11 Not-to-Miss JAX Experiences

Looking to switch it up from your regular routine and learn something new? JAX is full of experiences to enrich your mind – whether you want to learn how to make a tasty dish, spend your time creating a masterpiece or try out some new yoga moves, we truly have it all.

You’ll no doubt find something to pique your interest with the range of classes available in Northeast Florida. Here are just a few of our top experiences:


Photo Credit: Wick: A Candle Bar

Helios Brewer’s Experience – Have you ever wondered what it takes to brew your own beer?! Become head brewer for the day at Hyperion Brewing Co.! Learn the process of creating your own specialty brew to take home for all your friends and family to try. Bottoms up!

Pour Your Own Candle – Select your favorite scents from more than 90 fragrances, choose a candle jar, design your own label and pour the perfect mix to create your custom candle at Wick: A Candle Bar. Bring your friends!

Soap Making – Handcraft your very own vitamin rich, natural cold process soap at Natural Desires Soap Company! Check out their events page to find a class or schedule a group event.

Yoga Flow – Grab your mat and head down (dog) to Southern Swells Brewing Co. for its weekly yoga class! Every Sunday morning, the brewery turns into a Zen Garden with classes for all skill levels followed by draft beer specials and Jaguars football for attendees.


DIY Craft Projects – Plan a “pick your own craft party” or sign up for a workshop to make your Pinterest dreams come to life with instructors at Pinspiration Jacksonville!

Pottery Making – Maybe you’re looking to try your hand at making pottery or advance your skills at wheel throwing; the Clay Times Art Center has classes for all levels.

Photo Credit: Lyndsay Rossman


Create Your Own Grazing Board – Join The Board Grazer at one of her many workshops around town and create your own charcuterie/grazing board. You’ll learn how to build a delicious and awe-inspiring platter, step-by-step, for your next gathering or just yourself (don’t worry…we won’t tell!).

Take Your Cooking To The Next Level – Pick your meal and get ready to drink some wine as you learn how to cook a savory dish at your next date night or team building event at JAX Cooking Studio. From “Traveling the World Through Food” to a “Disney World Inspired Brunch,” there are classes for every taste bud!


Gardening Advice Series – Join the UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Gardner Volunteers for their monthly workshop series to bring out your green thumb to maintaining your garden and creating a beautiful landscape.

Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series – Brush up on current science topics and learn about the ongoing research programs at University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, like the rehabilitation and release program at their Sea Turtle Hospital.

Eco-Educational Kayak Adventure – Learn how to paddle a kayak and set sail with a University of Florida Master Naturalist Guide for a tour of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Participants also get free admission into the Marineland Dolphin Adventure.

Photo Credit: Ripple Effect Ecotours

It’s easy to Find Your JAX when you’ve got a world of experiences right at your fingertips!

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