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Palatka Blue Crab Festival

Get ready for a weekend of family fun at the Palatka Blue Crab Festival, happening from May 24th to May 26th, 2024, at Riverfront Park, located at 100 Memorial Pkwy, Palatka, FL 32177. This beloved event is a highlight of the spring season in downtown Palatka, offering three days of festivities for all ages to enjoy.

At the heart of the festival is its stellar lineup of entertainment. From top national performers to talented regional musicians, there’s live music to keep the party going all day long. Whether you’re a fan of rock, country, blues, or jazz, you’ll find something to get you dancing at the Palatka Blue Crab Festival.

Of course, no trip to the festival would be complete without indulging in some delicious blue crabs. Sample fresh, locally sourced seafood prepared in a variety of mouthwatering ways, from traditional steamed crabs to crab cakes and more. With vendors offering a wide selection of culinary delights, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The Palatka Blue Crab Festival also boasts a vibrant marketplace featuring local artisans and craftsmen showcasing their wares. Browse handmade jewelry, unique artwork, and other treasures while supporting small businesses in the community.

For the little ones, the festival offers an extensive kids’ zone packed with activities and entertainment. From carnival rides to games and interactive exhibits, there’s plenty to keep children of all ages entertained while parents enjoy the festivities.

As the sun sets, the excitement continues with lively street performances, carnival rides, and more. Whether you’re strolling along the riverfront, browsing the vendor booths, or sampling delicious treats, the Palatka Blue Crab Festival offers a memorable experience for the whole family.

So mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a weekend of food, music, and fun at the Palatka Blue Crab Festival. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, you won’t want to miss this iconic event celebrating the best of Palatka’s culture and community.