The inception of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association (SABCA) dates back to 1980, with the primary aim of fostering community engagement through volunteerism. SABCA's multifaceted mission includes fostering community pride, brainstorming initiatives to enhance residents' quality of life, overseeing local government activities, and enriching the beach lifestyle for both residents and visitors. Noteworthy initiatives under its belt include the organization of popular free events like Music by the Sea and the beloved Surf Illumination, a festive Christmas Tree lighting event. Remarkably, all members of the Civic Association Board are volunteers, reflecting the community's dedication to service. SABCA operates as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, with an additional charitable wing known as the Beach Music & Art Fund, which holds a 501(c)(3) status.