Fall Events you Don't Want to Miss

September 1, 2023
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It's fall, y'all! In addition to pumpkin spice everything, Amelia Island has a fantastic lineup of exciting events that you won't want to miss! Get ready to immerse yourself in the island's vibrant autumn atmosphere with these fall events you should definitely check out:

Amelia Island Oktoberfest

September 23 from 12pm-6pm. The Amelia Island Brewing Company, Mocama Beer Company, and Marlin & Barrel have joined forces to bring you an incredible Oktoberfest experience spread across three fantastic locations.  Indulge in an abundance of Bier at AIBC and Mocama, along with authentic German food provided by Hofbrau Amelia, games, live music, and an all-around good time. For those seeking a spirited adventure, Marlin & Barrel will be offering a array of spirits, including a special cocktail. In addition, Amelia Island Historic Tours is offering complimentary shuttle service to make getting around a breeze. Learn more and purchase tickets here. Photo credit: Amelia Island Brewing Company.

Amelia Island Jazz Festival

October 1 -8. If you're a fan of smooth tunes and soulful rhythms, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival will be a delightful experience. Currently in it's second decade, the Jazz Fest 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, immerse yourself in the captivating melodies performed by talented musicians - Everything from a JAZZ & WINE TASTING to a DIXIE TO SWING JAZZ BRUNCH. We've got you covered regardless of your musical appetite! See the entire week's lineup and purchase tickets here.  Don't miss the 50th Anniversary and Farewell Tour from the legendary quartet, THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER, on Ocobert 5th!

Island Hop Craft Beer Fest

October 7, Central Park from 12pm-4pm. If you're a beer enthusiast, the Island Hop Craft Beer Fest is a must-attend event. Sample a wide range of craft beers from local and regional brewers featuring Nassau County's own First Love Brewing, Amelia Island Brewing Company, Mocama Beer Company, Disco Witch BrewingSJ Brewing Company, The Brew Shed, and Marlin & Barrel Distillery. It’s a family-friendly festival with live music, food trucks, a playground, and a Main Street Marketplace!  Children under 12 admitted for free. Purchase tickets here.

Georgia-Florida Football Game

October 28. Join the excitement and experience the electric island atmosphere during the annual Florida-Georgia football weekend. This highly anticipated event brings together passionate fans from both sides and is one of the iconic rivalries that make college football great. Ladies, if you need to take your team wardrobe up a notch, head into Twisted Sisters for plenty of dawg and gator gear to choose from. Can't make it to see the game in person? Grab a seat in one of these  restaurants/bars and cheer for your team there! Get into the spirit, literally, on a downtown cocktail tour (pictured above) or a twilight BYOB Amelia River Cruise. So much to cheer for!

Amelia Island Cookout

October 21 from 4pm-8pm. Join us for an Amelia Island Cookout on the oceanfront lawn of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Relish in a culinary spectacle of sizzling seafood, expertly grilled meats, and artful creations by renowned national chefs and local favorites like David’s, España, and The Omni Amelia Island Resort. Culinary presentations are elevated by ample wine, cocktails, desserts, and entertainment. Rub elbows with these exceptional chefs as they showcase their finest talent in an outdoor cookout.

These fall events promise a blend of entertainment, culture, and delicious offerings, making your time on Amelia Island even more memorable. Mark your calendar and get ready to embrace the autumn festivities!

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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.