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. One Island - Three Facets Posted on October 22, 2018 You can do so much - or not much of anything - on this idyllic island. We break it down into three distinct sections of fun for you, from north to south to all the adventures in between. Read Post » Island Insider: Marketing Director, Tarah Dunlop Posted on June 12, 2018 Marketing Director, Tarah Dunlop shares her own unique perspective about living on Amelia Island. They include her favorite places to eat, shop, and explore. 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.