18th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
When: January 13 - January 14, 2024
Where: Bayview Park, 1320 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
The 18th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival: A Seafood Extravaganza
Get ready for a mouthwatering adventure at the 18th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival! This two-day celebration of the sea will take place on Saturday, January 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 15th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 2023, at the beautiful Bayview Park in Key West.
Admission and Benefiting a Great Cause
For adults, there is a $10 admission charge that covers both days of the festival and even enters you into a raffle for a chance to win $250 worth of delectable seafood. Children under 12 can enjoy the festivities for free. Best of all, the proceeds from the festival go towards supporting sustainable fisheries management programs and youth scholarships.
Feast on the Bounty of the Sea
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other. The festival menu boasts an array of seafood delights, including fried fish baskets or platters with slaw and black beans & rice, fried clam baskets, grilled spiny lobster platters, stone crab claws with key lime mustard sauce, peel and eat Key West Pink Shrimp with cocktail sauce, smoked fish dip with crackers, creamy lobster bisque, Bahamian-style conch chowder, conch ceviche, and conch fritters. If seafood isn't your thing, hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. And to quench your thirst, we've got a variety of beverages, including beer, wine, rumaritas, rum runners, water, soda, and coffee. Don't forget to save room for desserts like Estella’s Famous Flan, Natilla, Key Lime Pie, and other homemade treats.
Activities for Everyone
The festival offers a range of exciting activities, including a raffle where you can win $250 worth of seafood delivered to your home! Shop to your heart's content with an array of vendors offering arts, crafts, and marine life-related items. Be entertained all day by fantastic live performances. And don't miss the Children's Eco Discovery Zone, filled with engaging activities for the little ones.
Adult Beverages and More
Enjoy adult beverages such as beer, wine, and frozen rumaritas made with First Legal Rum. Check out event t-shirts, koozies, and authentic lobster trap buoys available for sale, so you can take home a piece of this amazing festival.
Saturday, January 14th:
- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Bahama Village Music School - Junkaneau and Jazz band
- 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Marshall Morlock Band - Classic Rock
- 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Rubixx - 80's Tribute Band
- 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Southern Stampede - Southern rock, classic, country, 90's
Sunday, January 15th:
- 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Bahama Village Music School - Junkaneau and Jazz band
- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: 79th Street Band - Friends and musicians from Marathon
- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Lady A Band - Classic rock, blues
- 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Mr. Nice Guy - Premier South Florida Classic Rock band
About the Festival
The Seafood Festival is all about bringing our community together to celebrate the local catch. It showcases the Keys' commercial fishing industry by offering the freshest seafood available. Our fishermen and women take pride in providing a variety of seafood at reasonable prices, making it a family-friendly event you won't want to miss.
About the FKCFA
The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association (FKCFA) plays an active role in our community. They focus on both short and long-term benefits for their members, including scholarship programs, seafood festivals, grant funding for special projects, educational programs, and environmental responsibility through trap design studies and trap cleanup programs.
The success of the Florida Keys Seafood Festival is made possible by the support and generosity of local businesses. Their contributions help the local seafood industry thrive in our community.
Vendor booths at the festival offer a wide range of arts, crafts, and items depicting aspects of the fishing community and marine life. You'll also find handcrafted goods by local artisans and educational exhibits by several conservatory organizations. If you're interested in being a vendor, don't forget to fill out a Vendor Application.
Join us for a weekend of seafood delights, entertainment, and community spirit at the 18th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival. It's an event that truly embodies the flavor and essence of the Florida Keys!