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2019 Rendezvous Festival @ Various locations downtown Fernandina Beach
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Venue: Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach
Address: Various locations downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Age Range: All Ages

Contact: Kim Murray,, 904-868-7900
RFF is the only Film and Music Festival in North Florida and Southeast Georgia. RFF is all about Entertainment: bringing the artists and community together for a celebration at various downtown locations on Amelia Island including City Hall, Amelia Island Museum of History, and the Library.

Fiesta de’ Santa Maria @ Pineland Bank
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sponsored by the Amelia Island Museum of History, Fiesta de’ Santa Maria will showcase vendors, dancers, music, Historic Re-enactors and more! Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Pineland Bank on the corner of 8th Street and Centre Street, in their back parking lot.

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

Main Beach Park, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Community Fall Festival
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Memorial United Methodist Church has partnered with the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market to present a Fall Festival. There will be games, races, Toddler Town, kids crafts, bounce houses, cookie decorating, face painting, free hot dogs, and a scavenger hunt for the kids through the farmers and arts market. Pet friendly.

North 6th and 7th Streets, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. #LoveShowsUp

This is a gift to the community!

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.

2019 Pajama Party @ Downtown Fernandina
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Downtown Fernandina Beach has their own take on Black Friday. Stay in your pajamas and head downtown Friday, November 29, 2019, for the annual after Thanksgiving Pajama Party!

The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with the merchant’s sidewalk sale. Shop in historic Fernandina Beach where you will find Black Friday specials, discounts, and refreshments while you shop. The young at heart can enjoy giant Jenga while listening to Bells by Pam Bell; music begins at 10:00 a.m., Hupp and Ray entertain at 10:30 a.m. and take your chance to win great prizes at the costume contest that begins at 11:00. Sam McDonald hits the stage at 1:00 p.m. and what Christmas Party would be complete without Santa Claus? Yes, Santa will be downtown, too.

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.

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.

Holiday Home Tour 2019 @ Various locations downtown Fernandina Beach
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Amelia Island Museum of History’s 13th Annual Holiday Home Tour will be held on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

There are a couple of surprises this year, first, the five home tour of Victorian homes is back in beautiful, historic downtown Fernandina Beach, and 2nd, there is a special, combination ticket available to tour the 2019 Southern Living Idea House on Crane Island, too.

All proceeds benefit the Museum of History, and tickets (in advance) are only $30.00 per person. Tickets are $35.00 at the door. Combination tickets, which include the Idea House are $40.00.

Combo Tickets are valid at the 2019 Southern Living Idea House from December 1-8, 2019, only.
The 2019 Holiday Home Tour tickets will be valid December 6th and 7th, 2019.

Christmas Glow @ Fernandina's Womens Club
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Woman’s Club (5:30 to 8:00 pm) located behind Atlantic Avenue Rec Center. Luminaries will line Atlantic Avenue, a tradition the evening of this annual community party with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Games, crafts and stories. Free admission, cookies, punch, chili and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

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

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!