Memorial Day is a time of reflection and celebration in America as we celebrate those who have fallen in service of our country, and look toward a more peaceful tomorrow. It is also the turning point between spring and summertime and is highlighted by the opening of gas grills, outdoor pools, and coolers for the first time in the year. Enjoy a Memorial Day Weekend on Amelia Island at your own pace. Whether you want the fireworks and crowded beaches or the golf course and peace and quiet, have the perfect Memorial Day Weekend here!
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 Memorial Day on Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach Memorial Day Ceremony
To honor the fallen heroes, an annual Memorial Day ceremony is held at the Veterans Memorial Monument downtown. If you are looking to properly celebrate the solemn occasion, attend the ceremony on Memorial Day right by the riverfront to hear a speech, see the flag raised, and a wreath laid in the Amelia River.
St Michael Academy Golf Classic
Looking to hit the links for some competitive golf around Memorial Day? Check out the annual St. Michaels Academy Golf Classic at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. The $175 buy-in tournament features food, drinks, a prize raffle, and more laid-back fun for golf enthusiasts.
Visit the Beach
The beach is the biggest draw for tourists coming to Amelia Island, and for good reason. Late May is an excellent time to hit the sand explore a few of our favorite strips of sand on the Atlantic Coast.
Enjoy an Outdoor Meal
One of the joys of a vacation is not being responsible for cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the whole household. Take everyone outside and enjoy one of the great restaurants on Amelia Island that offer outdoor dining to really take advantage of the beautiful weather!
- Wicked Bao
- Espana Restaurant & Tapas
- Salty Pelican Bar & Grill
- Burlingame Restaurant
Stay at The Fairbanks House
Now that you know all about how to celebrate Memorial Day 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!