(Fernandina Beach, FL) The annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is set to take place in Fernandina Beach, FL, from May 3rd to May 5th, 2024.
This highly anticipated event promises a plethora of attractions, contests, and entertainment for all attendees.
From a variety of special events and contests to a full entertainment lineup, you’re sure to find something for the whole family here.
Here are just a few things happenings at this year’s shrimp festival.
Fine Arts and Crafts Show
The Fine Arts and Crafts Show is a key highlight of the festival, showcasing a wide array of artistic talent.
This event provides a platform for artists and crafters to exhibit and sell their unique creations, including handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more.
For visitors, explore the diverse range of artisanal products and even purchase one-of-a-kind pieces to commemorate their festival experience.
Decorated Shrimp Boat Contest
A spectacle not to be missed, the Decorated Shrimp Boat Contest adds a distinct maritime charm to the festival. This contest features elaborately adorned shrimp boats parading along the waterfront, offering a stunning display of creativity and nautical artistry.
The event culminates with the revered Blessing of the Fleet and Laying of the Wreath ceremony, a cherished tradition that pays homage to the local shrimping industry’s heritage.
The Food Festival is a mouthwatering extravaganza that celebrates the region’s delectable culinary offerings. Indulge in an array of seafood delicacies, including shrimp prepared in various delectable styles, alongside an assortment of other local and international culinary delights.
With waterfront food booths serving up these tantalizing treats, you’re in for a gastronomic treat while taking in the scenic coastal ambiance.
You’ll also find a Kids Play Zone. Be sure to check out the parade on May 2 to kick off the festival!