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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.


Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:00pm

One of the beloved Transformers, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian coastline community. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of transforming 18 and trying to find her area on the planet, finds Bumblebee, battle-scarred and damaged. They go on a quest to get the Autobots back to earth and defeat the Decepticons.

Movie starts at 9 PM, but recommend everyone to arrive early. There will be a variety of food vendors and games to play.









Sunday, June 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

A 2 part series where local businesses and vendors will promote and sell their products.

For more information or to participate please contact: 8103clothing@gmail.com





Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 9:00pm

The City of Jacksonville Beach is proud to host the annual 4th of July Fireworks! To be held at the Pier, we recommend everyone to get there early for a great seat. The Pier Parking lot will be open for seating only so bring your chairs and blankets!   









Sunday, July 7, 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The City of Jacksonville Beach is pleased to announce it's second Jazz Concert for the summer. We are sure you will enjoy the lineup!

OPENING ACT: Skyler Nolar starts at 5:00 PM - 6 PM

Back by popular demand. This young artist is hitting it big! He was selected as one of only two saxophone players in the country to be going to Grammy Camp last summer in L.A.  and had the opportunity to mingle with all the other singers, songwriters, production students and instrumentalists. His dynamic music will get you up out of your chairs.

MIDDLE ACT: Paula Atherton starts at 6:16 PM - 7:15 PM 

Some contemporary jazz artists just seem to carry a very valid “can’t miss” aura about them. The lovely and talented saxtress/vocalist Paula Atherton is certainly one of them. Out with her fifth release, Shake It, she does, in fact, shake up the groove, the soul, and just plain comfy vibes nestled in all c-jazz fans. Of course, if you’re a fan of hers, you have come to expect this as simply part of her beautiful and powerful music and character.


HEADLINER ACT:  Eric Darius starts  at  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Eric Darius, is an American saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator.  Since 2000, he has recorded as a leader for labels ranging from Blue Note and Higher Octave Music to Shanachie and Narada, all of which made the jazz album charts. The title track to 2008's Goin' All Out topped the smooth jazz charts. His styles are Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz Instrument and Saxophone Jazz.

You will need to get there early to save yourself a spot. We guarantee it will be packed with music lovers!  NO PETS ALLOWED



Saturday, July 13, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Family friendly Festival tied to the 4th of July, which is meant to celebrate and honor our freedom and our local military.

For more information, contact www.beachesfreedomfest.com; 





Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

This family-friendly Surf Conpetition will be held on the beach just south of the Pier but will also be subject to the northside based on wave forecast. 

For more information you can go to their websites at: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.






Friday, August 2, 2019 - 6:30pm

A 4 mile Beach Run 2 miles south of the Pavilion and back to start/finish.

To sign up and  for more information, please go to 1stplacesports.com; 






Saturday, August 3, 2019 -
11:00am to 8:30pm

A fun day for family and friends to gather at the beach for family oriented games, prizes and a day of relaxation before school starts for the kids. Also to include an expo for kids after-school programs.

For more information, please go to: www.bestsocietyusa.com; 









Saturday, August 10, 2019 -
8:00am to 4:00pm

Life Rolls On is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with various disabilities. 300 volunteers from Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation is hosting its 12 year where 70+ disabled people of all ages will take to the water just south of the Lifeguard Station. These young and old alike really enjoy a day in the water and the opportunity to surf. 

Contact: https://liferollson.org/








Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 7:30am

This is the 14th annual event, which involves an open water swim in the Atlantic Ocean along beautiful Jacksonville Beach, finishing just north of the iconic Jax Beach Lifeguard Station.

There are three distances to choose from. New this year is a 1k swim, perfect for someone just starting open water swimming. The 2k is the traditional 1.25 mile swim that has been a standard all these years. New last year was the 5k swim; every swimmer in this event will receive a finisher medal. Pick your distance and join us!

As always, there will be support kayaks and lifeguards along the way.


For those traveling, the Host Hotel is the Four Points by Sheraton, right on the beach at the start line, next to the lifeguard station. Call (904-435-3535, option zero) for reservations and mention that you are with the HammerHead Ocean Marathon. You will get a discounted rate for an ocean front hotel; you must reserve by July 17 in order to get this discount.

Early registration pricing ends two weeks before the race.  Online registration will close on Thursday night before the race, but you can still register at packet pick-up on Friday night or on race morning.

This event supports the Jacksonville Beach Volunteer Life Saving Corps and is supported by the City of Jax Beach Ocean Rescue.

To register and for more information please go to: https://www.raceentry.com/races/hammerhead-ocean-marathon/2019/register


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