Florida Seafood Festivals

    By: VISIT FLORIDA staff

    Want seafood? Florida has it, on a huge scale and pretty much year round.

    Here’s a sampling of seafood festivals in the Sunshine State from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    All feature delicious local seafood, and many have live musical performances, arts and crafts vendors, children’s rides, parades, 5K run/walks, cooking demonstrations, and competitions such as oyster shucking.

    Let’s eat. 

    January

    Enter your best recipe and be a contestant in the oyster cook-off or just come out and enjoy a day of wonderful food, refreshments and music at the Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off. 

    Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off

    Apalachicola    

    Florida Keys Seafood Festival

    Key West

    Port Salerno Seafood Festival

    Port Salerno

    February

    Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival  

    Clearwater   

    Chowder Cook-off Seafood Festival

    Port Canaveral

    Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

    Cortez

    Everglades City Seafood Festival

    Everglades City 

    Jupiter Seafood Festival

    Jupiter   

    Port Canaveral Seafood Festival

    Port Canaveral   

    ShrimpFest

    Fellsmere

    Each year rows of seafood booths serve up succulent stone crab claws at the Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival.

    Each year rows of seafood booths serve up succulent stone crab claws at the Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival.

    Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival

    A plate of freshly shucked oysters from Boss Oyster in Apalachicola

    A plate of freshly shucked oysters from Boss Oyster in Apalachicola

    Contributed Photo

    March 

    Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Festival           

    Dania Beach 

    Deering Seafood Festival

    Miami    

    Grant Seafood Festival

    Grant

    Homosassa Seafood Festival      

    Homosassa  

    Marathon Seafood Festival

    Marathon    

    Marco Island Seafood Festival

    Marco Island    

    Shrimpapalooza Festival

    Homosassa  

    St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

    St. Augustine   

    Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival

    Fort Pierce  

    April 

    Fort Pierce Oyster Festival         

    Force Pierce

    Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival         

    Fernandina Beach 

    Panacea Blue Crab Festival       

    Panacea        

    Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

    Pompano Beach 

    Treasure Coast Seafood Festival

    Port St. Lucie       

    May

    Blue Crab Festival

    Palatka 

    August

    Did you know? Florida’s commercial spiny lobster season runs from August through March.Julie Fletcher for VISIT FLORIDA 

    Key West Lobsterfest

    Key West  

    September

    Pensacola Seafood Festival

    Pensacola  

    October

    Cedar Key Seafood Festival

    Cedar Key    

    Destin Seafood Festival

    Destin       

    Naples Stone Crab Festival

    Naples   

    Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival

    Panama City Beach           

    St. Marks Stone Crab Festival    

    St. Marks   

    November

    Florida Seafood Festival

    Apalachicola   

    John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival

    Madeira Beach

    Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival

    Ormond Beach

    Ruskin Seafood Festival

    Ruskin          

    Sponge Docks Seafood Festival

    Tarpon Springs   

    Stone Crab Jam      

    Crystal River

    Stuart Seafood Festival   

    Stuart

    Yankeetown Seafood Festival

    Yankeetown

    SPONSORS & PARTNERS