Amelia Island Celebrates Independence Day!

June 16, 2021
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Celebrate Independence Day on Amelia Island

Your favorite Amelia Island Hometown 4th of July Celebration is BACK in 2021 and we couldn't be happier! What will be happening and where are the best places to watch the sky light up in celebration of our nations birth? We've got it all for you right here!


From a Boat in the Middle of the Harbor

Get the boat rental hook-up with Amelia Island Boat Club and watch the fireworks from your very own boat anchored in the harbor. TIP: A boaters certificate is required to rent a boat

The Salty Pelican

Order some Pelican Wings or Signature Broiled Oysters while you watch the sun set over the Amelia River and the sky light up with fireworks. TIP: Go upstairs for an even grander view

Amelia River Cruises

The always popular Amelia River Cruises wants you to relax with your favorite adult beverage, cruise the Amelia River, listen to great live music, and celebrate the USA on their BYOB Sunset Cruise!  TIP: This cruise sells out fast 

Brett's Waterway Cafe

Dine on creative land or sea dishes served in a casual dining atmosphere and enjoy the view as you overlook the Fernandina Harbor and marina on the Amelia River. TIP: Sit on the outdoor deck for the best view 

The Hampton Inn & Suites Harbor Front

Enjoy breath-taking views of the Harbor and fireworks from the comfort of your very own room or on the poolside deck at the Hampton Inn & Suites Harbor Front. TIP: This weekend sells out fast. Make reservations now to secure your room. 


Pogo's Kitchen Summer Series Block Party (July 3rd) Kick off your Independence Day weekend celebration with live music from James Kalal & "That Blonde" Cheryl; World BBQ featuring: BBQ Chicken, Barbacoa, Tandoori, Korean BBQ, and Yakitori; Craft Beer from Amelia Island Brewing Company; Craft Cocktails featuring Marlin & Barrel Spirits, Wine & Sangrias, Games, Fire Pits, and Fun! 6pm – 10pm. Get more info and purchase tickets here.

Crescendo Amelia Patriotic Big Band Under the Stars (July 3rd) Join Crescendo Amelia for an Independence Day celebration featuring their full 18+ piece orchestra, dancers, singers, and entertainers. This is the grand finale for their Music Under the Stars Series, you don't want to miss out! Held at Springhill Suites (2700 Atlantic Ave) Reservations are highly recommended as this is a limited seating event. 7:30pm - 10pm.

Hometown 4th of July Celebration (July 4th) Join Light up Amelia for a family-friendly hometown celebration starting at 6pm in beautiful downtown Fernandina Beach. There will be live music, kids face painting and vendors, all held at Parking lot B next to the Shrimping Museum. The night will finish with a spectacular fireworks display beginning at 9:00pm sharp!  

Red, White & Blues" Jazz Concert (July 4th) Sing patriotically along with The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Quartet featuring Bonnie Eisele, vocals with Doug Matthews on keyboards and Johnnie Robinson on Sax. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro. 2pm & 5pm. Purchase tickets here.

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island's Annual Red, White, and Deep Blue Celebration  (July 4th) Summer’s deep blue Atlantic Ocean provides a dramatic background for an All-American Independence Day Barbecue on The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island’s oceanfront lawn. An all-American celebration of summer beach vacation and Independence Day overlooking the deep blue of the Atlantic. Featuring a barbecue, fun activities, live music and spectacular fireworks show.

Fireworks Cruises (July 4th)  Take in the show from the water with an Adults BYOB special sunset cruise offered by Amelia River Cruises. Both depart from the downtown marina at 8pm and return around 10pm. $42 per person. Find out more and reserve here.

First Weekend Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park. (July 3rd and 4th)  Experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their fine dresses, peddlers displaying their wares, fife players, and drummer boys are all part of the fun.​​ 

Still haven't made plans for July 4th weekend? Now is the time to book your reservation and make family memories. We hope you have a most enjoyable and safe July 4th!

Note that Amelia Island has an ordinance that requires that unattendend items such as chairs, canopies, etc. be removed from the beach or placed in designated storage areas before 8 p.m.

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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.