Amelia Island Plantation Blog

Independence Day Weekend Celebrations 2017

friends running with fireworks

The sun is sizzling and the Summer fun has started at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, as we get ready to ring in a new year our country! This Independence Day weekend, bask in the sunshine, relax in our oversized infinity pool, take part in numerous family activities and watch a spectacular fireworks display on the beach. Whether you’ve already booked a stay or are still looking to make plans, we have a ton of patriotic activities that are sure to make a memorable bang!


Please note that most of these activities are only available for registered resort guests. Contact the hotel for additional details.

Holiday Highlights

Red, White & Blue Sale • The Shops

Visit Amelia’s Signature Shop and Harrison’s Mercantile to receive 15% off any item with red, white or blue in it. Sale is valid July 1-4. May not be combined with other offers.


70% Off Sale • Harrison’s Mercantile

Now through July 4, Harrison’s Mercantile will be offering 70% off select items. May not be combined with any other offers.


Burgers • Patty Shack

Stop by our pop up burger joint on the beach and choose from a variety of tasty burgers and more! Prices vary. Available July 1-8 from 11:oo a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open until 10:00 p.m. on July 4.


Oyster Bar • Verandah

Our oyster bar is available July 1-8 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Stop into the Verandah and sample all of our varieties. Prices vary.


Quartz Sand Table Massage • The Spa

Currently offered at only 16 locations nationwide, The Spa is proud to offer this unique treatment. Psammo therapy utilizes heated sand and dates back to ancient Egypt. The gentle and deeply affecting warmth provides physical and mental relaxation, stimulates metabolism and has a purifying effect. $170 per 50-minute treatment. Call 904-261-2220 for an appointment


Segway™ Tours • Amelia’s Wheels

Explore the resort in style. We offer a variety of excursions featuring views of the ocean, golf course, marsh or maritime forests. All tours include full orientation. Reservations are required.


Eclipse Pedal Board Tours • Walker’s Landing

Experience our newest way of exploring the salt marsh. These innovative boards, similar a stair stepper, use fins to propel you through the water and cover distance with ease. Ages 10 and up. Tour times depend on the tides, please call the Nature Center  904-261-5082.


Pedal Boards

Friday, June 30 Highlights

Glitter Tattoos • 11:30 a.m. • Craft Zone

Choose from variety of festive designs! Prices vary.


Fun with Food • 3:00 p.m. • Beach

Prepare to get messy in these yummy food challenges! Limited space, sign up at the Activity Hut. Ask about food allergens. Complimentary.


Soccer Challenges • 4:00 p.m. • Beach

Test your speed and agility! Complimentary.


Dive-in Movie • Dusk • Pool Deck

Enjoy a family-friendly flick as you swim beneath the stars. Complimentary.


Saturday, July 1 Highlights

Firecracker 5K • 8:00 a.m. • Racquet Park

Enjoy a scenic run through the tree-canopied resort! $30/adult and $20/child. Proceeds benefit the local McArther Family YMCA. Following the Firecracker 5K, we will kick off our kids one mile fun run at 8:45 a.m. Bring your camera! Click for registration information.


Independence Day Firecracker 5K


Build Your Own Boat • 3:00 p.m. • Pool Deck

Construct a ship from a variety of materials to sail across the pool. It can have a mast or steering wheel, whatever floats your boat! Limited space, sign-up at the Activity Hut. Complimentary.


Florida-Georgia Cheese Tasting • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Lobby

Try a variety of our local cheeses. Complimentary.


Beach Fire • 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Beach

Enjoy a mesmerizing night fireside! We’ll provide you with ingredients for tasty s’mores. Complimentary.


Sunday, July 2 Highlights

Tie Dye • 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Craft Zone

Tie dye a beach shirt, we have multiple colors to choose from. Prices vary. Limited space, sign up at the Craft Zone.


Watermelon Eating Contest • 3:00 p.m. • Beach

Enjoy a juicy slice of watermelon or devour yours to become the next champion! Limited space, sign up at the Activity Hut. Complimentary.


Donut Wall • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Lobby

Step up to the wall and choose your treat! Complimentary.


Doughnut Wall


Carnival • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Magnolia Garden

Enjoy carnival games including high striker, fun maze, crazy hoops, ring toss, knock down, a bounce house and more! Prices vary.


Monday, July 3 Highlights

Glitter Tattoos • 11:30 a.m. • Craft Zone

Choose from a variety of festive designs! Prices vary.


Chili Cook Off • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Seaglass

We’ll provide the ingredients, but the cooking is up to you! In this friendly competition, we’ll taste, judge and award the “chef favorite” and “spiciest”. Limited to 10 competitors, sign up at the food & beverage table in the lobby! Complimentary.


Our Honey Experience • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Lobby

Enjoy treats with honey made from our own bee hives! Complimentary.


Sprouting Project Bee Hives


Mini Golf Tournament • 6:00 p.m. • Heron’s Cove

Test your skills in a friendly stroke play format. Prizes will be awarded at 8: 00 p.m. Three age divisions available. $12.50 per entry. Sign up at Heron’s Cove.


Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) Highlights

Parade Prep Party • 9:00 a.m. • Racquet Park

Rent your bike or island hopper from Amelia’s Wheels and hop in our parade line by 9:45 a.m. Test your USA knowledge and meet Uncle Sam.


Independence Day parade

Annual Fourth of July Parade • 10:00 a.m. • Racquet Park

Meet us at the green pad near the tennis courts and join the parade! We’ll travel through property, ending at Canopy Park.


Mix on Wheels Pool Party • 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. • Pool Deck

Chill by the pool and enjoy hits from our DJ on wheels! Complimentary.


Fireworks • 9:30 p.m. • Beach

Relax on the beach while you enjoy the fireworks!

For a full list of activities and offerings at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort over the 2017 Independence Day weekend, download our Holiday Flyer.



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