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2017-2018 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

2017-2018 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

florida seafood festivalNothing 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

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Calendar updated 5/4/2017

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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

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

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:

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):

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

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

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

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

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

 

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21 Comments

  1. How can I go about getting our festival included on your site. It is the Martin County Shrimp & Lobster Festival May 12-15, 2017?

  2. Gene Fiorot says:

    Outragous Parking fees up to 20 dollars, 15 dollar entrance fee completely nuts, and food prices like fine dining. Imagine a 23 dollar Lobster Roll with imitation lobster. The only fresh fish caught was me. Not next year. Stay away a completely commercial endeavor designed to rip people off. City Manger of Cocoa should be more careful before he gives it his emprimada

    • Thanks for your comments about the Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival, which was held on Feb. 24-26. Unfortunately, a few seafood festivals are seen as money-makers and not as cultural heritage. Personally, I stopped going to the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival many years ago for the exact same reasons.

  3. You mention Cortez in your main paragraph but then you don’t list anything about the stone crab fest this weekend??

  4. Hi there! We’re having our 5th annual Cortez Stone Crab Festival November 5th & 6th, if you’d like to add us to the list! Free admission, live music, fun for the whole family! https://www.facebook.com/Cortez-Stone-Crab-Festival-470428669675726/

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