2017-2018 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar
Nothing says Florida like a seafood festival. They are fun, they are authentic, and much of the seafood served is fresh from local waters.
This comprehensive 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 runs from Aug. 6 – March 31, 2017
Stone Crab Season runs from Oct. 15 – May 15, 2017
Calendar updated 5/4/2017
May 2017 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Fernandina Beach, May 5-7, 2017
Venice Seafood & Music Festival, Centennial Park, Venice, May 6-7, 2017. Sponsored by Venice Main Street.
Martin County Shrimp & Lobster Festival, Memorial Park, Stuart, May 12-14, 2017
St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival, St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota, May 20-21, 2017
Palatka Blue Crab Festival, May 26-29, 2017 — Memorial Day Weekend.
Other worthy festivals in May
- Sunfest, May 3-7, 2017, West Palm Beach, Florida
- Florida Folk Festival May 27-29, 2017 White Springs
June 2017 Seafood Festival in Florida
There are no seafood festival scheduled during June.
July 2017 Seafood Festivals in Florida
We are unaware of any seafood festivals scheduled during July.
Lobster Mini-Season: July 26-27, 2017; Regular season runs from Aug. 6, 2017 through March 31, 2018
Other worthy festivals in July
- Pensacola Beach Air Show July 4-8, Pensacola Beach
- International Mango Festival, July 8-9, 2017, Coral Gables
- Hemingway Days, July 18-23, Key West
August Seafood Festivals in Florida
NSB Shrimp and Seafood Festival, Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Lobsterfest, Key West, August 10-13
September Seafood Festivals in Florida
Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017
October Seafood Festivals in Florida
Florida Scallop and Music Festival, George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Oct. 6-7, 2017
Destin Seafood Festival, Harborwalk, Destin, Oct. 6-8, 2017
Cedar Key Seafood Festival — Cedar Key — Oct. 21-22, 2017
Stone Crab Season runs from Oct. 15-May 15
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival — Niceville — Oct. 20-22, 2017
Frenchy’s Annual Stone Crab Weekend — Clearwater Beach, Oct. 20-21, 2017
St. Marks Stone Crab Festival — St. Marks — Oct. 28, 2017
South Beach Seafood Festival, Miami Beach, Oct. 18-21, 2017
Feast of the Sea, Meyer Amphitheater, Downtown West Palm Beach, 2017 Dates TBA
John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival, Madeira Beach — Oct. 26-29, 2017
Naples Stone Crab Festival — Naples — Oct. 27-29, 2017
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. 3-4, 2017 (1st Saturday in November)
Sebastian Clambake – Riverview Park, Sebastian — Nov. 3-5, 2017
Stone Crab Jam – Downtown Crystal River —Nov. 4, 2017
Brandon Seafood Festival — Camp Florida, Brandon — 2017 Dates TBA. $25 all you can eat, 12 noon until 4 p.m. Rotary Club
Ruskin Seafood Festival – E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin —2017 Dates TBA.
Sponge Docks Seafood Festival — Tarpon Springs — Nov. 10-12, 2017
Homosassa Seafood Fest – Civic Club Festival Grounds, Homosassa —Nov. 11-12, 2017
Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival – Nov. 18-19, 2017. (Always the weekend before Thanksgiving) Lions Club.
Stuart Seafood Festival, Memorial Park, Stuart, Nov. 18-19, 2017. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Benefit Rivers Coalition.
Other worthy festivals to consider in November (Dates TBA):
- 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 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Siesta Beach Seafood and Music Festival, Siesta Key, Dec. 2-3, 2017. Free admission.
Other Worthy Events to consider in December
- Best holiday light displays in Old Florida: Mount Dora, St. Augustine, Stephen Foster Cultural Center State Park
- Uniquely Florida: Holiday Boat Parade Calendar
January 2018 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Florida Keys Seafood Festival, 2018 Dates TBA, Bayview Park, Key West
Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, Jan. 20-21, 2018. Five Points Park, Downtown Sarasota.
Goodland Mullet Festival and Buzzard Lope, Goodland on Marco Island, Jan. 26-28, 2018. (Weekend before Super Bowl)
Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Jan. 27, 2018 (Unconfirmed), Waterfront area, Port Salerno
Southwest Florida ClamJam, Jan. 27. German American Club, Cape Coral.
Other worthy festivals to consider in January
- Art Deco Weekend Festival, Miami Beach
- Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, Fellsmere
- Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment. Brooksville
- Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza, Tampa
- Gasparilla Pirate Fest, Tampa
February 2018 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Everglades Seafood Festival, Everglades City, Feb. 9-11, 2018
Sandestin Gumbo Festival and Seafood Boil –Feb. 16-17, 2018. Baytowne Wharf, Destin
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Feb. 17-18, 2018. Cortez Village (Bradenton)
Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival, Alan Shepard Park, Cocoa Beach, 2018 Dates TBA
ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo, Fellsmere. 2018 Dates TBA. Rotary.
SunWest Crab and Seafood Festival, Hudson/Pasco County, 2018 Dates TBA
Other worthy festivals to consider in February
March 2018 Seafood Festivals in Florida
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
Marathon Seafood Festival, Marathon, March 10-11, 2018
Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 10-11, 2018
St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival, North Straub Park, St. Petersburg, March 24-25, 2018
ShrimpaPalooza, Homosassa Springs, March 18, 2018
Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival, Fort Pierce, March 24, 2018
Marco Island Seafood Festival, Marco Island, 2018 dates TBA. Admission $10 per day.
CrawDebauchery Crawfish and Music Festival, Amphitheater Field, Pompano Beach, March 24-25, 2018
Desoto Heritage Seafood Festival, Sutton and Lamb Parks, Palmetto, 2018 dates TBA
Deering Seafood Festival, Miami, 2018 dates TBA
Other worthy festivals to consider in March
- Strawberry Festival, Plant City
April 2018 Seafood Festivals in Florida
Fort Pierce Oyster Festival, 2018 dates TBA
Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration, Dania Beach, 2018 dates TBA
Halifax Oyster Festival, City Island, Daytona Beach, 2018 dates TBA
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, Pompano Beach, 2018 dates TBA
Pensacola Crawfish Festival, 2018 Dates TBA
Other worthy festivals in April
- Delray Affair April 7-9, 2017, Delray Beach
- Venice Shark Tooth Festival, April 7-9, 2017 Venice
- Florida Blueberry Festival, April 22-23, 2017 Brookesville
Sources: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs; Florida State Parks; ReserveAmerica; Festival organizers.