2018 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar
This calendar is the No. 1 resource for seafood festivals in Florida.
Some Florida seafood festivals change dates or disappear altogether, so be sure to check this list for updates and follow the links provided for more information.
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Florida Spiny Lobster Season ends March 31, 2018
Stone Crab Season ends on May 15, 2018
Calendar last updated 3/26/2018
April 2018 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, April 21-22, 2018. Admission $7 ($5 in advance)
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, Pompano Beach, April 27-29, 2018
Martin County Shrimp & Lobster Festival, April 27-29, 2018, Memorial Park, Stuart.
Other worthy festivals in April
- Delray Affair , Delray Beach
- Venice Shark Tooth Festival, Venice
- Florida Blueberry Festival, Brookesville
May 2018 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Pensacola Crawfish Festival, May 4-6, 2018, Bartram Park. Admission is free.
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, May 4-6, 2018, Fernandina Beach.
Venice Seafood & Music Festival, May 5-6, 2018, Centennial Park, Vence
Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration, May 19-20, 2018, Frost Park, Dania Beach.
St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival, May 26-27, 2018, St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota
Palatka Blue Crab Festival, Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2018
Other worthy festivals in May
June/July 2018 Seafood Festival in Florida
There are no seafood festival scheduled during June and July.
August Seafood Festivals in Florida
NSB Shrimp and Seafood Festival, Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Aug. 2, 2018.
Lobsterfest, Key West, August 9-12, 2018
Editors Note: Florida Rambler does not sponsor these events. We list them with links to additional information. Please contact sponsors and organizers directly if you are seeking a slot as a vendor.
September Seafood Festivals in Florida
Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, Sept. 28-30, 2018
October Seafood Festivals in Florida
Destin Seafood Festival, Harborwalk, Destin, Oct. 5-7, 2018
Stone Crab Season runs from Oct. 15-May 15
Cedar Key Seafood Festival — Cedar Key — Oct. 20-21, 2018
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival — Niceville — Oct. 19-21, 2018
St. Marks Stone Crab Festival — St. Marks — Oct.. 20, 2018 (Unconfirmed)
SoBe Seafood Festival, Miami Beach, Oct. 20, 2018
John’s Pass Seafood Festival, Madeira Beach — Oct. 25-28, 2018
Naples Stone Crab Festival — Bayfront, Naples — Oct. 26-28, 2018
Other worthy festivals to consider in October:
- Oktoberfest, German American Club, Lantana
- Mount Dora Bicycle Festival
- Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach
- Oktoberfest, German American Club, Cape Coral
- Fantasy Fest, Key West
- Micanopy Fall Festival, Micanopy
November Seafood Festivals in Florida
Florida Seafood Festival – Battery Park, Appalachicola —Nov. 3, 2018 (1st Saturday in November)
Sebastian Clambake – Riverview Park, Sebastian — Nov. 2-4, 2018 (Unconfirmed)
Stone Crab Jam – Downtown Crystal River —Nov. 3, 2018 (Unconfirmed)
Brandon Seafood Festival — Camp Florida, Brandon — Nov. 3, 2018 (Unconfirmed) Rotary Club
Ruskin Seafood Festival – E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin — Nov. 3-4, 2018 (Unconfirmed)
Sponge Docks Seafood Festival — Tarpon Springs –Nov. 9-11, 2018
Homosassa Seafood Fest – Civic Club Festival Grounds, Homosassa — Nov. 10-11, 2018
Stuart Seafood Festival, Memorial Park, Stuart, Nov. 17-18, 2018 (Unconfirmed)
Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival – Nov. 24-25, 2018 (Weekend before Thanksgiving) Lions Club.
Other worthy festivals to consider in November:
- Space Coast Fair, Viera.
- Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Kissimmee
- Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale.
- Volusia County Fair, Deland.
- Downtown Gainesville Festival & Art Show, Gainesville
- Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Melbourne
- Pineapple Festival, Jensen Beach
- 43rd Annual Daytona Turkey Run car show, Daytona.
- Light Up Mount Dora, Mount Dora.
- Space Coast Art Festival, Port Canaveral
December 2018 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Siesta Beach Seafood and Music Festival, Siesta Key, Dec. 1-2, 2018. Free admission.
Other Worthy Events to consider in December
January 2019 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Florida Keys Seafood Festival, Jan. 13-14, 2019 (2nd weekend in January), Bayview Park, Key West
Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, Jan. 19-20, 2019, Downtown Sarasota on Gulfstream.
Goodland Mullet Festival and Buzzard Lope, Goodland on Marco Island, Janu. 25-27, 2019 (Unconfirmed; Usually the weekend before Super Bowl)
Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Jan. 27, 2019 Waterfront area, Port Salerno
Southwest Florida ClamJam, 2019 Dates TBA. German American Club, Cape Coral.
February 2019 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Everglades Seafood Festival, Everglades City, Feb. 8-10, 2019
Boca Raton Seafood Festival, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, 2019 Dates TBA
Sandestin Gumbo Festival and Seafood Boil, Baytowne Wharf, Destin, 2019 Dates TBA
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez Village (Bradenton), 2019 Dates TBA
Space Coast Seafood and Music Festival, Space Coast Daily Park, Viera. 2019 Dates TBA
SunWest Crab and Seafood Festival, Hudson, 2019 Dates TBA
Other worthy festivals to consider in February
March Seafood Festivals in Florida (Not yet updated for 2019)
St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, Francis Field, March 2-4, 2018
Jupiter Seafood Festival, Carlin Park, Jupiter, March 3-4, 2018.
Grant Seafood Festival, Grant-Sebastian, March 3-4, 2018
St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival, Vinoy Park, March 3-4, 2018
Marathon Seafood Festival, Marathon, March 10-11, 2018
Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 10-11, 2018
ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo, Sebastian, March 16-18, 2018.
ShrimpaPalooza, Homosassa Springs, March 24, 2018 (corrected date)
St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival, North Straub Park, St. Peterburg, March 24-25, 2018
Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival, Fort Pierce, March 24, 2018
Marco Island Seafood Festival, Marco Island, March 23-25, 2018. Admission $10 per day. (Rotary fundraiser)
Hernando de Soto Seafood Festival, Sutton Park, Palmetto, March 23-25, 2018.
CrawDebauchery Crawfish and Music Festival, Amphitheater Field, Pompano Beach, Saturday, March 24, 2018
Deering Seafood Festival, Miami, March 25, 2018
Other worthy festivals to consider in March
- Strawberry Festival, Plant City, March 1-11, 2018
Sources: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs; Florida State Parks; ReserveAmerica; Festival sponsors and organizers.