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Find It All in Jacksonville Beach

The Blues, Jazz, Rock’n Roll, the Pops, and the Movies!

Jacksonville Beach continues its tradition as the entertainment center of Northeast Florida. Spring and Summer are festival and concert season in this city by the sea. Fans of the blues, jazz, classical music, and movies are just a few of the many who are drawn to the nearly weekly events in Jacksonville Beach that offer family entertainment.

Beginning in March, Jacksonville Beach residents and visitors have an opportunity to enjoy some of the best national and regional bands, all with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop. Festivals also feature a variety of arts, crafts and children's activities.


Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:00am

Starts at the Lifeguard Station on Beach Blvd. to Beach Proper

The Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard Competition Team is hosting the 24th annual Jacksonville Beach Challenge. This event is open to all USLA lifeguard agencies in the United States. All proceeds of the event go to help supporting the Jax Beach Competition team for equipment, travel, and uniform funding. The public is welcome to watch such a unique fast-paced competition.

For More Information:http://jaxbeachlifeguard.org


Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:00pm

Watch some of your favorite characters - Mowgli, Baloo, Bagherra and others in this popular remake of The Jungle Book at the Seawalk Pavilion. Bring your chairs, blankets and the whole family!




Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening of fireworks presented by the City of Jacksonville Beach at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. More information to follow.






Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 8:00am

The third contest in this series.  It was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast.

For more information, contact: http://www.surfesa.org/




Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Jax Beach Arts Market
July 11, 2017
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:  Downtown Jacksonville Beach

Join Better Jacksonville Beach for the Jax Beach Art Walk.  This family-friendly event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 PM until 9 PM.  Bring your family out to see dozens of great local artists, hear local musicians perform, and visit the participating businesses throughout the downtown Jacksonville Beach area.

 If you want to be kept up to date, sign up for our email list or send an email to info@betterjaxbeach.com

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 8:00am

July 12-13, 2017

Start at the Lifeguard Station on Beach Blvd. to 2nd Ave South Beach Proper

Jacksonville Beach Lifeguards will be hosting the South Atlantic Lifesaving Association Regional Lifeguard Competition this year in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Hundreds of USLA lifeguards from beaches across the Atlantic coast ascend on Jacksonville Beach for two action-packed days of competition. Competitors will be participating in events such as; paddle board rescue, landline, Ironman and more. The public is welcome to come and watch such a unique fast-paced competition.





Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

At the Seawalk Pavilion on Saturday July 15th from noon-10pm. Enjoy BBQ from over 10 of the area's top food trucks, live music & entertainment, a beer garden, kid zone, arts and crafts + more. Enjoy vip access + the official 2017 commemorative cup at this years festival by registering for a complimentary ticket


For more information and to purchase VIP tickets please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beaches-freedom-festival-tickets



Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise

Third Tuesday of each month

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Whether you want to show off your classic car or you want to admire your neighbor's car, bring your family out and enjoy the Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise.  Thanks to the support of the City of Jacksonville Beach, we are now able to use Sea Walk Pavilion and Latham Plaza (across from the Pavilion, between 1st and and 2nd St on the corner of 2nd Ave N) to showcase pre-registered cars.  To apply for a spot in the plazas, email Jon at info@betterjaxbeach.com.   Classic vehicles not showcased in the plazas are welcome to park in the city parking lot next to Latham Plaza (75 1St St North).  Spaces in that lot are public parking and not reserved, so  we ask that you start parking your classic cars in the NW corner near Jax Beach City Hall as space becomes available to keep everyone together.  Unless you are parking at the Sea Walk Pavilion or Latham plaza, no registration is required.

At 8:00 PM, (7:00 during Winter hours) vehicles in the plazas (and anyone else with a classic car) will file out to cruise 1st St.  The route is 1st north to 6th Ave, left on 6th ave one block to 2nd St, go one block on 2nd St to 5th Ave, take 5th Ave east back to 1st St, then turn right back onto 1st St towards Beach Blvd.  Even if you don't have a classic car, come watch as the cruisers show off their ride!

This event is free and open to the public.

We are working in cooperation with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department and want to remind all participants that all traffic and open container laws will be enforced throughout the cruise.  This event is about encouraging families to come to the JBD and we ask you be respectful of that. 

 If you want to be kept up to date, sign up for our email list or send an email to info@betterjaxbeach.com.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Jacksonville Beach Summer Arts Market

Saturday, July 29, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

A local arts market featuring artists and local businesses showing off their art work and wares.  For more information, please contact Jon McGowan at www.betterjacksonvillebeach.com;

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

Food Truck East Jax, Inc. will be hosting the 2nd Annual JAXCOT - Jax Around the World on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 & 6 at the Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza. They will be featuring a variety of Food Trucks representing foods from around the world, Vendors, Music and a Kid's Zone.

For more information please go to https://on.spingo.com/v/jaxcot_jax_around_the_world;


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