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. New & Noteworthy Restaurants on Amelia Posted on August 15, 2019 Be the first to try some of the new additions to Amelia Island's lively restaurant scene (this little island has over 100 distinctive dining options.) Read Post » Shrimp Days of Summer Specials Posted on July 01, 2019 Visit Amelia Island for the SHRIMP DAYS OF SUMMER and enjoy special offers in celebration of our favorite crustacean. Deals to stay, play, and dine. 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.