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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.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:15pm

2 - 5K Races on the Beach running South beginning at the end of Beach Blvd by Ocean Rescue Station to 35th Ave South and Back to Ocean Rescue Station.


For more information please contact Dan Holloway at: hollowayd@duvalschools.org;

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Jax Beach Classic Car Cruise

Third Tuesday of each month

5:00 - 8:00 PM

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.  Thanks to the support of the City of Jacksonville Beach, we are now able to use Sea Walk Pavilion and Latham Plaza (across from the Pavilion, between 1st and and 2nd St on the corner of 2nd Ave N) to showcase pre-registered cars.  To apply for a spot in the plazas, email Jon at info@betterjaxbeach.com.   Classic vehicles not showcased in the plazas are welcome to park in the city parking lot next to Latham Plaza (75 1St St North).  Spaces in that lot are public parking and not reserved, so  we ask that you start parking your classic cars in the NW corner near Jax Beach City Hall as space becomes available to keep everyone together.  Unless you are parking at the Sea Walk Pavilion or Latham plaza, no registration is required.

At 8:00 PM, (7:00 during Winter hours) vehicles in the plazas (and anyone else with a classic car) will file out to cruise 1st St.  The route is 1st north to 6th Ave, left on 6th ave one block to 2nd St, go one block on 2nd St to 5th Ave, take 5th Ave east back to 1st St, then turn right back onto 1st St towards Beach Blvd.  Even if you don't have a classic car, come watch as the cruisers show off their ride!

This event is free and open to the public.

We are working in cooperation with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department and want to remind all participants that all traffic and open container laws will be enforced throughout the cruise.  This event is about encouraging families to come to the JBD and we ask you be respectful of that. 

 If you want to be kept up to date, sign up for our email list or send an email to info@betterjaxbeach.com.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

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, contact: http://www.surfesa.org/

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

Come and enjoy this month's movie: Secret Life of Pets; an animated film featuring Max a terrier who's quiet life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to take revenge.

Movie starts at 9:00. But stop by earlier and visit the many vendors to play games and take home goodies as well as our featured food carts.

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

A Fall Arts Market with many of local favorites showcasing and selling their wares. This event will be held in Latham Plaza and can be enjoyed by the entire family!


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


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