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, information can be found here: Special Events

Library Spring Festival 
March 30, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 pm
North 4th Street
Community family event to celebrate spring and promote summer reading. Multiple craft games, activity booths, chalk and balloon artists, and costumed characters. 
Organization's Website

Sounds on Centre
First Friday of each month, other than May which is the first Thursday of the month
Centre Street 
Family-friendly community concerts organized by the Historic Fernandina Beach Business Association. 
April: Str8up
May: The Decades Band
June: Mojo Ru
July: Island Vibe
August: Honey Badgers
September: Bluff 5
October: Surprise 
Event Facebook Page

Trivia Night

April 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Atlantic Rec Center
Adult only trivia night fundraiser for the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation. Teams of 8-10 run by Trivia 30. Pizza, beer, and wine available. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Katie Ride

April 12-13, 2019
Friday the 12th: Registration - 7 am
Saturday the 13th: Ride Day - 5 am 
Atlantic Rec Center
The 15th anniversary of the Katie Ride for life. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Musicians for the Marina
April 13, 2019
5:30 pm
Marina Parking Lot B (by Shrimp Museum)
Local musicians playing covers and original music. 
Event Facebook Page

MUMC/First Presbyterian Easter Celebration
April 20, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
North 6th Street
Annual community Easter egg hunt. There will be bounce houses, hot dogs, face painting, crafts, and fun activities for children. 
Event Facebook Page

Celebration Church Easter Celebration 
April 21, 2019
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
North 5th Street
Bounce houses, food trucks 
Organization's Facebook Page

Shrimp Festival
Parade: May 2, 2019, followed immediately by special Sounds on Centre
Festival: May 3-May 5, 2019
Downtown Fernandina
Tons of vendors, art, food, and entertainment. Not to be missed! 
Event Website

Shrimp Festival 5K
May 4, 2019
8:00 am
Main Beach Park 
The event host a 5K run for ages 9 and up, a 5K walk ages 9 and up as well as a mile youth run and  1/2 a popcorn run for young kids.This is the 25th annual run and has been a staple in our community.
Registration and Info

Wild Amelia Nature Festival 
May 18, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Atlantic Auditorium 
Foot-stomping music, exhibiting conservation groups and businesses, live animals, a silent auction, and a hands-on "kids niche". 
Organization's Website

Buggies on the Beach 
May 26, 2019 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Beach Park 
Family friendly Volkswagen car show with awards. Military vehicles on display. 
Event Facebook Page

Pride Festival 
June 8, 2019
Normal parade route beginning at Central Park; parade ends with a festival in Central Park
10:00 am- parade
11:00 am- 3:00 pm- festival 
The festival will include speakers, music, informational booths, food trucks, children's activities (face painting) and an opportunity for individuals and families to picnic, enjoy the festivities, and celebrate gay pride at an open and welcoming event.  

Hometown Fourth of July
July 4, 2019
Marina Parking Lots A and B (on either side of Brett's Water Cafe)
5:00 pm  
Fourth of July celebration with vendors, kids' zone, and fireworks. Entertainment by the Nassau Community Band. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Quarterback Club
July 20, 2019
5:30 pm - 11 pm 
Atlantic Rec Center
A barbecue fundraiser to support the Fernandina Beach High School football team. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Fishing Rodeo 
August 2, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marina Parking Lot A (adjacent to Brett's Waterway Cafe) 
39th Annual fishing tournament. BBQ, ice cream. and beer for sale. Open to the public. 
Organization's Website

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride
September 8, 2019
Begins at Atlantic Recreation Center
Large group bicycle ride on Amelia Island that points south into Duval County. 
Event Facebook Page

Pasta for Paws
October 12, 2019 
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Atlantic Rec Center
A silent auction and pasta dinner to benefit the Nassau Humane Society. 
Organization's Facebook Page

8 Flags Car Show
October 19, 2019 
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Centre Street (between Eighth and Front Street) 
A free community event with over 100 cars from across the decades. 
Organization's Facebook Page

Zooma Women's Race Series  
October 19 & 20, 2019
Main Beach 
5K (Saturday evening) and half-marathon (Sunday morning)
Event Website

Right Whale Festival 
November 2, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
November 3, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Beach 
A free family friendly educational festival featuring: a morning beach clean-up and beach 5K run/ 1 miles walk, 75+ ​ exhibitors focused on marine conservation and education, water recreation and sports, boating and fishing, and other outdoor activities, as well as selling ocean theme gifts, fine art, photography and crafts, kids activities including a passport program, a right whale obstacle course and bounce houses, a lecture tent, live music, food, and more. 
Event Facebook Page

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 
Normal parade route beginning and ending at Central Park 
(up Ash, 2nd and Centre Streets)
Festive parade 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

MLK Jr. Parade
January 20, 2019
Parade route beginning at the Peck Center 
(up Ash, 2nd and Centre Streets)
Organized by the America's Youth Organization 


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