It seems like everywhere you turn, another seafood festival is on, filling Florida’s cities with live music, waterfront fun and our favorite seafood flavors grilled, steamed or shucked to perfection.
Springtime means seafood festival season for the Sunshine State, and we’re exploring some of the most exciting events ahead—plus tips on how to enjoy them with your family, friends and fellow sea-foodies. Take a look and dig in.
Find your festival
The key to maximizing your seafood festival experience starts, naturally, with finding a festival near you! Whether they’re right around the corner or the perfect distance for a daycation, here are a few upcoming events we have our eye on…
As is the case with any food festival, these local seafood-centric events are made to be savored—so be sure to leave room for fresh grilled fish, paella, crab cakes, tacos and much more.
Slather on the sunscreen
Because these events tend to take place outdoors, by beautiful beaches and waterways—just another reason to love winter and spring in the Sunshine State—you will want to apply plenty of sunscreen for your day of browsing and snacking. Plus, be open to the possibility of an extended adventure! These seafood festivals give you the chance to explore local beaches, fishing fun and natural excursions you won’t soon forget.
For some seafood inspiration…
These seafood festivals celebrate the one-of-a-kind culture and cuisine that each slice of Florida’s fishing scene provides. It’s the same idea behind Stonewood dishes like our Chef’s Day Boat Feature, which changes daily and is the brainchild of chefs in each unique location—so you can always count on enjoying something fresh, exciting and truly personal!
Other Stonewood seafood favorites, perfect for enjoying between festival-hopping, include…
We hope that today’s guide helps you enjoy seafood festival season to the fullest! Of course, when you’re craving fresh seafood flavors between festivals, we’ve got you covered. Swing by your local Stonewood to enjoy Oysters, Chowders and flavorful Chef’s Day Boat Features that add personal, local flair to your meal.