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Everything You Need to Know to Celebrate Fourth of July on Amelia Island

While some people enjoy big parties and loud celebrations to celebrate Independence Day, others prefer something quieter and more relaxing. Consider celebrating the Fourth of July on Amelia Island this year! Enjoy peaceful walks on the beach, gorgeous sunset tours, and fabulous dining options in addition to patriotic celebrations that include concerts and fireworks displays.  

Read on to learn more about how to celebrate the Fourth during your visit. Then, be sure to request a free copy of our Vacation Guide for more information about the best things to do on Amelia Island.  

5 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July on Amelia Island 

Spend the Day on the Beach  

What better way to enjoy summer vacation than by relaxing on the beach? Amelia Island is home to some incredible beaches. Maybe you are planning to layout and soak up some sun. Perhaps you’d like to get your toes wet in the warm Florida waters. Either way, you’ll love these three beaches:  

Embark on a Sunset Tour  

Imagine cruising along the Amelia River at sunset, a cool breeze brushing your cheeks, and incredible views of the water as your backdrop. Embark on a family-friendly sunset tour with Amelia River Cruises. Experienced guides will lead you along the river, pointing out impressive landmarks and sharing tidbits about the area’s rich history. If you’re lucky, you might spot wildlife such as dolphins or even wild horses.  

Enjoy a Celebratory Dinner 

Make dinner reservations in advance to ensure you are able to share a celebratory meal on the Fourth of July. Amelia Island is home to some of the best restaurants that offer everything from fresh, locally-caught seafood to creative, internationally-inspired dishes. Some of our favorite places to eat on Fernandina Beach include:  

  • España  
  • Joe’s 2nd Bistro 
  • David’s Restaurant 
  • Burlingame 
  • LeClos 
  • Wicked Bao 
  • & more!  

Attend a Patriotic Concert 

For a more classic celebration of this patriotic holiday, attend the Crescendo Amelia Outdoor Patriotic Concert at the Amelia Musical Playhouse. Bring your own lawn chairs and prepare to kick back and relax while enjoying a lively performance. The concert consists of two 45-minute sets and one brief intermission.  

Stay at The Fairbanks House  

Now that you know all about how to celebrate the Fourth of July on Amelia Island, it’s time to start planning your visit. First, you’ll need to secure the perfect accommodations for your getaway! The Fairbanks House offers an impressive selection of lodging options that range from charming, historic B&B rooms and suites to spacious, private cottages on the property. Take advantage of our thoughtful amenities, such as complimentary access to beach gear, bikes, and concierge services. Additionally, you can expect a gourmet breakfast every morning.  

Check our availability and reserve your stay before we’re all booked up!