Shrimp Festival - Fernandina Beach Florida

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Shrimp Festival Poster - Fernandina Beach FloridaThe 46th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival was held this weekend in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island Florida.

Fernandina Beach is a charming historic town at the very north end of Florida and this Festival is really special. Just ask the vendors. No, ask the Pirates!








From the tree-lined streets flanked by specialty shops, businesses and restaurants leading to the harbor, the quality of fine art and crafts displayed, to the wonderful food, the Shrimp Festival is a great weekend or day trip.

Tree Lined Street in Fernandina Beach FloridaTree Lined Street in Fernandina Beach Florida

Enjoy seeing some of the fine arts and crafts that were available.

Fine Art at Shrimp FestivalFine Art Fish Playing SaxophoneFine Art Wall Art FishFine Art Flower Wall ArtReally cool Sailfish ChairPhotography - Seaside SceneKey West PaintingFabulous Jewelry

William Maurer, a well-known artist, who created the Festival poster has a new book. His watercolors were also in display. Maurer spends part of the year in Cannes, France and the rest of the year in Fernandina Beach.

Shrimp Festival Poster - Fernandina Beach FloridaSketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach by William MaurerFine Art by William Maurer

Pirates were everywhere! Turns out there are two prominent clubs in our area: The Fernandina Pirates Club and the Brothers of the Coast in Jacksonville. Fernandina Pirates are the flamboyant ones, while their Jacksonville counterparts prefer more authentic Pirate attire.

Pirates from the Pirates Club of Fernandina BeachFrank and Sharon with PiratePirate Women dancing to bandFlamboyant Pirate

We missed the Boat Parade, but here's one of the boats still decked out.

Boats decorated for Parade

Here are some other great photos we had to show you! A fun lady with a great necklace, a vender with scrumptious food, the band brought the ladies onstage for a song and our grandson Joshua decked out in his sunglasses!

Fun Festival Goer with Great NecklaceShrimp Pie VendorLadies Dancing on StageGrandbaby Joshua loved the Festival

This is one Festival you don't want to miss. Make plans for next year. It is held the first weekend in May.


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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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How interesting. We had a shrimp festival in Ponce Inlet a week ago (on a smaller scale than you). Were plenty of people, even not enough parking, so they were shuttling people. We were with friends from New York and ended up in a Lighthouse restaurant, and I could never emagine how good the food could be.

Your photos are terrific, and give a very good idea of the festivities. Good job, thank you.

May 03, 2009 05:00 PM #1
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


Now that looks like a lot of fun. I miss visiting Florida.

May 03, 2009 05:55 PM #2
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Jon, this is the best Festival I have ever attended. The town alone is so charming but the pirates definitely kick it up a notch. Thanks for the compliment - we had fun taking the photos. Parking was a bear there also but we found a church right off the Festival where parking was free!

Terry, it was so much fun that we all want to go back next year! Well, if you miss us, come on down! Thanks for stopping by.

May 04, 2009 01:57 PM #3
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