Special Events

Contact Information

Special Events:
(904) 247-6157
Contact Us

Find It All in Jacksonville Beach

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 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

On The Beach south of the Red Cross Life Saving Station. Sponsored by The Beaches Leader and the Jacksonville Beach Recreation Department.  Registration for the Sandcastle Contest begins Monday, April 3, 2017.  Call Jacksonville Beach Parks & Recreation office to Sign-Up at 904-247-6236 or stop in at 2508 South Beach Parkway. 

Sandcastle Rules & Regulations

Sand Castle Squares Map

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

The City of Jacksonville Beach welcomes you once again to be part of our 71st Annual Beaches Parade! We encourage all groups to apply. Entry Fee is $200.00 for-profit. No charge for non-profit/non-commercial organizations.  Contact the Office of Parks & Recreation at 247-6236 or dbuono@jaxbchfl.net to get an application. Deadline to register is Friday, March 31st by 4:00 p.m. Be a part of this annual tradition!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00am

 Beginning at 8:00 AM this walk will make 4 loops from the Seawalk Pavilion and circle Latham Plaza.

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk (BBFW) is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Proceeds from the Best Buddies Friendship Walk provide the necessary tools for people with IDD to become more independent and valued members of our society.

For more information: https://bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/jaxwalk;

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am

Wavemasters are proud to present the 34 Annual Pro-Am Surfing Contest Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7. Come out and watch the fun and skills of surfing! Start time for both days is 10 AM




Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Art Walk held the 2nd Tuesday of Each Month downtown Jacksonville Beach showcasing various artisans and crafts. Brought to you by:

For more information, contact: www.betterjaxbeach.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00am

ESA is the largest amateur surfing association in the world. Their family oriented programs promote a healthy and active lifestyle. This event begins their 50th Anniversary season of surfing contests each month to the end of the year - weather permitting.

For more information please contact: http://www.surfesa.org/competition/easterns/ 



Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00am


Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Location:  Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza

Whether you want to show off your classic car or you want to admire your neighbor's car, bring your family out and enjoy the Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise.

At 8:30 PM (7 PM during winter hours) vehicles in the plazas (and anyone else with a classic car) will file out to cruise 1st Street.  Even if you don't have a classic car, come watch as the cruisers show off their rides!

For more information, visit http://www.betterjaxbeach.com.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am

Jacksonville Beach Fest

May 20, 2017

The Beach Fest 5k/10k and Run/Swim/Run will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 am in Jax Beach, on the beach. The event is a fundraiser for the Volunteer Life Saving Corps Competition Team and will be managed by the Corps. 1st Place Sports will be the timing agency. Monies raised are to help fund the Competition Team in their Regional and National competitions, and for equipment and uniforms. Approximately 200 people are anticipated to attend.


For more Information: http://www.active.com/jacksonville-beach-fl/water-sports/swimming-races/beach-fest-5k-10k-and-run-swim-run-2017?int=72-3-A6

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am

FREE  FREE  FREE: At Huguenot Park

Children ages 15 and under can fish for free. Enjoy Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and drinks along with Pony Rides, games and displays. Dunk the cop & MORE! Drawings for Prizes and gifts. Kids of all ages invited for other activities. Sponsored by the American Legion, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.





Search form