Amelia Island is a shopper's paradise, with shops ranging from the eclectic to the elegant to the sublime. The Island has antique malls, a bevy of fashionable women's boutiques, and many small owner-operated specialty shops, some of which feature designer-quality articles reflecting the Island's history and the influence of the sea on the artists and craftsmen from whose imagination they sprang.
Amelia Island is home to many artists, some of whose studios are open to the Island's guests, and whose works are available at many of the shops which line Centre Street in Fernandina Beach. Along with numerous individual galleries we have the Amelia Island Art Association Gallery representing over 150 artists. On the second Saturday of each month the galleries are open late for the Artrageous Artwalk where visitors can enjoy the various types of art that each gallery has to offer and meet the artists.
Bars and Nightlife
Several of the local watering holes offer a live music program throughout the week. Indigo Alley has an eclectic schedule that includes an open mic night, local artists and touring musicians. O’Kane’s Irish Bar has their house band playing Thursday through Saturday nights. The Green Turtle Tavern and the Dogstar Tavern both feature live music on a regular basis. Many of the restaurants will have musicians playing on their outdoor patios during the dinner hours. Walk our streets with your ears open and you’ll be certain to find some music that will get your toes tapping.
Something for Everyone
Looking for a massage or facial? Try Magna’s Aveda Salon on Center Street. Fresh fruits and vegetables or some homemade pasta? The Farmer’s Market held every Saturday morning has those items and many more. If you need to cool off after a day at the beach you can visit Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge for some homemade ice cream or go to the Palace Saloon for a Pirate’s Punch. There truly is something for everyone in our downtown.