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Holiday Calendar is Two Months of Treasures on Amelia Island



Festivals, Tours, Tastings and More Celebrate Season


AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (November 3, 2011) – Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island has loaded up a fun-filled calendar to celebrate the season, packing November and December with unique events for the family.  From historic reenactments to a 17-foot gingerbread pirate ship, Amelia puts her own special island spin on the holidays.  Plus, cooler winter temperatures make the season perfect for evening strolls on the beach, carriage rides under twinkling lights and decorations, and holiday shopping in the historic district. 


Upcoming events on Amelia Island include:


Union Garrison at Fort Clinch State Park (November 5-6)

Held the first weekend of every month, the Union Garrison events feature living history interpreters, as they recreate life at the fort during the Civil War.  Visitors may see powder artillery demonstrations, medical demonstrations and soldier drills.  For details call (904) 277-7274, or visit


Petanque America Open (November 11-13)

Petanque is a simplified version of an older outdoor bowling game, in which the goal is to toss or roll a number of hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden target ball. Players take turns and the team that ends up nearest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins. The Petanque America Open will bring more than 260 petanque players to compete on Amelia Island. Training clinics will be held Friday, November 11. For more information, visit


Fernandina Beach International Film Festival (November 11-20)

This year’s Fernandina Beach International Film Festival features 35 feature films, shorts, parties and more. Additional information and trailers are available at or by calling (904) 624-1145.


History of the American Soldier (November 12)

Fort Clinch State Park will host a full day event to salute the Armed Forces. Guests will enjoy a day filled with military history and review military displays from the Revolutionary War to present day while interacting with living historians from each major U.S. Military conflict. Period music and firing demonstrations will also highlight the experience. Regular park admission applies. In addition, fort admission is one canned food item per person, which will be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit


Artrageous Artwalks (November 12, December 10)

Every second Saturday, the Artrageous Artwalk showcases 12 of the island’s art galleries, featuring photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors, acrylics and more. The Artrageous Artwalk takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is free of
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