Category Archives: Special Event

Keep Nassau Beautiful’s Eco-Expo Coming in May

By Wilma Allen The Wild Amelia Nature Festival’s signature event, Eco-Expo, will take place May [...]

The Amelia Will Return Feb. 29 to March 3

The Amelia returns in 2024 with a week-long celebration of motoring excellence. Attendees will enjoy [...]

The Big Spring Book Sale Is Coming in March

The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library’s Spring Book Sale will be held March 20-23 [...]

Amelia Island Restaurant Week Celebrates its ‘Sweet Sixteen’

By Dylan Bailey It’s time to pop the champagne and cut the cake! Amelia Island’s [...]

Santa Claus is Coming to Hilliard and Fernandina Beach

Join Micah’s Place in spreading holiday cheer to Nassau County boys and girls via a [...]

Got Empty Shelves? The Fall Book Sale is Coming Up

Dust off your backpack, carry-all or little red wagon: the Friends of the Fernandina Beach [...]

The Hot Southern Chef Is Coming to Town

As Food Network Celebrity Chef Jason Smith would say, “Honey, if cookin’ is a chore, [...]

Pride Picnic as American as Apple Pie

By April L. Bogle Some 100 people – from pre-kindergarteners to grandparents and every age [...]

A Whale Baby Shower Bids The Calves Godspeed

By Lauri deGaris April 19 marked the end of the 2022-2023 right whale calving season. [...]

Here Comes the Big Book Bash!

The annual Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library book sale is almost here. The main [...]

Daniil Trifonov, Acclaimed Pianist, Here April 1

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (AICMF) presents Daniil Trifonov, on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at [...]

A Bash to Kick Off Concours

CarCoterie hosts The Hangar, on March 4, as a kick-off to the widely attended Concours [...]

Florida Roots Trail Race Delivers an Unforgettable Day at Fort Clinch

The third annual Florida Roots Trail Series foot race was run this past weekend at [...]

A Big Saturday Coming Up

Dec.10 in Fernandina Beach will be big. Not only will both the Market Place farmers [...]

Coming Black Friday: The Pajama Party!

The Annual Black Friday Pajama Party will once again take place in historic downtown Fernandina [...]

Popular Author at Book Fair Luncheon

Kristin Harmel Comes to Amelia Island The Amelia Island Book Festival luncheon, 11 a.m. Oct. [...]

Shrimp Fest 2022 kicks off with an awesome parade!

May 2, 2022 If you weren’t one of the hundreds who lined the parade route [...]

Shrimply the best! Shrimp Festival returns this weekend!

April 28, 2022 Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst April 28, 2022 [...]

Santa stop & drop on “Beaufort” the Fire Truck – Dec 18

Nassau County Insider December 10, 2021 We have some exciting news to share! A group [...]

Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree lighting – Saturday, Nov 27

City of Fernandina Beach November 26, 2021 City of Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree Lighting! November [...]

AIMH Holiday Home Tour Tickets for sale online

Media Release November 1, 2021 Tickets are now for sale ONLINE ONLY! For more information [...]

REMINDER: Falling for Shrimp festival begins this afternoon!

In celebration of the State of Florida opening up after the Covid epidemic, and since [...]

Surge of uncertainty hits some of fall’s biggest events

By Anne Geggis September 7, 2021 Miami Book Fair, Fantasy Fest and the return [...]

Cars & Cannons Vintage Car Show at Fort Clinch September 25

Friends of Fort Clinch Media Release from Tom Linley (850) 510-7818; [email protected] August 17, 2021 [...]

Ship Off Parade, presented by Fernandina Beach Main Street, to be Held in Fernandina Beach on August 21, 2021

Fernandina Beach Main Street Media Release August 11, 2021 On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the [...]

North Florida Land Trust hosts Jazz’N to Save Little NaNa

Media Release Jacksonville, Fla., June 29, 2021 – North Florida Land Trust is hosting upcoming [...]

The magnificient Nao Santa Maria shares Fernandina Marina with boats large and small

By Karen Thompson Features Reporter June 3, 2021   “In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed [...]

Nao Santa Maria scheduled to arrive in Fernandina today at 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by Sunne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 2, 2021 Fernandina Beach City [...]

Coming in for a landing at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst May 20, 2021 This weekend will [...]

Nassau Humane Society to hold first “Hound Hike”

Nassau Humane Society Press Release Contact: Executive Director Debbie Chissel 904-321-1647 April 14, 2021 The [...]

Amelia Island Raising a Glass to Annual Restaurant Week

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island is setting the table [...]

25th Annual Holiday Arts & Craft Bazaar – Nov 21 & 22

Arts & Crafts Bazaar Press Release Contact: Lucy Bryan 707-823-2000 [email protected] November 12, 2020 Subject: [...]

Local author of “Delaney’s Adventures – with Friends” to hold book signing – November 7

Press Release November 5, 2020 Annette McCollough Myers, local National Indie Excellence Award winning author, [...]

Crescendo Amelia returns to Amelia Musical Playhouse

Amelia Musical Playhouse Submitted by Jill Dillingham November 2, 2020 Crescendo Amelia Returns 11/6 at [...]

“Chipping in for a Cure” Barberitos to support Donna Foundation Breast Cancer Awareness

Barberitos Press Release October 21, 2020 Three Barberitos Restaurants ‘Chipping in for a Cure’ to [...]

Local businesses donate T-Shirts for Emma Love Hardee’s 2020 Dance Fitness Challenge

Port City Bank Press Release October 17, 2020 Local Community Bank – First Port City [...]

