May 062013
 

ai hotelSeveral resorts, hotels and inns on Amelia Island are participating in offer for 15% discounts on select rates.

The sale is offered to May 10 for travel by September 2. Some restrictions and exceptions may apply.

For information and reservations, phone the specific participating establishment.

May 032013
 

Put on your pirate gear–or just tuck a napkin around your chin.  The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival goes on today, tomorrow May 4 and Sunday May 5 in downtown Fernandina Beach.   The annual crustacean celebration offers plenty to do and plenty to eat at the Amelia riverfront, including shrimp in every possible culinary incarnation, a kids entertainment area, educational exhibits, tours, arts and crafts and live music.  Admission to the street fair and entertainment is all free, but you’ll want to bring a few dollars to splurge on a shrimp feast.

Mar 212013
 

This year Amelia Island inns, B & Bs, hotels and vacation condos are continuing the “free night, any night” program that allows guests to tack on a free third or fourth night with a qualifying stay.  To get the line-up of locales participating in the promotion, click here.

Mar 142013
 

aiFlorida teachers receive discounts at some hotels and inns on Amelia Island.

Valid Florida Educator identification is required, and reservations for the teacher discounts need to be made directly with the hotels. Some of the deals may also apply to other school employees

  • Amelia Hampton Inn at the Beach offers 10 percent discount, 904-321-1111
  • Amelia Hotel at the Beach offers select discounts for teachers and school employees. Use rate code TECH, 877-263-5428
  • 15 percent off select rooms at The Blue Heron Inn,  904-445-9034

With these deals, some restrictions and exceptions apply. The offers are featured on the Amelia Island tourism website.

Feb 162012
 

Book lovers can confab with a slate of top authors, including David Morrell, Steve Berry and Kathryn Casey, at no charge during the Saturday “readers day” at the Amelia Island Book Festival, downtown Fernandina Beach.  The festival runs Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18.  The February 17th program is filled with top authors giving writers’ workshops at the Nassau Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville.  The Friday writers’ workshops, plus lunch, is $65.

Feb 092012
 

Book lovers can confab with a slate of top authors, including David Morrell, Steve Berry and Kathryn Casey, at no charge during the Saturday “readers day” at the Amelia Island Book Festival, downtown Fernandina Beach.  The festival runs Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18.  The February 17th program is filled with top authors giving writers’ workshops at the Nassau Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville.  A day of workshops, plus lunch is $65.

Sep 142011
 

Tickets to the Amelia Island Blues Festival are reasonable considering the entertainment value.  For $15 (one day pass) or $25 (two day pass), you can spend hours in Fernandina Beach listening to the likes of Albert Castiglia, Julia Nikki Savage, Hurricane Wilson and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.  The fete begins this Friday at 3:45 p.m. and resumes Saturday at 11 a.m.  Check out the website to get passes and a full schedule of events.

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Jul 042011
 

Just because you’re having a stay-at-home Fourth of July weekend doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun.  Although dry conditions have curtailed some fireworks displays, there are still plenty of places to watch the rockets’ red glare. 

St. Augustine is planning a celebration befitting the nation’s oldest city: A free patriotic tunes concert in the Plaza de la Constitution from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by fireworks over the Matanzas Bay at 9:30 p.m.  Restaurants downtown will have extended hours, so instead of sitting in traffic after the pyrotechnics, just grab a seat at a local eatery and enjoy the Independence Day specials.

The City of Jacksonville’s traditional downtown fireworks show will go on, on the St. Johns River, with plenty of good viewing spots on both the North and South Riverbanks.  The fun begins at 9:45 p.m.

If you’d rather watch fireworks by the sea, the Jacksonville Beach display begins at 9:30 p.m. and can be seen from Atlantic Beach to South Jax Beach.

On Amelia Island, you can party all day at the Stars and Stripes Freedom Festival, at Central Park in Fernandina Beach, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The 4th of July Parade is at 7 p.m. on Centre Street, followed by patriotic music at 8:15 p.m. and fireworks over the river at 9:15.

Of course, all the festivities are free!