Sonntag, 17. Februar 2008

Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival

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Shrimp Festival always held the first weekend in May on Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach is credited with being the birthplace of the modern commercial shrimping industry, early in the 20th century.
If you like shrimp, live music, and browsing fine arts & crafts, antiques, etc., this is one of the best events on the East Coast, so don't miss it!
This festival showcases the creations of more than 300 award-winning artists and craftspeople from all over the country. You'll find original works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pottery, sculpture, metal, wood photography, plus lots of unique jewelry, crafts, and fine antiques. The Shrimp Festival is a sizable event, so if you desire to see everything, make sure you give yourself plenty of time. You can certainly spend an entire day enjoying the festival and seeing all the exhibits.

A small island resort community, Amelia's quaint Victorian seaport of Fernandina Beach holds their famous Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival every year during the first weekend in May. The Shrimp Fest parade, a favorite event among local residents, is the first Thursday in May, beginning the event weekend, at 6 pm on Centre Street (also along Ash Street).
The Shrimp Festival's musical entertainers get many members of the festive crowd "swinging to the music." A wide variety of music is scheduled during the festival, including Jazz, Pop, Rock, Beach Music, Folk, Country, and Big Band).
Past performers have included The Drifters, Beatlemania, The Swingin' Medallions, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, to mention a few.You're sure to work up an appetite browsing the arts & crafts, not to mention the mouth-watering aroma drifting around you from the many food vendors. Of course there will be tons of shrimp, literally, cooked a variety of ways. (Remember "Bubba" from Forrest Gump ramble on about all the different ways to cook shrimp?)
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