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City of Fernandina Beach Bicentennial Celebration

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The City of Fernandina Beach, along with Fernandina Beach Main Street, Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Historic District Council, the Amelia Island Museum of History, and the Amelia Island- Fernandina Restoration Foundation are collaborating to bring you a commemorative year of events.

Fernandina Beach was established on January 1, 1825. To celebrate its impending 200th birthday, we are collaborating with local organizations to bring you a series of activities throughout 2024 which culminate with a City-wide party on January 1, 2025.

Celebrations will kick off at the first City Commission meeting of 2024. Join us in the chambers (204 Ash Street) on January 2, at 6:00pm for a special presentation. Expect one or two surprise guests in attendance for the occasion.

The Fernandina 200 Steering Committee continues to look for a variety of diverse activities that will attract residents and visitors. An application for involvement is available on the City’s website. Activities already planned include a scavenger hunt, live music events, genealogical presentations, a time capsule collection, and specialized merchandise.

Updates available on the City’s website ( and the Bicentennial Facebook page.

Steering Committee:

  • Phyllis Davis, Amelia Island Museum of History
  • Maurie Dugger, Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Lisa Finkelstein, Fernandina Beach Main Street
  • Ann Freeman, Arts and Culture Nassau
  • Mary Hamburg, City of Fernandina Beach
  • Mike Harrison, Historic District Council
  • Lorelei Jacobs, Amelia-Island Fernandina Beach Restoration Foundation
  • Kristen Lampedecchio, City of Fernandina Beach
  • Nassau County Liaison, Brandy Carvahlo
  • Media Liaison, Tracy Dishman
  • Chamber of Commerce Liaison, Allyson Myrick

This steering committee is responsible for coordinating and sanctioning all non-profit and business participation in the Fernandina Beach Bicentennial Celebration. Please contact Kristen Lampedecchio, at or by phone at (904) 310-3363 for additional information.

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