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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 of 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.


To visit our Virtual Recreation Center click here!

COAB Virtual Recreation Center

Flag Football Sign-Ups Begin February 1

We will begin accepting applications for Spring Flag Football on February 1. Those who signed up in the Fall do not need to re-sign up. The season will be from March 26 - May 14. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Dee Davis at 904-247-4038. 

You can fill out a flag football application HERE beginning February 1.

Songwriters Concert - February 6 - 6 p.m.

We want to welcome you back to our Songwriter's Concert IN PERSON! 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

November 7December 12
January 9February 6
March 6April 3
May 1
June 5
July 10August 7

Wild Wonders - March 12 - 1 p.m.

Wild Wonders will return to Dutton Island Preserve Pavilion on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.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! 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 23 - 1 p.m.
May 14 - 11 a.m.May 28 - 11 a.m.
June 11 - 11 a.m.June 25 - 11 a.m.

Acoustic Nights - March 20 - 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 5-8:30 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 Roy Peak at  Prepare two original songs of 7-8 minutes combined maximum.

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Upcoming Dates

March 20April 24
May 15June 26
July 24August 21

Arts in the Park 2022 - April 9 - 10 a.m.

Arts in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you are wanting to participate in this event, you can find the application and more information HERE.

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 on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. on Oct. 19 & 26, Nov. 9, 23, & 30, and Dec. 14 & 28.

Check out the Calendar of Events HERE.

For additional information, contact Jelisa Jackson 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