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Rock Shrimp Festival

ST. MARYS, GA - The Annual Rock Shrimp Festival continues its long-standing tradition of family fun on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in historic St. Marys, Georgia.  The festival presents a full day of events including a 5K and 10K races, and a themed parade featuring decorated floats, fire trucks, tractors, golf carts, and more. The streets will be overflowing with all day entertainment, demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors and food concessionaires. A favorite for the day will be the dinners that include fresh rock shrimp, the southeastern delicacy that is the festivals namesake. 

 Those interested in participating in the 5k or 10k, Parade, or Vendors can visit for registration forms and information.

Discounted rock shrimp dinner tickets can be purchased, prior to the event, at several locations including the St. Marys Welcome Center and the Kingsland Welcome Center. 


The festival schedule is:

  7:30 a.m.                                            5K & 10 K Races Start

 9: 00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.                      Arts, Crafts, & Food Vendors, and Kids Zone

10:00 a.m.                                            Parade Begins  

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                       Rock Shrimp Dinners

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                       Plus All Day Entertainment & Demonstrations



 Check out the Kiwanis Website for more information and forms to participate

The Rock Shrimp Festival is organized by the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys and supported by the City of St. Marys and area sponsors. The Kiwanis Club of Saint Marys is a positive force in our community. Through guidance and example, it works to develop future generations of leaders.  Proceeds from events are spent locally to fund club initiatives like Christmas for Camden Kids, K-Kids & Terrific Kids programs, the Kiwanis Scholarship Program, and Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. For information or questions contact the St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau at 912.882.4000 or  For Regsitration Forms visit