organized by GA-FL Jacksonville, The Bold City Bash encompasses nearly a week of fan-centric interactive events that celebrate the tradition of one of the SEC’s biggest rivalries that has called Jacksonville home since 1933!

By COJ Sports and Entertainment District

Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon
Presented by Miller Electric Company

On Friday, October 28th at the TIAA Bank Field, the Hall of Fame Induction and Luncheon ceremony will be the location for fans to watch as two past team members from each university are added to the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame. Get your spots now!

Dawgs VS. Gators Fall Exhibition Baseball Game

On Friday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m., UF and UGA’s baseball teams will take the field at the 121 Financial Ballpark for a fall exhibition game. Dawgs and Gators alike will have a blast cheering on their teams!

Fan Fare at Daily’s Place Flex Field

On Saturday, October 29th at The Dream Finders Homes Flex Field at Daily’s Place: at the Duuuval’s Bold City Bash Fan Fare, various interactive experiences will be available for fans to participate in. Fans can check out the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Exhibit or take part in a 3v3 flag football game!

Dos Equis Rivalry Activation

 Open to the public on Saturday (21+), the Dos Equis Rivalry Activation offers giveaways, photo ops, and a unique bar experience for fans to set up shop with their favorite Dos Equis beverage. The activation starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at kick-off time.

Interested in finding out what else is happening this weekend? Head to our events calendar for more details!

Whatever plans you have in store, make sure to have fun and be safe! Don’t forget to tag us at #DTJax and share your Georgia Florida weekend!