Eventful Fall on Amelia

August 1, 2019
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We love Fall. It's a celebration of cooler temps, football games, oyster roasts, bonfires, and pumpkin spice everything. On Amelia Island, it's also about celebrating the endangered Right Whale, taking on a half marathon with your best girlfriends, and traveling back in time to Merry Ole England. Here's a fall lineup of events and festivals, that much like a pumpkin spice latte, is sure to please every member of your family.


Rendevous Film Festival

September 26. RFF is all about Entertainment: bringing the artists and community together for a celebration at various downtown locations on Amelia Island including City Hall, Amelia Island Museum of History, and the Library.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes

October 3-6. Participants of this cycling event are raising money for Juvenile Diabetes and will ride over marshlands and maritime forests for up to 100 miles.

Amelia Island Jazz Festival

October 6-13. Currently in it's 18th year, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival provides a rich, diverse cultural offering to the Amelia Island area by exposing thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the sounds, excitement and vitality of great jazz. Held in various venues around the island.

2019 ZOOMA Florida Women's Half Marathon, 12k and 5k

October 19 & 20. Recognized as one of The Top 10 Women’s Races by Shape Magazine, the finish line leads into an unbelievable Post-Race party on the lawn of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island featuring wine, food, post-race massages, recovery yoga, shopping and music!

Right Whale Festival

November 2 & 3. The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of endangered North Atlantic right whales to our warm coastal waters. With as few as 450 remaining, this family-fun event raises awareness of the threats to right whales and how we can help in their recovery. The festival highlights ocean-themed activities and exhibits that emphasize education and environmentally responsible adventures and products. 

The Petanque Amelia Island Open

November 10-12. This event takes place each year along the Amelia Harbor front and draws players and spectators from around the world. What is Petanque? It is basically a form of lawn bowling originating in France and is usually played on rough ground using steel balls.

Dickens on Centre

December 13-15. Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is as fun as the dickens for the entire family. Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit.

If coming to Amelia Island in the fall doesn't work out for your schedule, never fear. Check out all the Festivals and Calendar of Events happening island-wide all year round and plan your visit now. There's never a bad to come to the beach!

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.