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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

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.

June 13th, 2015: 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 3rd, 2015.  Sounds on Center Free Community Concert. Featuring Spice and the Po Boys playing R&B and New Orleans style blues.  These well attended free concerts take place on Center Street between 6 and 8 PM with the band setting up right outside the Palace Saloon.  Great music, dancing and The Fernandina Beach Pirates Club.  And it is free!  Who could ask for anything more?

July 4th and 5th, 2015.  Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  The Weekend Garrison allows 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 11th, 2015: 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 1st and 2nd, 2015.  Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  The Weekend Garrison allows 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 7th, 2015.  Sounds on Center Free Community Concert. Featuring Island Vibe playing music through the ages and classic tunes.  These well attended free concerts take place on Center Street between 6 and 8 PM with the band setting up right outside the Palace Saloon.  Great music, dancing and The Fernandina Beach Pirates Club.  And it is free!  Who could ask for anything more?

August 8th, 2015: 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 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.

August 21st and 22nd, 2015.  Great Southern Tailgate BBQ Classic.  The annual Great Southern Tailgate Classic highlights the spirit and fanfare of American football. Held August 21-22, 2015 on Amelia Island, Florida, the event will kick off the start of the football season and celebrate the art of tailgating in a scenic beach setting.

The event will highlight the collegiate team spirit of those who enjoy the game through the Southern Schools Tailgate Challenge. Teams can represent their school to be judged on the originality and quality of tailgating food selections, beverage choices, tailgate décor, team spirit and more. Team mascots are invited to strut their stuff in a mascot competition and school “celebrities” can help their Tailgate Teams win the ultimate Southern Schools Tailgate Challenge.

To get fans pumped up, the event will begin Friday evening in pep-rally style with entertainment provided by great musicians while the tailgate competition and football fan programing will be played on Saturday. A background of music from the best of local musicians will accompany the event on Saturday as well as food vendors offering traditional tailgating fare, vendors selling team spirit products and tailgating essentials, a Kid’s Zone with a variety of activities, craft beer tasting, VIP lounge, and much more! Fans will learn how to “elevate your tailgate” before the much anticipated football season begins at the annual Great Southern Tailgate Classic on Amelia Island!

September 4th, 2015.  Sounds on Center Free Community Concert. Featuring Jimmy Beats playing reggae and soulful Caribbean sounds.  These well attended free concerts take place on Center Street between 6 and 8 PM with the band setting up right outside the Palace Saloon.  Great music, dancing and The Fernandina Beach Pirates Club.  And it is free!  Who could ask for anything more?

September 5th and 6th, 2015.  Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  The Weekend Garrison allows 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 12th, 2015: 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 19th and 20th, 2015.  Spanish American War Event at Fort Clinch State Park.  A 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 the armament and period military equipment.

October 2nd, 2015.  Sounds on Center Free Community Concert. Featuring Crescendo Amelia.  These well attended free concerts take place on Center Street between 6 and 8 PM with the band setting up right outside the Palace Saloon.  Great music, dancing and The Fernandina Beach Pirates Club.  And it is free!  Who could ask for anything more?

October 3rd and 4th, 2015.  Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  The Weekend Garrison allows 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 8th through the 11th, 2015.  Amelia Island Jazz Festival.  The Amelia Island Jazz Festival has featured headliners such as David Sanborn, Ramsey Lewis, Spyro Gyra and Mindi Abair. The 2015 festival is set to offer world-class jazz at venues throughout Amelia Island.

October 8th through the 24th, 2015.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Wait Until Dark”.  A blind woman, aided by a young neighbor girl, must outwit a dangerous con man in her Greenwich Village apartment, by using darkness to her advantage.  Even if you know the ending, you’ll hold your breath during the elaborate and electrifying game of cat and mouse played in this well-constructed Broadway thriller. For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

October 9th through the 11th, 2015.  Fernandina Pirate Festival.  The inaugural, three-day festival will feature a pirate march, musical entertainment, food booths, family entertainment, educational exhibits, and a Pirate Ball.

October 10th, 2015: 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 10th and 11th, 2015.  Confederate Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  The Weekend Garrison allows 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 7th and 8th, 2015.  Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  The Weekend Garrison allows 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 14th and 15th, 2015.  Petanque America Open.  Amelia Island is the venue for the international community of Pétanque. Players compete at the downtown marina, surrounded by plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops – much like the French Mediterranean coast, where Pétanque started in 1907.

November 14th, 2015: 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 14th and 15th, 2015.  History of the American Soldier at Fort Clinch State Park.  Join in this interactive salute to our armed forces. Visitors will enjoy two days filled with military history and displays from the Revolutionary War to present day while interacting with living historians from each major U.S. military conflict. Period music and firing demonstrations will also highlight the experience. Veterans and active duty military are invited to come dressed in uniform.

December 3rd through the 19th, 2015.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Miracle on 34th Street”.  Kris Kringle leaves his retirement home to work as Santa for Macy’s Department Store.
Is he really Santa or should he be in a psychiatric hospital?  It may take a court decision to convince some people that Santa does exist, but audiences agree that this holiday classic is a story we all want to believe. For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

December 4th and 5th, 2015.  Amelia Island Museum of History’s Holiday Home Tour. The Holiday Home Tour offers guests the opportunity to tour several of Amelia Island’s loveliest private homes in Fernandina Beach’s beach district, organized by the Amelia Island Museum of History.

December 5th and 6th, 2015.  Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park.  The Weekend Garrison allows 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 12th, 2015: 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 22nd through the 31st, 2016.  Amelia Island Restaurant Week. The 8th 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 $29 per person.  This is a popular event so be sure to have the Addison’s concierge service make advance dinner reservations for you.

February 4th through the 20th, 2016.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Picnic”.  It’s Labor Day weekend and two households of women are preparing for the big picnic.  An unexpected guest appears, a man who promises excitement, offers temptations, and exposes the emptiness in their lives.  The upheaval that follows becomes a call for action for the women in this steamy 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama. For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

April 14 through the 30th, 2016.  Amelia Island Community Theatre‘s performance of “Mary Poppins”. Everyone’s favorite nanny arrives with her spoonful of sugar to help the troubled Banks family in this delightful musical, set in 1910 England.  With a combination of magic and common sense, dispensed through story, song, and dance, the unconventional Mary Poppins reminds us “that anything can happen if you let it.”. For full information including prices and availability please visit their website.

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.

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.

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