Calendar

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Dec
12
Thu
Dickens Illuminated Procession @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kicking off this year’s festivities is the inaugural Dickens Illuminated Procession, set for Thursday, December 12, 5-8 PM. The Illuminated Procession will begin near the Welcome Center (Old Train Depot) on Front Street. From there parade-goers and their lanterns will enjoy a leisurely stroll up Ash Street and into Fernandina’s historic district before turning around down Centre Street back to the waterfront, where they will be greeted by music and merriment. Marchers may carry something that reflects good cheer and holiday spirit—and that shines, glows or twinkles. (No open flames or candles, please. Only battery operated lights and lanterns will be permitted.) A limited number of holiday lanterns will be available for purchase by vendors located near the starting point so we greatly encourage participants to create homemade lanterns. Participation is free and open to all!

The A.L. Lewis Legacy Awards @ Walker’s Landing
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted by award-winning actor, director and activist, Danny Glover, this elegant evening honors the accomplishments of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, great-granddaughter of American Beach co-founder, Abraham Lincoln Lewis. There will be cocktails, jazz, heavy hor d’oeuvres, and stunning views of the marsh. Tickets are $125.00 in advance only.

Dec
14
Sat
Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market @ North Seventh Street
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Over 40 booths of seasonal produce, artisan foods, gourmet delights, freshly baked breads and pastries, home-made ice cream, beef, shrimp, scallops and salmon; flowers and plants, honey, jams, jellies, salsas and sauces, pasta, candles and so much more.

Dickens on Centre 2019 @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Travel back in time during the fifth annual Dickens on Center festival in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach. Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is as fun as the dickens for entire family. Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. So grab your top hat, fasten your bonnet, and wander and wonder through a true Victorian Christmas on Amelia Island during the spectacular Dickens on Centre.

December 14, 10-9
December 15, 10-7

Parade of Paws 2019 @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Parade of Paws is one fun parade. Free to watch and only $15.00 to enter, dress your pet in their holiday best for the 20th Annual “Parade Of Paws” downtown.

Registration begins at 10 am at Old Train Depot (parade participant fee is $15, proceeds to Nassau Humane Society).

For spectators, watch this cute parade at 11:00 AM. Prizes for parade participants will be in these categories: “Best Victorian”, “Most Original”, and “Looks Most Like Owner.”

For more information, call (904) 321-1647.

Dec
15
Sun
2019 Dickens on Center (Sunday) @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Travel back in time during the fifth annual Dickens on Center festival in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach. Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is as fun as the dickens for entire family. Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transforms downtown Fernandina into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. So grab your top hat, fasten your bonnet, and wander and wonder through a true Victorian Christmas on Amelia Island during the spectacular Dickens on Centre.

December 14, 10-9
December 15, 10-7

Dec
21
Sat
Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market @ North Seventh Street
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Over 40 booths of seasonal produce, artisan foods, gourmet delights, freshly baked breads and pastries, home-made ice cream, beef, shrimp, scallops and salmon; flowers and plants, honey, jams, jellies, salsas and sauces, pasta, candles and so much more.

Lighted Christmas Parade in Fernandina @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lighted Christmas Parade — Annual parade with floats decorated in lights, starts at 6 PM. Parade participants depart Central Park. Parade route goes west along Ash Street to 2nd Street, then turns up Centre Street, heading east back to Central Park. (Parade organized by the America’s Youth).

Dec
28
Sat
Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market @ North Seventh Street
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Over 40 booths of seasonal produce, artisan foods, gourmet delights, freshly baked breads and pastries, home-made ice cream, beef, shrimp, scallops and salmon; flowers and plants, honey, jams, jellies, salsas and sauces, pasta, candles and so much more.

Dec
31
Tue
Annual Shrimp Drop @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NEW YEAR’s EVE – 5th Annual SHRIMP DROP & FIREWORKS (5 – 8 PM) in Fernandina’s downtown historic district at the waterfront. Family-friendly community event with activities (kids’ zone, live music, laser show, food and vendors).

Lighted shrimp is dropped at 7 PM, followed by fireworks over the river.

Jan
1
Wed
Brown Bag Lunch @ Amelia Island Museum of History
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come join the museum on the 1st Wednesday of every month and bring your lunch while you listen to a variety of historical topics. To see what is on the menu this month visit www.ameliamuseum.org for more information. Seating is first come first served.

Jan
4
Sat
Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market @ North Seventh Street
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Over 40 booths of seasonal produce, artisan foods, gourmet delights, freshly baked breads and pastries, home-made ice cream, beef, shrimp, scallops and salmon; flowers and plants, honey, jams, jellies, salsas and sauces, pasta, candles and so much more.