Seasonal Celebrations Showcase Culinary, Cultural, Natural and Other Treasures

It is time to escape to the enchanting shores of Amelia Island on Florida’s northeast coast, where the sun-kissed days of summer beckon with promises of adventure and relaxation. Whether seeking culinary delights, cultural experiences, or nature’s embrace, Amelia Island offers a captivating array of signature events catering to every traveler’s tastes and interests. The complete 2024 schedule of events can be found at

Culinary Events

  • A tradition for more than 50 years, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival (May 3-5) is an iconic celebration of Amelia Island’s rich maritime heritage. Combining a love of shrimp and the best of arts and entertainment, the festival is set in the island’s charming historic district. Sample mouthwatering seafood dishes and immerse yourself in a feast for the senses. Enjoy a Festival Parade, Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant, Kids Fun Zone, Shrimp Run, fine arts and crafts, and antique vendors, fireworks, and live entertainment. Learn more at
  • For those with a discerning palate, the annual Fish to Fork at Omni Amelia Island Resort (May 9-12) promises an unparalleled gastronomic journey. Indulge in dock-to-dish specialties curated by renowned chefs amid breathtaking ocean views and majestic oak trees. Experience the thrill of culinary competition during the chef showdown and cast your vote for the ultimate victor. Discover more at

Cultural Events

  • Experience the rhythmic beats of Sounds on Centre (April-Oct), a free concert series presented by the Historic Fernandina Business Association. Gather the family and groove to diverse musical genres at 6 p.m. on the first Friday of each month in the heart of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Bring a lawn chair and dancing shoes to the intersection of 2nd Street and Centre Street for a fun evening under the stars. Learn about upcoming performances at
  • Embrace the elegance of movement at the Amelia Island Dance Festival (Sept. 5-8), where the artistry of dance takes center stage with world-class classical and contemporary performances. The festival showcases acclaimed dancers from across the nation and the finest from local dance institutions of Northeast Florida. Explore the festival’s offerings at

Nature Events

  • Venture into the island’s untamed beauty at the Wild Amelia Nature Festival (May 10-18), presented by Keep Nassau Beautiful. During the nine-day festival, nature enthusiasts of all ages can discover the wonders of the great outdoors through engaging, hands-on activities. The festival offers guided nature tours, photography workshops, a green business expo, and a chance to encounter some of the creatures that call Amelia Island home. Dive into nature’s playground at

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About Amelia Island

Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions, and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit