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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, July 31, 2021 - 9:00am

2nd Annual CPL Andy Lavender 5k 1 Mile Run. Registration opens at 7 AM. Event hours are from 9 AM to 4 PM. Will also have 3 bands, a bounce house and some food booths. Hours are from 7 AM Registration, Race at 9 AM with entertainment till 4 PM.

















Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 8:00am

A surfing day for approximately 72 disabled surfers with approximately 300 volunteers giving them the opportunity to enjoy a day at the Beach. This will be held just south of the Lifeguard Station. For more information, please contact Susan Blalock@brooksrehab.org









Friday, August 13, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

A 4 Mile Beach Run starting on the beach from the Pavilion, head 2 miles south and return back to the Pavilion area. If you are interested in participating, please go to www.firstplacesports.com;










Saturday, August 14, 2021 -
8:00am to 8:00pm

The Festival of Chariots Foundation will host their yearly event by assembling their Chariot on 1st Street at the Seawalk Pavilion Lawn. They will have the Chariot Procession on the beach from 1:30 to 4:30 then back to the Pavilion Lawn that includes a spiritual with music and dance.

This Festival of Chariots, traditionally known as Ratha Yatra,  is an ancient tradition which goes back thousands years. This massive festival draws millions of sincere pilgrims to the small beach town,  Jagannath Puri in Western India, where the otherwise temple worship is brought to streets for everyone. Every year three 45 foot tall carts are lovingly crafted and prepared for the celebration.







Sunday, August 15, 2021 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

A Arts Market that features local vendors selling their wares. Also features Food Trucks. To participate or for more information, please contact: 8103clothing@gmail.com;









Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 7:00am

One of many surf contest held statewide, this contest is for kids 15 and under just south of the Pier. For more information, please contact gnarlycharliegromseries @gmail.com; 










Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 4:00pm

A community focused surfing contest which will be held at the Jacksonville Beach Pier this summer! This event will feature both professional and amateur divisions, including grom divisions, too! Come on out to witness our area's top surfing talent while they battle it out for bragging rights and a chance to win cold hard cash in the MENS & WOMENS PRO divisionsThis Surf Contest will be held just north of the pier. For more information, please contact Mike Sasser at mie@voidlive.com







Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 6:30pm

Registration will be held at the Seawalk Pavilion Lawn. There will also be live music on the Pavilion Stage. The race will begin on the beach, head south 2.5 miles and back to the Pavilion. Tijuana Flats will be offering free tacos to all participants. For more information please go to www.1stplacesports.com; 









Saturday, September 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

The Beaches Muesum is hosting the annual Riding the Rails Pablo Beach Train Day. They will be offering historical exhibits, model trains, a trackless train to offer rides, and activities for families and children. The Boy Scouts will be selling hot dogs, chips and sodas. For more information please contact: info@beachesmuseum.org








Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 8:30am

Eidon Presents The 23rd Annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic & Beaches Go Green Women's PRO $2500.

An all-female surf contest with different heats. For more information please contact Samantha Ryanat sam@sistersofthesea.org.