Blue Crab Festival


Get a pinch of Patlatka!

Get ready to throw your claws in the air Memorial Day weekend 2023 at the annual Palatka Blue Crab Festival!

Happening May 26, 27 and 28, this beloved event features national headliners, full-day concert line-ups of regional musicians, dozens of vendors and food trucks, activities and entertainment for all ages, and a massive kids’ zone.

Click here for this year's special events and concert line-up.

This family-friendly festival (which has been around for nearly 30 years!) takes place the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day in downtown Palatka and along the scenic waterfront.

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This year's festival will feature dozens of acts spread across multiple stages. Headliners and regional acts to be announced soon! Follow our Facebook page to stay in the know on the 2023's full music line-up and all of the event’s fun activities.

Thank you to the event's title sponsor, the City of Palatka, and the support of local and regional businesses who make the THE Palatka Blue Crab Festival possible.

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