Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in May 

                includes a  Pirate Parade!                         

    Click on the photo for a peek at the pirate parade 

Famous for delicious locally-caught shrimp and a history of swashbuckling pirates, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach communities celebrate with a hullabaloo every year.  Come to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimpfest held at downtown Amelia Island.  Enjoy the Pirate Parade, Miss Shrimpfest Pageant, Parade of Boats, the ice cream eating contest and competition for the Best Decorated Shrimp Boat.  Browse local arts, crafts, and antique collections. Great fun for the entire family at Fernandina Beach &Amelia Island, Florida.