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Hometown All-American 4th of July Celebration
July 4th, 2015
Downtown Fernandina Beach - Front Street
Information:  contact Jay Robertson (904-310-3361; )
Parade application:  July 4th Parade Application

Sponsored by the City of Fernandina Beach and Light Up Amelia.  This evening celebration includes a parade, music and contests at the waterfront, and fireworks.  The parade begins the celebration at 6:00pm, with the fireworks display concluding the evening at 9:30pm.

Schedule of activities:
  • 6:00pm - Parade begins
  • 7:00pm - Waterfront event starts at Parking Lot B
  • 7:00pm - Yancy Clegg performs until 8:30pm
  • 7:20pm - Decorated bicycle judging
  • 7:40pm - Patriotic pet contest
  • 8:00pm - Pie judging
  • 8:20pm - Eating contest
  • 8:45pm - Nassau Community Band performs
  • 9:30pm - Fireworks


Great Southern Tailgate Classic
August 21st - 22nd
Main Beach Park
Information:  contact Jay Robertson (904-310-3361; ) or search "Great Southern Tailgate Classic" on Facebook

Tailgating competition featuring representatives from several colleges and universities.  Other featured activities include live music from acclaimed music acts; drumline performances; fan competitions; tailgating seminars; and more.


Steve Swan Memorial 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament
Date TBD
MLK, Jr. Recreation Center on Elm Street
Information:  contact Jay Robertson (904-310-3361; )

Youth divisions (boys and girls):  $40/team.  Adult divisions:  $60/team.  3-person roster limit per team.  Trophies/medals for Youth divisions; cash/trophies for Adult divisions.  Live entertainment and food concessions.  Proceeds will help start the Steve Swan Youth Sports Fund to help underprivileged children participate in area youth sports.

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.