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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, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am

This long standing well loved event will begin at 10 am and concludes at Noon just south of the Red Cross Life Saving Station. Pre-registration will open April 1st. You can pre-register at the Jacksonville Beach Department of Parks & Recreation Office at 2508 South Beach Parkway or call 904-247-6236 Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. 

For more information, please contact: recreation@jaxbchfl.net or call 904-247-6238.


Brought to you by The Beaches Leader 

and Jacksonville Beach Parks & Recreation Dept.



Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

The 73rd Annual Beaches Parade is proud to announce this year's Parade. Applications will be available March 1, 2019. 

It is the City’s purpose to make this parade an expression of pride and community spirit of the beach's residents.
Therefore, it is understood that all units must be decorated in a tasteful manner. 

If you have any questions, please call the Parks & Recreation office 904.247.6236 or email at recreation@jaxbchfl.net. Applications can be picked up at the Parks & Recreation Office.

DEADLINE IS: March 29th by 4 PM.




Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am

A fundraising walk for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admission is free. 

For more information go to: https://www.bestbuddies.org; 





Sunday, May 5, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Looking for a pet? Stop by Latham Plaza and see the array of dogs and cats available for adoption. Their Mission is to  provide care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.

For more information please contact the Humane Society at (904) 725-8766.






Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

A Beach Catamaran Race along the East Coast of the United States. It will start at Fort Lauderdale Beach on May 6th and sail through a series of checkpoint/locations. Racers will arrive throughout the day on May 9th at the Hampton Inn and depart on May 10 .


For more information please go to: https://worrell1000race.com







Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00am

A 5K walk starting at the Pier and back to bring awareness of brain cancer.

More information contacts wavesofgray5k@gmail.com









Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00am

General Race information for the BeachFest 5k/10k to be held in Jax Beach on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 am


The BeachFest 5k/10k is a fund raiser for the Competition Team of the Volunteer Life Saving Corps. It is run on the beach at low tide on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 am, so conditions will be perfect for a run along the Atlantic Ocean. Two distances are available, a 5k run/walk and a 10k run/walk, which will be a double loop of the 5k.

Race entries can be found online at https://www.raceentry.com/races/beachfest-5k10k/2019/register









Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
2:30pm to 8:00pm

This Festival of Chariots, traditionally known as Ratha Yatra,  is an ancient tradition which goes back thousands years. This massive festival draws millions of sincere pilgrims to the small beach town. They will arrive, put together the Chariot and hand carry it down on the beach.

For more information, please go to www.festivalofchariots.org; 














Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

Come see these classic cars at the monthly Car Cruise at Latham Plaza every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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






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