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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, September 23, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

Location:  On the beach and ocean - south side of the pier

This is the 19th Annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic. The event will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8 AM at the south side of the Jax Beach Pier. Entry fee will be $40 per division for pre-registration and $60 per division the day of the contest. Entry forms are available now. Up to 150 girls will compete!

The Sisters of the Sea is a non-profit organization for women surfers in Jacksonville, Florida.  The group was founded in July of 1997 when 8 women came together for a surf session in Hanna Park. It was a sunny, glassy, waist high day and everyone had a blast. Since then, the group has grown steadily. The Sisters of the Sea is a group of women who love to surf. They encourage and support each other in and out of the water. Many strong friendships have developed as a result of the creation of this organization. The group gathers for a beach clean up once a month and if the waves permit...a surf session afterwards. Land meetings are also held when necessary.

For more information visit their website at: sistersofthesea.org.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm


The 9/11 HEROES RUN unites communities internaionally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the wars since: veteral, first reponder, civilian, and military.  Join in to rais awareness and honor the fallen.

The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and the families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1st Lt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…”

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k +1M fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are organized by local volunteers who are serving in their communities. The 9/11 Heroes Run is the perfect opportunity for your community to come together and thank your local veterans, first responders, and their families each year at fun and family friendly event!

For more information go to http://www.travismanion.org/.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion

Moonlight Movies is a popular Jacksonville Beach event for the whole family.  Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this month's movie The Secret Life of Pets.  Bring a picnic to enjoy before the movie, visit our vendors to munch on popcorn, candy and beverages, or dine at one of the local restaurants.  It is sure to be a great night out under the stars with the sound of the ocean in the background.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
8:00am to 3:00pm


Location:  On the beach and in the ocean - a minimum of 300' from the south side of the pier

The fourth contest in this series.  It was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast.

For more information, go to: www.nfl.surfesa.org.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

The Summer Arts Market was such a hit, we are bringing back one for the Fall.

Come and browse, shop and purchase some unique items for yourself or for a loved one. It's never too early to start on your Holiday Shopping List!

For more information or if you are interested in becoming a vendor, please go to: www.betterjaxbeach.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 -
8:00am to 10:30am


Location:  On the beach near the Pier

This one mile run is a fundraiser for Chemo Noir, raising money for cancer patients.

For more information, go to https://chemonoir.com/events-1/.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
8:00am to 6:00pm

Cross Fit Black Hive is proud to present its 3rd annual Fitness Fair that will be held at the Seawalk Pavilion as well as a 100 Meter Swim.


This event is an annual gathering of fitness competitions, fitness industry leaders, and fitness fun. This event is free to the public and will showcase the latest products and services from the health and fitness industry, as well as products and services from our local Jax Beach business community There will be apparel, equipment vendors, music and food on hand so come join the fun!

For more information please go to: www.Info@TheGritGames.com;




Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Their mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.

At a Surfers For Autism event, their surfers are provided a safe, fun, judgement free environment where highly skilled surf instructors carefully guide them into waves.


For more information please go to: surfersforautism.org




Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Beaches Oktoberfest is Florida's Largest Annual Oktoberfest. The three day festival held in the heart of North Florida at the Jacksoville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion attracts 45,000 - 55,0000 attendees. This family friendly festival will present a large variety of german beer, performances daily by national performing acts, food trucks, a ferris wheel, arts & crafts vendors, games, activities and more.


For more information, please visit: www.beachesoktoberfest.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

5th Annual Surf Contest for Athletes 16 Years and Younger. To be held on the south side of the pier.



For more information, please contact the Aqua East Surf Shop: 246-2550.

















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