It’s festival season in Northeast Florida! Check out some of the great events taking place over the next in April and May. Whether you’re a book lover, food, music or nature fan – there’s something for the entire family!
The Amelia Island Book Festival on April 27 features local and nationally known authors for workshops, book signings and poetry reading. Don’t miss the festival’s Kids Fun Zone with hands-on art projects and storytellers – a great way to introduce children to new books! This free festival takes place at the Atlantic Recreation Center and all ages are welcome.
In Downtown Jacksonville, the World of Nations Festival May 3-5 takes visitors on a tour around the world. Experience new cultures and try new food as groups showcase their country’s native dishes. Don’t miss the performances in the afternoon featuring music and dancing from countries around the globe.
If you love shrimp, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is the place for you May 3-5! Historic Fernandina has been home to this great outdoor festival for over 50 years. Don’t miss the pirate parade – plenty of beads, treats and fun for the kids!
The 2013 Wild Amelia Nature Festival May 17-19 invites visitors to experience the wild side of Amelia Island. With nature based activities for the kids, along with an up-close animal encounters and nature walks led by Park Rangers, this is a great way to learn about the Florida wildlife.
As the second largest Jazz Festival in the nation, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival over Memorial Day weekend brings music lovers Downtown to experience some of the best musicians in the country. This year’s headline entertainment includes Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brian McKnight, Najee, Trombone Shorty and more! In addition to all the great music, this year also includes Art in the Heart Downtown – featuring artists from across the country.