Shrimp developed their sturdy shells to resist natural predators such as the deep-sea toothpick and bouncers at nefarious clam casinos. Appreciate the gulf's safest gamblers with today's Groupon to Shrimporee in Aransas Pass. The festival runs June 10 (6 p.m. to midnight), 11 (11 a.m. to midnight), and 12 (noon to 6 p.m.). Kids age 6 and younger get free admission. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get a single three-day admission bracelet to Shrimporee (up to a $10 value).
- For $45, you get a premium package to Shrimporee, which includes four three-day entry passes (up to a $40 value), a Shrimporee poster autographed by the artist (a $25 value), and two Shrimporee T-shirts (a $12.50 value each).
Shrimporee is a sprawling shrimp festival that delivers crustaceous creations and zany, shrimp-themed festivities to families seeking fun and flavor. At the HEB Culinary Tent, chefs from across the state hook audiences with seafood-cooking demonstrations. The annual Shrimporee parade is another popular attraction with its gaudy floats and conga lines of flamboyant shrimp, getting underway on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Throughout the three-day fiesta, Aransas Pass's streets swell with the country crooning of singer Kyle Park and the Tejano serenades of Jay Perez, and an Eagles tribute band resurrects classic songs using magical guitars. Ambitious shrimp munchers take the stage to lay waste to entire crustacean civilizations in the shrimp-eating contest, and men flaunt their gams in the Men's Sexy Legs competition. This Groupon does not cover the cost of food, arts-and-crafts activities, or carnival rides.
For guests determined to continue long-running games of hot lava, a free shuttle operates from pickup locations including the Chamber of Commerce at 130 West Goodnight and the shopping center at 703 South Commercial Street. Groupon customers can pick up any tickets, T-shirts, and posters prior to the festival at the Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce or at the festival grounds on the day of the Shrimporee.