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2015-2016 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

2015-2016 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

florida seafood festival~ Nothing says Florida like a seafood festival.  They are fun, they are authentic, and the seafood is fresh from local waters.

With this comprehensive listing of 50 seafood festivals in Florida, you can start planning your seafood festival adventure right now. Mark that calendar. Make those reservations.

Some Florida seafood festivals change their dates, while others disappear altogether, so be sure to check this list and follow the links. Let us know about changes that we may have missed.

Tell us in our comments which seafood festival is your favorite!

Here is 2015-2016 Seafood Festival Schedule, subject to revision, with links to more information:

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November 2015 Seafood Festivals in Florida 

Florida Seafood Festival – Apalachicola — Nov. 6-7, 2015

Stone Crab Jam – Crystal River — Nov. 7, 2015

Brandon Seafood Festival — Brandon — Nov. 7, 2015.  — $25 all you can eat. Southern fried fish, boiled shrimp, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Sponsored by Rotary.

Ruskin Seafood Festival – Ruskin — Nov. 7-8, 2015 — E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Avenue NW, Ruskin, FL 33570; Alcohol free; Free parking; Admission $5

Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival, Nov. 7-8, 2015

Sebastian Clambake – Sebastian — Nov. 6-8, 2015

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival — Tarpon Springs — Nov. 13-15, 2015

Homosassa Seafood Fest – Homosassa — Nov. 14-15, 2015

Stuart Seafood Festival — Memorial Park, Stuart — Nov. 21-22, 2015

Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival – Nov. 21-22, 2015

December 2015 Seafood Festivals in Florida

There are no sanctioned seafood festivals scheduled in December, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. We just can’t find them! Let us know if you do.

If you have any comments about these or other festivals, please share them with our readers in the comments below.


January 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Florida Keys Seafood Festival, Key West, Jan. 16-17, 2016

Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off, Jan. 15-16, 2016

Goodland Mullet Festival and Buzzard Lope, Goodland (on Marco Island), Jan. 22-23, 2016

Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Jan. 30, 2016

Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival, Jan. 31, 2016

February 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Everglades Seafood Festival, Everglades City, Feb. 12-14, 2016 (Note that this is a week later than 2015.)

Sandestin Gumbo Festival and Seafood Boil — Baytowne Wharf, Destin, Feb. 13, 2016

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez Village, Feb. 20-21; 124th St West, Cortez; Seafood, beer, live music, nautical arts and crafts, children’s activities; Admission $3.

Jupiter Seafood Festival, Carlin Park, Jupiter, Feb. 20-21, 2016.

Great Atlantic Festival, Jacksonville Beach, Feb. 27-28, 2016

March 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, March 4-6, 2016

Grant Seafood Festival, Grant-Sebastian, March 5-6, 2016

Safety Harbor Seafood Festival, Safety Harbor, March 5-6, 2016; Marina Park, 131 South Bayshore; Live music, seafood, BBQ, arts and crafts; Admission $3; Fundraiser for Chamber of Commerce scholarship funds, etc.

Marathon Seafood Festival, Marathon, March 12-13, 2016; $5 admission. Fresh local seafood including lobster tails, stone crab, fish, shrimp, etc.

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 12-13, 2016

ShrimpaPalooza, Homosassa Springs, March 19, 2016

Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival, Fort Pierce, March 19, 2016 (Could change. Unconfirmed)

Marco Island Seafood Festival, Marco Island, March 19-20, 2016 (Could change. Unconfirmed)

Deering Seafood Festival, Miami, Sunday, March 26, 2016 (Unconfirmed)

Desoto Heritage Festival, Bradenton, March 25-27, 2016 (Unconfirmed)

April 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration, Dania Beach, April 2-3, 2016

Treasure Coast Seafood Festival, Port St. Lucie, April 9, 2016 (Unconfirmed)

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, Pompano Beach, April 22-24, 2016

Halifax Oyster Festival, Daytona Beach, TBA

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Fernandina Beach, April 29-30, May 1, 2016

May 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Panacea Blue Crab Festival, May 2, 2016 (Unconfirmed)

Palatka Blue Crab Festival, May 28-30, 2016 — Memorial Day Weekend.

July 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Cedar Key Old Florida Clamfest. July 4th (unconfirmed for 2016). This is a new event sponsored by the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, replacing the fledgling Clamerica festival. A 2016 festival has not yet been scheduled.

Lobster Mini-Season: July 27-28, 2016; Regular season August 6, 2015-March 31, 2016

August 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Lobsterfest, Key West, August 11-14, 2016

NSB Shrimp and Seafood Festival, Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, TBA

September 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Gem City Shrimp Blast, Palatka, Sept. 3-4, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend)

Pensacola Seafood Festival, Pensacola, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016

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October 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Florida Scallop and Music Festival, Port St. Joe, Oct. 1-2, 2016 (Dates unconfirmed)

Destin Seafood Festival — Destin — October 1-2, 2016 (Dates unconfirmed)

Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival. Cancelled for 2015; Unknown if it will return.

Clayton Crab Company’s 3rd Annual Seafood Festival. — Rockledge — 2016 dates unknown.

Cedar Key Seafood Festival — Cedar Key — 2016 Dates TBA

Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival — Niceville –2016 Dates TBA

Florida’s Stone Crab Season runs from Oct. 15-May 15

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival, Miami –2016 Dates TBA

Feast of the Sea, West Palm Beach, 2016 Dates TBA

John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival — Madeira Beach –2016 Dates TBA

Frenchy’s 30th Annual Stone Crab Weekend — Clearwater Beach, 2016 Dates TBA

St. Marks Stone Crab Festival — St. Marks –2016 Dates TBA

Naples Stone Crab Festival — Naples — 2016 Dates TBA

South Beach Seafood Festival, Miami Beach, 2016 Dates TBA

Sources: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs; Florida State Parks; ReserveAmerica; Festival web sites.



  1. Laura Chandler-Moss says:

    I had heard the possibility of a seafood festival in April 2016 in Panama City Beach..please check into it and let me know..thanks

  2. lana hoover says:

    please send me all brochures about crab and seafood festivals for 2016… all areas in florida

  3. debbie becker says:

    We will mark your calendars for those on the east coast. Looking forward to comments on our facebooksite: custom radio controlled boats. Hope to show our 16.5ft 1958ish shrimp trawler. debbie

  4. Stephen Cooper says:

    Although technically not people seafood, I think you should include the Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival to be held February 13th – 15th, 2015.

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