Recreation & Special Events


City Seal - Hi Res rsm.gif

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.

Sign-up for the monthly Cultural Arts and Recreation Department monthly e-newsletter here

The City of Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts & Recreation provides 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.

QR Code - Social Media Pages Scan the above QR Code to follow us on Social Media.


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.

Tai-Chi - Held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - noon

tai chi flyer

Community Yoga - Wednesdays at Adele Grage Cultural Center - 9 a.m. 

Tree Pose

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.

Songwriters Concert - March 5  - 6 p.m.

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

August 2022

Upcoming Dates

December 4January 8
February 5

Wild Wonders - Saturday, March 25

Wild Wonders is proud to present "Scaley Sensations," an interactive program that is both educational and entertaining for all ages. This program includes local and exotic reptiles that go into their interesting habits and backgrounds. It uses story, music, and humor to enhance and excite learning of our natural world. Children and adults will be asked to help us hold selected animals. Come see this interesting program and join us as we explore the colorful and exciting world of reptiles.

Together we will explore the interesting and colorful facts of the Reptile world at Dutton Island Preserve Pavilion. 

2023 Wild Wonders

Upcoming Dates

March 11 - 1 p.m.March 25 - 1 p.m.
April 8 - 1 p.m.April 22 - 1 p.m.
May 13 - 11 a.m.May 27 - 11 a.m.
June 10 - 11 a.m.June 24 - 11 a.m.

Acoustic Night with Food Truck - Sunday, March 19

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 the 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.

Acoustic Sept 21

Upcoming Dates

March 19 - Steak Almighty JaxApril 23 - Steak Almighty Jax
May 21 - Sweet & Salty SistersJune 25
July 23August 20

Annual Egg Hunt & Bunny Parade - Saturday, April 8

Grab your basket and hop on to beautiful Jordan Park to join us for our annual egg hunt for kids ten and under.  Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Family fun activities include:

  • train rides
  • pony rides
  • a petting zoo
  • bounce house
  • face painting
  • food and treats
  • games
  • and a special visit from “Bunny"

Admission is free.

Jordan Park is located at 1671 Francis Ave.


Arts in the Park - Saturday, April 22

Arts in the Park will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Johansen Park from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Artists say it is the best show they’ve ever done. Come out and enjoy this event with live music, face painting, food trucks, and artistic mediums of Visual Art, Jewelry and Mixed Mediums of Wood Crafting, Glass Blowing, Metal Art, and more.

If you are interested in signing up to be an artist for this juried event, you can do so online HERE beginning on NOVEMBER 21. Please let us know if you have any questions or issues. 

If you are interested in participating as a food truck, you can sign up HERE.

WellFest - Saturday, May 6

WellFest brings local health and wellness businesses into the community for a day of fitness, food, music, and fun. More details to follow or follow DiscoverWellFest for updates.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 20: Kids to Parks Day
  • May 29: Memorial Day Event - Beaches Veterans Memorial Park
  • June 24: Movie at the Beach - "Moana" 
  • July 21 & 22: Shakespeare in the Park - Johansen Park
  • August 18: Movies in the Park - Bull Park - "Guardians of the Galaxy"
  • September 8: Movies in the Park - Donner Park - "Lightyear"
  • September 30: Fall Festival - Donner Park
  • October 28: Family Fun Day / Campout - Jack Russell Park
  • October 31: Trunk or Treat - City Hall Parking Lot
  • November 4: Jazz Festival - Johansen Park
  • November 11: Veteran's Day Event - Beaches Veterans Memorial Park
  • November 30: Artisans' Faire - Adele Grage Cultural Center
  • December 2: Holiday Tree Lighting -  Beaches Town Center

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, 2072 George St., with your friends and make some new ones.

Senior activities include:

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

Tai Chi is held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - noon at the Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd. and every Thursday from 11 a.m. - noon at the Gail Baker Community Center.

Check out the Calendar of Events HERE.

For additional information, contact the Gail Baker Community Center 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 by 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