Get a jump on summer fun at the 56th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Originally called the (“Shrimp Boat” Festival), this event attracts over 125,000 people and is deemed as the most anticipated community festival in northeast Florida. Residents and visitors gather for a weekend of live music, decorated shrimp boats in the harbor, family activities, antiques, fireworks and of course, TONS of shrimp! Admission is free for this event.
Don’t miss the kick off Pirate Parade on Thursday, May 2 at 6PM in downtown Fernandina’s historic district. Children watch in awe as beaded pirate necklaces and candy are tossed out along the parade route and the grand pirate ship arrives for the finale.
May 3 – 5, 2019
102 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034