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Great Southern Tailgate Classic Is Coming

Kick off football season beach-style with the Great Southern Tailgate Classic on August 21-22. Packed with live music and celebrating the best of football season in the South, the fun starts on Friday night and continues through Saturday, leading up to a performance by alternative rock favorite Sister Hazel. Host hotel Residence Inn Amelia Island …

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Top Tips for Sea Turtle Time

Did you know that about 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. takes place in Florida?  Amelia Island is one of the idyllic spots where the ancient rituals of nesting and hatching unfold during the summer. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy this unique time on the beach while helping to …

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Wild Amelia 2015 Photo Contest Winners

The annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest is always a feast for the eyes.  Enjoy this selection of this years winners, including photographers of all ages ranging from beginner to seasoned shutterbug.

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Rainy Day? Ideas for Family Fun

If you’re dodging a shower or have had your share of sun for the day, here are ten treasures to discover on dry land. At the Amelia Island Nature Center, located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and open to all visitors, kids are greeted with a “hello” by …

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All-American Amelia

Imagine a 4th of July celebration like the one you remember from your childhood (or from classic movies.)  Fireworks, parades, plenty of small-town charm – all set against 13 miles of beach.  Here are some top picks for festive fun: Sounds on Centre July Concert. (Friday night) Bring your lawn …

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Island Summer with Dad

Still refining your plans for Father’s Day? It’s not too late.  Tell Dad, Grandpa, or other special man in your life that you’re taking him to Amelia Island this summer.  There’s an exceptional experience here for every style of dad: Amelia Island is a great place to learn to surf …

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Welcome Center Opens

During the last year of the 19th century, the train depot at the foot of Centre Street opened to travelers whose paths crossed the Gilded Age glory of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.  On June 8th, the next chapter in the little brick building’s history began with the grand re-opening of the Amelia …

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Artfully Amelia

Amelia Island’s natural beauty has long been both an inspiration for artists and a draw for talented creators from around the world who have relocated here. Here’s how you can explore and experience some of the artistic side of Amelia Island (and a few dining tips to keep you from feeling like …

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Amelia Antiquing – Teenager Style

article and photos by guest blogger Fiona Chace-Donahue (actual teenager visiting from Maine) Antiquing is an activity that young people just don’t seem to do. I want to challenge the idea that antiquing is not for teenagers, because as a teenager myself I truly feel that antiquing is an activity …

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Rendezvous Film and Music Festival

The world will be coming to Amelia Island to celebrate indie film, music, and gaming when the Rendezvous Festival kicks off in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach beginning June 5th and running through June 13th.  According to Chairman Randy Bowman, Rendezvous, a re-branding and expansion of the Amelia Island Film Festival, “has gone …

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