Calendar

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Apr
13
Sat
Second Set of music at the Marina
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the ‘Second Set of music at the Marina.’ The event will be in the parking lot on the side of the Marina Welcome Center. Come out and support the Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, the Preservation of our Public Marina, the Preservation of Public Access to our Water Ways, and Support our Waterfront Businesses and our Local Musicians. Bring the family and some some chairs. Watch a beautiful sunset and mingle with some good folk. All donations will go to the ‘Maritime Museum of Amelia Island.’

All our musicians are volunteering their time and talent! Come see Hup & Ray; The Sean McCarty Band; Tom Leon; Amy Basse; Jim Barcaro; Tony Merz and James M Geiger.

In order for our Historical Marina to stay ‘Public’ it will need our support and our voice.

Oct
11
Fri
Southeastern Rib Championship @ Main Beach Fernandina
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm

This fundraiser for the Northeast Florida Advocates for Autism and Related Disabilities will feature the South’s finest pit-masters coming together to see who has the best ribs in the Southeast. There will also be a sanctioned SCA Steak Cook-off on Friday Night. This will also be a great time for the crowd as well as there will be live music Friday night and Saturday, arts and crafts vendors, a beer garden, kids area and of course… AMAZING BBQ!!

Date: October 11, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Time Details:
October 11, 2019; 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
October 12, 2019; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location:
Main Beach Park, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Nov
27
Wed
23rd Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting @ Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thousands of sparkling lights decorate The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, as guests and neighbors come together for the lighting of the island’s largest Christmas tree and launch of the world’s largest gingerbread pirate ship. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment from the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Brass Quintet. Festivities conclude with Santa’s arrival and a brilliant fireworks show overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Nov
29
Fri
Holiday Lights Omni Amelia Plantation @ The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date: November 29, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kick off the holiday season at our annual tree lighting ceremony, Friday, November 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us for festive culinary creations, holiday crafts, elf training, inflatable fun, stilt walkers, s’mores and more!

Prices vary for food and beverage. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barnabas Center through Omni Hotels & Resorts’ Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative. Free admission and open to the public. $20 activity wristbands will be available for purchase.

Nov
30
Sat
2019 Fernandina Tree Lighting @ Downtown Fernandina Beach
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting and Community Festival
Date: November 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Annual event adjacent to the Downtown Marina. Food vendors, merchandise vendors, bounce houses and Santa, culminating in lighting of our beautiful City Christmas tree.

Dec
7
Sat
Linda Ronstadt Christmas @ Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
“Linda Ronstadt Christmas” with Debbie Rider. $30 tickets may be purchased at store or by calling 904-601-2118

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!

Dec
14
Sat
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

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