Saturday, May 13, 2023 11:00am-4:00pm
Shrimp, Music, Children's Games & More
The St. George Lighthouse Association is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Annual SGI ShrimpFest on May 13, 2023, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm in the western parking area adjacent to Lighthouse Park.
This family and community-oriented festival will be a one-day event offering patrons great outdoor musical entertainment, a small fairway of games for the children sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Parrothead Club, and the chance to dine on the freshest and most delicious local shrimp dishes.
Musical entertainment will be provided by two awesome acts. Local favorites, Flying Fish, duo Singer-songwriters Robert E. Mason and Jeff Dutrow will start the day playing their palette of music with smears of color from the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples, various blues and shades of Americana. Headlining this year's festival will be Bill Wharton, a.k.a "The Sauce Boss". Bill’s music is a fun blend of roots and swampy Florida blues-rock. This Singer-songwriter is a slide guitar player and gumbo chef…cooking up a mind-blowing gumbo right on stage then passing out the tasty results at set's end. If you like lowdown-boogie blues, you are going to love The Sauce Boss.
The SGI Shrimp Festival, partially funded by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, is the only fundraiser for the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA). The SGLA is a 501c3 non-profit Florida corporation organized to preserve, maintain, and promote the Cape St. George Lighthouse. Funds raised are vital for the on-going maintenance and enhancement of the Lighthouse, the Keeper’s House Museum, and Lighthouse Park.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. #: CH47713
Entry Tickets Available Online Below
May Be Purchased In Person At The
St. George Lighthouse Gift Shop
Tickets for the event are $5.00 each.
Children twelve (12) years of age and under are free but still require the “purchase” of a free ticket for entry.
Winners Drawn at the SGI ShrimpFest, May 13, 2023
Fabulous Raffle Prizes - Tickets Just $5.00
An amazing night of 4th of July Fireworks Atop the St. George Lighthouse
with a Sparkling Wine Toast. Good for a group of up to 10 people.
A beautifully framed & signed print from Sam Lyons - "St. George Light" No. 111/300
Win a Piece of Lighthouse History
Made from the Cypress Door of the St. George Lighthouse
Bar Crafted by our own Dave Daly
Tickets are $10
Drawing will be held at the St. George Lighthouse 15th Anniversary Celebration in December of 2023
11:00 am - Gates Open
11:15 am - 1:30pm - Entertainment Begins with the Band Flying Fish
11:30 am - Shrimp/Food Booths Open
2:00pm - 3:30pm - Headliner Bill Wharton , "The Sauce Boss" Heats Up the Stage
4:00pm - Festival Closes
Become a Sponsor
Shrimp Imperial - $750 – Reserved Table for Six under a Tent
* Six ShrimpFest Entry Tickets *Six ShrimpFest Food Tickets * Logo & Link on ShrimpFest Website * Featured Social Media Post * Name/logo on Signage at Event * Six Coozies * Festival Swag
Shrimp Scampi - $500 – Four ShrimpFest Entry Tickets ⁕ Four ShrimpFest Food Tickets
* Logo & Link on ShrimpFest Website * Featured Social Media Post * Name/logo on Signage at Event * Four Coozies * Festival Swag
Shrimp Cocktail - $250 –Two ShrimpFest Entry Tickets * Two ShrimpFest Food Tickets
* Link on the ShrimpFest Website * Featured Social Media Post * Name/logo on Signage at Event
* Two Coozies
Popcorn Shrimp - $100 –Two Shrimpfest Tickets * Link on the Shrimpfest Website * Name/logo on Signage at Event * Two Coozies
For more information, contact Kim Tippett via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Our Sponsors
Bob & Mary Jean Heide
Cheryl & Keith Jewell
This is a family-friendly, community oriented event.
Sorry, no coolers, picnic baskets, or outside food will be allowed inside the event area.
As with any festival on St. George Island, parking is very limited. Carpooling or the use of golf carts is highly recommended. Should you park on the side roads please be sure you are legally parked and that all four of your tires are off the roadway. Do not park on private property.
Well behaved, leashed dogs are allowed on a non-retractable 6-ft leash. Pet owners assume full responsibility for their pets and must control them at all times and clean up after them. Event organizers reserve the right to eject any agressive or ill animal. By entering the festival attendees accept full responsibility for any risks to themselves and their pets.
Event organizers reserve the right to eject any unruly attendees.
St. George Lighthouse Association
2-B East Gulf Beach Drive
Saint George Island, FL 32328