Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

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Florida Seafood Festivals

Slideshow of Seafood Festival Photos

Florida is known for its commercial fishing heritage and quality seafood products. Many communities throughout the state are home to annual festivals that celebrate the positive impact of commercial fishing and seafood. These family-oriented events have a local flair that is unique to each community. All feature delicious local seafood, and many have live musical performances by local and regional acts, arts and crafts vendors, children’s rides, parades, 5K run/walks, cooking demonstrations, and competitions such as oyster shucking. Florida’s seafood festivals are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services maintains a list of seafood festivals throughout Florida, but, because seafood festivals are not required to register with the Department, the list is not a complete one. Being listed does not imply that a seafood festival is endorsed, approved or otherwise sanctioned by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Seafood Festival Locator

The grid below lists seafood festivals in Florida. Contact the individual festival sponsors directly for information regarding, tickets, parking, entertainment, or to participate as a vendor. Contact information for each festival is available by clicking on the festival name. If the festival has its own web site, click on "Web" in the right-hand column to go directly to the festival’s website.

Florida Seafood Festivals - 2013
Month Event Name
(Click on name for additional information)
Location Dates Web
January Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off Apalachicola, Florida January 19, 2013 Web
  Florida Keys Seafood Festival Key West, Florida January 19, 2013 Web
  Port Salerno Seafood Festival Port Salerno, Florida January 26, 2013 Web
February Everglades City Seafood Festival Everglades City, Florida February 8-10, 2013 Web
  Cortez Commercial Fishing Fest 2013 Cortez, Florida February 16-17, 2013 Web
March St. Augustine Seafood and Music Festival Saint Augustine, Florida March 1-3, 2013 Web
  Treasure Coast Seafood Festival Port St. Lucie, Florida March 2, 2013 Web
  Grant Seafood Festival Grant, Florida March 2-3, 2013 Web
  Marathon Seafood Festival Marathon, Florida March 9-10, 2013 Web
  Shrimpa-Palooza Festival Homosassa, Florida March 23, 2013 Web
  Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival Fort Pierce, Florida March 23, 2013 Web
  Marco Island Seafood Festival Marco Island, Florida March 23-24, 2013 Web
  Deering Seafood Festival Miami, Florida  March 24, 2013 Web
April Desoto Heritage Seafood Festival Bradenton, Florida April 5-7, 2013  
  2nd Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Festival Fort Pierce, Florida April 6, 2013 Web
  Springtime Tallahassee Seafood Festival Tallahassee, Florida April 6, 2013 Web
  Dania Beach Seafood Festival Dania Beach, Florida April 6-7, 2013  
  Jupiter Seafood Festival Jupiter, Florida April 6-7, 2013 Web
  Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Pompano Beach, Florida April 26-28, 2013 Web
  Halifax Oyster Festival Daytona Beach, Florida April 27, 2013 Web
May Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Fernandina Beach, Florida May 3-5, 2013 Web
  Panacea Blue Crab Festival Panacea, Florida May 4, 2013 Web
  Blue Crab Festival Palatka, Florida May 24-27, 2013  
September Pensacola Seafood Festival Pensacola, Florida September 27-29, 2013 Web
October Destin Seafood Festival Destin, Florida October 4-6, 2013 Web
  Cedar Key Seafood Festival Cedar Key, Florida October 19-20, 2013 Web
  John's Pass Annual Seafood Festival Madeira Beach, Florida October 25-27, 2013 Web
  St. Marks Stone Crab Festival St. Marks, Florida October 26, 2013 Web
  Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival Panacea, Florida October 26, 2013  
  Naples Stone Crab Festival Naples, Florida October 26-27, 2013 Web
  Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Niceville, Florida  October 2013 (Date TBD) Web
November Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola, Florida November 1-2, 2013 Web
  Stone Crab Jam Crystal River, Florida November 2, 2013 Web
  Ruskin Seafood Festival Ruskin, Florida November 2-3, 2013 Web
  Sebastian Clambake Sebastian, Florida November 8-10, 2013 Web
  Homosassa Seafood Fest Homosassa, Florida November 9-10, 2013 Web
  Lake Park Seafood Festival Lake Park, Florida November 9-10, 2013 Web
  Sponge Docks Seafood Festival Tarpon Springs, Florida November 9-10, 2013 Web
  Stuart Seafood Festival Stuart, Florida November 16-17, 2013 Web
  Yankeetown Arts and Crafts and Seafood Festival Yankeetown, Florida November 23-24, 2013  

Contact Us About Seafood Festivals

Division of Marketing and Development
Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing
The Collins Building, Innovation Park
2051 East Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310

Martin May
(850) 617-7280
(850) 617-7281 Fax

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