Hometown Highlight: Fernandina Beach
Explore Fernandina Beach Events this Summer
The northernmost city on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, Fernandina Beach is known as the “Isle of 8 Flags” for the 8 nations that have claimed it before. But to us, it is known as the location of our flagship restaurant, the very first Timoti’s Seafood Shak. Nestled in historic Fernandina right off Main Street, our red-brick patio and white-brick building fit right in with the quaint charm of downtown. Come by Timoti’s for a bite of freshly-caught fish, poke bowls, and salads after enjoying these events in Fernandina Beach this summer.
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
When: May 17th - May 19th
Where: Amelia Island
Bring the whole family to the Wild Amelia Nature Festival. This eco-friendly event features a free expo, events, music and even live animals. As the festival takes on its 13th annual year, it aims to showcase and educate participants about the local environment (and the critters that call it home.)
Buggies on the Beach
When: May 24–26th
Where: Main Beach Park, Amelia Island
Brought to the you by the Dune Buggy Brothers Vintage Volkswagen Club, the Annual Buggies on the Beach VW Memorial Day weekend show is back and better than ever. Friendly for all ages, kick off the weekend with a pre-party at Townies pizzeria Friday afternoon. Spend the weekend camping out with fellow VW enthusiasts obsessing over buggies brought from all over. Come on out for cool cars, prizes and good company!
Chamber Music Festival: Spring Institute
When: May 29th & May 31st, 12:00 pm ; June 1st, 12:00 pm
Where: Amelia Island Coffee
Founded in 2001, the Festival began when Christopher Rex, a principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, vacationed to Amelia Island and befriended Fernandina Beach locals who shared his love of chamber music.
Today, the Chamber Music Festival is entering its 18th season. Matured and highly anticipated, the Festival is supported by Rayonier Advanced Materials Foundation, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, National Endowment for the Arts and First Federal Bank as well as several local businesses. The Festival is volunteer driven, bringing chamber music to Fernandina Beach because of passion alone.
Come out to the Spring Institute event for various musical performances.
Fernandina Beach Pride Festival
When: June 8th, 10:00 am–6:30pm
Where: Central Park
Kicking off at 10am, the Pride Festival starts with a lively parade. Follow the parade route beginning at Central Park, travelling west down Ash Street to 2nd Street, then turning North to Centre Street and ending back at Central Park. After the parade, keep the party going with music, food trucks, face-painting, picnics and informational booths.
Hometown Fourth of July
When: July 4th, 5:00pm
Where: Marina Parking Lots A and B (either side of Brett’s Waterway Café)
Join the City of Fernandina Beach for the Hometown 4th of July Celebration! This patriotic event is fun for all ages. Bring the family to enjoy bounce houses, craft vendors and food vendors. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening for Most Patriotic Bicycle Contest, Most Patriotic Pet Contest and the annual Pie Eating Contest. The evening ends with a literal bang thanks to a spectacular firework show at 9:00pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with the whole community!