Northeast Floridian residents, families, and visitors alike have been flocking to Fernandina Beach to celebrate its Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival since 1964. This historic community revels in its three-day celebration including arts and crafts, antiques, music, and, of course, its savory shrimp!
Beginning Friday, May 3rd, craft-lovers can snag unbelievable deals during the all-day Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sale. Later that evening, the real fun begins when visitors scavenge the food booths and entertainment activities available along the oceanfront. End the evening with a bang after watching the colorful Fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.
Then, on Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, celebrate your love of the arts with more than 300 fellow artisans. Browse their award-winning creations, ranging from traditional favorites such as oils and sculpture to more modern techniques such as metal and photography. Don’t forget to visit the other 75 fine antique and collectible booths showcasing jewelry, furniture, and crystal.
Alas, let’s not forget this Florida seafood festival’s main attraction — its shrimp! Savor each bite of locally prepared seafood as the salty sea breeze and vast musical acts relax you. Then venture out into the open streets as pirates, swordfights, and more provide evening entertainment for the whole family. Come celebrate seaside life at this one-of-a-kind festival that will leave your senses itching for more.