Recreation & Special Events


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Third Annual Photo Contest Winner 


Congratulations: Paul Gunsaulies  


Paul Gunsaulies photo titled "Atlantis" will be featured on the 2019 Calendar of Events Brochure and the City’s website.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted photos for this years photo contest. 

Thank you to this year's judges: Amelia Thompson, Linda Stewart, and Della Giovanni.

MOVIES IN THE PARK November 9th..

Wonder Movie Mom dad and Child. Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay

Movies under the Stars begin in August with FREE popcorn.  Grab the chairs and blankets to enjoy movies on the big screen outdoors in our parks as the sun goes down August - November.  Don’t forget the kids and enjoy the evening.

This Year’s Final Movie : 

Wonder November 9 @ 6:30 pm in Bull Park, corner of Seminole Rd and Plaza Dr.  An American comedy-drama film, directed by Stephen Chbosky, written by Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, and Chbosky, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R. J. Palacio.

mOVIES THAT MATTERBeaches Go Green (BGG) is partnering with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to present the “Movies that Matter” educational series.  BGG  will be presenting FREE inspirational & documentaries to the beach community sponsored by local business partners. They will host a resource panel to answer questions and discuss related topics before and after the film. The  first showing is of A PLASTIC OCEAN. It's an inspiring and compelling movie about our waste and how it affects our oceans and the animals that make it their home. It is likely to change the way that you see single-use plastics. Knowledge is power :)
The movie will be an outdoor showing in the courtyard of 200 1st street. Seating available for 200 people. Please RSVP to reserve your place! Please dress for the weather.

Veterans Memorial Program

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Program will take place on Monday (Veterans DAY observance) Nov 12, 2018

Program will start at 0900 Sharp and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Beaches Veterans Memorial Park

1127 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233


Patrons in lawn chairs enjoying music in the park.

Host, Mike Shackelford and friends will be in Bull Memorial Park for concert in the Park under the swaying palm trees with the ocean breeze!  It doesn't get any better than this on a beautiful summer evening  as you enjoy the music on your blanket, in your chair or standing around with neighbors and friends, listening to the musical talent of local singers of all ages.  Come rain or shine.  In event of inclement weather, the event moves indoors at the Adele Grage Theater in Bull Park.

Come hungry, Kaboom Kabobs will be available for dinner from 5-8:30 pm on 7th St. at East Coast Dr.

Bull Memorial Park is located on the corner of 7th St. & East Coast Drive.  Ride, Walk, Run or Drive, it's going to be a great evening!  Performers should contact host Mike Shackelford at (904)610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum. 

This Sunday 6-8 pm:
 Oct. 28- Kaboom Kabobs



                              Tuesdays 5:30 & 6:30 pm

                                  Wednesdays 7 pm

                        Wednesdays 9:30 am

                  Tuesdays 9:30 am and Wednesdays 5:30 pm

Adele Grage Cultural Center is located at 716 Ocean Blvd. Atlantic Beach, FL  32233

Instructors donate their time to offer these classes to you.  Please show your appreciation by offering a gratuity to your instructor. Thank you.  


Thursday,  November  15th  from 5-8 pm, during The Beaches Town Center Art Walk @ The Adele Grage Gallery in Bull Park...

Make the Adele Grage Gallery, in Bull Park your first/last stop at the Featured Artist Reception during the North Beaches Art Walk at 716 Ocean Blvd. and meet the featured  artist for November, Sarah Hourihan.  Free and open to the public 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15th  come  Rain or shine and enjoy light refreshments and snacks.

Call or text Beachside Buggies for a ride back and forth between the Adele Grage Center and Town Center during Art Walk at 904-887-4441.  They operate on tips only!  Don't lose your parking spot, just hop aboard.


