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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.


Monday, July 15, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

This Surf Camp will be held on the Beach between 4th and 5th Avenue North to teach kids from 6th - 12th how to surf.







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.






Saturday, July 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

This is the 2nd Summer Arts Market featuring local artisans and vendors displaying and selling their product. Stop by and see what would appeal to you. This will be held at the Seawalk Pavilion.

For more information or to participate, please contact jon@softsandconsulting.com







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 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/








Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 5:00pm

This family friendly event takes place in front of businesses along 1st St from Beach Blvd north to 5th Ave N.  The Jax Beach Art Walk showcases the talent of great local artists and the businesses in the community.  Many of the participating businesses will have live music and specials throughout the art walk. Join us from 5:00 - 9:00 PM every second Tuesday for the Jax Beach Art Walk.

Better Jacksonville Beach welcomes local artists to participate in the Art Walk. Please keep in mind we are looking for visual art that you have made, not products or services.  For more information please go to: info@betterjaxbeach.com







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

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrating its 54 year, this traditional run will begin at the south end of the Pavilion Lawn,  run south, turnaround and return back to the Pavilion Lawn. Runners will be offered food, and beverages.

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


Friday, August 23, 2019 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday Night of Worship: Gates open 6:00 pm, Worship 6:30-9:30 pm; There will be a Kids Zone • Food Trucks • Music • Special Guest Speakers

For partnership opportunities, please contact Christopher White. info@onebodyunited.org; 904-772-4128

Saturday, August 31, 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; 










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