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 Parks & Recreation Department at (904) 310-3366.
 
If you are interested in hosting your own event, information can be found here: Special Events

Sounds on Centre
April 4, 2021
Centre Street, Front Street to 2nd Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free community concert.  This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed.
Organization's Facebook Page

Sounds on Centre
May 7, 2021
Centre Street, Front Street to 2nd Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free community concert.  This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed.
Organization's Facebook Page

Swingin Allstars Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 8, 2021
Main Beach Park  
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  This is a jazz ensemble concert by the Swingin Allstars Jazz Ensemble presented by the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.
Organization's Website

Taste of Amelia
May 15, 2021
Train Depot and Pocket Park, downtown Fernandina Beach 
1:00 pm- 6:00 pm
This annual event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fernandina. Patrons purchase tickets to visit participating restaurants in the downtown area where you will sample food and beverages. 

Bonhams Motorcar Auction
May 19-20, 2021
Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course
Wednesday, March 19; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 20; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

This is the 7th annual motorcar and memorabilia auction.  This event is open to the public.
Organization's Website

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 8 Flags Road Tour
May 21, 2021
Downtown, Centre Street
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
A variety of classic vehicles will travel from the Ritz-Carlton, up A1A, and into Downtown Fernandina Beach where they will be on display. This is a free event and the public is welcome to come and view these beautiful cars.
Organizer's Website 

Concours d'Lemons Florida

May 22, 2021
Main Beach Park South 
8:00 am- 1:30 pm
The Concours d'Lemons is a tongue in cheek version of a high end concourse. We feature low end cars, Pintos, Pacers, Gremlins, and the like. It is a static show. Cars arrive and are parked for the duration of the event. Spectators are free, that way you get what you pay for, perhaps a little less. Get a tetanus shot, bring your sense of humor and take it all in. 
Organizer's website

Sounds on Centre
June 4, 2021
Centre Street, Front Street to 2nd Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free community concert.  This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed.
Organization's Facebook Page

Juneteenth Jumpoff
June 19, 2021
Peck Field/Charles Eugene Richo Field
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This is a family oriented community celebration. It includes activities for children, family tents, contests in addition to food (food trucks) and a vendor market.

Sounds on Centre
July 2, 2021
Centre Street, Front Street to 2nd Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free community concert.  This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed.
Organization's Facebook Page

Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo

July 30, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 31, 2021, 2:00 pm - 8:00pm
Fernandina Beach Marina, Parking Lot A 
This is a family friendly event.  This fishing tournament has been an annual event for 40 years.  There will be music, food, beer and fun.  Please come and support this event.
Organizer's Website

Sounds on Centre
August 6, 2021
Centre Street, Front Street to 2nd Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free community concert.  This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed.
Organization's Facebook Page

Sounds on Centre
September 3, 2021
Centre Street, Front Street to 2nd Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free community concert.  This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed.
Organization's Facebook Page

Recovery Glow Walk

September 18, 2021
Central Park  
3:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  This event is sponsored by Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare.

Sounds on Centre
October 1, 2021
Centre Street, Front Street to 2nd Street
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free community concert.  This is a family and visitor friendly event, children and pets are welcomed.
Organization's Facebook Page

Pasta 4 Paws

October 9, 2021
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center Auditorium
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
This annual event is sponsored by the Nassau Humane Society.  This event is a pasta dinner and silent auction to benefit the Nassau Humane Society.
Organization's Website

24th Annual 8 Flags Car Show
October 16, 2021
Centre Street, between 8th Street and Front Street
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This annual car show consists of everything from restored antiques to modern era limited edition Corvettes.  Entrants travel great distances to participate.  Judging takes place in several categories including Best of Show and People's Choice. 
Amelia Cruizers

Run the Runway 5k

October 16, 2021
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport  
Race begins at 7:00 am
This one-of-a-kind race is unlike any other! You will have the ability to go where few have gone before and run along the runway at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport in Fernandina Beach, Florida! This race is being hosted by the Southern Timing Foundation, Inc. an approved 501c(3) organization.  100% of the net proceeds from this race will go towards powering a flight expedition to provide underprivileged kids in South Africa with STEM education resources via PASSAGE.  PASSAGE stands for Providing Aid in Science for South America's General Education.  The PASSAGE expedition takes off from Jacksonville, Florida in December of 2021!
Organization's Website
 
ZOOMA Amelia Island Women's Half Marathon
October 23, 2021 - Lighthouse Loop 5k
October 24, 2021 - 12K and Half Marathon
Races begin at Main Beach Park  
ZOOMA Women's Half Marathon, 5k and 12k will all be starting and finishing at Main Beach Park.
Organizer's Website

Fernandina Beach Pride Festival 

October 23, 2021
Central Park + Parade Route
10:00 am:  Parade
11:00 am - 6:00 pm:  Festival 
The festival will include speakers, music, informational booths, food trucks, children's activities (face painting) and and opportunity for individuals and families to picnic, enjoy the festivities and celebrate gay pride at an open and welcoming event.  This will be an alcohol free event.
Organization's Facebook Page

Right Whale Festival
November 6 - 7, 2021
Main Beach Park
10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday, Nov. 6th; 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sunday Nov. 7th
This is a family friendly, educational festival featuring a morning beach clean-up and beach 5k run/1 mile walk. There will be exhibits that are focused on marine conservation and education, water recreation and sports, boating and fishing and other outdoor activities.  There will also be vendors selling ocean themed gifts, fine art, photography and crafts.  For the kids there will be kid focused activities including a passport program, a right whale obstacle course and bounce house.  There will be a lecture tent, live music and more! 
Organization's Website

Amelia Island Open - Petanque Tournament
November 12-14, 2021
Downtown Marina, Parking Lots C&D
The Amelia Island Open - International Petanque Tournament is an annual tournament that brings players from around the world.  There will be tournament play, local food vendors, a small stage with live music.  This is a family friendly event.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
January 17, 2022
Parade begins at the Peck Center
12:00 pm 
This is the annual Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day Parade commemorates the birth of this American hero and honors the life of the civil rights leader who lead the non-violent movement for equality for all.  The parade will begin at the Peck Center (historically the Peck High School). This is a family friendly event. Please come out and support this event, this is an opportunity for the community to come together.  Participation by all (businesses, churches, community and civic groups, local government officials) are welcomes and  encouraged to come and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.