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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
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“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.

Come Celebrate the Amelia Island Shrimp Days of Summer!

August 3rd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia Island Shrimp Days of Summer 2018
Come to Amelia Island for the crustacean vacation of your lifetime during the Amelia Island Shrimp Days of Summer! Enjoy a wide variety of special offers, activities, and events all around the island – August 15th through September 30th.

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Amelia River Cruises – Discover Wildlife, History, and More!

July 23rd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Amelia River Cruises - wild manateeCome discover the rich history and wildlife of Amelia Island and Fernandina through a narrated tour from Amelia River Cruises.

Amelia River Cruises offers some of the best introductions to Amelia Island and the historic South. Their popular sightseeing cruises provide fascinating insight into the wildlife, history and life here on Amelia Island. The tours will introduce you to our fertile salt marshes, wilderness beaches, and historic riverbanks.

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