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 Public Information Officer at (904) 310-3102

If you are interested in hosting your own event, information can be found here: Special Events

Hometown All American Fourth of July Celebration 
July 4, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Marina Parking Lot B (Next to Shrimp Museum) 
Family friendly celebration with contests, vendors and fireworks. 

Sounds on Centre (Honey Badgers perform)

July 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
A free event, fun for the entire family. Concerts are on First Fridays from April through October. Sounds on Centre is located at the intersection of Second Street and Centre Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.
Event Website

Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo 
August 3, 2018 
5:00 pm- 9:00 pm
August 4, 2018
6:00 am- 9:00 pm
Parking Lot A (by Brett's Waterway Cafe) 
Kingfish tournament and in/off shore rodeo. Barbeque food truck, scoops ice cream and Budweiser beer wagon. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. Weigh-in is from 2-5:00 pm on Saturday. 
Event Website

Sounds on Centre (Flipturn performs)
August 3, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
A free event, fun for the entire family. Concerts are on First Fridays from April through October. Sounds on Centre is located at the intersection of Second Street and Centre Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.
Event Website

Quarterback Club Raffle and Fundraiser
August 4, 2018
6:00 pm -  9:00 pm
Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium 

Terry Kelly Memorial Skate Jam 
August 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Main Beach Skate Park
Skating, food, and music. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Turtle Trot
September 3, 2018
7:00 am 
Main Beach 
Annual running event that takes place entirely on the beach. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Sounds on Centre (Island Vibe performs)

September 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
A free event, fun for the entire family. Concerts are on First Fridays from April through October. Sounds on Centre is located at the intersection of Second Street and Centre Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.
Event Website

Low Country Boil
September 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alantic Rec Center Auditorium  
Fundraiser for the Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee. 

FBHS Foundation Trivia Night 
September 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium 
Organization's Facebook Page

Dance Through the Decades
September 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium 
Fundraiser for the Friends of Animals Nassau County Chapter.
Organization's Facebook Page

Sounds on Centre (Surprise guest performs)

October 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
A free event, fun for the entire family. Concerts are on First Fridays from April through October. Sounds on Centre is located at the intersection of Second Street and Centre Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.
Event Website

Peg-Leg Pete Birthday Party
October 6, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Train Depot/South 2nd Street
Pirates, kids' zone, oral history, contests and more! Presented by Fernandina Beach Main Street. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Pasta for Paws
October 13, 2018
4:00 pm- 8:00 pm 
Atlantic Rec Center
Pasta dinner fundraiser for the Nassau Humane Society. 

Zooma Florida Women's Half Marathon
5K: October 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Half Marathon: October 20, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Main Beach Park 
Women's half marathon destination series focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle for women and raising funds for local charities. 
Event Website

8 Flags Car Show
October 20, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Downtown Centre Street 
Twenty-second annual event throughout downtown Fernandina. 
Event Facebook Page

Chewsy Lovers Grand Tasting Village 
October 27, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Main Beach Park
Food vendors, wineries and breweries.
Organizer's Facebook Page

Petanque Amelia Island Open 
November 9-11, 2018
Marina Parking lots in Downtown Fernandina 
The largest Petanque event in America. Free for spectators. 
Event Facebook Page

Dickens on Centre 
December 7-9, 2018 
Downtown Centre Street
Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is as fun as the dickens for the entire family. Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares.
Event Website

12th Annual Chili Cook-off

February 23, 2019
 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Downtown Fernandina Beach 
Long running community event that focuses around chili tasting from local competitors. The event will have music, kids' zone, vendors and chili booths. Event is organized by, and benefits, the Amelia Island Montessori School. Interested vendors should send an email to: teamaims@ameliaislandmontessori.com

Annual Food and Wine Tasting
March 2, 2019
 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
Atlantic Rec Center
Annual fundraiser features local restaurants and wine, live music and a silent auction ro raise money for the Rotary of Amelia Island Sunrise's selected local nonprofit. Past recipients include the Council on Aging, Boys and Girls Club, and Friends of Fernandina Aviation. 
Organization's Website