It was not until the early part of the 20th century that Amelia Island, because of its natural deep-water
harbor, gave birth to the modern shrimping industry. Today, nearly 80 percent of Florida’s Atlantic white
are harvested in Amelia’s waters. And one of the biggest festivals of the Southeastern coast is Fernandina
Beach’s Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, attracting upward of 150,000 people each year.
The Amelia Island Concours dâ€™Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. â€œThe Ameliaâ€ draws
250 rare vehicles from collections from around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach
Is a free event, fun for the entire family. Concerts are on
Fridays from April through October, including a special Thursday event May 3rd â€“ 7:30 pm following the
Festival Parade. Sounds on Centre is located at the intersection of Second Street and Centre Street in
Downtown Fernandina Beach Florida. Shows are 6:00 â€“ 8:00 PM.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place, is a true farmersâ€™ market located on N. 7th Street, in the historic
of Fernandina Beach, and their newest market, the Fernandina Beach Arts Market, features local arts & crafts
talented artisans from our community, and is located adjacent to the farmers market on the 2nd and 4th
of each month.
The Fernandina Beach Market Place: Join your family, neighbors and friends at this weekly event where
growers, and entrepreneurial individuals sell locally grown and produced goods to those living in, and
our friendly, little community. The farmersâ€™ market is open EVERY Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., year
rain or shine.
Every year more than 50,000 sea turtles are killed by shrimp trawling nets in the Southeastern waters of
the United States as non-targeted catch. Together, we can help protect these sea turtles.