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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 12th and 13th, 2014: Amelia Island Blues Festival.

September 13th, 2014: 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 14th, 2014:  The 25th annual Endless Summer Watermelon Bicycle Ride goes off on Sunday, September 14, 2014.  Join riders of all speeds through historic, tree lined Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch State Park and along the ocean on Amelia Island.  Amelia Island is one of the best places to ride in Florida.  This supported ride includes snacks, rest stops, a post-ride lunch, mechanical aid, motorcycle escorts, and roving assistance teams.  Routes are available from 20 to 100 miles.  Riders at the 38 mile level and greater can cruise through Big and Little Talbot Islands and beyond.  Come for the ride and stay for the watermelon!  Registration opens July 1.  Go to NFBC.us for registration details.

September 19th through the 21st, 2014Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Hair: A Love Rock Musical”.  Hair follows a group of free-spirited youths who passionately preach a lifestyle of peace, love, freedom and happiness in a society that they see suffering from intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. The musical features such memorable numbers as “Let the Sun Shine In,” Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.”  For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

September 20th and 21st, 2014: Spanish American War Event at Fort Clinch. LA weekend event to commemorate the part that Fort Clinch played in the Spanish American War.  The fort will be filled with uniformed interpreters and participants will also be able to enjoy exhibits of period armament and military equipment. Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, Sunday 9:00 to noon.

October 3rd, 2014: Sounds on Center.  This free concert series takes place on Center Street starting at 6PM on the first Friday of each month.  October holds a special surprise for us!

October 4th and 5th, 2014: First Weekend Union Garrison at Fort Clinch. Living historians recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War Between the States. Activities may include black powder artillery demonstrations and marching drills, as well as soldiers and civilians taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary and kitchen.  Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, Sunday 9:00 to noon.

October 5th through the 12th, 2014: Amelia Island Jazz Festival

October 9th through the 25th, 2014Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Always a Bridesmaid”.  A new comedy by The Dixie Swim Club playwrights.  For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

October 11th, 2014: Amelia Island Wine Festival.  The annual Amelia Island Wine Festival features wines and the vintners that make them  Visitors can enjoy tastings with the award winning vintners.  A selection of craft vendors featuring wine and kitchen accessories and gourmet food vendors will be available at the festival.

October 11th, 2014: 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 11th and 12th, 2014: Confederate Garrison at Fort Clinch. Living historians recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War Between the States. Activities may include black powder artillery demonstrations and marching drills, as well as soldiers and civilians taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary and kitchen.  Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, Sunday 9:00 to noon.

October 16th through the 19th, 2014: Amelia Island Jazz FestivalJazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker, a multiple Grammy Awards winner, and monster jazz organ player Tony Monaco, are set to headline the 2014 Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Credited with augmenting the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades, Randy Brecker’s trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of recording artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, and Jaco Pastorius.

Tony Monaco, who will appear on Friday, October 17, is a leader in the revival of the Hammond B3 organ in jazz. As he has been with so many fledgling jazz organists, Jimmy Smith played a significant role in attracting Monaco to jazz and retaining his interest in the music. A critically acclaimed player, Monaco consistently ranks high among organists in DOWNBEAT Magazine’s Annual Critics Poll. He has released several well-reviewed albums including his latest, “Celebration: Life & Love & Music” on the Chicken Coup Label.

October 18th, 2014.  Amelia Cruizers present the 18th Annual 8 Flags Car Show.  Cars will line Center Street all day Saturday for this fun free event.  Enjoy music, food and entertainment as you view cars that have been lovingly restored by their owners.   

November 1st and 2nd, 2014: First Weekend Union Garrison at Fort Clinch. Living historians recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War Between the States. Activities may include black powder artillery demonstrations and marching drills, as well as soldiers and civilians taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary and kitchen.  Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, Sunday 9:00 to noon.

November 8th, 2014: 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 8th, 2014: History of the American Soldier at Fort Clinch. Visitors will enjoy a day filled with military history from the Revolutionary War to present day while interacting with living historians from each major US military conflict.  Saturday 9:00 to 5:00.

December 4th through the 20th, 2014.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Carol”.  The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future try to warm the coldness in Holmes’ heart.  For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

December 5th and 6th, 2014:  Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour. Kick off your holiday season with a tour of some of the loveliest Victorian homes in Fernandina Beach’s historic District.  Reserve tickets with the Amelia Island Museum of History at 904-261-7378 or by email at info@AmeliaMuseum.com.

December 6th and 7th, 2014: Union Holiday Encampment at Fort Clinch. Living historians recreate life at Fort Clinch during the War Between the States. Activities may include black powder artillery demonstrations and marching drills, as well as soldiers and civilians taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary and kitchen.  This special holiday encampment also allows you to watch as the fort is decorated for the holiday season.  Saturday 9:00 to 5:00, Sunday 9:00 to noon.

December 13th, 2014: 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.

February 12th throgh the 28th, 2015.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Grease”.  One word says it all for this popular musical.  For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

April 9th through the 25th, 2015.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Inherit The Wind”.  Considered one of the outstanding dramas of our time. For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

June 5th through the 14th, 2015:  Rendezvous Film Festival.   A 9-day film festival with locations throughout Amelia Island.  Events include themed nights. international nights, a 3-day interactive film expo, and outdoor film screenings, multiple concerts, red carpet events and many other chances to rub elbows with the film industry.

June 11th through the 27th, 2015.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Fox On The Fairway”.  Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) sets his comic sights on the world of golf.  For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

August 13th through the 29th, 2015.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”.  A musical comedy about love and marriage.  For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

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