Fall Events on Amelia Island

September 28, 2020
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There's always something to experience on Amelia Island and although some of our fall events may look and feel a little different this year, they are still going to be great! Check out what we've got lined up for the remainder of 2020.

4-Day Paddleboard Retreat(s)

September 28 – October 1; October 26 – 29; November 30 – December 3
Beginning at 9am
Amelia Adventures presents a holistic adventure experience providing four days of mindfulness, wellness, exercise, and confidence. They provide all the gear and instruction to build your strength and self-reliance on the water. This Paddleboard Retreat Adventure is designed to allow you to fully check out of your day-to-day life and live an experience you will treasure forever! Enjoy daily healthy lunches made with fresh, local ingredients. Highlights include exclusive landscapes, marshes, creeks, along with its rare ecosystems and wildlife like manatees, white pelicans, endangered sea turtles, and roseate spoonbills. For your complete 4-day Paddleboarding Retreat schedule, pricing, transportation, and lodging suggestions, call 904-500-8687. Click here to purchase tickets. 


Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4 from 12pm – 8pm 
Join the good folks at the Amelia Tavern for this German born celebration featuring traditional Oktoberfest beer releases and food specials.Sip on Oktoberfest Bier, Simone Says Saison, and Merlot Barrel Aged Saison while dining on Loaded Brat, Crispy Potato Pancake, Crispy Pork Schnitzel, & Oktoberfest Flatbread (Bratwurst, Pickled Cabbage, Swiss Cheese, Bavarian Mustard). 

4-Day Kayak Retreat(s)

October 5 – 8; November 9 – 12; December 7 – 10 
Beginning at 9am
Brought to you by Amelia Adventures. Amelia Island is home to some of the most unique paddling experiences in the world. Replete with saltwater tidal marshes and maritime forests. It’s the perfect place to begin your four-day Kayak Retreat adventure that includes destinations to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and many more. All kayaking equipment included: kayaks, lifejackets, paddles, and dry bag. Enjoy daily healthy lunches made with fresh, local ingredients. Highlights include yoga scheduled and set in various locations. For your complete 4-day Kayak Retreat schedule, pricing, transportation, and lodging suggestions, call 904-500-8687. Click here to purchase tickets.

Virtual Amelia Island Jazz Festival

October 9 – 11 
An annual tradition since 2001, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival is an incredible celebration of the all-American musical genre of jazz. The festival will be held virtually this year and will kick off on Friday, October 9 with a Virtual Headliner Concert celebrating the music Duke Ellington with a Show titled, “A Salute To The Duke”, plus a special Tribute to the late, great Alto Sax legend, Richie Cole and the late local Guitar/Vocal favorite, Dan Voll. Saturday’s Virtual Headliner Concert will celebrate the music of Louis Armstrong with a Show titled, “To Satchmo With Love” featuring Trumpet Star and Vocalist - Longineu Parsons with The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Trio: Doug Matthews-Piano, Ernie Ealum-Bass, Les DeMerle-Drums and an opening segment with Bonnie Eisele-Vocals. Both of these online ticketed virtual concerts will be broadcast on FaceBook Live from Story & Song Bookstore Bistro on Amelia Island. Visit AIJF for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Virtual Zooma Run – 5K and 12K 

Sunday, October 18 from 7am – 10am 
With the hopes that everyone stays happy, healthy and fit during these interesting times, the 2020 Zooma Women’s Race will be held virtually this year. How does a virtual race work? Zooma will be hosting a race day experience including a dedicated start time and live tracking app.The Active Runner Tracking app is super easy to use and you’ll be able to time your own 5K and 12K run course. Your race times and place updates will be live as the race progresses. Head to head competition will start at a designated time but you can run anytime that works for you! Head over to Zooma Run for more information and to register!

Breathe - A Virtual Wellness Retreat

Sunday, October 18 from 10am – 4pm 
The sound of ocean waves and the big blue sky invite you to take time to breathe, refresh, and renew. Step away from the stress of life and step into relaxation on Amelia Island, virtually. Give yourself the gift of a quiet day to breathe and restore your soul. Come to a caring, nurturing place at the Breathe Retreat. In this half day online retreat, experience a moment to breathe freely, sounds that bring us serenity, guided meditations that help us heal from within, and tools to help us reclaim our calm, vitality, and inner strength to help us through. We love our little Island and invite you to join us as we support one another. Click here to purchase tickets.


We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the 2020 Amelia Island Holiday season. Stay tuned for details and in the meantime, check out all of our calendar of events. You can compare and book Amelia Island accommodations here.

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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.