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Annual Conference



 This year's theme is "Resiliency" which will encompass a variety of topics relating to surviving disasters, fundraising, retail trends and development, long-term sustainability and more! Registration, hotel, and other conference information is available below:


 Don't miss the opportunity to highlight your business and expand your market by networking with over 200 Florida Main Street Executives and businesses from all over the state!

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To be an Exhibitor CLICK HERE


This year's registration is available through Event Brite. To register and see a list of tours and events  CLICK HERE

To see the conference schedule at a glance CLICK HERE 


Sign up on our registration link to reserve your spot now! Limited seating for workshops.



 Building a Social City: Digital Media for Downtown*

Tera Spero,  RealTime Marketing Group 

*Please bring a laptop or tablet to participate


WORKSHOPS  (Must Pre-Register)

The Art of Main Street (Tuesday, Aug 15th 9:00-11:30 a.m.)

Andrea Kudlaz, College Park Main Street & Miquel Guinard, Gateway Orlando


Explore and Experience Real Stories Along A1A Ocean Islands Trail  (Tuesday, Aug 15th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Jeff Caster, Florida Department of Transportation-Scenic Highways Program


But I Already Have too Much to Do! The Economic Case for Finding Time for Real Estate Development (Wednesday, Aug 16th 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.)

Thondra Lanese, Stuart Main Street, Inc. 



 The Power of Numbers: Market Analysis 101 (Monday, Aug 14th 2:15- 5:00 p.m.)

Todd Barman, Barman Development Strategies, LLC



Monday, August 14, 2017

(9:00 – 11:00 a.m.)

Tour: NFWT – “The Golden Era of Amelia Island”

This tour of Fernandina Beach’s north end introduces the players in Amelia Island’s unique history while giving a broad understanding of how the city was affected by national and world events from 1782-1850.


Tour:  Centre Street

Hear fascinating anecdotes of the families and industries that shaped Fernandina Beach on this walk down our national historic district’s main thoroughfare.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

(1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Tour:  South Fernandina Walking Tour 

Take a journey through time on this 1 /1/2 – 2-hour walking tour of the south historic district. Starting at the landmark St. Peter’s Episcopal Church this tour showcases Fernandina Beach’s beauty, charm, unique character, and highlights Fernandina’s unique architecture


All hotel reservations must be booked by phone in order to receive the discounted conference rate. When booking, please mention either the Florida Main Street Conference or FMSC


Hampton Inn Fernandina Beach 

Booking deadline: July 14, 2017

Address: 19 South 2nd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034





Whirlpool Room





Omni Hotel & Resorts

Booking deadline: July 23, 2017

Address: 39 Beach Lagoon Rd., Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034

Suite Room Type

FMSC Event Rate

Oceanfront Run of House Hotel and Sandcastle Villa Guestrooms



The Amelia Island Williams House

Rooms from $125- $150 (11 rooms)

Address: 103 S. 9th St. Amelia Island, FL. 32034


Amelia Hotel at the Beach

Booking deadline: July 29, 2017

Address: 1997 South Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034



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