Shrimp might not be the biggest creature out there—hence the term, “What a shrimp!”—but they call for one potent party. Many potent parties—technically. Shrimp festivals are a force to be reckoned with in the United States, everywhere from the Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, to the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival in Galveston, Texas. You might find a bowl of warm shrimp gumbo or a plate full of fresh stuff. Either way, it’s going to be tasty. If you’re scared of the sea critters, many of these family friendly shrimp festivals have other food, too. So go ahead and do it, look for a shrimp festival close by.