The Island is soon to wake up from its winter hibernation and commence another great spring and summer time! Below is a list of events happening on or near Amelia Island. (For a compete list of all events please visit Fernandina Beach Calendar of events)
ON AMELIA ISLAND:
A world famous Car Show! The 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz World Sports Car and Formula 1 Drivers Championships. Featuring a field of more than 300 classic automobiles. The weekend long event will be held at the Ritz Carlton from March 13-15. Admission cost varies*
The Slide into Spring Music and craft beer festival will be at the Main Beach park on the 28th and 29th of March. The beach side concert will have live music ranging from bluegrass, soul, rock, funk and reggae. Enjoy the craft beer vendors and live music while you contribute to local organizations making Amelia Island an even better community.
The Katie Ride for Life is a premier bicycle touring event catering to cyclists of all abilities. The annual fundraiser is held on beautiful Amelia Island and features routes of 100 miles, 62 miles, 36 miles, 18 miles, fun ride and an off-road ride. The event was created in 2005 to raise awareness for organ donation and support the Katie Caples Foundation nationally recognized organ donor education program. The 11th anniversary of the event is Saturday, April 18. *Registration is necessary
Katie Ride for Life
The 6th Annual Amelia Island Garden Show will be held in central park. Growers and Nurseries from all over the state will bring with them a full assortment of flowers, fruit trees, exotic plants, shrubs and more. It will be held on April 18th and 19th. There will plenty of parking available.
Amelia Island Garden Show
The 52nd Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Boat Festival will be held on May 1-3 2015. The three day festival will boast plenty of live outdoor entertainment, art, local seafood, parades, fireworks and a pirate invasion. This festival is fun for the entire family with no admission fee.
Shrimp Boat Festival
NEAR AMELIA ISLAND:
(Distance: 73.3 Miles, Driving time approx. 1.5 hours)
The Lions Seafood Festival kicks off in Saint Augustine on March 6 @ 3:00 p.m. and carries on through the weekend with live music, fresh seafood and a ton of activities for children. Admission for adults is $3.00 and children 12 & under are free.
(Distance: 129.3 Miles, Driving time approx. 2 hours)
The Savannah Music Festival is dedicated to presenting a world-class celebration of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth, and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. It is the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. Held from March 19th – April 4th. View to website to purchase tickets*
Savannah Music Festival
(Distance: 36.8 Miles, Driving time approx. 45 Minutes)
The annual Jacksonville Craft and Import beer festival will be on May 15th from 5-9. The event will be held inside of an air conditioned arena with over 20 local restaurants and more than 400 different craft beers available. As well as plenty of food and beer there will be featured bands and local DJ’s playing.
Jax Beer Festival
These events are always a great way to kick off the summer season here on Amelia Island.