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2016-17 Florida Seafood Festival Calendar

2016-17 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, especially in fishing ports such as Cedar Key, Cortez, Fort Myers, Mayport, Fernandina Beach, Apalachicola and the Florida Keys.

With this comprehensive listing, you can start planning your seafood festival adventure today. Mark the calendar. Make those reservations.

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

Bookmark this page for future reference. 
New! See our 2016-2017 Florida Festival Calendar for a wide range of other festivals, 
Updated 6/19/2016

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June 2016 Seafood Festival in Florida

There are no seafood festival scheduled during June.

Other worthy festivals in June

July 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

There are no seafood festivals scheduled during July.

Lobster Mini-Season: July 27-28, 2016; Regular season ends March 31, 2016

Other worthy festivals this month:

August 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

NSB Shrimp and Seafood Festival, Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, Aug. 4, 2016

Lobsterfest, Key West, August 11-14, 2016

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

Florida Scallop and Music Festival, George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

Destin Seafood Festival, Harborwalk, Destin, September 30-October 2, 2016

October 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Cedar Key Seafood Festival — Cedar Key — Oct. 15-16, 2016

Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival — Niceville –Oct. 21-23, 2016

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

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival, Miami –October 15, 2016

Frenchy’s 30th Annual Stone Crab Weekend — Clearwater Beach, Oct. 21-22, 2016

St. Marks Stone Crab Festival — St. Marks — Oct. 22, 2016

South Beach Seafood Festival, Miami Beach, Oct. 22, 2016

Feast of the Sea, West Palm Beach, Oct. 26, 2016

John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival — Madeira Beach — Oct. 27-30, 2016

Naples Stone Crab Festival — Naples — Oct. 28-30, 2016

Other worthy festivals to consider this month:

November Seafood Festivals in Florida

Florida Seafood Festival – Apalachicola — Nov. 4-5, 2016

Sebastian Clambake – Sebastian — Nov. 4-6, 2016

Stone Crab Jam – Crystal River — Nov. 5, 2016

Brandon Seafood Festival — Brandon — $25 all you can eat. Southern fried fish, boiled shrimp, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Sponsored by Rotary. (2016 dates TBA)

Ruskin Seafood Festival – Ruskin — Nov. 5-6, 2016 — E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Avenue NW, Ruskin, FL 33570; Alcohol free; Free parking; Admission $5

Sponge Docks Seafood Festival — Tarpon Springs — Nov. 11-13, 2016

Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival, Nov. 12-13, 2016

Homosassa Seafood Fest – Homosassa — Nov. 12-13, 2016

Stuart Seafood Festival — Memorial Park, Stuart — Nov. 19-20, 2016

Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival – Nov. 19-20, 2016

Other worthy festivals to consider this month:


December 2016 Seafood Festivals in Florida

We are unaware of any 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.

January 2017 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Florida Keys Seafood Festival, Jan. 14-15, 2017, Bayview Park, Key West

Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, Jan 21-22, 2017. Five Points Park.

Goodland Mullet Festival and Buzzard Lope, Goodland (Marco Island), Jan. 28, 2017

Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Waterfront area. (2017 dates TBA)

Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival, Jan. 28-29, 2017

February 2017 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Everglades Seafood Festival, Everglades City, Feb. 10-12, 2017

Sandestin Gumbo Festival and Seafood Boil — Feb. 17-18, 2017. Baytowne Wharf, Destin

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez Village (Bradenton), (2017 dates TBA)

Jupiter Seafood Festival, Carlin Park, Jupiter, (2017 dates TBA)

Sea-Blues Festival, Coachman Park, Clearwater, Feb 17-19, 2017

ShrimpFest & Craft Beer Hullabaloo, Old Historic School House at 22 S. Orange Street in Fellsmere. Feb. 25-26, 2017

March 2017 Seafood Festivals in Florida

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, March 3-5, 2017

Grant Seafood Festival, Grant-Sebastian, March 4-5, 2017.

Safety Harbor Seafood Festival, Safety Harbor, (2017 dates TBA); Marina Park.

Marathon Seafood Festival, Marathon, March 11-12, 2017; Fresh local seafood, lobster tails, stone crab, fish, shrimp.

Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 11-12, 2017

ShrimpaPalooza, Homosassa Springs, (2017 dates TBA)

Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival, Fort Pierce, (2017 dates TBA)

Marco Island Seafood Festival, Marco Island, March 24-26, 2017

Deering Seafood Festival, Miami, March 26, 2017

April 2017 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Desoto Heritage Festival, (2017 TBA)

Fort Pierce Oyster Festival, April 1, 2017

CrawDebauchery Crawfish and Music Festival, Amphitheater Field, Pompano Beach, April 1-2, 2017

Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration, Dania Beach, (2017 TBA)

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, Pompano Beach, April 28-30, 2017

Cotee River Seafest, New Port Richey (2017 TBA)

Halifax Oyster Festival, City Island, Daytona Beach (2017 TBA)

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Fernandina Beach, May 5-7, 2017

Pensacola Crawfish Festival (2017 TBA)

May 2017 Seafood Festivals in Florida

Palatka Blue Crab Festival, May 26-29, 2017 — Memorial Day Weekend.

Other worthy festivals this month:

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


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  1. s.white says:

    I wish someone would create a map with links to seafood festivals in florida

  2. 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

  3. lana hoover says:

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

  4. 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

  5. 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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