Opening of the Beaches

The Opening of the Beaches in Jacksonville Beach, FL, marks the official start of the Summer season in Jacksonville. The Sandcastle Building competition takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 pm until 4 pm. The contest is located on the beach next to the Red Cross Life Saving Station. This festive event wouldn’t be complete without a special parade. To celebrate the arrival of the Summer season the City of Jacksonville Beach has a Parade on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2 pm. The parade consists of floats and fun. The route starts on 2nd street north heads north to 6th avenue north, then turns east to 1st street, turns north on 1st street to 16th avenue north, turns west to 2nd street north, heads south to Beach Blvd and ends.Expect lots of people in Jax Beach for this weekend. For more information about the parade, please call (904) 247-6236.

For more information, and to register, please call Jax Beach Parks & Recreation at (904) 247-6236 to register.

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