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

Dickens on Centre
December 13-15, 2019
Downtown Fernandina Beach 
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Festive Victorian themed holiday event boasting multiple stages, vendors, and activities. 
Event Website

Lighted Christmas Parade
December 21, 2019
6:00 pm 
The parade route begins at Central Park and travels west down Ash Street to 2nd Street, turns north to Centre Street, turns east down Centre Street, and ends back at Central Park.
This parade is organized by the America's Youth organization. 

Shrimp Drop 
December 31, 2019
Marina Parking Lots A and B (on either side of Brett's Water Cafe)
5:00 pm  
New Year's Eve celebration with vendors, kids' zone, and fireworks.  
Organization's Facebook Page

Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Tournament
January 11, 2020
Ybor Alvarez Softball Fields on Bailey Road
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guns & Hoses is a softball tournament between Fernandina Beach Fire Department, Fernandina Beach Police Department, Nassau County Fire-Rescue, and Nassau County Sheriff's Office, featuring food trucks, emergency vehicles, bounce houses, TraumaOne helicopter landing, Sparky the Fire Dog & Darren the Lion, to benefit various charitable causes. 
Organization's Facebook Page

MLK, Jr. Parade
January 20, 2020
Parade route beginning at the Peck Center 
(up Ash, 2nd and Centre Streets)
12:00 pm
Organized by the America's Youth organization 

Chili Cook-off
February 22, 2020
Downtown Fernandina Beach (Centre Street from Front to 3rd Streets + North and South 2nd Streets)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Long running community event that focuses on chili tasting from local competitors.  Event will have live music, kids' zone, vendors and chili booths.  Organized by and benefiting the Amelia Island Montessori School. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Bonhams Motorcar Auction
March 4 - 5, 2020
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

This annual motorcar and memorabilia auction is open to the public. March 4th is a preview day.  March 5th is the actual auction.
Bonhams Motorcar Auction

Annual Food and Wine Tasting
March 21, 2020
Atlantic Recreation Center Auditorium
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
8th annual fundraiser features local restaurants and wines.  There will also be live music and a silent auction to raise money for the Rotary of Amelia Island Sunrise's selected local non-profit.  Past recipients include Council on Aging, the Boys and Girls Club and Friends of Fernandina Aviation.                                                                                                                                Organization's website

Fernandina Beach Pride Festival 
June 6, 2020
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 fee function.  
Organization's Facebook Page

Pasta 4 Paws
October 10, 2020
Atlantic Recreation Center
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annual pasta dinner and silent auction to benefit the Nassau Humane Society.
Organization's Website

24th Annual 8 Flags Car Show
October 17, 2020
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