Summer is a great time to take advantage of special days, to get out to a market and to grab some freebies. So enjoy some summer food fun in Jacksonville!
Free Food in Jacksonville This Summer
National Doughnut Day: June 7th – Celebrate National Doughnut Day! Krispy Kreme offers a for a free doughnut of any variety and there will be lots of other specials at our favorite local shops.
National Flip Flop Day: June 14th – Stop by Tropical Smoothie Café to celebrate National Flip Flop Day. From 2-7pm all customers wearing flip flops will receive a FREE Sunshine Smoothie.
Free Gelato from Peterbrooke: Stop by Peterbrooke Chocolate every Wednesday in July for a free scoop of gelato.
Cow Appreciation Day: July 9th – It’s time to Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A. Dress like a cow and you’ll get a free entrée.
Free Slurpee Day: July 11th – Celebrate Free Slurpee Day by visiting any 7-11. Every person who comes in can get a free slurpee.
Cheap Food in Jacksonville This Summer
Dreamette: Dreamette offers affordable ice cream from a local favorite. It’s a great place to take the kids for a cool treat this summer.
Sweet by Holly: Every Monday you can visit Sweet by Holly at the St. John Town Center and enjoy mini cupcakes for just $1.
The Mini Bar Donuts: These mini masterpieces pack big taste and are the perfect inexpensive treat for kids this summer. If the weather’s nice be sure to visit their courtyard where they have games for kids of all ages. Cost: $2.50 for a 3 pack.
Sweet Pete’s Cotton Candy: Sweet Pete’s a fun destination when the kids are out of school. Be sure to get some cotton candy for just $3. It’s gigantic, you can pick your own flavor and they even spin it for you while you wait.
Visit a Market in Jacksonville
Riverside Arts Market: Located downtown and open every Saturday from 10am-3pm. There is live music, tasty local treats, and activities for the kids.
Jax Beach Art Walk: Takes place in front of businesses along 1st St from Beach Blvd north to 5th Ave N on the second Tuesday of each month from 5-9pm.
Downtown Art Walk: Head to downtown Jacksonville the first Wednesday of every month from 5-9pm.
The North Beaches Art Walk: Set up at the Beaches Town Center on the third Thursday of every month from 5-9pm.
Mid Week Market: A farmers’ market located at Bull Park in Atlantic Beach every Wednesday from 3-7pm.
Palm Valley Farmers Market: Located in at the Palm Valley Community Center, every Tuesday from 1-4pm, rain or shine.
More Cheap & Free Summer Fun in Jacksonville
Shannon Beckham is a former Special Education teacher, turned SAHM that doesn’t spend a lot of time staying at home. Mom to Cole & Kiley, she loves cheering on the Gators, early morning visits to the beach and traveling with her family. She blogs about her adventures at The Beckham Project.