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Annual Amelia Island events offer fun year-round

Amelia island is a four-season destination and offers a wide array of festivals and other gatherings. These charming Amelia Island events will enhance your stay at our Florida B&B inn.

Calendar of Amelia Island Events

September 29th through October 15th, 2016.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “On Golden Pond”.  This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together.  Visit the theatre’s website for full schedule and to purchase tickets.

October 1st and 2nd, 2016.  First Weekend Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life.

October 2nd through the 9th, 2016  Amelia Island Jazz FestivalThe Amelia Island Jazz Festival provides a rich, diverse cultural offering to the Amelia Island area by exposing thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the sounds, excitement and vitality of great jazz.  The Festival presents world-class jazz in many styles, including swing, bebop, Dixieland, big band, Latin, and contemporary. During the week-long festival music is performed by jazz greats as well as fresh, up-and-coming young talent. The Amelia Island Jazz Festival helps preserve the American art form Jazz by increasing the exposure and awareness of the music genre to the general public.

October 7th, 2016.  Sounds on Center Free Concert Series. Free, family-friendly, and festive, these outdoor concerts at the foot of Centre Street invite you to bring a beach chair and come down to enjoy a range of music, street dancing, giveaways, and the many restaurants and shops within strolling distance.  Shows are from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

October 8th, 2016.  Artrageous Artwalk. Every second Saturday, Amelia Island holds an exciting Artrageous Artwalk. With numerous galleries participating, visitors can peruse photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors, acrylics and more. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Fernandina and two on the south end of Amelia Island.

October 8th and 9th, 2016.  Confederate Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  Living historians recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War between the States. Activities include artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills.  Soldiers and Civilians  also take up duty in the laundry, infirmary, kitchen, barracks, quartermaster and carpenter shop.

October 15th, 2016.  Amelia Cruizers 20th Annual 8 Flags Car Show.  The Amelia Cruizers car club will have over 300 cars on display in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach.  This free event is held all day Saturday and is just a short walk from the Addison.  Hundreds of cars on display, food booths and music all add up to a great event.

October 20th through the 29th, 2016.  Amelia Musical Playhouse presents “The Rocky Horror Show”.  THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW tells the story of a naive couple who seek shelter from a storm in the home of a mad, transsexual scientist who happens to be unveiling his new creation – a lusty, muscle man named Rocky Horror.  Audience participation is key so feel free to shout out your favorite one-liners to the actors and come dressed up as your favorite character. They will have prop bags for sale in the lobby as well as complimentary refreshments at intermission

November 5th and 6th, 2016.  First Weekend Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life.

November 12th and 13th, 2016. Petanque American Open TournamentThe 10th truly open, International – and largest – Petanque (pronounced Pay-tonk) Tournament in the USA takes place at the downtown marina in beautiful Historic Fernandina Beach.  Think of a game that is between bocci and horseshoes but also think of a large international crowd that really knows how to have fun.

November 12th, 2016.  Artrageous Artwalk. Every second Saturday, Amelia Island holds an exciting Artrageous Artwalk. With numerous galleries participating, visitors can peruse photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors, acrylics and more. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Fernandina and two on the south end of Amelia Island.

November 12th, 2016.  History of the American Soldier at Fort Clinch State Park.  A program saluting Armed Forces with an interactive living timeline of each major military conflict in the history of the United States.

December 1 through the 17th, 2016.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Ebenezer”. Ebenezer is a lighthearted musical interpretation of A Christmas Carol.  The musical features music from all genres, including gospel, country, rock and jazz songs and traditional Christmas carols  Visit the theatre’s website for full schedule and to purchase tickets.

December 2nd and 3rd, 2016.  Holiday Home Tour.  Tour some of the loveliest Victorian homes located in the Historic District, each decorated for the holidays by a local florist/decorator.  For tickets call 904-261-7379, extension 100, or email info@ameliamuseum.org.

December 3rd and 4th, 2016.  First Weekend Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, settlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life.

December 8th, 2016.  Lighted Christmas Parade.   

December 9th through the 11th, 2016.  Dickens on Centre Street.  Banish the “bah humbugs” and travel back to Tiny Tim’s time as downtown Fernandina Beach transforms into an authentic Victorian holiday festival during the Dickens on Centre experience. Hear heavenly carolers and roving musicians. Marvel at jugglers and stilt walkers. Taste Victorian-style goodies. Meet an old-fashioned Saint Nick, sample Victorian goodies and visit local shops for unique gifts. It should be as fun as the Dickens.

December 10, 2016.  Artrageous Artwalk. Every second Saturday, Amelia Island holds an exciting Artrageous Artwalk. With numerous galleries participating, visitors can peruse photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors, acrylics and more. Visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Fernandina and two on the south end of Amelia Island.

January 20th through the 29th, 2017.  Amelia Island Restaurant Week. The 9th Annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week offers a great opportunity to try a selection of Amelia’s irresistible, award-winning dining options.  Each participating restaurant will offer a prix-fixe menu, including three courses and a non-alcoholic beverage, at either $19 or $31 per person.  This is a popular event so be sure to have the Addison’s concierge service make advance dinner reservations for you.

February 2nd through the 18th, 2017.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Calendar Girls”. Visit the theatre’s website for full schedule and to purchase tickets.

April 6th through the 22nd, 2017.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Rabbit Hole”. Visit the theatre’s website for full schedule and to purchase tickets.

June 8th through the 24th, 2017.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “The Explorers Club”. Visit the theatre’s website for full schedule and to purchase tickets.

August 10th through the 26th, 2017.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Avenue Q”. Visit the theatre’s website for full schedule and to purchase tickets.

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