The Isle of the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is a popular event that takes place each year on Amelia Island. The festival celebrates the island’s rich history and culture, and features delicious shrimp dishes, live music, and fun family activities. This year’s festival will take place in early May, so be sure to mark it on your calendar! In this blog post, we will provide some more information about the Isle of the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival and tell you what you can expect at this year’s event.
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The History of the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival was first established in 1961. Amelia Island is located off the coast of Florida and has a long history of shrimp fishing. In fact, the island was once known as the “Shrimp Capital of the World.” The festival pays tribute to this important part of Amelia Island’s history and culture. Additionally, the “Eight Flags” portion of the festival’s name alludes to the island’s persistently changing political allegiances from 1562 to 1862, moving back and forth between under the control of the French, Spanish, English, Patriots, Green Cross, Mexican Rebels, Confederacy, and finally, the United States of America.
Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy Shrimp
Every year, the festival features a wide variety of shrimp dishes from local restaurants. There are a number of restaurants on Amelia Island that serve fresh shrimp dishes. Some of our favorites include The Salty Pelican and Timoti’s Seafood Shak. Be sure to check out these and other local restaurants during your visit to the Isle of the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival!
Family-Friendly Shrimp Festival
There is also live music, arts and crafts, and a kids’ zone. The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is a great event for the whole family to enjoy! If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, there is a Kids’ Zone at the festival that features face painting, games, and other fun activities. The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is a great event for the whole family to enjoy!
Make the Addison on Amelia Island Your Home-Away-From-Home
If you’re looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate Amelia Island’s history and culture, be sure to check out the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. We hope to see you there! While you’re in town, you can be right around the corner from all of the action! Booking with the Addison on Amelia Island means you are just a short walk from Centre Street. Check availability and book your stay today!