These street and parking lot closures will be effective the week preceding the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach.
-City Waterfront Parking Lots A and B will be closed from Midnight Wednesday, April 30 until Midnight Sunday, May 4.
-City Waterfront Parking Lots C and D, and the Parking Lot at the southeast corner of N 2nd and Alachua Streets will be closed to unauthorized vehicles from Midnight Thursday, May 1 until Midnight Sunday, May 4.
-Beginning at 5:00 PM Friday, May 2, there will be NO PARKING on the streets and public parking lots of the downtown Centre Street Business District (bordered by Ash St. and Alachua St. from 8th St. to the Waterfront).
At 4:00 PM, Friday, May 2, 2014, police officers will be placed at Centre Street and South 8th Street. Traffic will only be allowed to leave the area eastbound at this location. Westbound traffic will be diverted. All unauthorized traffic/parking should be in the process of leaving the downtown area between 4 and 5:00 PM. At 5:00 PM officers will be patrolling the area and all vehicles will be towed to clear the streets for booths to begin setting up at 6:00 PM. This area will remain closed to parking until Midnight Sunday, May 4, in order to finish clean up and street sweeping.
Signs will be posted throughout the downtown area and unauthorized vehicles will be towed.
The Police and Fire/Rescue Command Center is located at 204 Ash Street, one block south of Centre Street, in downtown Fernandina Beach. This will be the place to go for lost and found items, lost parents, and first aid. The Command Center hours of operation are: Friday 5:00 PM till 11:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM, and Sunday 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
For all other police services contact the Fernandina Beach Police Department at (904) 277-7342 Ext. 1 or dial 911 if you have an emergency.
The Police and Fire/Rescue Command Center is also the place to go if your vehicle has been towed. If you were parked on city property, the local police will be able to tell you how to find your car as there are “official” tow trucks. If you were parked on private property, the property owner is free to call any tow company they choose.