Sunday, November 11 - Adele Grage Theater
716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street
DuoCARAC SPONSORED- Talent in our own backyard! Brought to you by the City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and Recreation Advisory Committee. Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in the Adele Grage Theater.  Come inside the theater, out of the heat, you'll be glad you did!  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Mike Shackelford, local performers transform the Adele Grage Theater from 6-8 pm with original music creations. Light snacks and refreshments served.

Seating is first come-first served for this admission-free, alcohol-free event.
Performers should contact host Mike Shackelford at (904)610-7461. Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

Upcoming Concert Dates:

Nov. 11
Dec. 16


Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Atlantic Beach by way of paddles (paddle board or kayak)  
Paddle Tour @ Dutton Island kayak launch (south end).  

Why not explore our local marsh trails and parks by waterway?  Tours begin with a demonstration for beginner paddlers followed by a guided one hour tour.  Enjoy the local flora and fauna, meet new people as you get comfortable with the water routes for future paddling.  The goal of the session is to paddle from Dutton Island Park to Tideviews Preserve Park (depending on skill level and weather).

                                                               Come enjoy an easy afternoon paddle in your backyard! 

  • Use your own equipment $25
  • Equipment rental (paddle board or kayak) $50
    Call to reserve your spot with Jax Surf and Paddle: 904-372-9083
    Tour Schedule (all tours @ 11 am): 
  • 11/4 & 11/18


Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!  Seniors, looking for something to do.....join us at the Jordan Community Center with your friends or make new ones:

Senior Chair Aerobics - Every Wednesday @ 10:30 am
All programs listed are from 10:30 am - 12 noon

Transportation is available by calling 904-247-5851 (please call 2 days in advance)
Call LaTrenia for further information about the senior programs at 247-5251.

ZUMBA @ The Jordan Center - FREE! every Wednesday Night


Licensed instructor, Aronette Gebhard gives free Zumba classes, providing cardio, muscle conditioning, balance & flexibility. Leave with boosted energy! Join your friends or meet new ones at the Jordan Center every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm.

Contact the Recreation Department for more information at 
Jordan Center is located at 1671 Francis Ave. Atlantic Beach. 


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 beach goers. 

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 


November 2018

1 Meditation Adele Grage – 9:30 am

6 Yoga 9:30 am KidsYoga – Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm
7 Qigong – Adele Grage 9:30 am

Mid-Week Market – Bull Park 3-6 pm
Yoga – Adele Grage –5:30 pm
Zumba – Jordan 6:30 pm
Meditation – Adele Grage 7 pm

9 Family Movie – Wonder Bull Park 6pm Featuring Plantology

11 Songwriters 6-8 pm Adele Grage Theatre

11 A Plastic Ocean- Movies That Matter Series. 5:30- 8 pm 200 1st Street , Neptune Beach, FL 

12 Veterans Day Memorial Program. 9:00 am American Legion 1127 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 

13 Yoga 9:30 am Adele Grage

 KidsYoga – Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm

14 Qigong – Adele Grage 9:30 am

Mid-Week Market – Bull Park 3-6 pm
Yoga – Adele Grage –5:30 pm
Zumba – Jordan 6:30 pm
Meditation – Adele Grage 7 pm

15 Artist Reception – Adele Grage 5-8 pm   Music provided by Bach to Rock
               Beaches Art Walk – Beaches Town 5-9 pm

20 KidsYoga – Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm

21 Qigong – Adele Grage 9:30 am

               Mid-Week Market – Bull Park 3-6 pm

Yoga – Adele Grage –5:30 pm
Zumba – Jordan 6:30pm
Meditation – Adele Grage 7 pm

22 Tony’s Turkey Trot 8 am Beaches Town Center

22-23 Office Closed

27 Yoga 9:30 am Adele Grage

Kids Yoga – Adele Grage 5:30 & 6:30 pm

28 Qigong – Adele Grage 9:30 am
Mid-Week Market – Bull Park 3-6 pm

Yoga – Adele Grage –5:30 pm
Zumba – Jordan 6:30pm

29 Meditation Adele Grage – 9:30 am

Calendar subject to change