As people from the Southeast come to Amelia Island for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival weekend, they know one thing: There will be plenty of shrimp to eat. But what about the other part of the festival name? Why is it called the Isle of Eight Flags? A history lesson is available at the Amelia Island Museum of History or About. Come join us this year, May 4th through May 6th 2018 and visit Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island to experience the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.