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Blue Crab Festival 2022

Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29, 2022 | Time Vary

The annual Blue Crab Festival in Palatka takes place over Memorial Day weekend and features live music, family activities, and, delicious seafood.

West of St. Augustine, in Palatka, Florida.
210 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL, 32177
(386) 385-8729
  • The Blue Crab Festival is held every Memorial Day weekend along the riverfront in Palatka, Florida, in remembrance of the members of the U.S. military who died while serving our country. This year's Blue Crab Festival will be held from Friday, May 27, to Sunday, May 29, 2022, and will feature carnival rides, a seafood cook-off, live music, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, a full gospel program on Sunday morning, and much more.

    Festival Highlights

    The Festival kicks off on Friday, May 27, 2022, featuring great local bands performing from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., along with excellent food and good times. There's live music all weekend long, playing until midnight each night.

    Seafood: The star of the menu is, of course, the blue crab. Harvested from both Florida coasts, the blue crab can be prepared a multiple of ways, from simply boiled and served with butter, to added to a gumbo, or marinated in a salad. Visitors can enjoy lots of delicious and fresh seafood at this event, including shrimp, crabs (including blue crab), scallops and more. Food is served throughout the weekend.

    For the kids: Carnival rides, a petting zoo, a kid's zone, and a karate demonstration. There will be pony rides and reptile encounters all day Saturday and Sunday, and a foam party for kids on Saturday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m.

    Arts and crafts vendors will be on site at the Blue Crab Festival as well. Visitors can browse through the works of artisans from St. Augustine and throughout Northeast Florida. Vendors will find more information here.

    Other Entertainment: Gatorland Waterski Show, Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. The Adult Foam Party will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 8:25 p.m.

    Live music at the Blue Crab Festival includes a full roster of great local bands.

    Fireworks: Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 8:35 p.m.

    Admission and Parking: FREE

    When: Memorial Day Weekend, Friday to Sunday, May 27 - 29, 2002. Festival hours are 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday.

    Where: The festival is held in downtown Palatka, at 210 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177.

    For more information on this event please visit here, or call (386) 983-9772.


  • Schedule of Events

    Performer(s) Venue Date / Time
    The Band Be Easy Downtown Palatka May 27, 2022 -- 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Anton Laplume Downtown Palatka May 27, 2022 -- 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
    Sailor Jane Downtown Palatka May 27, 2022 -- 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm
    Claire Vandiver Downtown Palatka May 28, 2022 -- 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Chillula Downtown Palatka May 28, 2022 -- 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
    Heather Craig Downtown Palatka May 28, 2022 -- 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm
    Salt and Pine Downtown Palatka May 28, 2022 -- 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    Paper City Hustlers Downtown Palatka May 28, 2022 -- 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm
    Cortnie Frazier Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Kalani Rose Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm
    Let's Ride Brass Band Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    Sam Pacetti Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 3:30 pm to 5:45 pm
    Shine and the Shakers Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm
    Alexis Peramas Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Ramona Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 7:10 pm to 8:15 pm
    Papercutt Downtown Palatka May 29, 2022 -- 8:25 pm to 10:30 pm

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