Fernandina's 56th Annual Shrimp Festival

Fernadina Beach Shrimp Festival

Fresh-Caught Seafood & Family Fun

Known as the Birthplace of the Modern Shrimping Industry, Fernandina Beach has its priorities: fresh and delicious shrimp! Join our community May 3rd through May 5th for the 56th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Expect an unforgettable weekend of fresh-caught seafood and family fun! The festival highlights local seafood, live music, antiques, fine arts and plenty of kid-friendly activities. Consistently recognized in the Top 25 of North America’s Best Events by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the festival draws in over 130,000 visitors during the three-day event.


Shrimp Festival Attractions

Seafood Festival

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All food booths are staffed and run by a Nassau County, Florida non-profit organizations. With no commercial food vendors allowed, all food is truly fresh caught and locally prepared. You are guaranteed to get a real taste of the Fernadina shore.

Live Music & Entertainment

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Head to the Riverfront Stage throughout the weekend to catch live music, fireworks, pirate invasions and all kinds of family friendly entertainment. Check out the stage schedule so you don’t miss a beat all weekend long.

Festival Parade

Rocking the 2019 theme of Rock’n’Roll shrimp, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate Parade is jam-packed with fun for the whole family. With a mix of antiques, pirates and local pride, the string of floats compete for first place in categories like Best Special Effects, Judge’s Choice and many more.

Festival Pageant

Open to high school juniors and seniors of Nassau County, the title 56th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Festival is looking to throne a new Miss Shrimp Festival 2019. Contestants will be judged on poise, personality and interview responses. Witness potential royalty on Friday, May 3rd as all contestants participate in the Pirate Parade. Shortly after, catch the Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant at the Riverfront Stage to find out who will be crowned!V

Enjoy Wild-Caught Seafood in Fernandina Beach!

The 56th Annual Shrimp Festival also features an antique festival, arts and crafts show, decorated shrimp boats, a Shrimp run and kid-friendly activities. All that excitement is sure to build up an appetite! While you’re in town for the shrimp festival, stop by Timoti’s Fernandina Beach location for a sit-down meal featuring local and fresh seafood specials.