Amelia Island Jazz Festival kicked off October 4th and will run through the weekend with performances by jazz legend Jerry Coryell, Kevin Mahogany and a Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch at David’s Restaurant & Lounge. The Amelia Island Jazz Festival was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Les DeMerle and contributes proceeds to scholarship programs for aspiring jazz musicians. This festival brings world class jazz and southern hospitality together on Amelia Island. Tickets are available online at

Residence Inn Amelia Island hosts Friday Night Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm featuring craft beer and homemade sangria for a small fee with a complimentary tasting of Nachos!

Yoga lovers rejoice! Stay strong during your stay with yoga practice on Saturday at 9am. Guided by Jen Schoening of Rejen Retreats, this zen workout is suitable for ages 15+ and all levels of experience. If weather permits, sessions will take place on the beach! Yoga mats and citrus water will be provided. Did I mention that this is FREE to our guests? The Residence Inn on Amelia Island believes that to play hard, you must work hard and stay healthy. Namaste.

In the mood to shop this weekend?  Join our local growers and farmers at the Fernandina Beach Farmers Market! This Saturday in Historic Downtown Fernandina from 9am – 1pm, join the locals, purchase homemade goods and get the freshest produce the island has to offer. Then make your way through over 50 blocks of unique shops & boutiques, eclectic dining and historic sites.

Arrrrrr you ready? Don’t miss the three day Inaugural Fernandina Pirate Festival featuring a pirate march, music and entertainment, food booths, exhibits and the Grand Pirate Ball. For just $25.00 per adult, there will be live music, silent auctions, a costume contest, a Southern Shrimp Boil, decadent dessert, dancing and much more! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nassau Humane Society. Tickets can be purchased online at

And as always, beautiful sunrises and sunsets are free this weekend :)

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