May 26-28: Palatka Blue Crab Festival on Memorial Day Weekend

Palatka, Florida – The Palatka Blue Crab Festival has announced its full entertainment line-up and other details for this iconic event that’s been bringing crab and family fun to the downtown Palatka riverfront for almost thirty years. This year’s festival will kick off Friday, May 26and run through Sunday, May 28 and will feature a jam-packed schedule of entertainment.

Friday, May 26
6pm ~ Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
6:55pm ~ Shelby Rae
7:50pm ~ Big Engine
8:55pm ~ Dewey Via Band
9:55pm ~ Molly Hatchet
Saturday, May 27
11am ~ Pak’s Karate
11:45am ~ Blue Crab Pageant Winner
12pm ~ Bad Dog Mama
1:35pm ~ Whim
3:35pm ~ Let’s Ride Band
5pm ~ Showtime USA
6pm ~ Trae Pierce & The T-Stones
7:50pm ~ Ramona + The Riot
8:45pm ~ Fireworks Display
9:45pm ~ Ying Yang Twins
Sunday, May 28
12:30pm ~ Gatorland Water Ski Team
1:30pm ~ Justin Lee Partin
2:05pm ~ Duval County Line
3:20pm ~ Golly Potch
5:10pm ~ Paper City Hustlers
7pm ~ Deeski Montana & Friends
7:30pm ~ Jacksonville Jags Drumline
8:45pm ~ Sugarhill Gang
The Palatka Blue Crab Festival will feature music at multiple venues, including a craft beer tent, as well as vendors, food trucks, games, fireworks, pony rides, reptile encounter, the Gatorland Water Ski Team show on the St. Johns River, a waterslide, and more. All performances are free. The VIP rooftop experience is a ticketed event. Tickets may be purchased here. Blue Crab Festival t-shirts are available for presale here. Event sponsors include The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, the City of Palatka, Barwick Banking Company, Ancient City Entertainment, Champion Brands, Jack Daniels, Coors Light, and Putnam County Tourist Development Council.
“There’s no better place to spend your Memorial Day Weekend than along the St. Johns River in downtown Palatka enjoying a diverse array of entertainment,” says Jeanette Cebollero, owner of Ancient City Entertainment and the organizer of the festival. “Whether you’re a Jags fan, music lover, or just enjoy supporting community events, the Palatka Blue Crab Festival has something for everyone.”
ABOUT PALATKA BLUE CRAB FESTIVAL: The Palatka Blue Crab Festival will be held on Friday, May 26 th from 6pm-11pm, Saturday, May 27 th from 9am-11pm, and Sunday, May 28 th from 2pm-10pm in downtown Palatka, 210 St. Johns Avenue. Admission and parking are free. The festival is hosted by the City of Palatka and produced by Ancient City Entertainment. For vendor and sponsorship opportunities or to become an event volunteer, contact Jeanetta Cebollero at Visit and follow along on Facebook @bluecrabfestivalpalatka and Instagram @palatkabluecrabfest


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