Upcoming Special Events

Permitted Special Events

The following events have received special event permits through the City of Fernandina Beach. The City of Fernandina Beach is not managing these events. If you have any questions pertaining to a listed event, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (904) 310-3366.
If you are interested in hosting your own event, information can be found here: Special Events

Sip and Shop
February 12, 2021
Pocket Park, Downtown Fernandina Beach
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
This event is sponsored by Fernandina Beach Main Street.  Guest will purchase a souvenir wine glass and participating stores will provide in-store wine tastings and snacks. 
For more information, visit the
Fernandina Beach Main Street website.

Taste of Amelia
March 27, 2021
Train Depot and Pocket Park, downtown Fernandina Beach 
1:00 pm- 6:00 pm
This annual event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fernandina. Patrons purchase tickets to visit participating restaurants in the downtown area where you will sample food and beverages. 

Bonhams Motorcar Auction

May 19-20, 2021
Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course
Wednesday, March 19; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 20; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

This is the 7th annual motorcar and memorabilia auction.  This event is open to the public.
Organization's Website

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 8 Flags Road Tour
May 21, 2021
Downtown, Centre Street
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
A variety of classic vehicles will travel from the Ritz-Carlton, up A1A, and into Downtown Fernandina Beach where they will be on display. This is a free event and the public is welcome to come and view these beautiful cars.
Organizer's Website 

Concours d'Lemons Florida
May 22, 2021
Main Beach Park South 
8:00 am- 1:30 pm
The Concours d'Lemons is a tongue in cheek version of a high end concourse. We feature low end cars, Pintos, Pacers, Gremlins, and the like. It is a static show. Cars arrive and are parked for the duration of the event. Spectators are free, that way you get what you pay for, perhaps a little less. Get a tetanus shot, bring your sense of humor and take it all in. 
Organizer's website

Juneteenth Jumpoff
June 19, 2021
Peck Field/Charles Eugene Richo Field
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This is a family oriented community celebration. It includes activities for children, family tents, contests in addition to food (food trucks) and a vendor market.

Pasta 4 Paws
October 9, 2021
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center Auditorium
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
This annual event is sponsored by the Nassau Humane Society.  This event is a pasta dinner and silent auction to benefit the Nassau Humane Society.
Organization's Website

24th Annual 8 Flags Car Show
October 16, 2021
Centre Street, between 8th Street and Front Street
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This annual car show consists of everything from restored antiques to modern era limited edition Corvettes.  Entrants travel great distances to participate.  Judging takes place in several categories including Best of Show and People's Choice. 
Amelia Cruizers

Fernandina Beach Pride Festival 
October 23, 2021
Central Park + Parade Route
10:00 am:  Parade
11:00 am - 6:00 pm:  Festival 
The festival will include speakers, music, informational booths, food trucks, children's activities (face painting) and and opportunity for individuals and families to picnic, enjoy the festivities and celebrate gay pride at an open and welcoming event.  This will be an alcohol free event.
Organization's Facebook Page

Right Whale Festival
November 6 - 7, 2021
Main Beach Park
10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday, Nov. 6th; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sunday Nov. 7th
This is a family friendly, educational festival featuring a morning beach clean-up and beach 5k run/1 mile walk. There will be exhibits that are focused on marine conservation and education, water recreation and sports, boating and fishing and other outdoor activities.  There will also be vendors selling ocean themed gifts, fine art, photography and crafts.  For the kids there will be kid focused activities including a passport program, a right whale obstacle course and bounce house.  There will be a lecture tent, live music and more! 
Organization's Website

Amelia Island Open - Petanque Tournament
November 12-14, 2021
Downtown Marina, Parking Lots C&D
The Amelia Island Open - International Petanque Tournament is an annual tournament that brings players from around the world.  There will be tournament play, local food vendors, a small stage with live music.  This is a family friendly event.