Exciting Events to Attend in Atlantic Beach this Summer

Jacksonville is increasingly becoming one of the most popular vacation destinations in Florida, and Atlantic Beach is its best-kept secret. From the boutiques and yummy restaurants to the sandy beaches, the Atlantic Beach Town Center is worthy of your summer to-do list. Along with the beautiful scenery and amenities, our little beach town is the host of tons of exciting events all year long. Here are some events to look forward to in Atlantic Beach this summer!


Check Out the Weekly Songwriters’ Concert


Local songwriters and singers gather every Sunday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to perform at the Adele Grage Cultural Center Theatre. If you’re in the mood for some original live music performed by some Atlantic Beach locals, this is the place to be. There’s nothing better than stopping into North Beach Fish Camp for a delicious dinner followed by live, acoustic guitar.


Upcoming available dates: May 7, June 11, July 9, August 6


Take Your Family to a Twilight Movie in the Park


G and PG movies echo through Bull, Russell and Donner Parks on special evenings throughout the year. The kids will love the movie selection, and you’ll love the free popcorn. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and picnic baskets! Atlantic Beach is all about bringing families together, and a kid-friendly movie in one of the city’s most beautiful parks is just the way to make it happen.


Upcoming available dates: August 25 at Bull Park, September 29 at Donner Park


Get Up Close with Nature


The Dutton Island Preserve pavilion in Atlantic Beach hosts a hands-on nature program a few times during the summer. From the small creatures to the delightful storytelling, this is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your kids. Afterward, head to North Beach Fish Camp to cool off with some ceviche and iced tea.


Upcoming available dates: Saturdays at 11:00 am May 13, May 27, June 10 and June 24


Mark Your Calendar for Dancin’ in the Streets


One of our favorite times of the year! From the streets packed with locals to the perfect May weather, we absolutely love the feeling of this street festival. Come join the Atlantic Beach crew and dance to some live music, eat great food and discover local artists. This is perfect for people of all ages, so bring the whole family! North Beach Fish Camp will be packed with beach-goers all day; just the way we like it.


Upcoming available date: 11:00am – 9:30pm May 20


Give Arts in the Park a Try


This beloved one-day event will be in Atlantic Beach for the fourteenth year in a row, and we can’t wait. The Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation Advisory Committee sponsors this event, filled with hours of live, acoustic music and great food. Stop by Johansen Park to see what it’s all about!


Upcoming available dates: 10:00am – 5:00pm April 22


There are countless ways to spend your summer in Atlantic Beach, these are just a few of our favorites. After you spend some time at one of these family-friendly events, squeeze in some time for a quick bite at North Beach Fish Camp, you’ll be glad you did! To get you prepared for your summer visit to the Fish Camp, here are a few of our favorite warm weather entrees:


  • Bay Scallops on the Half Shell
  • Shrimp Roll with Shrimp Salad, Spring Mix and Fries
  • Grilled Salmon B.L.T. with Carol’s Pickled Zucchini and Fish Camp Tartar Sauce


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