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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.


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion

The Jacksonville Sports Council will host the Spartan Race Opening Ceremony & Expo, a welcome event for the participants and their families of the Spartan Race North Florida Super and Sprint Weekend. The purpose is to have an opening ceremony and vendor Expo for the race as well as providing music and entertainment for guests.

For more information, please contact: www.jaxsports.com





Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
12:30pm to 3:00pm

Location:  On the beach south of the Red Cross Life Saving Station

This event is sponsored by the Beaches Leader and the Jacksonville Beach Recreation Department. 

Registration for the Sandcastle Contest begins on Monday, April 2, 2018.  Call the Jacksonville Beach Parks & Recreation office to sign up at 904-247-6263 or stop in at 2508 South Beach Parkway.

Contest Rules

Categories and Space Maps:

8 years & under/ 9-12 year olds / 13-16 year olds - View Space Map

Family - View Space Map

Group - View Space Map

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Location: Downtown Jacksonville Beach

The City of Jacksonville Beach welcomes you to our 72nd Annual Beaches Parade!  We encourage all groups to apply.  Contact the office of Parks & Recreation at (904) 247-6236 or email recreation@jaxbchfl.net if you have questions or would like to request an application.  Deadline to register is Friday, March 30, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.  Be a part of this annual Beaches tradition!

Click here to view brochure.

Click here to view parade application.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
8:00am to 11:00am

Best Buddies International will be hosting their annual Opening Ceremonies and walk with intellectural and developmental disabilities. They are the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

If you would like to take a part of this activity, please go to: www.bestbuddies.org.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Mobile Collection Event from 9am-3pm and complimentary paper shredding from 9am-noon.  Event located at 1460-A Shetter Ave., Jax. Beach


Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
7:00am to 5:00pm

East Coast Grom Tour will host their surfing contest for 17 year olds and younger near the Pier. If you would like to be a part of this activity please go to: Www.eastcoastgromtour.com.




Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
A family friendly event featuring local artists along 1st Street and Latham Plaza. Our purpose is to create a thriving downtown Jacksonville Beach that encourages the families, residents, and visitors of the beaches communities to consider the area their go to destination.

For artists who would like to be a part of this event, please contact:





Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
7:00am to 11:00am

Location:  On the beach, near the pier

A 5K benefit walk to raise money and awareness for Brain Cancer Research. If you are interested in participating, please contact the following group:  wavesofgray5k@gmail.com.




Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion

Bring the kids to the Seawalk Pavilion where they will learn all about having fun, but staying safe. When they go through the bicycle safety course, they get to keep their bicycle helmet!







Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Location:  Huguenot Park





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