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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!

Sign-up for up to date notices by clicking on "Notify Me" to get current updated Recreation and Special Events notices via email/mobile alerts of Atlantic Beach events.  Sign up through Notify Me.

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.

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.

8-Week Fitness Challenge: Tuesdays May 10-June 28

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The 8-week Fitness Challenge will begin on Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gail Baker Community Center, 2072 George St., and run until June 28.

It is free to attend and the workouts will be designed to accommodate people of all fitness levels.  Each exercise will have a modification to allow all fitness levels, and people with injuries or restrictions to get the most out of the workout. 

There is no need to register. For more information call 904-247-5851 or email

Wild Wonders - June 11 & 25 - 11 a.m.

This season's show will be, "Dinosaurs Among Us." This is an informative and interactive live show that displays local and exotic reptiles. Children and adults are encouraged to participate in the program by holding select animals and performing small roles. Together we will explore the interesting and colorful facts of the Reptile world. Of course, we will have a few warm fuzzies to pet. Come join us as we look into these interesting prehistoric creatures. Great for all ages! 

The event is held at Dutton Island Pavilion, rain or shine. However,  in the case of inclement weather causing unsafe conditions like lightning or high winds, the show may be delayed or canceled. For more information email or call 904-247-5828.

Upcoming Dates

March 12 - 1 p.m.March 26 - 1 p.m.
April 9 - 1 p.m.April 30 - 1 p.m.
May 14 - 11 a.m.May 28 - 11 a.m.
June 11 - 11 a.m.June 25 - 11 a.m.

Wild Wonders was featured in Resident Community News. Take a look at the article HERE.

Acoustic Nights with Food Truck - June 26 - 6 p.m.

Host, Roy Peak, and friends will be in Bull Memorial Park for a 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 Gulliford Hall in Adele Grage Cultural Center. 

Come hungry, Featuring Food Truck will be available for dinner from 5-8 pm on 7th St. at East Coast Dr.  Food Truck for June 26 is EATS. Take a look at their menu.


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 Roy Peak at  Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

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Upcoming Dates

March 20April 24
May 15 - Food Truck - Filipin-GoJune 26 - Food Truck - EATS
July 24 - Food Truck - DagwoodsAugust 21 - Food Truck - Tangos R Us

Songwriters Concert - July 10 - 6 p.m.

Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in Gulliford Hall at the Adele Grage Cultural Center.
 Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. 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

March 6April 3
May 1
June 5
July 10August 7

Twilight Movies in the Park

Bring your lawn chair, blanket, snacks, and bug spray (just in case) for the new round of Twilight Movies in the parks beginning August 19. These Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation programs are family-friendly and FREE to the public. The movies will begin at sunset. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The movies and locations are as follows:

  • August 19 - Wall-E, Bull Park, 716 Ocean Blvd.
  • September 16 - Soul, Donner Park, 2072 George St.
  • October 22 - Encanto, Russell Park, 800 Seminole Rd.

Jazz Festival - Saturday, August 27

The annual Atlantic Beach Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, August 27. The rain date will be September 10. Stay tuned for info on artists, lineups, and food vendors.

Family Fun Day/Campout

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More details to follow on the schedule of events and registration for Campout.

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 with your friends and make some new ones.


Senior activities include:

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

Tai Chi will be held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Adele Grage Cultural Center - only for the month of June & July.

Check out the Calendar of Events HERE.

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


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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