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Why You Need to Experience Spring on Amelia Island

Springtime marks the beginning of activity and time spent outdoors for millions of people across the globe. When you live in a place like Amelia Island in the spring you notice very quickly that the natural beauty of Florida’s coastal cities is what drives so many people from across the country to visit and enjoy the changing seasons! Read on to hear about all the amazing opportunities that Amelia Island offers for getting the most enjoyment from spring! 

Want to hear about everything Amelia Island has to offer, any time of year? Visit our website and get access to our free Vacation Guide! It has everything you need from the best dining on the island to amazing events and activities that you will not want to miss!

Events and Activities to Get the Most Out of Amelia Island in the Spring


Amelia Island has tons of events all year long, but some of the most exciting events happen as the weather starts to warm up again! The first weekend in May, join the locals of Fernandina Beach in celebrating the Isle of the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival! The event is held each year to celebrate the long and interesting history of Amelia Island and enjoy a wide variety of delicious shrimp meals! If you are more interested in some quality local music, consider visiting on one of the days of Sounds on Centre. Every first Friday of the month from April until October, there are free concerts hosted in Historic Downtown which feature talented musicians from around the country! 


Being a coastal city yields a lot of great opportunities for activity around Amelia Island in the spring. There are tons for you to do depending on your activity level and your desire to be wet or dry, ranging from biking trails to personal pontoon tours! Visit Backwater Cat Adventures for personal tours around Amelia Island in small, 2-person pontoon boats. Explore Amelia Island on bikes and enjoy the blooming flowers and fresh air as you pedal down one of the many great bike trails on Amelia Island! If you are interested in a comprehensive tour of the wildlife on Amelia Island, you can get our Outdoor Adventure package to take part in a 2-hour tour to explore the fauna of the island, and then a 3-hour guided kayak tour for an up-close look! 

Enjoy the Breeze on the Porch at the Addison on Amelia Island

After a day out enjoying Amelia Island in the spring, there’s no better place to come back to than The Addison! Several of our comfortable and luxurious accommodations feature a porch or balcony that allows you to enjoy the beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery of either Ash Street or our courtyard. If that is not enough, you will also be able to enjoy our homemade breakfast and communal happy hour from some of our beautiful outdoor seating!  

Check our availability and start planning your spring getaway!