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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

May 2nd, 2016. Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents Natasha Paremski, piano.  Visit their website for details and tickets

April 28 through May 1st, 2016.  Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.  This extremely popular event starts off Thursday night with the Pirates Parade. Guests at the Addison gather on the front porch for an extended Happy Hour to watch the parade. The Festival started off 53 years ago as shrimp boat races at the start of the shrimping season and the festival has evolved into a pretty impressive arts and crafts show.  The Festival starts on Friday with hundreds of artists, antique and craft vendors, live music and of course, shrimp.  Food vendors fill the marina with shrimp cooked pretty much any way you like it.

May 7th and 8th, 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.

May 8th, 2016. Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents the Dover Quartet.  Visit their website for details and tickets

May 14th, 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.

May 20th through the 22nd.  Wild Amelia Nature Festival. The annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival is a three–day celebration of natural attractions. It includes tours (kayaking, biking, boating, hiking), photography workshops, an Eco-expo, nature-based activities for children, critters from the Jacksonville Zoo, and more.  904-277-0717, WildAmelia.com.

May 21st, 2016. Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents their closing gala with the Beth Newdome Fellowship Artists.  Visit their website for details and tickets

May 28th, 2016.  World War II Living History Weekend at Fort Clinch State Park.  Join Fort Clinch for their Memorial Weekend program in honor of soldiers who served during World War II.

June 2nd through the 4th, 2016.  Rendezvous Film Festival. Rendezvous Film Festival, the only one of its kind in the region, is an international film, music, and interactive gaming festival held on Amelia Island June 2-4, 2016, bringing artists and the community together for a 3-day celebration. rendezvousfestival.org

June 3rd, 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.

June 4th and 5th, 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.

June 9th through the 25th, 2016.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Arsenic and Old Lace”. he elderly Brewster sisters lace their homemade wine with arsenic to end the loneliness of lonely old men.  Their bugle-blowing nephew thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and the cellar is the Panama Canal.  Another nephew is a criminal who looks like Boris Karloff, and nephew Mortimer is a drama critic!  No wonder this is one of the most popular comedies ever staged. Charge! For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

June 11th, 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.

July 1st, 2016.  April 1st, 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.

July 2nd and 3rd, 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.

July 9th, 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.

August 4th through the 20th, 2016.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “These Two Couples Went to Italy”.  Sightseeing becomes a ruthless competition and a no-holds-barred sport as two vacationing couples attempt to out-do each other by exploring the “real” Italy.  Tourist is a dirty word; the goal is to establish dominance as the most seasoned travelers.  Winner of the Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award, this show is your passport to fun. For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

August 5th, 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.  

August 6th and 7th, 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.

August 13th, 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.

September 2nd, 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.

September 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, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life.

September 10th, 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.

September 17th, 2016.  Spanish American War Living History Weekend at Fort Clinch State Park.  Join Fort Clinch in commemorating the Spanish-American War.  Living history demonstrations on-going throughout the day to honor those who served.

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 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.

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, 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 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 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 inaugural 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 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, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life.

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.

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