GAFL Tailgate Final

Amelia Island offers Georgia and Florida football fans exclusive offers and a full weekend of activities around the big game.  Below are some of the great things happening around this island this weekend.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Start your weekend at our Georgia Florida Tailgate Kickoff for grilled dawgs, gator bites, and games with us on our Tides Terrace 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

  • If you are looking for something a little spooky, The Amelia Island Museum of History Ghost Tour tells stories as you tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a haunted past through the skillful storytelling of your guide.  Tours begins at 6 PM every Friday and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetery behind St. Peters Episcopal Church located at 801 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum for $10.00/adults and $5.00/students.
  • A special tailgating edition of our monthly Sounds of Centre concert series will be held from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in our Historic District.  The event is free and open to all ages.  Bring a lawn chair and relax in the streets while you listen to Island Vibe and hang out with your fellow Gator and Dawg fans!
  • Take a family friendly cruise with the Amelia River Cruises from 6:30pm – 7:30pm to learn a brief history of the island and take in the sites.
  • From 7:00pm – 11:00pm join our friends down at Sliders’ Seaside Grill for North Florida’s Best Reggae Jamz by The Reggae Swat Team.  For more information, visit the events page on their website

Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • Start your Saturday off exploring the Fernandina Beach Marketplace Farmers Market.  Farmers, growers, and entrepreneurial individuals sell locally grown and produced goods to those living in, and visiting, our friendly, little community. The farmers’ market is open EVERY Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., year round, rain or shine.
  • Join the area’s best bartenders for a tour through the historic bars in Fernandina Beach.  At each stop you will learn a bit of history and enjoy a specialty cocktail.  At the end of the tour, it’s up to you to vote for the best cocktail on the island!  The tour is $45/person.  To purchase tickets, go to
  • The last “BYOB” Adult Only Twilight Cruise with Amelia River Cruise will be held Saturday at 5:30pm.  Enjoy the sites while listening to Jim Barcaro live.  Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Amelia Cruise building on Front Street.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

  • If you haven’t had the chance yet, Sunday is a great day to spend on the water on one of the Amelia River Cruises.  With three tour options, there is something for everyone!  10:30am the boat departs for the Cumberland Island Cruise where you can learn about the history of both our island and our neighbors to the north, Cumberland Island.  At 2:30pm the Beach Creek tour departs, giving you an up close look of Cumberland Island and their wild horses, hogs, and dolphins that enjoy the tour as well.  The last tour of the evening is the 5:30pm Family Friendly Sunset Cruise.  All three tours are a great way to end your weekend on Amelia Island with some last minute relaxation after the game!