Recreation & Special Events


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The City of Atlantic Beach has a Facebook page for Recreation and Special Events. Visit us and "like" us if you would like to keep up to date on the city’s recreational events via Facebook!

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The City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation is happy to provide free WiFi to visitors of the Recreation centers.

All events hosted by the City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation are free to the public unless otherwise stated.

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The City of Atlantic Beach wihow to get a permitll be utilizing a new platform for all permits/rentals through Civic Rec. By transitioning to this platform, we are able to better serve you by placing all of our offerings in one convenient location. If you are looking to reserve a Community Center, Pavilion, Park, or Campsite, or looking to sign up for one of our programs or activities, you can now reserve and pay ALL IN ONE PLACE!

With this new platform, you will need to create an account that will store all of your information. No more having to fill out your information, again and again, each time you want to reserve a pavilion or go camping. We also have a convenient catalog, listing everything that is available to be reserved or programs being offered. Click HERE to be taken to the new platform!

This is a brand new platform, so please let us know f you have any difficulties with trying to reserve a facility or sign-up for a program, by calling (904) 247-5828 for assistance.

Tai-Chi - Held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - noon

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Community Yoga - Wednesdays at Adele Grage Cultural Center - 9 a.m.

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Join us for yoga every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Adele Grage Cultural Center. 

All levels are welcome, and it's FREE to attend. 

All you need is to bring a mat and some water. 

The class is taught by Tracy Marko.


Artists will be invited to bring you the holiday shopping kick-off event in Atlantic Beach at the Adele Grage Center on Thursday, December 1st, from 5-8 pm. Join us for a relaxing time with friends and neighbors, shop or browse a little, eat, drink and be merry all in one place. 

Gather at 716 Ocean Blvd.  Atlantic Beach, FL  32233.

Free food and drinks.

More information can be found HERE.


This free Holiday event will be held where Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach meet the beach. Starting at 4 p.m. with musical and dance performances, Make your own and take-it-home craft tables for all ages. Jump on the hayride and join in the activities set up throughout Beaches Town Center. The Mayors of both cities will light the community tree & Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by sleigh at 5:30 pm. The City of Atlantic Beach, The City of Neptune Beach, the Beaches Town Center Agency, and The Beaches Town Center Merchants Association sponsor this annual event.

A timeline of events and more information can be found HERE

Songwriters Concert - December 4 - 6 p.m.

Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in Gulliford Hall at the Adele Grage Cultural Center.
 Plan on being with us whether you write, sing, play or enjoy listening to good music. Hosted by Roy Peak, local performers transform Gulliford Hall from 6-8 pm with original music creations. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Seating is first come, first served for this admission-free, alcohol-free event. Performers should contact host Roy Peak at for more information.

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Upcoming Dates

December 4January 8
February 5

Brush Up! Canvas Paint Class - Friday, December 16

Join us for a free family paint night at Jordan Community Center on Friday, December 16th. To participate, you must register HERE. Space is limited! 

December Canvas Class 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Canine Carnivale - February 11th @ Jordan Park
  • Movies in the Park - February 24th @ Jordan Park - Black History Month movie TBA
  • Tour de Parks - March 11th
  • Egg Hunt - April 8th @ Jordan Park
  • Arts in the Park - April 22 @ Johansen Park
  • Wellfest - May 6th @ Johansen Park

Senior Activities - Gail Baker Center

Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens! Seniors, if you’re looking for something to do, join us at the Gail Baker Community Center, 2072 George St., with your friends and make some new ones.

Senior activities include:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Games
  • Social meetings
  • Aerobics
  • Health & wellness
  • And more…

Tai Chi is held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - noon at the Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd.

*Beginning in September, Tai Chi will be held twice a week from 11 a.m. - noon: Tuesdays at Adele Grage Cultural Center and Thursdays at the Gail Baker Community Center.

Check out the Calendar of Events HERE.

For additional information, contact Shalonda Smith at 247-5851.


Photographed by Nancy Ruppert

Atlantic Beach is your beach.  Please enjoy our beautiful beaches, keep it clean, and only leave footprints & paw prints behind.

The City of Atlantic Beach allows leashed dogs on the beach, except while in the water. Please respect your fellow beachgoers. 

Weddings on the beach require a permit issued at the Recreation Department.

Please dispose of all trash and pet droppings in the trash receptacles provided at each beach access. Respect others while on the beach and be safe. Thank you for making  "your" Atlantic Beach beautiful! 

(2016 Photo Contest Submission Photographed by Nancy) 

For more information, contact the Recreation office at (904) 247-5828 or email