36th annual Crab Carnival kicks off with community favorites


The 36th annual West Point Crab Carnival kicked off with community favorite events.

With a cool and cloudy overcast, hundreds of people gathered to cheer on kids and local law enforcement and Fire/EMS in bike races and a parade.

Residents and visitors lined Main Street to watch kids of all ages race in several “Tour de Crab” bike races and Fire/EMS and law enforcement vehicles take over the town in the firefighter’s parade.

Fire/EMS and law enforcement from West Point, King William, King and Queen, New Kent, Virginia Beach and Nagshead, N.C. participated in the parade.

In between the events, people gathered around food vendors for crab cakes, funnel cakes and shaved ice and listened to music from local artists/bands.

The night ended with a street dance concert at town square park with music from Sweet Justice, followed by a display of fireworks.

Luck can be reached at 757-291-2038 or aluck@tidewaterreview.com

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