Live music, a foodie paradise, local small-town vibes and beach views come together to create the idyllic backdrop for a great Jacksonville Beach getaway. The Seawalk Pavilion is the crown jewel of the beaches festival scene, centrally located in Jax Beach. The beach bars, shops and eateries that surround the Seawalk Pavilion offer visitors countless hours of beachside fun. In Atlantic Beach, you can find the unique Beaches Town Center. These shops, bars and restaurants are as quaint as beach towns get, and this is where the beach locals unwind or get the party started. The walkable square also has ice cream to cool you off, beers in a historic bar and plenty #onlyinjax memories.
1. Moonlight Movie Series
Sit seaside and watch a show! There’s no place quite like Jax Beach on a breezy 75 degree night, surrounded by stars and the sound of waves. The Moonlight Movie Series in Jax Beach is a great way to see family-friendly films and enjoy the great outdoors. The Moonlight Movie Series has a variety of family-friendly attractions and feature films. Take the family or make it a date night. Enjoy a romantic night on the beach or a picnic dinner with the whole family or your best friends. The Seawalk Pavilion location makes it easy to find a seat with their grass lots and access to the parking lot. Not to mention, steps away from the shore.
2. The Donna Marathon
When we say that this marathon is #onlyinjax, we mean it. The Donna Marathon throughout the entire Beaches communities and features an ocean breeze with each step of the race. DONNA Marathon Weekend begins in the heart of Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach at the Beaches Town Center This is the only marathon in the nation to donate all its proceeds to Breast Cancer research. The Beaches go pink for this amazing race!
3. Springing The Blues
Blues are a foundational part of the musical heritage of Jacksonville. With its unique history and local tie-in, Springing The Blues is one of the most highly anticipated music events in the state. The free three-day festival features performances by blues legends and emerging artists who fuse blues with other influences, including rock, funk, soul, swing, boogie, roots, hip-hop and gospel.
4. The Community First Seawalk Music Festival
This beachside music fest is a celebration of everything that makes up local Jax culture, and visitors are more than welcome to join in on the fun. With local artists, food and everything right down to the crew – this free one-day event is a great way to experience all the best of Jacksonville in one spot! Enjoy some easy listening while you shop, dine and laugh.
5. North Beaches Art Walk
Highlighting local artists, unique art and diverse community will make any family feel like they’re at home. For over 10 years, the North Beaches Art Walk has been a monthly staple of the Atlantic Beach, with live performances and a #onlyinjax neighborhood vibe, this market is a must-see at our beaches.
6. Sea & Sky Air Show
Thrilling, dynamic and faster than the eye can see—The Sea and Sky Air Show is a great time to feel the energy of the beaches. The world-renowned United States Navy Blue Angels soar ahead, against a glittering sea backdrop. The Angels, along with talented pilots from around the country will leave you speechless. The beautiful formations, stunts and aerobatic displays make for an event that will leave your whole family awe-struck.
Next time you head to Jacksonville with the family, make sure to check which of these exciting events are happening during your visit!