Calendar of Events

 

The many creative and eclectic souls who inhabit Amelia Island keep it a happening and hoppin' place...at an enjoyable island-pace, of course. Whether it's taking in a theater show, keeping rhythm with a local blues band, or strolling through the Farmer's Market, there is always something to make an outing of here on Amelia.


Amelia Island also hosts many wonderful annual events and festivals. Choose one to plan your visit around...or come on down for them all! We'd love to see you there. 

 


    JAN 
  16-25 | 2015
 

Amelia Island welcomes foodies with its annual Restaurant Week, featuring 30 of the island’s most popular dining spots on January 16 - 25, 2015.

Thirty participating Amelia Island restaurants will be offering $19 and $29 prix-fixe dinner menus and some locations will also be serving up $12 lunch specials. (View the menus here.)  It’s a great reason to get away, and there are six SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS PACKAGES available for the week.  

There will be “A Tribute to Modern Southern Cuisine” kick-off event at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, four special Mixology tours hosted by Amelia Island Tasting Tours, and a four-course closing dinner at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Sunrise Café. Menus,ticket information, and more can be found HERE. 


 





  MAR

 13-15 | 2015 

Spring’s signature Concours event has grown to an entire weekend!  The 20th Annual AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, March 15, opens the International Concours season on the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island, adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

The three-day event includes the Eight Flags Road Tour, seminars on Friday and Saturday, the Automotive Fine Arts Society’s annual show, an automotive photography exhibit, silent auction, Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker’s dinner, BMW dinner, Mercedes-Benz USA black tie gala and the new MotorXpo.

The 2015 event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz World Sports Car and Formula 1 Drivers Championships, Stutz, the BMW328, Chrysler’s legendary Town and Country and the Porsche 914. In celebration of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance’s 20th anniversary, Sir Stirling Moss, OBE, the first honoree from 1996, will return to Amelia for the event.

More than 20 of Sir Stirling’s significant racing cars will be on the field on Sunday, March 15, among nearly 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world. Vehicles on display, include rare classics and prototype cars as well as a selection of significant race cars.  

From upscale beachside resorts designed with the sophisticated traveler in mind, including the Concours d’Elegance host hotel The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, to charming bed and breakfast inns, to comfortable hotels, Amelia Island offers accommodations to suit any traveling style.



 





  APR
 18-19 | 2015 


Springtime blossoms on Amelia Island when the annual Garden Show comes to Central Park on April 18 and 19.  The Show brings exhibitors from around the Southeast as well as an array of family friendly activities focused on the beauty of nature and wildlife.

With growers and nurseries from around the state the Amelia Island Garden Show will feature growers with a full assortment of flowers and plants, fruit trees and palms, orchids, herbs, container gardens, native plants, butterfly friendly plants, shrubs, garden accessories and more. 

Featured attraction is The Raptor Experience, an up close encounter with live birds of prey. This is an exceptional opportunity to become aware of Florida's unique, native and migratory birds of prey. Information will focus on raptors, their natural history and their importance to us and our environment. 


 






  MAY
 18-19 | 2015


Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, and its historic downtown pulls out all the stops at this beloved celebration, which has been a part of Island life for over 50 years. One of the premier festivals in the Southeast, Festival brings together the love of shrimp and the best of arts and entertainment, set in the beautiful Historic District.  Enjoy the fine arts and crafts, antiques, regional and local music, shrimp caught and served locally, seafood dishes, parade, fireworks, pirates and family fun.