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2015 4th of July on Amelia Island

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Celebrate Independence Day with us!


What are your plans for this Independence Day? Do they include some pool time, a delicious BBQ, a round of golf and a fireworks show over the Atlantic? Maybe you’re in the mood for a 5K followed by a tennis lesson or spa appointment. Perhaps you just want to dance with a giant green turtle. Well, whatever your plans are, we hope that they include a stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, where you’ll have the freedom to choose how to spend your Independence Day. Freedom to choose…now what’s more American than that? Here’s a rundown of how we’ll be celebrating 2015 4th of July on Amelia Island…


Weekend Activities


Summer Spa Special – Schedule a service at the spa or salon before 10:00 a.m. and receive 15% off. Call (904) 432-2220 to book. Offer available through August 31.

BBQ & Beer Garden – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Marsh View Deck on July 2 and 3. Enjoy live music and some serious bbq including ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket and more. Marsh View’s fire pit will be blazing all evening, offering complimentary s’mores! $19 for adults and $12 for children.

Sushi Samplings – 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 4. Enjoy live music from Seaglass Lounge and sample a variety of sushi rolls. Prices vary.

Steak Out – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Marché Burette on July 2 and 4. Join us outdoors on Marché Burette’s deck and enjoy live music and a selection of hand-cut tenderloins, New York strips or our 36 ounce bone-in ribeyes. Prices vary.

Fish Fry on the Pool Deck – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 4. Feast on an array of fresh fried fish, coleslaw, hushpuppies, watermelon and more! $19 for adults and $12 for children.




Thursday, July 2


Cheese and Jam Tasting – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Sample a variety of artisanal cheeses and jams. Complimentary.

Polynesian Beach Party – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the beach. Featuring a Polynesian dance show, family beach fire with s’mores and a Polynesian buffet featuring tuna poke, hot rock pig and more! $29 per adult and $14 per child.

Picnic Buffet  5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Sunrise Café. Indulge in your favorite summertime foods! Featuring a burger station, chicken wings, potato salad, baked beans, mac & cheese, desserts and more! $24 per adult and $12 per child.

Game Night – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Canopy Park. Play S.A.F.E. archery, mini golf, ping pong and Bingo! Our life size games include monster basketball, jenga, chess and connect 4. Mini golf has a cost, all other games are complimentary. Bingo begins at 7:00 p.m.

Junior Adventures – 7:30p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Heron’s Cove. Kids ages 12-16, join our Recreation Team for an Adventure Golf Challenge and show off your mini golf skills! $10 tournament with prizes.


Adventure Golf


Friday, July 3


Super Sale at The Shops – 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Harrison’s Mercantile. Stop by the porch of Harrison’s Mercantile, located in the shopping village. Select items will be on sale for up to 70% off!

Sandcastle Contest – 11:30 a.m. on the beach. Hit the beach and let fun begin! Build the best sandcastle and earn bragging rights. Complimentary.

Hungriest Hippos – 1:00 p.m. on the pool deck. We turned your favorite board game into a family pool challenge. Don’t miss out on the fun! Complimentary.

Tanner Dance Party – 2:00 p.m. on the pool deck. He’s back and ready to bust a move! Join our mascot, Tanner the Turtle for a dance party on the pool deck. Then stuff your own Tanner the Turtle for just $20. #TannerDanceParty

Nitro Milkshakes – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Cool down with a refreshing treat! Complimentary.

Watermelon-eating Contest – 4:30 p.m. on the beach. Get ready to throw down with some competitive eating.

Ice Cream Social – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Camp Amelia. Beat the heat by enjoying some complimentary ice cream!

Patriotic Carnival – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Canopy Park. Featuring a ferris wheel, rock wall, a carnival menu, DJ and more! Crafts and activities range from $5 – $18. Open to the public.

Shrimp Boil – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Marché Burette. Join us for live music, local shrimp, corn, kielbasa sausage, onions, potatoes and sautéed vegetables $18 per person.

Oysters & Champagne – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Verandah. Sample a variety of oysters, sparkling wines and champagnes and enjoy a libation selection inspired by iconic presidents! Prices vary.

Prime Rib Night – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Falcon’s Nest. Enjoy a 16 ounce prime rib with a baked potato and asparagus for $28 per person. Featuring live music.

Italian Buffet – 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Sunrise Café. Dine on antipasto, caprese, spaghetti & meatballs, tiramisu, canolies and more! $24 per adult and $12 per child. Featuring live music.

Junior Adventures – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Heron’s Cove. Compete for bragging rights in our archery challenge. For ages 12-16. $10 per person.


Tanner Dance Party


Saturday, July 4


Firecracker 5K – 8:00 a.m. at Racquet Park. Join us for our annual run! Kids fun run starts at 9:00 a.m. $25 per adult and $15 per child. Pre-register at the Health & Fitness Center or online.

Fourth of July Parade – 9:00 a.m. at Racquet Park. Meet us at the green pad near the tennis courts and bring your bike or island hopper to decorate for the annual parade (rentals available through Amelia’s Wheels). Parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and will end at Canopy Park with family games! Call ext. 1451 for details.

Build Your Own Boat – 1:00 p.m. on the pool deck. Compete against other families to build the best boat using a variety of supplies, then race across the pool! Sign-up at the Activity Hut, space is limited. $35 per team.

Tanner Dance Party – 2:00 p.m. on the pool deck. Get ready for dancing and fun! After the dance party, stuff your own Tanner the Turtle for just $20. #TannerDanceParty

Uncle Sam Showdown – 2:30 p.m. on the pool deck. Complete challenges to win fun prizes at the ultimate showdown. Complimentary. Sign up at Activity Hut.

Donut Wall – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Choose from a variety of sweet treats! Complimentary.

Pie-eating Contest – 4:30 p.m. on the beach. Use anything but your hands to completely devour the competition!

Beach BBQ – 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the beach. Enjoy live bluegrass music and dine on calamari, pork, shrimp, steak, a variety of salads and more! $34 per adult and $16 per child.

Lobster Night – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Verandah. Treat yourself to lobster, served with corn on the cob and red potatoes for just $34 per person.

Southern Buffet – 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Sunrise Café. Join us for oysters, salad, cream corn, collards, grouper, fried chicken, pork, biscuits, peach crisp and more! $24 per adult and $12 per child.

Glow in the Dark Fun – 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on the beach. Enjoy glow volleyball, corn hole, bocce ball and putting greens! Activities are complimentary. Glow hats, glasses and necklaces are $3-$20.

Fireworks – 9:30 p.m. on the beach. Enjoy a patriotic display of fireworks over the ocean! Or watch from your balcony and enjoy our champagne & chocolate special for just $49! Call ext. 5489 to order.


Independence Day Parade


That about wraps up our list of Fourth of July Weekend activities! For a downloadable flyer, just click here. We hope that you’ll be celebrating on Amelia Island with us, but whatever your plans are for Independence Day, please be safe and celebrate responsibly. From our family to yours, happy Fourth of July!




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