Memorial Day weekend 2014 takes place from Friday, May 23rd. through Memorial Day on Monday, May 26th.
The Memorial Day holiday is in remembrance and commemoration of members of the United States Military who died while serving our country.
Held each year on Memorial Day weekend, this years Blue Crab Festival will feature carnival rides, live music, arts and crafts,
commercial display vendors, and more along the riverfront in downtown Palatka.
Arts and crafts booths will stand along St. Johns Avenue, and food booths will be on either side of the entertainment tent.
Carnival rides will feature a ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, a merry-go-round, bumper cars, a giant slide, funhouse, a train, and other rides.
Wrist bands will be $20 for all day, $15 from open to 4 p.m., or $15 from 4 p.m. to close. The "kid zone" will include inflatables, children's
rides and pony rides, face painting and a petting zoo.
Helicopter rides will be available during the open hours of the festival for $10 per person.
A seafood cookoff will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday May 24th. and a Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. May 26th
along Saint Johns Avenue in downtown Palatka.
The parade will feature marching bands, community groups and organizations, and various other floats and units. The Blue
Crab Festival will continue through 5 p.m. May 26th.
As Always... Admission and parking are free, with free live
entertainment throughout the the day and night.