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Largest Shrimp Festival in Texas
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FRI. May 19, 2023 | Gates Open 6PM - Midnight

SAT. May 20, 2023 | Gates Open Noon - Midnight

SUN. May 21, 2023 | Gates Open Noon - 6PM

Shrimporee Festival Grounds: 200 E. Johnson Ave, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336

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  • If you pre-purchased admission through Eventbrite walk up to the gates and collect tickets in Eventbrite access lane
  • Service Animals Only
  • Shuttles stop running after event closure
  • Lawn chairs are permitted into the festival grounds
  • Ice Chests are NOT permitted
  • For more information during event, please visit the blue information building inside festival grounds
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Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10 AM 

The parade begins at the intersection of E. Maddox Ave. and Commercial St., proceeds down Commercial St. ends at the intersection of Commercial St. and DeBerry Ave.

Please Note: There will be NO through traffic on Maddox Ave. unless you are participating in the parade. 

There is no fee to participate in the Shrimporee Parade. Businesses and organizations are welcomed to participate!
Parade application Deadline May 12, 2023

If you would like to participate in the 2023 Shrimporee Parade, you can

  • (1) Click here to complete and submit the online parade form
  • (2) Click here to download and complete a paper form
    • Email forms to Bill Denton OR
    • Drop off at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Aransas Pass (877 HWY 35 Bypass, Aransas Pass, TX 78336)
Trophies Awarded in the Following Categories:
Best of Show
Most Spirited
Best Decorated Float
Best Theme
Best Youth Entry
Judge’s Award: Best Overall Entry
Parade Judging Begins at 9 AM
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Minimal Parking at Festivals Grounds

  • $5 Parking at Festival Grounds | All Proceeds Benefit Youth Non-Profits

Free Park & Ride Parking Lots

All Shuttles Stop Running After Event Closure
  • AP Chamber (130 W. Goodnight Ave)
  • Compton Hall (704 W. Yoakum @ Harrison)
  • Dollar General (709 S Commercial Street-next to O’Reilly Auto Parts)
  • Bank of America (221 S. Commercial Street-Vacant building)
  • 1st Baptist Church (627 S. Houston Street-behind US Post Office)

Below Parking lots will only be open Friday & Saturday (CLOSED ON SUNDAY)

  • Aransas Pass Civic Center (700 W. Wheeler-Must park in Grass on Sat.)
  • Care Regional Medical Center (1711 W Wheeler-Vacant Building)
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Thank you to our Elite Event Sponsors

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