Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! It's a great time to go outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather and colors with family. From Fall festivals, to Halloween events, to getting out in nature and more, there are many fun events for families in and around Jacksonville!
Fun4FirstCoastKids.com has created a TOP 7 LIST FOR FALL FAMILY FUN for you to use to plan fun fall things to do with your family around Jacksonville and surrounding areas this season. No need to search online for activities – we've done all the work for you! You can even download our FREE printable checklist to help guide you in your family fun this fall!
Go to a Fall Festival
We love enjoying fall festivals in Jacksonville, even if we have to pretend it is cool and that the leaves are changing! Be sure to watch out for a few days of boots and sweater weather and enjoy festivals, many of which have bounce houses, horse rides, games, food, and fun!
Oktoberfest at Budweiser Brewery Experience
Buzz Magazine hosts the Oktoberfest September 29 and 30! Enjoy family fun on Saturday the 30th in the Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Kids Zone!
Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Bright Smiles is celebrating its one year anniversary with family fun! Come on out on October 7 for bounce houses, games, facepainting, and fall fun!
Town of Orange Park Fall Festival
Enjoy arts, crafts, music, food and fun kids activities at the Town of Orange Park 35th Annual Fall festival!
Right Whale Festival
Extinction is SCARY! Help raise awareness about the endangered Right Whale and dress up in costume while you enjoy ocean themed activities!
Take a Nature Walk
Fall is the best time to visit one of Jacksonville's conservation areas! We have the largest urban park system in the nation and many have FREE access! Enjoy the cooler weather, less insects, and get the kids out to exercise to help towards that nap time!
Backcountry Trails of Florida
Fun4FirstCoastKids.com co-founder turned author lets you know about all the FREE hiking and camping opportunities on local water management district lands!
Enjoy playgrounds AND nature trails with FREE entry on parks owned and operated by the City of Jacksonville!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
There are more than 15 pumpkin patches and some open as early at Saturday, September 30! Pumpkin patches provide free family fun all month with activities, playgrounds, and picking pumpkins! Find ALL the locations, HERE.
Brave A Haunted House
They're not your average haunted houses anymore! In Jax we have haunted forests, haunted trails, and more!
Buzz Magazine hosts it's Haunted Brewery at the Budweiser Brewery Experience! With zombies, a zombie hunt, multiple haunts, and plenty of beer (for the parents, of course!) there are sure to be some screams and plenty of laughs at this haunted experience!
Catty Shack Ranch Haunted Forest
Lions and tigers and zombies, oh my!! Catty Shack Ranch cares for retired big cats and more and during Halloween things are getting creepy! Enjoy the haunted forest, seeing the cats, and a friendly costume contest on October 22!
Rebounderz Haunted Laser Tag
Laser tag at Rebounderz will be Spooktacularly Haunted! You won't want to miss this spooky fun!
Go to a Sporting Event
With temperatures cooling, fall is the perfect time to head to a professional sporting event in Jacksonville!
If you'd really like to get COLD, visit a Jacksonville Icemen ice hockey game! An affiliate of the NHL, we can't wait for opening night! We have a special block for Fun4FirstCoastKids.com followers with $5 off tickets for our group and everyone gets a hockey puck!
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Corn mazes are our favorite part of fall in Jacksonville! From fun activities to sweet treats to photo ops to getting out on a farm, there are so many memories to be made!
Amazing Grace Crop Maze
In Green Cove Springs, this family has enjoyed hosting the community and donating proceeds to local non profits. Hay rides, a huge bounce zone, ball zone, rat races, a playground, and petting zoo, kids will enjoy being on the farm! We love this maze and take our family every year! Let your teachers know about field trip opportunities!
Conner's Amaizeing Acres
Conner's is up in Hilliard and is a working farm with lots of animals, a playground, and a fun corn maze! Don't forget to get your pumpkin there! They have a large pumpkin patch.
Sykes and Cooper Corn Maze
With hay rides, pumpkin painting, a bounce house and playground, families will enjoy this farm in Elkton, west of St. Augustine! They offer field trips and a home school day on October 10! Join us that same day for an exclusive Fun4FirstCoastKids.com playgroup!
Dress Up For Halloween Fun
Remember when we would get costumes ready to dress up for trick or treating one time on Halloween? Well, that's not the case any more! You can dress up every week now a days! We have almost 100 chances, in fact! Find costume parties, costume parades, and Halloween fun below!
Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo
Dress up, pick up come Sweet Pete's Candy, and enjoy family fun!
Sweet Pete's Fall Apples and Smashing Pumpkins Classes
The Halloween decorations are spooky and fun at Sweet Pete's and their classes are loved by kids and parent's alike! The fall apples look amazing to make and eat and the chocolate pumpkins are fun to smash at home!
Skatestation Freaky Friday
Skate on Friday the 13th at this family fun event!
My Gym Jacksonville Kids Night Out Halloween Fun
Enjoy a night out on the town while the kids play at My Gym Jacksonville on Beach Blvd.!