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July 4th Celebrations on Amelia Island

Jun 28, 2013 06:47AM
Amelia Island is a beautiful place to celebrate the 4th of July. With its white sand beaches, cool ocean breezes, and friendly, laid back island ambiance, getting together to commemorate our nation’s independence is one of our favorite annual holidays.

There are all sorts of events going on throughout the long weekend, beginning with Fort Clinch State Park offering their Union Garrison on July 2 and 3. Then on July 4, the Stars and Stripes Freedom Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering musical entertainment, a playground, games, food, arts and crafts and more. The Festival will be followed by a patriotic Parade on Centre Street at 7 p.m., a concert of Americana music at 8:30 p.m. in front of the Visitor’s Depot, and fireworks at the Fernandina Harbor Marina at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is hosting an Independence Day Red, White and The Deep Blue Celebration on Monday, July 4th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This festive Independence Day Barbecue will be held on the Oceanfront Lawn with music by Whiskey Bent, a country rock band, and fun and games for the entire family. Oceanfront fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.