Exciting Events Near Amelia Island This Fall and Winter

Beach vacations are often associated with summer, but there is still plenty to do when you come to Florida in the fall or winter. The sunny Amelia Island weather makes the area perfect for outdoor activities! These Amelia Island events are sure to keep you and your family entertained when you come to stay here.

No matter what the weather is like here on Amelia Island, there is always something to do. Here is a look at the seasonal events and other Amelia Island activities

Jazz Fest 

The Amelia Island Jazz Fest is the perfect place to listen to live music and enjoy the deep, rich culture that jazz music provides. You’ll be able to listen to all the amazing variations, including swing, bebop, Dixieland, Latin, and contemporary Jazz. The Jazz festival starts on October 1st and runs until October 8th, 2023. They kick the festival off with a Jazz at the Rec at the community center and end the event with the popular Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch. Make sure you go online and order your tickets to this festival! 

Zooma Race

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity and love running, then the Zooma Race is perfect for you! Starting on October 14th and running until the 15th, you can take part in one of the several races that they have. The Zooma race in the fall hosts the half marathon, the 12k, the 5k, as well as their seaside challenge. Each day during the Zooma Race has different events, including morning yoga, recovery yoga, and then the race. Make sure you sign up before they fill up!

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The Florida – Georgia Game

On October 28th, the Florida-Georgia football game takes place. You can watch two of the top college teams in the Southeast face off in this classic rivalry game. Whether you want to set up at a bar or go to the game itself, you can get to enjoy the big day. The game takes place right in the heart of Jacksonville, so you can easily get there from your Amelia Island vacation rental. It’s the perfect day trip you can take to Jacksonville!

Right Whale Festival 

The Right Whale Festival takes place in early November and celebrates the return of the endangered North American right whales. The whales return to the waters off the coast of Florida and Georgia to give birth and nurse their young. The festival highlights all the conservation efforts that are being made to help prevent these whales from going extinct. Join them on November 4th and 5th. 

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Dickens on Centre

In the winter, from December 7th through the 10th, the Dickens on Centre celebrates the 8th annual holiday festival in the downtown historic Fernandina Beach. There is a lot of holiday entertainment where many performers come to play holiday music. You’ll find vendors that sell many different holidays presents for you to buy for your family. Special events take place during the festival, like the Enchanted Village and the snow globe events. 

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