4TH of July at the beach.

4th of July Activities and Events on Amelia Island

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate the founding of the country and spend quality time with friends and family. If you’re spending the 4th of July on Amelia Island, we have made a list of top events in the area that everyone in your group will enjoy.  

Be sure to download our Vacation Guide before planning your trip. Inside, you’ll find our top picks for attractions, restaurants, events, and more! This guide is your key to experiencing the best of our area! 

Our 5 Favorite 4th of July Events on Amelia Island

Take a Sunset Tour  

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon on the Fourth of July, take a Family-Friendly Sunset Tour! This is a fantastic way to learn more about the Fernandina Beach area and relax before nighttime festivities. The cost is between $19 and $24. The tours begin at 7:30 p.m. and end around 8:30 p.m. After an evening on the water, watch for the night sky to light up with fireworks!   

Sean McCarthy Booze Cruise  

Experience a Sean McCarthy booze cruise! This adults-only event will be held on July 2, 2022, at 4 p.m. Sean is a Nashville recording artist known to perform across the southeast. His music is a blend of many genres that will set an excellent tone for the evening. Along with Sean, his band members, pedal steel player Olin “Hotshot” Carter, lead guitarist Marcus Carter, bass player Ernie Ealum and percussionist Daniel Daly add their special touch. Get your friends together and set sail for a fun and relaxing evening!   

Red, White & Swing: Crescendo Amelia Patriotic Show  

In town on July 1? Another event to mark on your calendar is Red, White & Swing by Crescendo Amelia! Featuring an 18+ piece orchestra, dancers, singers, and entertainers, you will surely feel the American pride here! There will be an open bar, and attendees are welcome to bring food into the venue. Get ready to experience a night of fun for all ages!  

Cumberland Island Tours   

One of the biggest attractions in the area is Cumberland Island. The Cumberland Island Tour sails by historic Old Town and Fort Clinch and offers sights of Fernandina’s shrimp boats and, of course, see the wild horses of Cumberland Island! If you’re visiting Fernandina Beach for the first time, this is a family-friendly way to experience the area!  

Fireworks in Fernandina Beach

This is a Fernandina Beach classic! After a day at the beach, grab the kids and head to the annual Hometown 4th of July Fireworks! This event features a DJ, food trucks, and commercial vendors. Located in Marina Parking Lot B, the show begins at 9 p.m. Best of all, this celebration is free for the public to enjoy!  

When the 4TH of July Celebrations End, Head Back to the Addison on Amelia Island and Rejuvenate!

Celebrating the 4th of July on Amelia Island is fun, relaxing, and explorative! After the celebrations, come home to our cozy and charming B&B. Browse our accommodations and get ready for the 4th of July on Amelia Island in 2022!

private porch at The Addison on Amelia Island