• Omni Amelia Island

Let Freedom Ring

Updated: Mar 13, 2020

What are your plans for this Independence Day? Do they include some pool time, delicious seafood, Intracoastal kayaking 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 break into a poolside dance with Tanner the Turtle. Well, whatever your plans are, we hope that they include a stay at Omni Amelia Island 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 4th of July on Amelia Island.

Weekend Activities

  • Spa Summer Special –  Book your spa service for an 8:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. appointment to receive a 20% discount! Call (904) 432-2220 to book and mention promo code “Summer.” May not be combined with any other discount or offer. Pricing does not include service charge.

  • Tacos on the Beach – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Shipwrecked on July 3, 5 & 6. Available from 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4. Enjoy the sunshine with a taco in hand and your toes the sand. Prices vary.

  • Bubbles & Pops  –  11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Seaglass Lounge July 3 - 7.  Celebrate the holiday weekend with sparkling wine and scrumptious popcorn. Prices vary.

  • Steak Out – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Marché Burette on July 4, 6 and 7. We believe that steak is a cause for celebration! Enjoy live music and try a hand-cut tenderloin, New York strip or our 36 ounce bone-in ribeye. Prices vary.

  • Atlantic Ocean Bake Buffet – 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Oceanside on July 3 - 6. Enjoy the ocean views while you dine on grilled seafood, chicken, potato, corn, salad and more! $29 per person. Our buffet on July 4 will be enhanced with additional seafood and will cost $39 per person.

  • Oyster Bar – 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Verandah on July 3 and 6. Stop by the Verandah and sample all of our varieties. Prices vary

  • "Fat Smoke"– 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Falcons Nest on July 3 - 7. We’ll be featuring a different smoked meat each day. Swing by to get your fill of ribs, chicken, prime rib, 24-hour brisket or sausage. Prices range from $17-$28 per person.

  • Great American Grill Out – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Marsh View Bar & Grill on July 4 - 6. Hop on the tram from the front drive and join us for family fun Friday. Enjoy music, corn hole, giant Jenga® and ping pong. Our chef will be cooking up burgers, chicken and hot dogs on the open fire grill. Games are complimentary and food pricing varies.

  • Red, White & Blue Sale – July 4-7 at Amelia’s Signature Shop and Harrison’s Mercantile. Receive 15% off any item with red, white or blue in it. May not be combined with any other offers.

  • Golf Pro Shop Sale – July 4-7 at Oak Marsh Golf Pro Shop. Receive 20% off any clothing with red, white or blue in it. May not be combined with any other offers. Mention sale to receive discount.

  • Tennis – The long holiday weekend is the perfect time to sign-up for a tennis class, clinic or round robin with our professional staff at Cliff Drysdale Tennis. Call ext. (904) 277-5145 for more information.

Thursday, July 4

  • Firecracker 5K – 8:00 a.m. at Racquet Park. Join us for our annual run! Our kids 1 mile Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m. $30 per adult and $20 per child. Proceeds benefit the McArthur Family YMCA. Pre-register at the Health & Fitness Center or online.

  • Fourth of July Parade – 9:00 a.m. at Racquet Park. Join Uncle Sam 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!

  • All-American Games – 10:00 a.m. - noon at Canopy Park. Join us for patriotic music, all-American games and more! Complimentary. We’ll also be offering $7 rounds of mini golf at Heron’s Cove!

  • Creativity & Crafts – 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Arts & Crafts Bar.  Choose from a variety of festive glitter tattoos, build your very own Tanner the Turtle or decorate a birdhouse. Prices vary. (Also available Friday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.)

  • Name That Rock Tune– 12:30 p.m. on the pool deck. We’ll play a variety of songs to test your rock tune knowledge! Complimentary.

  • Tanner Dance Party – Available daily all weekend at 2:00 p.m. on the pool deck.  Get ready for dancing, fun and a cold treat with everyone’s favorite turtle, Tanner. Complimentary.

  • Tie Dye Class – 2:30 & 3:30p.m. at Camp Amelia . We have a variety of designs and colors to choose from. Create a cool shirt to remember your fun vacation! Pre-registration required. (Also available Friday & Sunday)

  • Watermelon-Eating Contest – 3:00 p.m. on the beach. Get ready to throw down with some competitive eating. Complimentary. See Activities Team to sign-up.

  • Pluff Mudd Kayak– 4:30 p.m. at Walkers Landing. Join a naturalist on this ecology tour to examine the creatures that inhabit the marsh. We’ll kayak to a mud bar and look for crab, fish and other animals. Ages 8 to 12 years old must be in a tandem kayak with an adult, 13 and older can ride in single kayaks. $65 per person. Limited availability, reservations required with the Nature Center or online.

  • Independence Day Celebration – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. on the pool deck.  Dance to the beats with our DJ on wheels! The beach will be lit with glow-in-the-dark games, laser tag and more! Complimentary.

  • Fireworks – 9:30 p.m. on the beach. Enjoy a patriotic display of fireworks over the ocean!

Friday, July 5

  • Name That Tune – Join us daily all weekend at 11:45 a.m. on the pool deck. We’ll play a variety of songs to test your music knowledge! Complimentary.

  • Big Splash Contest – 12:30 p.m. on the pool deck. Compete in water challenges to earn a spot in our biggest splash contest! Limited space, sign-up with Activities Team.

  • Build Your Own Boat – 3:00 p.m. on the 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 and full family participation is required. See Activities Team to sign-up. (Also available Saturday)

  • Dive-In Movie – Dusk on the pool deck. Enjoy a complimentary family-friendly flick. In addition, you can enjoy s’mores around the fire pit from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 6

  • Hula Hoop Contest – 12:30 p.m. on the pool deck. Who will be the last one standing in this fast paced competition? Complimentary.

  • Island Art Class – 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. at the Arts & Crafts Bar. Customize one of our sea creature shapes to be imprinted in the sand. Your sandy vacation will be a work of art. Prices vary. Pre-registration required.

  • Teen Segway™ & Kayak – 6:30 p.m.dusk at Amelia's Wheels. This experience includes a Segway™ tour to Red Maple Lake, followed by a beautiful sunset kayak!. $80 per teen. Sign-up with the concierge or call (904) 277-5120.

  • Game Fest – 7:00 -10:00 p.m. in Magnolia Garden. Don’t miss this gaming event! Join our life size Mario Kart tournament on jumbo screens. A variety of yard games and other interactive fun will be available. Complimentary.

And there is sooo much more! To see a full list of our Fourth of July Weekend activities 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!

Please note that many of these activities are only available to registered resort guests of Omni Amelia Island Resort and The Villas of Amelia Island , and Amelia Island Club members. If you are not a guest, please verify before attending.

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