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Sailboats are moored on the Amelia River in Fernandina Beach's historic waterfront district. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 6, 2024

Amelia recognized as ‘best island’ in US 

Amelia Island was selected in a survey by Global Traveler Magazine. It topped destinations like Maui and Hilton Head.…

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Thousands of people are expected at this weekend's Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. | Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
May 2, 2024

Fried crustaceans will lure thousands to Fernandina

Some 150,000 people are expected to attend the 59th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival this weekend in Fernandina…

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Some of the thousands of fans who flocked to The Amelia concours d'Elegance check out a row of rare Denzel sports cars built in Austria. | Dan Scanlan, WJCT News 89.9
February 28, 2024

The Amelia draws thousands for classic cars and racing stars

The region’s largest automobile event hits Amelia Island this weekend for the 29th time as The Amelia rumbles in with…

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St. Johns County leaders have identified a West Augustine site, near the former location of Florida Memorial College, as a potential home for a Florida Museum of Black History. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
January 10, 2024

St. Augustine and Amelia Island vie for state’s Black history museum

An eight-member task force will meet Friday as it seeks to select a location for the Florida Museum of Black…

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The beaches in Duval County draw thousands of tourists every year. l Ryan Ketterman
August 24, 2023

Tourism down locally after two exceptional years

The number of tourists visiting Duval County fell nearly 10% in the second quarter this year, but the news might…