December 1, 2023
From coffee shops and spa visits to famous lobster rolls and festivals of stories, songs and music, the tradition of island hospitality just keeps getting better with these most recent and soon-to-come additions to the Amelia Island scene.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a weekend of songs and great storytelling? Story & Song Center for the Arts is excited to bring this inaugural festival to Amelia Island on February 2 – 4, 2024. Kick-off the weekend with a Storytelling Workshop for Writers, followed by multiple events throughout the weekend. Attend just a few events or purchase a passport to the entire festival. A moving, entertaining, and memorable experience will be had by all. 1430 Park Avenue
Now in its 23rd season, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival has become one of the most prestigious music events of its kind in the southeast and a star-studded line-up is once again planned for this year. The season kicks off on January 14 with pianist William Ransom, AICMF’s new artistic director. Come hear and meet him, along with his wife violist Yinzi Kong. Tickets are booking quickly for these as well as all the incredible performances taking place from January to June.
The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island isn’t a “new thing”. They’ve been making folks feel relaxed and beautiful for years. However, at the moment, this gorgeous facility is undergoing a transformation to be unveiled in March, 2024 and we can’t wait. In the meantime, the Spa has relocated to a private space on the 2nd floor so you can still get the treatments you’ve come to love. The indoor pool is also closed for conversion to a luxury fitness and wellness facility. Just another reason to visit The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in the new year! 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Explore the rich maritime history of Fernandina Beach with Amelia Island Footprints, hosted by Nick Deonas, the last wooden boat builder in the area. Join him in unraveling the fascinating story of how Fernandina Beach became the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, providing an authentic and insightful journey through the captivating history of Amelia Island. Pickup location: 170 Ash Street
Nestled in a 1906 cottage in the heart of historic downtown, newly opened Indigo Fernandina promises an elevated dining experience of southern coastal cuisine and elegance. From savory delights and a carefully curated beer and wine list to sweet indulgences and historical charm, there’s a little something for everyone. 20 S 2nd Street
7-Brew Coffee is a one-of-a-kind drive-thru coffee revolution that offers a fun and energetic vibe. In addition to coffee drinks, they also serve energy drinks, teas, sparkling waters, shakes, and smoothies. Photo credit: 7-Brew Coffee. Sadler Road
“Hauled right from the seas of Maine, Masons Famous Lobster Rolls are prepared according to tradition. With no bells, no whistles, and no pretention. And we serve them with only the basics: Lemon. Butter. Mayo. Maybe a little celery.” We are so excited to welcome them to Amelia Island! 708 Centre Street
Who doesn’t love frozen yogurt? Offering a selection of nine invigorating flavors and an extensive range of toppings, Mellow Yellow is the perfect place to craft your very own frozen yogurt masterpiece. Sweeten your day or just get an ice cream fix at Mellow Yellow … located within the surf-inspired Natural Slice pizza shop. 75 Amelia Village Circle
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