2024 Amelia Island Book Festival Is Happening February 23rd-24th

Attend Northeast Florida’s annual celebration of reading, writing, books and authors.

2024 Great Backyard Bird Count — Take 15 Minutes To Help Bird Research

The annual citizen science project encourages people to watch and count birds at home or anywhere, then share your observations.

Stargazing Event At Fort Clinch State Park In February 2024

Join members of the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society and Friends of Fort Clinch for an evening of celestial exploration.

African Heritage Celebration At Kingsley Plantation In Feb. 2024

Annual event features tour of plantation house and ruins of 25 tabby slave cabins, tabby-making demonstration, African folklore performances, kid’s crafts, & lots more.

Four Newborn Right Whale Calves Spotted Near FL-GA Border

Aerial survey teams spotted two moms with two newborn calves offshore of Amelia Island, Florida and in the Nassau Sound on Dec. 31, 2023.

Cumberland’s Hog Control Gets Fed Funds While Removal Of Horses Still Uncertain

Hog control at Cumberland Island National Seashore gained federal funding this year, while the plight of the island’s horses gained national media attention.

HOLIDAY CHEER — Enjoy Fernandina’s Downtown Glow, Festive Parades & Other Merry Events

Christmas tree lightings, holiday parades, Black Friday Pajama Party, Dickens on Centre festivities, New Year’s Eve “Shrimp Drop” and fireworks at Fernandina Harbor.

Downtown Fernandina’s “Dickens On Centre” Christmas Street Festival

Stage performances, roaming costumed characters, festive parades, evening 3D drone light show (happening three nights).