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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, June 23, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Location:  Latham Plaza

Back by popular demand, the Arts Market will host an additional Arts Market at Latham Plaza. Lots of arts and crafts to please everyone's tastes. For more information, please go to www.betterjaxbeach.com;



Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion


The second movie featured in this four part movie series is Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle.  Follow four teenagers who are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Moonlight Movies is the first free-to-the-public, outdoor movie series on the First Coast.  Arrive early for the best seats.  Shown on a huge screen on stage at the SeaWalk Pavion, the movie will begin at 9PM.  This action-packed movie will be enjoyed by everyone. Bring your blankets and chairs. A variety of vendors will be on site. 

Restrictions include alcohol, skateboards, bicycles, and glass.  Enjoy the movie!

View the Moonlight Movies poster

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 9:00pm

Bring the entire family and spend the evening celebrating America's birthday!

Fireworks will be shot from the Jacksonville Beach Pier at 9 PM.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE PIER PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSED FOR PARKING AND THERE WILL BE SECURITY TO MONITOR to keep everyone safe. Bring your blankets, snacks and enjoy the fireworks!

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Location:  SeaWalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza

The Beaches Freedom Festival is about bringing the community together featuring music, food, and a variety of vendors for all to enjoy.

For more information please go to: www.beachesfreedomfest.com.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

The second surf contest by the Eastern Surfing Association. It will be held near the Pier.

For more information please contact: Kathy Austin2@comcast.net;





Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The 2nd Summer Arts Market back by demand. Find unique arts and crafts hand made by local artists.


For more information please contact: info@betterjaxbeach.com;





Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Location:  South side of the pier

A community family focused focused Surfing Contest where pros and locals will be competing. To be held on the southside of the Pier.

For more information, go to https://www.boldbrandsjax.com/void-pro-am.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:30pm

The Tour de Pain is a 4 Miles Beach Run starting on the beach near the Seawalk Pavilion, run 2 miles south and back.

To sign up, you can contact their Jacksonville Beach Store at 904-270-2221

Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
8:00am to 4:00pm

The Life Rolls On Foundation is hosting their 11th annual surfing for the disabled with over 200 land and water volunteers assisting.

To volunteers or participate, please contact susan.blalock@brooksrehab.org;

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:00am

The Festival of the Chariots, also known as Ratha Yatra, is a timeless festival, originating in the ancient city of Jagannatha Puri in India.  Today, this festival, which celebrates an invitation to the Lord of the Universe to enter our hearts, is held in many major cities across the globe. There will be a Beach Procession at 2:30 PM followed by a Multi-cultural Program on the Pavilion Stage.

For more information, go to their website at: www.festivalofchariots.org.



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