Amelia Cruizers Event — Oct. 19, 2019
Downtown Fernandina’s Victorian-era streetscape is the venue of a popular autumn event. Presented by Amelia Cruizers, this annual classic car show is a big event that attracts thousands. Head downtown to browse the display (free admission) on Saturday, October 19, 2019 (from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.).
23rd Annual 8 Flags Car Show
The 23rd Annual 8 Flags Car Show will feature hundreds of classic cars showcased along Fernandina’s Centre Street (and spilling onto some side streets). Centre Street is closed to regular vehicular traffic, so enjoy a foot-friendly, pedestrian-only area, offering plenty of photo ops. There’s music as well, filtering through the streetscape. Popular hits of the past further adds to the show’s vibe. This is a perfect day to spend some leisure time wandering around downtown and grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink.
Day of Nostalgia
Car envy — for some, it’s a thing, especially when entwined with feelings of nostalgia. Seeing cars that were around back in the “good old days” often brings long ago memories to surface. Some spot a vehicle similar to one previously owned by parents, or a friend (even ourselves) — back in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. It can be bittersweet, since some wish they still had those vehicles.
Also see a related article with video of the 8 Flags Car Show previously broadcast on the “My Classic Car” television show with host Dennis Gage, from downtown Fernandina Beach.
Own A Vintage Vehicle?
Do you own a classic? The 8 Flags Car Show is a fundraiser for various charities. Only those entering a vehicle in the show pay an entry fee ($25 or $30). The 2019 show is limited to 300 registrants. See this Amelia Cruizers registration form (including day of show entries).