Saturday, March 2, 2013

ANNUAL ISLE OF EIGHT FLAGS SHRIMP FESTIVAL


          

The popular regional festival will be celebrated May 3, 4 and 5 and held in the heart of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. What better place to stay, than Amelia Island’s award winning boutique hotel on the beach, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge? Located close to the downtown and historic district, enjoy a perfect spot on the beach that allows you to come and go to the busy festival venue at the harbor. This family friendly annual event has something for everyone. Delicious local shrimp offered by 25 different booths, 300 fine artisians and crafters, 50 antique dealers, kid fun zone activities and live music on two stages. A change this year, the traditional parade will be held Saturday, April 27 at 11AM. It is never too early to make reservations at popular ElizabethPointe Lodge, Amelia Island.

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE - AMELIA ISLAND’S PREMIER AUTOMOBILE EVENT MARCH 8-10






For everyone that loves cars - the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has lots to offer. Now in its second decade, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Always held the second full weekend in March, “The Amelia” draws nearly 250 rare vehicles from collections around the world to Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. The annual event benefits Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other deserving charities on Florida’s First Coast. This three-day celebration of the best of the best in cars is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8-10, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. The centerpiece, Concours d’Elegance, is held on Sunday March 10, 2013 opens at 9:30 A.M., remaining open until 5:00 P.M.