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Top Things To Do By Season: Spring

Posted on March 06, 2018 |
For Amelia Island, spring time means the beginning of outdoor festivals, concerts, and sports. From bicycling through canopied trails to kicking off the shrimping season, you’ll be able to take full advantage of this wonderful weather. Shed the heavy winter layers and grab your sunglasses.
 
Sounds on Centre
Bask in the harmonic surroundings of Fernandina Beach with the free concert series presented by Sounds on Centre. Starting the first Friday evening of April continuing through summer, Centre Street will be closed to automobile traffic and open to concert goers on the first Friday of every month. 
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Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Giving tribute to the notorious shrimping industry of Amelia Island, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will hosts its 55th annual celebration May 4th-6th. Happening downtown Fernandina Beach, you’ll kick off the shrimping season with parades, ice cream eating contests, pirates, and local artists. 
Join premier renowned chefs from across the country as they compete to master the perfect culinary creation with fresh seafood caught from their morning boat excursion. Taking place at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, you’ll be surrounded by alluring mossy oak canopies in a picturesque atmosphere. Guests will be able to engage in a live vote to declare the winner of the chef showdown.
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Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Get your nature on at the Wild Amelia Nature Festival happening May 18th – May 20th. Kickoff the weekend with a rehabilitated sea turtle release at Main Beach as you watch the sea turtle return to its ocean home after being cared for at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This weekend entails everything from sunset bird watching to Segway excursions and more. Catch a first-hand experience in meeting the creatures of Amelia Island.
 
Bicycling
See why Amelia Island is considered one of Florida’s best places to bike. Amelia’s spring temperatures combined with oak tree shaded bike paths lining A1A makes for nothing short of an enjoyable ride. Peddle along the 13 miles of shoreline and catch of glimpse of everything from wildlife to stunning ocean views. Bike for a cause by participating in the annual Katie Ride for Life on April 21st. 

Fishing
Discover the river and Atlantic Ocean surrounding the island when you adventure on a fishing trip. Whether it’s off shore or in shore fishing, you’re in for a great catch. Season your fishing skills with the best charters Amelia Island has to offer. 
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Golfing
The links of Amelia Island offer irresistible play for golfers of every skill level. As part of Florida’s First Coast of Golf, one of the country’s premier golfing regions, Amelia Island is a true destination for the most discriminating player. 

Fort Clinch
Explore the centuries old fort on the northern part of island, just miles from the Georgia state line. Fort Clinch offers daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy a 6 mile trail through the park while sunbathers, swimmers, and beach combers can enjoy the Fort Clinch beach. 

Amelia Island Carriage Rides
Be swept back in time when you step into the horse drawn carriage of Amelia Island Carriages. See the Victorian side of Fernandina Beach as you ride through the storied streets. Being pulled along in an open carriage makes for a lovely spring afternoon. 

The Farmer's Market
Peruse through the Farmer’s Market every other Saturday morning for the freshest selection of fruits, vegetables, and baked goodies, along with handcrafted gifts from local artists. You’ll see the true charm of the Historic District as you find live music during your stroll.
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