January 25, 2021
The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Committee has voted to cancel the 2021 festival & parade scheduled for April 29th – May 2nd due to the current status of the Coronavirus and vaccines. This was a difficult decision, for the Executive Board and Committee Directors, to cancel the Shrimp Festival for a 2 nd year, but we have to take into account the health & safety of all of our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and of course, the general public.
But don’t despair! The Shrimp Festival Committee is hoping to host a “Falling for Shrimp” weekend on Saturday & Sunday, October 2nd & 3rd . We have already starting planning the various aspects for this fun weekend event. We are hoping that by the fall, the virus will be in check and the vaccines are available to all ages of the general public.
Although this won’t be the normal “Shrimp Festival,” it will have numerous aspects you have grown to love and look forward to each year. There won’t be a parade or Kids Fun Zone at this event, and the footprint downtown will be smaller, but we will still have lots of shrimp to eat & enjoy! Keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates.
The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival and “Home of the Modern Shrimping Industry” look forward to seeing everyone again in 2022 – “always the first weekend in May”!
Harry Harrison, Chairman
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