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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.


Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:00am to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

Location:  South of the pier

Florida Surfing Association will hold their Annual WaveMasters and Battle of the Brands. They will have a huge event with tons of prizes, professional judges, 4 man heats and a great contest.  Applications can be picked up at Sunrise Surf Shop or you can go online to fill an application out

For more information, visit http://floridasurfing.org/event/state-championships/.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion

This FREE outdoor movie features Hotel Transylvania 2.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Get there early to secure your viewing spot. There will be a variety of vendors to visit and food to enjoy.

Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bicycles, and glass.

The movie begins at 9:00 P.M.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza

The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of the endangered North Atlantic right whales to the warm coastal waters off northeast Florida and Georgia, where they give birth to and nurse their young.  The 9th annual festival will feature live music, exhibits promoting marine conservation with onsite marine mammal scientists, kid's activities, art and unique gifts, a beach clean-up, food truck, and murch more.  This free festival takes place rain or shine.

For more information visit www.rightwhalefestival.com


Friday, November 3, 2017 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion

The Symphony will be providing wonderful sounds on this day. The music will include the following:

  • Star Trek Through The Years
  • Flight of the Bumblebee from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
  • Clair De Lune
  • The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
  • The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons
  • Blast Off
  • Armed Forces Salute

Come and enjoy the evening of beautiful music.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza

The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville will host their 15th year of the Annual Buddy Walk. Everyone gets to have fun with a Walk, Awards Ceremony and a celebration with games, rides, food and music. The first 15 teams to raise $3,500 will be part of this year’s “Fabulous 15” and will be honored on the“Fabulous 15” banner at the Buddy Walk.

You can sign up on line at https://dsaj.org/

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza

A family friendly fall festival in partnership with Void Magazine featuring Northeast Florida food, craft beer and music at the Seawalk Pavilion from Noon to 10 PM.

For more information you can go to www.bruvaljax.com.

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to Monday, January 1, 2018 - 9:00pm

Jacksonville Beach Deck The Chairs Annual Holiday Tradition

Jacksonville Beach Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic chairs of The American Red Cross Life Saving Corps. Forty chairs are sponsored by local business and decorated by regional artists. The exhibit is on display in downtown Jacksonville Beach at the Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza from the end of November and the entire month of December.

Founded to benefit our nation’s only remaining Volunteer Life Saving Corps, Jax Beach Deck The Chairs (JBDTC) is a one-of-a-kind holiday event. JBDTC brings community together, shares a joyful spirit of diverse creativity, and provides important economic benefit to the region during off-season.

JBDTC is proud to support the Volunteer Life Saving Corps of Jacksonville Beach. All net proceeds from JBDTC go to help supplement funding provided by the American Red Cross and the City of Jacksonville Beach. Funds are needed for training and outreach programs, and maintenance of its oceanfront facility. For more information, visit www.jaxbeachlifeguard.org; Hours vary so please check our the schedule at www.dtc.org;

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

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