Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

Centre Street, Fernandina Beach FL
Festival Information

Don’t miss the Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival, it’s fun for the whole family.


The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is an annual festival held in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The first festival, which was originally referred to as the Shrimp Boat Festival, was held in 1964. The festival is normally held over the first weekend in May. Events and activities of the festival include vending of shrimp, seafood, display and sale of arts, crafts, collectibles, and antiques, live music, the Miss Shrimp Festival pageant, a fireworks display, and a parade

For more info go the following websites. wikipedia City of Fernandina Website

2016 Shrimp Fest Events

The Fun Begins

Key Events

2016 Pirate Parade

Thursday April 28

530pm – 7:30 pm

Friday April 29th Day 1

Key Events

Opening ceremonies 6 pm

Scholarship Pageant starts 6:30 pm

Fireworks Start 9:15 pm

Saturday April 30th 2016

Key Events

10 am Jazz Ensemble

11 am concert

12:30 Beard Contest

1 pm Pirate Invasion

1:30 pirate contest

Concerts 4 pm

Sunday May 1st

Key Events

11 am opening ceremonies

1:30 Blessing of the fleet

2:30 Concert

3:30 Ice cream eating contest

5:00 End of festival

Some highlights from last years events