RECREATION EVENTS, PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

Recreation & Special Events

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VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER!

To visit our Virtual Recreation Center click here!

COAB Virtual Recreation Center


WELLNESS BEING WORKSHOPS - FREE - ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER

ALL LEVELS WELCOME....NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.....$GRATUITIES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED$

KIDS YOGA - LINDSAY STROHECKER, Contact (904) 377-3402 or email WILDCHILDKIDSYOGA@OUTLOOK.COM
Tuesdays at 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm

MEDITATION - MELISSA STRATFORD, Contact (904) 270-9760 or email MELISSA@MEDITATIONBUZZFL.COM                                    Wednesdays at 9:30 am

YOGA - ASHLEY CRAFT, Contact (904) 802-4123 or email KNIGAN1@GMAIL.COM 
Mondays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays 5:30 pm

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

TAEKWONDO- HANK WRIGHT, Contact (904) 735-5025 or email HANKW@YESHATKD.ORG                                                                   

Gail Baker Community Center: (Located at 2072 George St. Atlantic Beach, FL 32233)                                                                                            

Mondays at  6:00 pm- 7:30 pm, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm and Fridays at 10:30 am- 12:00 Noon.

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

SONGWRITERS’ CONCERT  June 13, 2021

716 Ocean Blvd at 7th Street

CDuoARAC 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 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 Mike Shackelford, local performers transform Gulliford Hall from 6-8 pm with original music creations. 

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:

June 13

July 11

August 1

Previous Virtual Concert Dates:

You can watch the previous virtual concerts from April 11 & May 16 here:  https://www.facebook.com/mikeshackelfordmusic/live/

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Host, Mike Shackelford and friends will be in Bull Memorial Park for concert in the Park from 5 - 8:30 p.m. 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 the Adele Grage Cultural Center.

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.

Upcoming Dates: 

June 27July 25
August 15August 29 - at Beaches Veteran's Memorial Park, 1 W 1st St.


WILD WONDERS AT DUTTON ISLAND - April 24, 2021

Do you enjoy the great outdoors and nature?  A hands-on nature program for the entire family will be held at Dutton Island Preserve in Atlantic Beach beginning in March.  

Mike Rossi, an experienced local educator, will present his program  "Animal Adventures!" an interactive and education program that uses story, humor and music to teach children and adults about the wonders of the animal kingdom. Children and adults will be asked to be part of the show by holding select animal and performing certain parts that educates and entertains the audience using animals that are either small mammals or reptiles. 

Upcoming Dates: 

May 8: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.June 12: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 22: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.June 26: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Arts in the Park - November 6, 2021

Arts in the Park is back on for November 6, 2021 at Johansen Park.

Arts in the Park is a great event we enjoy having here in Atlantic Beach. Come out and enjoy local artists exhibiting their fine arts and crafts, with some live music by local musicians, and delicious food. Original art will be available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by the Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation Advisory Committee. More details to follow. Contact the Recreation office at 904-247-5828 or email recreation@coab.us with any questions.

INTRACOASTAL PADDLE TOUR

Paddle Tour

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Atlantic Beach by way of paddles (paddle board or kayak)  @ 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 Tide Views 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

2020 Tour Schedule (all tours @ 11 am): TBA


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Atlantic Beach loves our Senior Citizens!  Seniors, looking for something to do... Join us at the Gail Baker 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.



"YOUR" 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) 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MAY 2021

The Gail Baker Community Center, Jordan Center, and Adele Grage Cultural Center will re-open for rentals beginning June 1. Appointments are still requested at this time and rental applications can be found online. The  Atlantic Beach Recreation Department is working on scheduling events and will post here when dates and events are scheduled.

For more information contact the Recreation office at 904-247-5828, or email recreation@coab.us.