Amelia Island Bird Club to hold field trip – October 24

Amelia Island Bird Club Submitted by Bill George, Club President October 15, 2020 Our next [...]

“Make Strides Against Breast Cancer” – Join virtual walk to encourage awareness

First Coast YMCA Press Release October 13, 2020 The annual walk will be held virtually [...]

“Derision 2020: Unmasked and Dangerous”: Hiaasen and Barry in a virtual event October 21

By Peter Schorsch from Takeaways from Tallahassee newsletter October 19, 2020 What happens when two [...]

Chamber to Host Virtual Job Fair October 14

Media Release October 11, 2020 Nassau County, FL (October 7, 2020) The Nassau County Chamber [...]

Boat House Restaurant comes to Fernandina’s Historic Downtown

By Cindy Jackson Reporter October 8, 2020 “Serving those who serve us,” was the theme [...]

“A Seat at the Table” . . . a chair-ity event to support the Island Art Association – October 10 – Nov 14

Island Art Association Submitted by Marla McDaniel October 7, 2020 Island Art Association (IAA) presents [...]

A tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – A Stephan Leimberg photo journal

Stephan R. Leimberg September 28, 2020 Editor’s Note: Fernandina Beach Pride hosted a “Remembering [...]

Small Business Fair to be held September 19

$1000 Start-Ups Small Business Fair Press Release September 16, 2020 The $1,000 Start-Ups Small Business [...]

Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society takes a pandemic pause

Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society June 30, 2020   With gatherings limited in the midst [...]

First Coast YMCA to host “Virtual Healthy Community Day” – May 2

First Coast YMCA Press Release April 27, 2020 Y unites Northeast Florida communities through free [...]

Area churches to celebrate Easter (from a distance) with a different kind of hunt

Contact: Emma Cottrell [email protected] April 5, 2020 Area churches are helping the community feel more [...]

A salute to Jim Thomas on his 99th birthday

By Susan Hardee Steger Photos courtesy of Kathryn K. Bynum March 31, 2020 A quiet [...]

Happy Piano Day!

Piano Day Amelia Island By Stéphane Pitois March 28, 2020   Editor’s Note: Stéphane Pitois [...]

Friday, March 27 last day to participate in Piano Day Amelia Island – Virtual Celebration begins Satuday

March 27, 2020 Local Event Organized by Stéphane Pitois Piano Day Amelia Island March 24, [...]

Piano Day Amelia Island – A Coronavirus distraction

Piano Day Amelia Island March 24, 2020 Editor’s Note: When Stéphane Pitois added a post [...]

Florida Presidential Preference Primary : March 17, 2020

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst March 15, 2020 Despite concerns about [...]

Visitors Generate $3.5 million Impact During Amelia Island “Dickens” Weekend

Media Release Amelia Island Convention Visitors Bureau January 3, 2020   AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (Dec. [...]

Get ready for Guns & Hoses 2020!

Submitted by Kaleigh Simmons Fernandina Beach Fire Department November 13, 2019 The 5th Annual Guns [...]

Nassau Community Band to hold Fall Concert – November 7

Nassau Community Band Press Release November 5, 2019 Where: St. Michael Parish Hall 225 North [...]

Western Nassau Town Hall meeting November 12, 2019: Vision Book Release

Nassau County Planning and Economic Development Valerie Feinberg, AICP Assistant Director [email protected] November 4, 2019 [...]

Prost to Octoberfest at Osprey Village

Osprey Village Press Release November 1, 2019 On October 24th, the spirit of Oktoberfest filled [...]

Nassau County Chamber holds 2019 Public Officials’ Appreciation Reception

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Media Release Submitted by Alex Wilmer Communications & Mkt Co-Ordinator [...]

Wild Game Benefit Dinner for Gracie’s Kitchen – Nov 15

Gracie’s Kitchen Press Release October 28, 2019 Join us for a unique dining experience in [...]

London’s Pub and Keep Nassau Beautiful host a “Plant Trees Fundraiser”

Keep Nassau Beautiful Contact: Lynda Bell Executive Director [email protected] October 24, 2019 Keep Nassau Beautiful [...]

Nassau County Council on Aging 16th Annual Gala – SS Sapphire Seas set to launch Dec 6s

Nassau County Council on Aging Press Release Liz Dunn [email protected] October 23, 2019 Raising Funds [...]

Retreat offers path to life in balance – Story & Song

Story & Song Press Release By Mark Kaufman October 21, 2019 1:00 p.m. Story & [...]

Unbiased help understanding MEDICARE – Open enrollment Oct 15 -Dec 7

University of Florida/IFAS Press Release Submitted by Anne Sparkle October 8, 2019 Medicare can be [...]

Friends of Library Book Club to discuss “The Warmth of Other Suns” – October 10

Friends of the Library Press Releease CONTACT: Anne Oman 904-310-6807 October 7, 2019 The Friends [...]

Let’s do the time warp again! – Rocky Horror Shows comes to Amelia Musical Playhouse

Amelia Musical Playhouse Submitted by Jill Dillingham October 7, 2019 For tickets click here. Back [...]

African-American Singer/Songwriter to perform at Story & Song – Oct 5

Story & Song Press Release Mark Kaufman October 2, 2019 African-American Singer/Songwriter Makes It in [...]

More than 170 students attend Forestry Career Day

Rayonier Press Release Submitted by Alejandro Barbero [email protected] September 27, 2019     More than [...]

Fernandina Beach Youth Lacrosse registration opens for 2020 season

Fernandina Beach Lacrosse Press Release Submitted by Roger Rydell September 25, 2019 Amelia Island Nassau [...]