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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, November 25, 2016 - 5:30pm to Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:00pm

Location: Seawalk Pavilion

Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp.  Free and open to the public, the light display aims to build community pride, foster private and public relationships, and provide a wholesome and festive downtown during the holidays.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Jacksonville Beach

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing, to the operation of a program of amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment. It was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:  Downtown Jacksonville Beach
 
Join Better Jacksonville Beach as they present the Jax Beach Art Walk.  This family-friendly event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Bring your family out to see dozens of great local artists, hear local musicians perform, and visit the participating businesses throughout the downtown Jacksonville Beach area.
 
Visit event website at http://www.betterjaxbeach.com for more information.
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:  Downtown Jacksonville Beach

Join Better Jacksonville Beach as they present the Jax Beach Art Walk.  This family-friendly event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Bring your family out to see dozens of great local artists, hear local musicians perform, and visit the participating businesses throughout the downtown Jacksonville Beach area.
 

Visit event website at http://www.betterjaxbeach.com for more information.

Tuesday, January 17, 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 p.m. (7 p.m. 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, January 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Location: Seawalk Pavilion

This will be the 42nd running of the Winter Beach Run. The run hosted by JTC Running and 1st Place Sports features a 10 mile and 5 mile run followed by a post-race celebration at the Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion. Participants receive a custom-designed moisture wicking shirt at registration and a special crafted medal upon finishing either of the runs. Races start at 2 p.m. from the Seawalk Pavilion. There is also a one mile fun run for the kids at 2:05 p.m.

Online registration is available at http://www.1stplacesports.com/.

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:00am

Location: Seawalk Pavilion

Lace up your shoes, leash your dog, and join us for the 2017 Chariots of Fur Beach Run & Festival! The Chariots of Fur is a unique event that participants can enjoy, with or without their dog, on the beautiful Jacksonville Beach. Presented by North Beaches Pharmacy. The Chariots of Fur event includes a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile Fun Run.

There will be sponsor booths, music, contests, food trucks, dog demos, dogs available for adoption, activities for kids, massages, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.

All 5K and 1-mile race registrants will receive a souvenir t-shirt and race packet filled with goodies for people and pups. The top 5K race finishers will be awarded hand-made ceramic dog bowls. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit nonprofit St. Francis Animal Hospital to provide medical care to family pets in need.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 7:30pm

Join us at the Beach for the 26.2 with Donna National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer.  This world class running event raises funds for groundbreaking breast cancer reserach and to help empower women living with breast cancer.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Location:  Downtown Jacksonville Beach

Join Better Jacksonville Beach as they present the Jax Beach Art Walk.  This family-friendly event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Bring your family out to see dozens of great local artists, hear local musicians perform, and visit the participating businesses throughout the downtown Jacksonville Beach area.
 

Visit event website at http://www.betterjaxbeach.com for more information.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00am

The Fletcher Middle School PTSA will be putting on the Fourth Annual Fletcher Middle School 5km Wave Of Success Run on February 18, 2017. This event is a great way to spend the day promoting a healthy life style and supporting the Beaches finest middle school.

All proceeds from this event will go to support the Fletcher Middle School PTSA. Walkers and runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in this great event!

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