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, the application can be found here: Special Events Application

America's Youth Lighted Christmas Parade- NEW DATE!
December 16, 2017
6:00pm
Normal parade route beginning at Central Park. 

Shrimp Drop 
December 31, 2017
5:00- 9:00pm
Parking Lot B (South side of Brett's)
Event features live music from the Decades Band, interactive kids' one, food, commercial vendors and more! Shrimp will drop at 7:00pm followed immediately by fireworks. 

MLK Parade
January 15, 2018
10:00am
Parade begins at the Peck Center, 11th Street to Ash Street, Ash Street to 2nd Street, 2nd Street to Centre Street, Centre Street to MLK (Elm) Street to MLK Center.
Organized by America's Youth 

 Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Tournament
January 27, 2018
10:00am
Ybor Alvarez Sports Complex
Fernandina Beach Police Department. Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue, Nassau County Fire Rescue, Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol and Baptist ER Nurses are competing in a softball tournament. Event will have bounce houses and food trucks. Attendance is $5 per person, free for children twelve and under. Funds raised will be donated to the United Way. 

12th Annual Chili Cook-off
February 24, 2018
11:00am- 3:00pm
Centre Street from 3rd Street to Front Street; North and South 2nd Street 
Long running community event organized by the Amelia Island Montessori School. Focus is on chili tasting from local competitors with live music, kid zone and vendors. 

Buggies on the Beach 
May 27, 2018
6:00am- 5:00pm
Main Beach Park
Family friendly gathering of vintage VWs. 
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