Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
May 5-7, 2023
Pirate Parade – Rain or Shine
Waterfront Food booths open 3pm – 10pm
Kids Fun Zone open 5pm – 10pm
Riverfront Stage Opening Ceremonies begin at 6pm, fireworks begin at 9:15pm
Waterfront Food booths open until 7pm
Kids Fun Zone 9am – 8pm
Riverfront Stage open 9:30am - 6pm
Kids Fun Zone 10am - 5pm
Riverfront Stage open 10am - 5pm
The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in historic downtown Fernandina Beach features an array of activities for the entire family! Free-to-attend admission offers boatloads of fresh seafood and shrimp dishes, all prepared by local non-profit and civic organizations. The Festival’s Fine Arts and Crafts show offers more than 300 award-winning artists and craftspeople, including jewelry, photography, pottery and much more. Browse through 75 booths of Antiques and Collectibles. Let the kids have their own good time in the Kids Fun Zone. Live Music on two stages, contests, and Pirates to entertain you. Watch from the marina as the decorated Shrimp Boats glide the Amelia River. Enjoy the eclectic assortment of retail shops, pubs and restaurants that call Amelia Island home.
Three days of live entertainment on an outdoor stage fit for all ages.
Join in the fun at the Festival Parade, May 4th at 6pm, rain or shine!
DECORATED SHRIMP BOAT CONTEST
The Blessing of the Fleet and Laying of the Wreath is held on Sunday, and will immediately be followed by the Decorated Shrimp Boat Contest.
KIDS FUN ZONE
The Kids Fun Zone is located in the parking lot behind the Fernandina Beach Public Library at N. 3rd Street & Alachua Streets and is within the main festival area. The KFZ is packed with lots of games, rides, and activities!
FINE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Sponsored by Island Art Association, Inc., this show is an annual juried event and is consistently rated by “Sunshine Artist Magazine” in the Top 100 of North America’s best events.
ONLY ON AMELIA ISLAND
Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.
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