Panacea Blue Crab Festival
Panacea, Florida
1st Saturday in May
Founded in 1975
This is a one-day festival held each year to promote the crab industry in Wakulla County. In 1975 it began as a quaint gathering, but has since grown in size and tradition, including live music and a variety of entertainment for attendees. It is one of the longest running festivals in Wakulla County.

The event is kicked off with a parade down U.S. Highway 98, after which the gates to Woolley Park are opened to the public to begin the festival. There is a small admission fee, and children are free.

Entertainment typically includes live music, clog dancers, local arts and crafts vendors, a "blue crab pickin'" contest, and kids activities. One of the signature events during the festival is the "mullet toss" competition. A number of food vendors are on hand, but the dish of the day is obviously blue crab.
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