Wednesday, May 6, 2009

46th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

Welcome back to our blog, where we share stories about Amelia Island. This past weekend we marked the 46th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. The festival included a kick-off parade, pirates invaded downtown Fernandina on Friday evening and there was a fireworks display over the water.

Saturday morning on Centre Street began the fine arts and crafts show from national artists on display and for sale.

Antiques are located on the side roads. Regional and local music bands entertain day and night. Wonderful shrimp and seafood dishes abound with my personal favorite "shrimp pie". There are many family activities.

May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd were even bigger and better than ever with Fine Arts & Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles, Southwest Airlines Kids Korner and Live Entertainment from two stages!

The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival includes dozens of food booths featuring scrumptious shrimp specialties.

Each year, the Festival is held the first weekend in May in the Historic downtown Centre Street business district in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. This year, it all kicked off with the Pirate Parade Thursday, April 30th.

Come join us on Amelia Island next year for the 47th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival! We can book a vacation rental for you and your family at one of our golf and tennis resorts. You will love it here and may want to stay forever, so we have several Amelia Island real estate properties for you to tour.

Thanks for stopping by our blog, we hope you enjoyed the story, check back soon for more.

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