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Upcoming Special Events
City-Sponsored Events

10th Annual Amelia Island Chili Cook-Off

February 20th, 2016
11:00am-3:00pm
Downtown Fernandina Beach on Centre Street from Front Street to 3rd Street; and North and South 2nd Street
Click on the following link for an event flyer:  Chili Cook-Off - 2016

8th Annual City of Fernandina Beach Rib Cook-Off
March 12th
10:00am-4:00pm
Main Beach Park
Click on the following link for an event flyer:  Rib Cook-Off 2016

Slide Into Spring Music Festival
March 18th - 20th
Main Beach Park
Click on the following link for an event flyer:  Slide Into Spring - 2016

Battle of the Beach BBQ
June 11th
8:00am-6:00pm
Main Beach Park

Old-Fashioned Hometown 4th of July
July 4th
Downtown Fernandina Beach in Parking Lot B

City of Fernandina Beach Butts & Brisket Competition
October 8th
8:00am-3:00pm
Main Beach Park

Fernandina Beach Skate Park 10th Anniversary
October 15th
Skate Park

Christmas Tree Lighting
November 26th
Downtown Fernandina Beach at Centre Street and Front Street

Shrimp Drop
December 31st
5:00-8:30pm
Downtown Fernandina Beach in Parking Lot B



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 City of Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department:  904-310-3350  


Relay for Life
March 5th, 2016
10:00am-10:00pm
Main Beach Park

Chick-fil-A 5K/10K
March 5th
8:00am start from Main Beach Park south parking lot

Bonhams Motorcar Auction
March 8th - 10th
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport

Concours d' Elegance Car Tour
March 11th
11:00am-2:00pm
Downtown Fernandina Beach on Centre Street from Front Street to 4th Street
Website:  www.ameliaconcours.org

St. Michael Academy's Spring Carnival
March 10th - 13th
Central Park

Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix Car Tour
March 17th
11:00am-1:30pm
Down Fernandina Beach on Centre Street

2016 Florida International Dog Surfing Championship
March 25th - 27th
Main Beach Park
Friday:  2:00-6:00pm; Saturday:  9:00am-6:00pm; Sunday:  9:00am-6:30pm
Click on the following link for an event flyer:  Dog Surfing Championship
Website:  www.dockdogs.com

Katie Ride for Life
April 16th
8:00am start from the Atlantic Recreation Center
Website:  www.katiecaplesfoundation.donordrive.com

Shrimp Festival Parade
April 28th
5:30-7:30pm
Downtown Fernandina Beach

Shrimp Festival
April 29th - May 1st
Downtown Fernandina Beach
Website:  www.shrimpfestival.com

Buggies on the Beach
May 29th
All day
Main Beach Park

North Florida Bicycle Club Watermelon Bike Ride
September 11th
6:30am start from the Atlantic Recreation Center

Petanque America Open
November 11th - 13th
Downtown Fernandina Beach in Parking Lots C and D
Website:  www.petanque-america-open.net