FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Located just off the coast of ordinary, this Southern jewel is eventful for everyone, year-round.

 

All year long, Amelia Island offers family-friendly events and festivals that celebrate the island's colorful past and present. 

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

December-April

World-famous virtuosos, premier musicians and renowned vocalists across genres take the stage for an exquisite chamber music experience.

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TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

January

Ring in the new year on beautiful Amelia Island while enjoying championship-level football. The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl is an opportunity to pair game day excitement with island enchantment.

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Amelia Island Restaurant Week

January

Try a selection of Amelia Island's irresistible, award-winning restaurants with special events and prix fixe menus at for lunch and dinner during the 13th Annual Restaurant Week

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2nd Saturday Artrageous Artwalk

January-December

On the second Saturday of each month, participating galleries host art events and open houses during the 2nd Saturday Artrageous Artwalk to showcase their resident artists.

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Amelia Island Book Festival

February

The AIBF is pleased to announce the return of the book festival celebrating the joy of reading and writing the written word, kicked off by the 20th Anniversary Gala on February 18, 2022.

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Amelia Concours Week

March

One of the rites of spring for true car lovers, this annual celebration is headlined by the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and includes events and auctions for the true “aficionauto!” Join us March 3-6, 2022.

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Sounds on Centre

May-October

Sing and dance to the beat with free outdoor concerts held on the first Friday of every month. Classic rock, blues, oldies and more fill the waterfront area in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.

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Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

May

This signature event features live music, a family fun zone, arts and crafts and dozens of shrimp dishes caught right off our coast. You may even run into a pirate or two! The fun runs from April 28 - May 1, 2022.

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Fish to Fork

May

Omni Amelia Island Resort will host its annual Fish to Fork in 2022 (dates TBA) featuring dock-to-dish specialties and a live-event showdown among chefs from around the world.

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Amelia Island Jazz Festival

October

Beginning October 3-10, 2021, cool cats and music-lovers are treated to an incredible celebration of the all-American musical genre of jazz! Events include late night jams, dance nights, jazz & wine tasting and even a Sunday Dixie to Swing jazz brunch!

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Northeast Florida Fair

October

Don't miss the excitement when the fair comes to town October 14-24, 2021, in Callahan, FL. Just a short trip inland from ocean to "oh my!" for the thrills of a traditional hometown fair. Plus... arts, crafts, entertainment, rides, games, food, and so much more!

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Right WhaleFestival

November

Celebrating the annual return of endangered North Atlantic right whales to our warm coastal waters. Join us Sunday, November 7, 2021, for ocean-themed activities and exhibits that emphasize education and environmentally responsible adventures and products.

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Pétanque Amelia Island Open

November

The Pétanque Amelia Island Open, November 12 - 14, 2021, is the largest Pétanque event in America, drawing players from all over the globe to compete for the Pétanque championship in the beautiful Fernandina Harbor.

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Holiday Home Tour

December

Brought to you by the Amelia Island Museum of History, the annual Holiday Home Tour will showcase a collection of beautiful and historic, Victorian houses in Fernandina Beach decked out in their finest for the season, December 3-4, 2021.

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Dickens on Centre

December

Join us December 9 - 12, 2021 for our traditional Dickens on Centre street festival! Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal wares in a classic English village!

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Downtown Shopping

Browse Amelia Island’s shops and boutiques for seasonal treasures like handpicked collectibles, exquisite jewelry and top-labeled apparel.

SHOPPING ON AMELIA

Seasonal Flavors on the Island

Discover the seasonal flavors of Amelia Island with an authentic culinary scene full of farm-fresh eateries and world-class resort dining.

SEE RESTAURANTS

Outdoor Recreation

Get outside and explore the wonders of nature and the sea through a variety of fun excursions on and around the island.

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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.