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
   
Pajama Party
November 29, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Live music, Christmas caroling, photo booth, contests for best pajamas, and discounts at downtown businesses.
Co-Sponsored by the Historic Fernandina Beach Business Association and Fernandina Beach Main Street 

Christmas Tree Lighting
November 30, 2019
2:00 - 6:00 pm
Annual event adjacent to the Downtown Marina. Food vendors, merchandise vendors, bounce houses and Santa.

"Island-Stock"
November 30, 2019
Green space behind Marina Parking Lots C and D
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Concert celebrating old school rock-n-roll music, performed by the Honey Badgers. 

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

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