6 Great Things Not to Miss

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MU­SIC BY THE SEA CON­CERT SE­RIES > WED­NES­DAYS, JUNE 4-SEPT 24

Dif­fer­ent bands play­ing live rock, R&B, jazz and blues at the St. Au­gus­tine Beach Pier Pavil­ion be­gin­ning at 7 pm. Don’t for­get to bring your beach chair. Free. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Au­gus­tine Beach. 950.347.8007. www.the­civi­cas­so­ci­a­tion.org

SUM­MER JAZZ > JUNE 10 AND JULY 13

Now in its 13th year, Jack­sonville Beach hosts two free jazz con­certs right on its sandy shores. Smooth jazz trio The Sax Pack head­lines June 10. Held at the Sea Walk Pavil­ion, mu­sic starts a 5 pm. Open to the pub­lic. Bring blan­kets and beach chairs. www.jack­sonville­beach.org

FOURTH OF JULY FIRE­WORK SHOWS> JULY 4

Down­town Jack­sonville: Catch sight of In­de­pen­dence Day fire­works from ei­ther the North or South bank down­town on the St. Johns River. 9:45 pm. Jack­sonville Beach: Head to the main pier for The Lib­erty Cel­e­bra­tion. Fire­works start at 9 pm. Amelia Is­land: Bring your blan­ket and chairs to watch fire­works at the Hil­liard Air­park (37776 East­wood Road). Launches be­gin be­tween 9-9:30 pm. St. Au­gus­tine: The city blasts fire­works over the iconic Castillo de San Mar­cos, re­flect­ing on the wa­ters of Matan­zas Bay. Van­tage points are lo­cated be­tween the Castillo and Bridge of Lions in Old City.

AN­CIENT CITY GAME FISH CHAL­LENGE > JULY 11-13

Grab your boat and fish­ing rod and catch “the big one.” This an­nual three- day com­pe­ti­tion starts with a ju­nior an­gler com­pe­ti­tion on Fri­day and the main tour­na­ment on Satur­day and Sun­day. St. Au­gus­tine City Ma­rina, 111 E Avenida Me­nen­dez St. 904.824.8324. www.acgfa.com

THE 39 STEPS > AUG. 6-SEPT. 7

This play based on Al­fred Hitch­cock’s thriller has a who­dunit plot, slap­stick com­edy and 150 char­ac­ters played by four ac­tors. $35-$55. Shows 8 pm. 1:15 pm week­ends. Al­ham­bra Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jack­sonville, 904.641.1212. www.al­ham­bra­jax.com

AMELIA IS­LAND BLUES FES­TI­VAL > SEPT 12-13

The Mojo Roots kicks off at 6 pm on Fri­day and the mu­sic be­gins at noon on Satur­day, fea­tur­ing John Primer, Cur­tis Sal­gado and Samantha Fish. Tick­ets are $30 at gate. Main Beach. www.ameli­ais­land­blues­fest.com

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