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

Musicians for the Marina 
August 25, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marina Parking Lot B (by the Shrimp Museum)
Live music promoting awareness. 
Organization's Facebook Page

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

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride 
September 9, 2018
6:00 am- 5:00 pm
Begins at Atlantic Recreation Center
Large group bicycle ride on Amelia Island into Duval County. 
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

Amelia Tavern Oktoberfest
September 29, 2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Parking lot immediately behind Amelia Tavern restaurant
Amelia Tavern with Amelia Island Brewing Company will host its second annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring locally made craft beer, Biergarten, traditional Oktoberfest food and live polka music. 
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

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ride to Cure
October 6, 2018
7:30 am - 2:00 pm 
A charity bike ride to raise funds for the JDRF. Begins at the Omni hotel, proceeds north through Fernandina Beach to Fort Clinch and then south again through 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

Community Fall Festival 
November 3, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6th Street Between Alachua Street and Centre Street
Free community event with bounce houses, hot dogs, face painting, crafts, and fun activities for children.

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

Veterans Day Parade
November 10, 2018
11:00 am 
Normal parade route begins and ends at Central Park. Parade walks up Ash Street, across 2nd Street South, and up Centre Street. 
Organization's 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