- Fourth of July
- Opening the Beach
- The Parade
- Springing the Blues
- Seafood Festival
- Air & Sea Show
- July 4 Video
- Springing the Blues
- Surfing Photos
- Air & Sea Spectacular
- Beaches Renourishment
- Tropical Storm Ernesto
- Florida Real Estate
- Holiday Inn Closes
- Amelia Road Trip
- Restaurants Close
- New Years 2006
- July 4th '05
- Election '04



The Opening of the Beaches

Castles in the Sand

Saturday - Despite the gusty winds, sandcastle builders and their architects flocked to Jacksonville Beach for the annual Sandcastle Building contest at the end of Beach Blvd. As the first of two events celebrating the "Opening of the Beaches" (not that the beach was ever closed), the sandcastle building event attracts families mostly from Jacksonville and the beaches area for a day of frolicking in the sand and exhibiting some local artistic expression. This year did not disappoint, as the people came and imaginations flowed!

On to the Parade>

 

The Opening of the Beaches
Castles in the Sand