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Amelia Island Restaurant Week and Chamber Music Festival 2019

December 10th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia Island Restaurant Week 2019The holidays may soon be over but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Not on Amelia Island! January sees Amelia Island Restaurant Week, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and more!

If January seems like a letdown after all the holiday excitement, an Amelia Island getaway will change your mind. January 2019 on the island heralds a variety of fun and exciting events.

The annual Chamber Music Festival has its start in January and Amelia Island Restaurant Week guarantees an affordably delicious time. The first month of the year also sees the annual Fernandina MLK Day Parade and the Ben Byrns 5k Runway Rally.

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival 2019

– 12 dates between January 18th and April 26th
The Chamber Music Festival’s 2019 season promises to be one of the most exciting in its 18-year history. Headliners for this year include legendary jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, and renowned pianist Emanuel Ax – and that’s not all. The schedule also includes the Dover Quartet, the Miro Quartet, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, and the bluegrass band, Balsam Range.

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s 12 performances run from January through April. The full schedule and tickets are online at:  If you book soon, your bed and breakfast hosts may have some premium seats available to purchase.  Tickets have to be turned back mid-December, so book now!

Amelia Island Restaurant Week 2019

– January 18th through the 27th
Come celebrate the 11th anniversary of Amelia Island Restaurant Week! The 10-day culinary showcase sees a selection of Amelia Island’s award-winning restaurants offering a prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner. The highly anticipated week will also feature a variety of dining and cocktail events.

The kick-off wine reception and four-course dinner will be January 16th at The Ritz-Carlson’s Coast Restaurant. View all the participating restaurant menus and read more details at

Some of our Amelia Island Inns have special access to tickets – be sure to check out their individual websites as the date approaches!

Amelia Island MLK Day Parade 2019

– January 21st
Join us as we honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a parade from 11am to noon on MLK day.

The route will begins at the Peck Center, 516 S.10th Street, makes its way downtown on Ash and Centre Streets, then ends back at Peck Center. Participating downtown merchants will celebrate the holiday with special sidewalk sales.

Ben Byrns 5k Runway Rally 2019

– January 26th
Come out to the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport and get your run on during the 6th Annual Ben Byrns Runway Rally.

Ben Byrns was a Fernandina Beach resident whose young life was cut short due to an accidental overdose of prescription pain medication. The annual 5k race was created to raise funds to help prevent drug and alcohol abuse among youth/young adults. Join us for this good cause and enjoy a run on the airport’s taxiways and runways.

Learn more at the race organizer’s website.

Enjoy a Magical Amelia Island Holiday Elopement!

December 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia Island Holiday ElopementAre you looking for a spectacular time and place for just you two to elope? The answer is an Amelia Island holiday elopement. Amelia Island is always gorgeous but during the holiday season it becomes down right magical!

There’s never a bad time to visit Florida’s Amelia Island. During the holidays, however, the island comes to life with bright decorations, numerous events and celebrations, and a generally festive air.

As a romantic getaway, Amelia Island makes the perfect destination. Our pristine white beaches are ever welcoming and the local shops, galleries, spas, and restaurants offer a wide range of relaxation and enjoyment, year ’round.

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Dickens on Centre 2018 – A Victorian Holiday Festival

November 16th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia Island's Dickens on Centre 2018Travel back in time to the era of “A Christmas Carol” during Amelia Island’s Dickens on Centre 2018. The 4th annual return of this Victorian-themed holiday festival is scheduled for December 7th through the 9th, 2018.

Dickens On Centre, inspired by Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” is Fernandina Beach’s annual, 3-day, holiday festival. The event sees a weekend of over 45 events and attractions. Attendees will enjoy festive, costumed characters, entertainment on two stages, Saint Nick, excellent shopping, and so much more.

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Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour 2018 and Thanksgiving Weekend

November 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour 2018Get a look inside some of Fernandina’s lovely, private beach residences during the annual Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour – and that’s not all. The 2018 Amelia Island holiday season is just getting started!

There’s always something fun to do or see on Florida’s Amelia Island but that’s doubly true during the holiday season.

Some of our most popular events occur in November and December. The Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour is a great example – but so is the Downtown Fernandina Pajama Party!

In fact, the rapidly approaching Thanksgiving Weekend sees two popular, seasonal events:

Downtown Fernandina Pajama Party

November 23, 2018 – 8am to 4pm
Follow this event on Facebook.

“Black Friday” never felt so comfy! Come join the merchants of downtown Fernandina Beach for the annual holiday Pajama Party! Great sales, special offers, yummy treats, live music, a block party, pajama contest, and so much more.

You don’t have to wear your jammies to the party – but you might win a prize if you do! Always a fun time.

Downtown Fernandina Christmas Tree Lighting

November 24th, 2018 – 2pm to 6pm
Marina Parking Lot A – 1 Front Centre Street Fernandina Beach

The annual, downtown Fernandina Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony provides a festive and friendly time for all.

There will be food, drink, live music by the Nassau Community Band, and performances by the Royal Amelia Dancers.

Come have your picture taken with Santa and the Fernandina Beach Pirates, enjoy some snacks, and maybe even get a little shopping done!

Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour 2018

November 30 & December 1, 2018, 10am to 4pm
Five of Fernandina’s lovely, private beach homes on Fletcher Street will open their doors to the public this year for the tour. Each has been professionally decorated for the holidays by one of three local interior decorators.

Each Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour will take between 45 minutes and an hour to complete. You may tour the homes in any order you like and stop at any time. Avoid longer lines by starting your tours later in the day.

Tickets for Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour 2018 can be purchased online and is good for both Friday and Saturday, so you can make a weekend of it, if you wish.

Proceeds go towards the Amelia Island Museum of History, who also host the event. Learn more about Amelia Island Holiday Home Tour 2018 at

Amelia Island For The Holidays

Don’t let your Amelia Island getaway be ruined by substandard accommodations. Let an Amelia Island bed and breakfast be your home away from home instead! An Amelia Island B&B provides top-tier amenities, full, delicious breakfasts, and on-site hosts who know the area. Make the most of your Florida Coast getaway – discover your Amelia Island home away from home, today!

Pétanque America Open 2018 on Amelia Island

October 19th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Pétanque America Open 2018 on Amelia Island, FLCome out to Amelia Island this November for the tenth annual Pétanque America Open – still the largest Pétanque event in the Americas! November 9th through the 11th, 2018 in Fernandina Beach.

The annual Pétanque America Open (updated to Pétanque Amelia Island Open in 2017) has been going strong here since its inception in 2009. In fact, it grows with each passing year.

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Don’t Miss Out on Amelia Island Wellness Festival 2018

October 8th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia Island Wellness Festival 2018Amelia Island Wellness Festival 2018 is an award-winning weekend of yoga, fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness as presented by masters in the fields. Come engage with the experts in the serene, oceanfront setting of Florida’s beautiful Amelia Island. November 9th through the 11th, 2018.

Take a break from the fast pace of daily life this November by attending Amelia Island Wellness Festival 2018. This annual weekend of holistic programming offers a variety activities and events, including live entertainment and culinary experiences.

Festival workshops, held as group and personal experiences, will be led by recognized experts. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Gurudev Shri Amritji, creator of the Amrit Method Yoga Nidra and founder of the Amrit Yoga Institute.

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ZOOMA Florida Women’s Half Marathon 2018 on Amelia Island

September 21st, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

ZOOMA Florida Womens Half Marathon 2018Come to Amelia Island this October for three days of running and sunning during the 2018 ZOOMA Florida Women’s Half Marathon + 12K + 5K! October 19th through the 21st, 2018.

ZOOMA Florida is an inspiring weekend of running, yoga sessions, speakers, an expo, strong women, and more. This year’s event has lots of surprises including new medals and new race courses.

ZOOMA Florida 2018 features course changes based upon last year’s feedback. Gone are the soft sand finishes and A1A – but don’t worry. Not everything was changed! Ft Clinch is still on the course as is the popular after party!

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Don’t Miss the 2018 Amelia Island Jazz Festival!

September 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia Island Jazz Festival 2018Attention Jazz Fans: Amelia Island Jazz Festival 2018, a week long event of world class jazz, is just around the corner!

Come out to Amelia Island, October 7th through the 14th, for a variety of jazz concerts and events – and it kicks off with a free concert!

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Don’t Miss Rendezvous Film Festival 2018 on Amelia Island!

August 17th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Rendezvous Film Festival 2018It’s almost time for Rendezvous Film Festival 2018 on Amelia Island! This popular, 3-day film festival includes mixers, after parties, workshops, and more! September 20th through the 23rd, 2018.

2018 marks the 11th annual return of the Rendezvous Film Festival and this year’s is shaping up to be one of the best. The festival screening committee chose 76 films from 13 countries as this year’s official selections and say audiences are in for a real treat.

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Limited Sale of Discounted Rooms for Take Stock in Children

August 6th, 2018 by aibba

We are pleased to announce a new online fundraising event that you won’t want to miss.  August 20 – 31, you will be able to purchase gift certificates on this website for a midweek (Sunday through Thursday) stay for two at one of our three member-inns for just $150.  Your stay will be in a room valued at $250 or higher.  The beneficiary of this sale will be Take Stock In Children, an amazing Nassau County organization that provides mentoring, scholarship and hope to children of low income families.  You can help change a life with your purchase.  The gift certificates will “go live” in our online gift shop August 20th at 10 a.m.  There will be 12 available from each member inn: Fairbanks House, Amelia Island Williams House, and Addision on Amelia.  They will be available until end of day August 31st or until they are sold out, whichever comes first.  Thanks for continuing to support our community fundraising efforts.

Gift certificates are good for a one-night stay Sunday through Thursday evenings in a room designated by the innkeeper valued at $250 or more, and are based on availability.  Blackout dates will apply such as holiday periods and special events.  Since these certificates are being donated by the inns, limits may be in place for the number of certificates that will be honored on any given night.  Limit one gift certificate per customer per inn.  The certificates will expire August 20, 2019.

Gift certificates will show up in the online giftshop at 10 a.m. August 20th.  After that time, if you see your preferred inn in the list in the giftshop, certificates are still available.  If the inn does not show up in the list, all certificates have been purchased.  Good luck, and thanks for supporting Take Stock in Children Nassau.

This link to the GIFTSHOP will be live August 20th at 10 a.m.