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Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Kick Off

Apr 27, 2015 02:00AM
The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival kicks off on April 30th with its famous Pirate Parade, held in historic downtown Fernandina Beach at 6 p.m. The Festival then officially begins on Friday May 1 at 5:30 p.m. with music on the Riverfront Stage by DRB. DRB kicks off the fun with a set prior to the opening ceremonies, and then will be performing throughout the night between stage activities, and returns for a final set following fireworks.

Opening ceremonies are at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Miss Shrimp Festival 2015 Scholarship Pageant. Then at 7:45 p.m. the Pirate Parade Awards will be presented to the best floats from the previous day’s parade. Watch out for Invasion of the Pirates at 9:30! The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will be held through May 3. For more information, and full schedule, visit