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The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival was founded in 2001 by Christopher Rex, a vacationer on Amelia Island and principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and a group of Fernandina Beach women, who loved chamber music. Now entering its 22nd season, the Festival has developed into one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the nation. Grants from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, National Endowment for the Arts, as well as generous corporate contributions from several local businesses, help support the Festival.

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Amelia Island Book Festival - February

Wordsmiths gather on Amelia Island each year for the Book Festival, featuring author talks, workshops, readings, luncheons and celebrations of the love of books in historic Fernandina Beach. Authors of all generes including novels of nonfiction, mystery, history, adventure, Southern literature, poetry and books for young readers. Writers' workshops will be held at Florida State College at Yulee's Betty P. Cook Nassau County Campus on Friday, February 18th, 2011 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. All-day workshop tickets purchased early are $65 (but after January 30, 2011 $85). Visitors can browse the "Book Marketplace" at St. Peter's campus downtown next to Centre Street (at corner of 8th Street and Atlantic Ave.), Fernandina on Saturday, February 19th, 9 am to 4 pm. Many Readers' Workshops for FREE will also be held at the St. Peter's campus 9:30 am - 4:00pm on Saturday, as well as a FEATURED FREE KID's AREA: Activities for children, readings by authors, geared to kids aged 3-12

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Fernandina Beach Songwriter Festival

Twelve renowned songwriters will perform over three days at venues located in historic Fernandina Beach, Fl. In addition to the free shows, we will have intimate, ticketed shows and special concerts.

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Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

Residents and visitors gather for a weekend of live music, decorated shrimp boats in the harbor, family activities, antiques, fireworks and of course, TONS of shrimp! Admission is free for this event.

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Hometown 4th of July celebration

Hometown 4th of July celebration. This family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy music, browse the vendors, and be wowed by the spectacular fireworks display that commences promptly at 9 p.m. Bring the family, bring a chair, and enjoy the show!

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Amelia Island Jazz Festival — October 1-8, 2023

The Jazz Festival is a week-long event held annually in October. Concerts are offered at various venues around Amelia Island. Featuring Steve Tyrell in 2023

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Right Whale Festival (November 4-5, 2023)

The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of endangered North Atlantic right whales to the warm coastal water off northeast Florida and Georgia

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