Time to Light the Tree on December 5th

The 19th annual Surf Illumination will take place on Saturday December 5th from 4 until 7 pm at the St Johns County Pier Park.  The free family fun activity will look a little different this year due to Covid 19.  The event will still be fun for the entire family with Pictures with Santa (distanced), the lighting of our community Christmas Tree, Children's activities including balloon twisting and temporary tattoos and a DJ playing holiday music throughout the promenade at Pier Park.  Why fight downtown traffic when you and the family can stay right here at the beach and enjoy an evening of free family fun?   See you on December 5th at Pier Park for Surf Illumination.  

Looking for the photos from the Tree Lighting? Click Here

Plans in the works for Season 19 of Music by the Sea

Season 19 is already in the planning stages.  Our sponsors and the Tourist Development Council Grant will help make next season a  reality. We are hoping and praying for a full season that will allow our patrons a more normal concert experience.  If you're a business owner and would like to be part of this iconic concert series next year, please contact Bill at 904-347-8007 or email to president@sabca.org.   Package for the 2021 season start at just $500

For future updates please visit our website at www.freebeachconcerts.com or follow us on Facebook @sabmusicbythesea

New Lease for SABCA and Non-Profit Coalition

Thank you Mayor England, Commissioners Samora and Rumrell

Nearly 15 years ago, the Civic Association renovated the old Police Garage at Pier Park.  The work was done by volunteers and all materials were bought and paid for by SABCA.  Had two Commissioners gotten their way, SABCA and the other non-profits using the garage for storage would have been kicked out.  Thanks to Mayor Margaret England and Commissioners Don Samora and Dylan Rumrell, the good work will continue as we now have a new three year lease. 

We have used the building to serve the community with free Wifi at Pier Park, storing supplies and production items for Music by the Sea, Beach Clean Up, and Surf Illumination.  We support other non-profits who use the building for community good.  Currently, The Art Studio, Friends of Historic Scenic A1A Byway and the local Bocce Ball League all utilize space in the building.  This vote was very important for us and the good of the community.  Please thank these Commissioners for their support

Thank You, Sponsors

Our concerts are made possible by a small grant from the St Johns County TDC and our sponsors!  A big thank you to Dave Hinton of Longstreet Auto who is back for the 6th consecutive season! In addition to his auto dealership, Dave along with his daughter Sarah have recently opened a fitness studio called Pure Barre! Pure Barre offers people a unique, ; low impact fitness program that will help you transform your body, allowing you to live your best life! Gaye Jones of Annie-Mac Home Mortgage returns as a partner for the 3rd season! If you need to refinance or are buying a new home, please remember Annie-Mac Mortgage! Joining us for the 2nd year is Angela Joy & Co, a hair salon, we'd also like to welcome Atlantic Self Storage to our family of sponsors! Atlantic Self Storage has a brand-new facility at the corner of SR 312 and A1A South.  And finally a shout out to our friends at The Bailey Group, who again stepped up to help us keep the music playing

We still have sponsorship opportunities available! Sponsorship packages range from $500 to $1000 for the season.  If you or your company want to be a partner in the iconic Music by the Sea Concert series in 2020, please contact us at 904-347-8007

Help the Civic Association keep the music playing in 2020 and beyond!

You are invited to our annual food fest to benefit the Betty Griffin Center. Come out and try “tastes” of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from over a dozen local restaurants. Live music, beer, wine, soft drinks and great food too. 

Surf Illumination

Our community Christmas Tree lighting takes place on Saturday, December 5th from 4 until 7 PM. Balloon Twisters, temporary tattoos, glitter art, music, arts, crafts, holiday shopping and a visit from Santa. Join us at Pier Park for Surf Illumination.  Bring the family to Pier Park for the 19th annual Surf Illumination festival.  You and the family will enjoy the music and all the great new colored lights installed by our stellar Public Works crew.  There's nothing like Christmas at the beach!

The Civic Association is also a member of the South Beaches Chamber, Visitors & Convention Bureau partner and supports many worthy local groups like the Friends of Scenic A1A, St. Johns County Cultural Council and Friends of the Library.

Please Support Our Sponsors

Last Modified - Dec 11, 2020 @ 4:54 pm