Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival Did you know that Amelia Island is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry? Come celebrate the local catch each spring at this iconic event. Delights of Restaurant Week Posted on January 02, 2019 From January 18-27, the rich and varied culinary landscape of Amelia Island gets extra yummy with the return of Restaurant Week, featuring two signature events and an array of special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Read Post » Island of Romance Posted on December 13, 2018 There are so many ways to warm your heart on Amelia Island; here are some ideas to get you and your special someone thinking about taking the time to make a romantic escape. Read Post » PACK THE PERFECT PICNIC BASKET DISCOVER THE SPROUTING PROJECT Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 2016. JACQUES PEPIN's TAKE ON LOCAL SHRIMP...AND PETANQUE Spotlight: Coast Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Coast is a “Modern American” eatery that celebrates local fishermen, farmers and craftsmen by using their products, from fresh seafood, to produce, to hand-made pottery from crafted and cultivated in our area. Amelia Island Culinary Academy Join Chef Bill Thompson for weekly Farmers Market tours, followed by themed cooking demos using the locally-sourced ingredients.