The 2016 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on Amelia Island, Florida is April 29-May 1st in downtown Fernandina. Pirate Parade is Thursday, April 28th at 6 pm. Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry in America.
According to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards for islands, Florida’s Amelia Island is one of “Top 10 US islands” to visit. This barrier island on the Atlantic coast near the Georgia border has a “Southern accent.”
Free classes and clinics offered by Nassau County, Florida Extension during April include snakes, hummingbirds and propagating Salvias.
The arrival of hummingbirds varies slightly from year to year, especially in Northeast Florida. See more gardening discussion from Nassau County, Florida Extension.