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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 26, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

Join the  City of Jacksonville Beach, Naval Station Mayport and the Cities of Jacksonville, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach as the skies and waterways of the First Coast are transformed into the backdrop for the most exciting air acts and military demonstrations. This FREE event will feature a dynamic over-the-ocean sky show highlighted by the world-famouns United States Navy Blue Angels along with other military and civilian flight teams, live entertainment, a street festival featuring static displays of aircraft and military vehicles, simulators, recruitment booths, a kids area and much more.!

Performers at this year's exhilarting show are:  

U.S. Navy Blue Angels
U.S. Army Golden Knights
Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
Bill Stein Airshows
Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron
Korean War Hero 
F-35 Demo Team 
GEICO Skytypers with Miss GEICO
Redline Air Shows
Vampire Airshows
CAF Red Tail Squadron
CGAS Savannah
Quick Silver - Scott Yoak



Thursday, October 31, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Surfer [The Bar] 5k benefiting the HEAL Foundation

Surfer [the Bar] and Run4beer.com are excited about our first Jacksonville Beach 5k Race and 1 mile fun/run. Proceeds benefit The HEAL Foundation - Helping Enrich Autistic Lives. HEAL provides grants to local organizations, camps, programs and schools serving those with autism in Northeast Florida.

This is more then a race this will be an event.
With entry participants receive:
Professionally Chip Timed beach 5k race or un-timed 1 mile fun run or walk
Free first beer and after party at Surfer [The Bar] - to those aged 21 and up
Florida Race Day Run-Race-Repeat 5k pint glass or stainless steel reusable sports bottle
Very Cool Run4beer finisher medal
Chance for awards based on time, age and gender
Door Prizes
After Race party
Free Downloadable Finisher Photos
This Race will take place on Jacksonville Beach leaving from beach at 1st Avenue near the Seawalk Pavilion heading south and returning back. After the race the awards and after-party and your beer will be waiting for you at Surfer [The Bar].

The race starts at 9 am sharp. Packet pick up is Friday at Surfer [The Bar] Friday 11/8 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

5k Awards are based on fastest time. Overall, and age groups - 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and older. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

The monthly Art Walk held at Latham Plaza. Local artisans to showcase their wares. Time to start thinking about Holiday shopping.


For more information,  please go to: info@betterjaxbeach.com





Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

A Fall Family Friendly Festival in partnership with Void Magazine, Edible and Bold Brands Live featuring NE Floida food, wine and cheese pairings, vendors, and live music.

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



Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 5:00pm

Deck The Chairs, one of the favorite of all events will be bigger and better this year. 


November 23 - January 1st. Exhibit Lights on at 5 PM to 1 AM every night

Beaches Go Green Changing Tides Play Space Open through January 1st

Krystal Klean Holiday Light Show at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM every weekend


November 18th: Build and Decorate the Chairs

November 23rd: Beaches Go Green Changing Tides Play Space at the Seawalk Pavilion: 4 PM - 8 PM

December 7th: Jaguars Pep Rally at the Seawalk Pavilion: 2 PM - 4 PM

December 14th: Tuba Christmas; 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM; Night of Music and Dance: 4 PM - 8 PM

December 21st: Meet The Sponsors: 5 PM - 7 PM

December 24th: Christmas Eve Service; 5 PM - 7 PM

January 1st: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Pep Rally; 4 PM - 8 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Tuba Christmas is comprised of approximately 200 students and adults performers playing Holiday Music with Tubas. This worldwide organization is dedicated to developing, expanding, and preserving the music arts. Music starts at 10 AM at the Seawalk Pavilion.



Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Pep Rally will be held at the Seawalk Pavilion. More details to follow as we move forward.

The Gator Bowl is bringing two of the best teams in the country to TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL this winter, and while we don't know much beyond that at the moment, we can pretty much promise that it'll be a game worth experiencing live and in person!  Now known as the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl and featuring tie-ins with the SEC, Big Ten, and ACC, the Gator Bowl has a long-standing reputation as one of the biggest games of the college football postseason.








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