Thinking of going to Amelia Island, FL to celebrate Memorial Day? You will want to arrive on Friday to be on time for the Fernandina Beach street party. Each year’s theme is different, but it is always a special time such as Dance at the Sock Hop with 1950’s music and dancing in the street to kick off the weekend. You will want to make a stop at The Palace Saloon, Florida’s oldest continuously operating bar. It is located in the historic area on the National Register of Historic Places. You will also be able to stop at some of the Fernandina watering holes for some live music at clubs in the evening.
You will want to include many water activities in your weekend plans, so count on stopping by Kayak Amelia for a one-way, three-hour kayak trip for beginners on Saturday. You will stop by Little Talbot’s Island for a snack along the way. If fishing is your sport, Ye Ole Pirate Fishing Charters can take you on a great fishing trip complete with rods, reels, bait, ice, and coolers. If you prefer, you can rent a boat at one of several boat rentals on Amelia Island, and you will be able to travel to activities by water. The most colorful way to end your weekend is to find one of several fireworks displays at a nearby resort area or at the St. Johns River.