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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.


Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Beaches Museum along with the Lazzara Family Foundation presents John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band.  As the title of his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records CD suggests, Grammy Award and Blues Music Award Nominee, John Primer is truly “The Real Deal.” At 8 years old, John borrowed his first guitar and started to strum. Before that he played a homemade guitar built on the wall of the house with a broom wire, 2 nails, and 2 rocks to make it tight. With the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Milton, Elmore James, BB & Albert King reverberating through his Grandmother Laura Nell’s tube radio, John was instantly hooked. Early inspiration came from his family steeped in spiritual, gospel, blues and R&B tradition.


For more information please contact: 904-241-5657 or; info@beachesmuseum.org





Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 8:00pm

Celebrating its 30th year, this 3 day Festival will be featuring two stages of entertainment, food, vendors, a ferris wheel and much more. For more information, please go to: www.springingtheblues.com;  





Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 10:00am

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the City of Jacksonville Beach's Wingate Park Facility.  AGE GROUPS are as follows: toddlers and 3-4 year olds: 10 AM; 5-6 & 7-8 year olds: 10:30. Bring your Easter Basket and dress up! Lots of prizes.









Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 6:00am

In its 70th year, the traditional Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 6 AM. Bring your chairs and listen to a great service along with a Christian band. Coffee and Donuts will be available. 



Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 5:00pm

The monthly Art Walk will take place on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please contact: jon@softsandconsulting.com.








Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Sponsored by The Beaches Leader and the Parks and Recreation Department, the annual and traditional Sandcastle Contest will be held on the beach just south of the Red Cross Life Saving Station. There are several Categories: 

  • 8 years & under
  • 9-12 Year olds
  • 13-16 Year Olds
  • Family
  • Group

A maximum of three people may work on any one castle/sculpture except in the Family and Group Categories which is limited to five. All winners should stay with their sculptures after the awares are presented to enable photographers to take pictures of the winners and their work. No advanced modeling or carrying of water or san will be allowed.Trophies will be awarded dto the 1nsand 2nd place winners in each category and to the Overall Best in Show. All registered participants will receive a free Sandcastle Contest T-shirt.  




Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

The City of Jacksonville Beach is proud to host the 74th Annual Beaches Parade! If your group or company would like to participate, you can stop by the Parks and Recreation Office Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 4 PM. or you can contact Diana Buono at dbuono@jaxbchfl.net. DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 AT 4:00 PM.


Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 8:00am

A fundraising walk for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is the world's largest organization dedicated to enxing the social,  physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmetal disabilities. For more information go to their websiste at www.bestbuddies.org; 














Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 8:00am

In its 3rd year. This event is sponsored by in part of the Waves of Gray and Baptist Foundation. It is a 5K walk starting down near the Pier. For more information, please go to: wavesofgray5k@gmail.com








Saturday, May 9, 2020 -
9:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrating its 26th Anniversary,  the American Legion, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department and Florida Fish and Wildlife presents this fun filled day for kids ages 15 and under. They will have fishing, pony rides, games and more. This will be held at Huguenot Park - 3rd Street South and 19th Avenue South.














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