Bicentennial Kick Off Event

The countdown is on! Nassau County is turning 200 (est. 1824), on December 29, 2024, for those marking your calendars.  To commemorate our Bicentennial, the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners is hosting events and activities all year long to celebrate our history, while also working with the community to help sculpt our future through the Nassau Vision 2050 exercise.

We are excited to announce our first event – The Bicentennial Kick-off, brought to you by Wildlight, on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Wildlight (Tinker Street). This free event will include activities for all ages and interests including live music, a kid’s zone, vendors, food trucks, a chili cookoff, a cornhole tournament, and a Nassau Vision 2050 tent where you can give your input on the County’s next 25 years and win some cool swag!

Featured on the Residence Inn by Marriott | Amelia Island music stage is Nassau County’s very own flipturn, an indie-rock band originating from Fernandina Beach. Special guests include: Honey Hounds, The Band Be Easy, and Firewater Tent Revival.

County Manager Taco Pope stated, “Nassau Florida is our collective home. It is incumbent on those of us here now to take proactive steps to protect the quality of life and unique character of Nassau Florida so generations will come to know the place we have all grown to love. The Nassau Florida Vision 2050 exercise provides a meaningful opportunity to help chart the course for the next 200 years”.

To learn more about the celebrations and vision exercise, please visit our Nassau Vision 2050 webpage at You can also find information on our Bicentennial FaceBook page at

Businesses, individuals, and organizations who are interested in participating in the Bicentennial, including sponsorships and volunteering, should contact the Department of Strategic Advancement and Economic Resources at (904) 530-6010, Option 7, or email Director Brandy Carvalho at

We look forward to celebrating with everyone in 2024.