In January one day the temperature is 74°F and lightly overcast and the other day it’s in the mid thirties with the northeast wind blowing and a clear blue sky for as far as the eye can see. North Florida has seasons, but the beach is always welcoming. Here on Amelia Island we usually rest up a couple of days after the New Year’s Eve Fireworks and champagne and than we do what we do best: we organize events, celebrations, festivals and activities our visitors love.
A Book festival headlined by David Baldacci and many other famous writers, a quilting festival and the Amelia Island Film Festival on the last weekend of February. 4 Days of 6 Feature Length Films, 30+ Short Films, 3 Documentaries Films, a International Short Series, and the First Student Film Competition all showcased at 4 great venues located in Downtown Fernandina Beach, FL. Along with showcasing great films, there will also be a Masked Mardi Gras Ball, Red Carpet Events, River Cruise for VIP Pass Holders, Jet Ski Rides for Students, and an Oscar Theme Party.
Once again the island will be buzzing with car engines when the first weekend in March comes around and the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island will be hosting the Concours d’Elégance Vintage Car Show and Auction and the Omni Amelia Island Plantation hosts the Festivals of Speed. The second weekend in March will feature a Main Beach BBQ Festival and the 3rd weekend will showcase a Carnival in Central Park and the last weekend of the month of March will bring The Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival. This is the first event like this to hit Amelia Island. It offers an a mazing combination of both delicious craft brew with world class music. Over a dozen breweries will be on hand for the masses to sample their finest flavors. In addition, one of the best music line-ups to hit Northeast Florida this spring will take the stage. Herd of Watts, Vagabond Swing, The Fritz, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and headliner Keller Williams will play from 12:30pm until 9:00pm. There will also be an art walk, interactive kids zone, food trucks, craft bazaar and much more. Brought to you by the City of Fernandina Beach.