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Labor Day at Amelia Island

August 19, 2014
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Labor Day 2014

Labor Day is a bittersweet time for most Americans. Declared a federal holiday in 1894 by Grover Cleveland and observed on the first Monday of every September, it celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers but also signifies the symbolic end of summer. Every year, Labor Day tends to sneak up on us and we’re left wondering what happened to the previous three months. Fortunately, for those of us living on Amelia Island, the season tends to hang around a little longer here. One thing is for sure–if you let that vacation that you were daydreaming about all season come and go, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to book a stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and salvage what’s left of summer!

Let’s start with our 72-hour Labor Day Special. Book before midnight on August 21st to take advantage of super blowout rates starting at just $99 per night! This amazing offer applies for stays from August 24th through September 7th, but is subject to availability and applicable to new reservations only.

Once you’ve booked, you can kick up your feet and take pride in the fact that you personally managed to save summer for the entire family. Not only were you able to snag a great rate, but you’ve just guaranteed a long weekend packed full of events and celebrations.

On Friday, August 29th, enjoy a variety of beach and pool activities suited for the entire family! Beach activities include Texas bucket ball, teen beach soccer, volleyball and  pie throwing, while the pool deck promises to be jumping off with big splash contests, Fun-O-lympics and a Tanner dance party. Then, join us at the Shops of Amelia Island Plantation that evening from 5–8PM for food & drink specials, live music, a bounce house, corn hole and more at our Boardwalk Bash! This weekly event features a delicious Low Country Boil menu and is a great opportunity for resort guests to rub elbows with some of our friendly locals. And if you haven’t slowed down by this point, head on over to Falcon’s Nest where the Davis Turner Band will be performing live from 9PM-1AM.


The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation

We’ll kick off Saturday, August 30th with Zumba 101 on the pool deck at 10AM, followed by another exciting day jam-packed with things to do. From pool relays to eatings contests, from magic shows to beach parties, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy poolside refreshments all day long and make sure you take part in our Build-a-Boat challenge with the rest of the family. Then join us again at the Shops of Amelia Island Plantation for our Saturday Steakout (think Boardwalk Bash, but with beef!) from 5-9PM, or head to the beach from 7:30-10PM for chef-prepared Ocean Bake, live music, games, beach fires and s’mores!


Beach Par-tay!

Sunday, August 31st promises to be an eventful day as well (it is a long weekend, after all). Take part in our watermelon eating contest on the beach and enjoy our Party in the Park down at Heron’s Cove from 6-8:30PM. Participate in our “Minute to Win it Challenge” and our music trivia gameshow, or try your hand at archery or a Segway™ demo. We’ll be serving up family style bbq with all the fixins’ as well.

All weekend long, enjoy a holiday buffet at the Sunrise Café, featuring seasonal salads, fresh seafood, grilled chicken, Carolina gold rice, desserts and more! And make sure to take advantage of our “Red, White & Blue” Sale at Amelia’s Signature Shop, Harrison’s Mercantile and Natural Slice, where you’ll receive 20% off any item containing red, white or blue.

So, act quickly! Summer’s coming to a close and your family is depending on you for that one last hurrah. Book now and share some memories with us this Labor Day. For a full rundown on all of the activities we’ll be offering over the 2014 Labor Day Weekend, visit


August 19, 2014
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