First, Florida State Parks closed down Fort Clinch and Amelia Island State Park. Then Fernandina closed its city beaches. Hours later, Nassau County’s Executive Order No. 2 closed the remaining beachfront on Amelia Island effective at 6 AM, Sun., March 22, 2020.
The 2020 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival has been canceled.
Amelia Island tourism is a dominant industry here. The travel/leisure/hospitality sector is feeling the sting of the coronavirus outbreak more than others.
Browse highlights of 25th Annual Amelia Concours. This includes two free events — one downtown in Fernandina, the other (Cars & Coffee) happening at golf course.
A free event happening Sat., March 7, 2020, is a huge display of 450 classic and exotic cars from local car clubs at Golf Club of Amelia.
A team of experts from around the USA have been on Amelia Island at the Florida-Georgia border in recent days. They had a challenging mission.