- Start: September 23, 2023 8:00 am
- End: September 23, 2023 3:00 pm
- Venue: Fort Clinch State Park
- Address: 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
- Categories: Northeast Florida, Saturday
- Registration Fee: $50
- Phone: (850) 510-7818
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://fortclinch.org/Cars-and-Cannons-2023
- Face Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456616895116787
Cars and Cannons Vintage Car Show is a unique, once-a-year, opportunity to see more than sixty vintage and classic cars inside historic Fort Clinch. The public is invited to view these cars inside the walls of this unique 19th-century coastal fort setting. Visiting Fort Clinch State Park is special anytime, but the day of the Cars and Cannons Vintage Car Show is a bonus. Attendees will vote for a “People’s Choice Award” among the cars on display.
Returning for another year are local musicians, Laid Back and 2Js (Jim and Julie Black). Their music features popular tunes that will add to the festivities. Food and refreshments will be available at the Visitor Center and with food trucks. Keep Nassau Beautiful will have their Water Monster with free drinking water. Visitors are asked to bring their own reusable water bottles.
The regular park entry fee of $6 per vehicle (2 to 8 people) or $4 per single-occupant vehicle is required along with $2.50 per person for fort admission. The Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset, while the fort is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There are still a few spaces remaining for 1998 or older vintage cars. Go to www.fortclinch.org for more information. All cars must be pre-registered ($50 fee) by September 17. This is a cruise-in event, and all cars must be drivable. Registered participants receive a one-year membership with the Friends of Fort Clinch which includes 12 free park visits for the year.
This classic vintage car show event benefits the Friends of Fort Clinch. The Friends exist to support the preservation of Florida's natural and cultural resources while providing outstanding recreational and educational opportunities to the public in Fort Clinch State Park. Through fundraising and grant acquisitions, the Friends enable restoration projects at historic Fort Clinch, support special events and educational programming, provide tools and equipment to assist park rangers, and expand and improve the park's renowned living history program.