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Just because summer is almost over, doesn’t mean fun needs to end too! As the season shifts to fall, several events start to fill the calendar on Amelia Island! Take a look at the fall events below and get ready to FALL in Love with Amelia Island!


Sounds on Centre

Bring your friends and a lawn chair and get ready for an awesome outdoor experience. You will enjoy a free concert and a relaxing atmosphere in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. This event takes place on the first Friday of the month (August, September, October). Get ready for some classic rock, blues, and oldies!

Amelia Island Dance Festival

If you are visiting Amelia Island in September, be sure to mark your calendar and check out the Amelia Island Dance Festival! You will experience a variety of performing arts and an incredible atmosphere. Gather your family and friends and get ready to enjoy this vibrant and exclusive event.

Courtyard Marriott, 2700 Atlantic Ave.
** Amelia Community Theatre, Studios 207 & 209 Cedar St.

*** Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.

Fish To Fork

If you’re embarking on an Amelia Island getaway in October, don’t miss out on the 7th Annual Fish to Fork culinary event! You will enjoy a stunning atmosphere with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, dock-to-dish specialties, different chefs from around the country, and delicious meals! There will be a chef showdown on Saturday night with a live vote!

September 29 – October 2

Omni Amelia Island Resort

Schedule of Events

Island Hop Craft Beer Festival

Here’s your chance to celebrate all things beer all weekend long. Welcome to the Island Hop Craft Beer Festival on Amelia Island. Grab your family and friends and get ready for a fun and tasty weekend. You will come across live music, food trucks, family-friendly activities, and of course, delicious beer!

September 30 – October 2

Amelia Island Jazz Festival

Get set for an entire week of cool sounds, a serene atmosphere, and awesome jazz! The Amelia Island Jazz Festival features top jazz musicians as well as up-and-coming young talent. Performances are staged in several venues around Amelia Island including Fernandina Beach Golf Club, The Sandbar & Kitchen, and Tortuga Jacks at Sliders Seaside Grill. The Amelia Island Jazz Festival is a fundraiser for the nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, funding a scholarship program for aspiring jazz musicians.

October 2 – October 9

Northeast Florida Fair

The Northeast Florida Fair is the perfect event for both children and grownups. You will find thrill rides, great food from local vendors, a variety of sweet treats, live music, farm animals, and more!

October 13 – October 23

Callahan, FL

Book your Fall gateway with us today and be sure to check our Fall recommendations! Destination Amelia offers a variety of vacation homes in the area, perfect for a short trip or even an extended stay. 

Looking for rainy day activities on Amelia Island? We’ve put together a list of our favorite top 4 rainy day activities on Amelia Island to help you make the most of spending time indoors. 

amelia island museum of history

Visit the Amelia Island Museum of History  

Amelia Island is home to numerous museums and historic sites where you can learn about the island’s history. One of our favorites is the Amelia Island Museum of History which showcases the region’s history. The museum places an emphasis on spoken history and also offers daily tours at the museum. 

The Amelia Island Museum makes for a great stop for an hour or two and you are sure to leave with a better understanding of the many major events that unfolded on the island over the past couple hundred years. As an added bonus, the museum building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 and was used as the Nassau County jail starting in the 1930s.

  amelia island community theatre

Catch a Play at the Amelia Community Theatre 

When the forecast is looking rainy for the day, we highly recommend checking out the Amelia Community Theatre and enjoying one of their many performances. The theatre hosts six new plays every year and features different types of shows that cater to a variety of audiences including both families and adults.  

You can view a detailed listing of current productions and buy tickets on the Amelia Island Community Theatre website. The theatre is located in downtown Fernandina Beach within walking distance of many restaurants and bars. Make plans to stop by after the show!

amelia island spas

 Relax at the Spa 

One of the top vacation experiences is taking a day to slow down and relax at one of the many Amelia Island spas. Sometimes it can be hard to choose a spa day when the weather is pristine, but a rainy day is perfect to spend an extended amount of time letting yourself be pampered.  

Enjoy massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. There is a wide range of spas on the island, and we recommend reviewing our spa and wellness guide to find the perfect match for your visit. 

spend a rainy day on amelia island at your vacation rental

Spend a Day at Your Vacation Rental 

Sometimes one of the best things to do on vacation is to spend time with family friends at your Amelia Island vacation rental. Our spacious and luxurious accommodations are perfect for a low-key day indoors surrounded by your loved ones. Some of our favorite activities include board games, puzzles, and cooking a family meal in your kitchen.  

We offer a wide variety of vacation rentals on Amelia Island including oceanfront properties and pet friendly properties. 



Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Florida, Amelia Island is the perfect winter getaway. We have fewer crowds, warm temperatures, and ample opportunities to enjoy nature. While Amelia Island makes a great destination during any season, we’ve chosen three of the top reasons to book an Amelia Island vacation rental during the winter.


amelia island sunrise


1) Amelia Island Winter Weather

The number one reason many travelers choose to visit Florida during the winter is to get as far south as possible. During the search, they often overlook the northern part of the state which is less crowded than busy southern Florida destinations. On Amelia Island, this translates into a more peaceful and relaxing time of year. 


Our winter weather is mild with the coolest months of the year averaging lows in the mid-forties and highs in the sixties. This means you can enjoy the crisp night weather with a sweater, all while enjoying the warm, mild weather during the day. Spend more time outside this winter and enjoy some of our Island’s activities. We recommend birdwatching, biking, and strolling along our pristine and beautiful beaches.


amelia island birdwatching


2) Amelia Island Birdwatching

Often called a birder’s paradise, Amelia Island is well known for being one of the top birdwatching destinations in the southeast. Winter offers a special opportunity to see birds that are migrating south due to the colder temperatures. November through March is generally the best time to see the most birds. This includes those staying for the winter and others that are passing through during their migration.


Most of the island’s 470 species of birds can be seen year-round, but there are some that only visit seasonally. These include harder to spot species such as Cedar Waxwings and Snowy Owls. Two of the best places to spot birds are Ft. Clinch State Park on the north end of the island and Egans Creek Greenway that runs along the wooded and marshy center of the island.


amelia island restaurant week


3) Amelia Island Restaurant Week

There are many different winter events on Amelia Island throughout the holidays, however, the one you don’t want to miss is Restaurant Week! Held annually during the last week of January, Restaurant week is a 10-day culinary showcase. The island’s most popular dining hotspots are featured and each offers pre-fixed menus at set prices to match your budget. Participating restaurants will offer lunch for $12 and serve three tiers for dinner priced at $21, $31, and $41.


The 13th annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week will be held from January 22 through January 31, 2021. In addition to the variety of entrees and meals, there will also be various dining and cocktail activities including a kick-off dinner and a finale event. Find out more about the event and participating restaurants on the Amelia Island website.


Winter Vacation Rentals

Looking to escape the chill of cold weather and breathe some of the salty fresh air? Then our Amelia Island vacation rentals will make for the perfect winter getaway. We offer a wide variety of properties including oceanfront vacation rentals that offer a stunning view of the Atlantic. We look forward to welcoming you to our island and enjoying the fabulous winter weather!