The Little River ShrimpFest, previously the Shrimp & Jazz Festival, is held annually on the 2nd weekend of October at the Historic Little River Waterfront. Join us for a variety of music & entertainment, family fun, festival food, live entertainment, and business expos - but be sure to leave room for fresh, local seafood. 

$4 1-Day Advance Ticket
$5 1-Day General Admission
Children 12 & under free

Please, no pets or animals - Service Animals Accepted

No Concealed Weapons

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Little River ShrimpFest

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.

To view photos taken at the 2015 ShrimpFest, click here.

For more information on the Little River ShrimpFest, visit the festival website:

Live Entertainment 

Enjoy a variety of live entertainment at this music-agnostic festival. Past popular acts include Nathan and the Zydeco ChaChas, Common Ground, Brian Ernst, Bibis Ellison, Crashbox, and more. 

To be considered for the next Little River ShrimpFest, entertainers should email our Entertainment Director, Scott Byrd, at with a link to your EPK by June. Please note that due to a high volume of interest, we are not able to respond personally to every applicant.

Golf Cart Raffle

The Rotary Club of Little River and The Blue Crab Festival is raffling off a Golf Cart to benefit Camp Chemo! The drawing will be held on the Main Stage at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday! Visit their booth to purchase a ticket to support this worthy cause and stay to see them pull your winning ticket on Sunday!

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