Wow!  What a great time to be on Amelia Island!  4th of July is one of the biggest celebration of the year, with so many places to enjoy the fireworks – from the beach to the marina, you’ll be sure to catch a glimpse of them somewhere close to where you are staying.

Three professional fireworks displays are traditionally held on Amelia Island during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Fernandina’s “Hometown Celebration” is happening in the city’s historic district downtown along the riverfront on Monday evening, July 4th, 2022. The other two professional fireworks displays can be seen by the public from the beachfront, presented by Amelia Island’s two largest oceanfront hotels — the Ritz-Carlton and Omni (see more details further below).  You don’t have to be at any particular beach to see a show…any beach should get the job done!  If you are on the north end of the island, you’ll be too far to see the Ritz and Omni fireworks.  However, so many locals do their own firework presentation – and many are very good – all up & down the beaches.

Patriotic Music Concerts

On Monday evening, July 4, 2022 beginning at 7 p.m., the Nassau Community Band Patriotic Concert will perform at St. Michael Catholic Church Parish Hall in downtown Fernandina Beach (202 North 4th St.), free admission. The concert will feature the following musical selections: Armed Forces Salute, John Phillip Sousa’s Stars & Stripes Forever, The Thunderer and Semper Fidelis, The Genius of Ray Charles, Music from “The Patriot” movie, Battle Cry For Freedom, American Anthem, American Flourish, Americans We, and The Great American West Suite. Food will be available for purchase at St. Michael’s beginning at 5:30 p.m. ($10 advance meal ticket or $15 at the door) — hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and potato salad. Phone: 904-261-3472.

Downtown Fernandina Beach Fireworks (9 PM)

The festive “Hometown Celebration” begins in downtown Fernandina Beach at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022, featuring food vendors, face painting for the kids and FIREWORKS over the Amelia River. Available for purchase will be menu items from Indulge Food Truck, Philly Boyz Cheesesteaks, Hendra’s Funnel Cakes, and snow cones. “Light Up Amelia” will be shooting off Independence Day fireworks downtown at 9 p.m.

Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton Fireworks (9:15 PM)

You can easily view the Ritz’s show from Peters Point and Burney Park at American Beach, and possibly as far north as Main Beach area.

Omni Amelia Island Resort Fireworks (9:30 PM)

The fireworks can be seen by parking at Burney Park at American Beach, Scott’s Road, or of course if you are staying at any of our Sailmaker or Omni properties, you can just walk to the nearest beach access.