Calling all seafood lovers! Get ready for a non-stop celebration with scrumptious seafood, celebrity chef demos, kids’ activities, live entertainment, educational activities, and more!
14th Annual Deering Seafood Festival
Presented by Tom Thumb
Sunday, March 25, 2018
10am to 6pm
Adults: $20 in advance / $25 at the gate; Children (ages 4-14): $7 in advance / $10 at the gate > Purchase tickets ONLINE and save!
Deering Estate Foundation Members get FREE ADMISSION! Not a member? Join ONLINE today or call 305-235-1668 ext. 263.
The centerpiece of the festival is a cornucopia of culinary delights featuring Florida’s freshest fish and seafood, with area restaurants and caterers providing sumptuous fare along Seafood Alley presented by Golden Rule Seafood. More than two tons of ice keeps the thirst-quenching backyard beverages, presented by Landshark Lager, ice cold and the frozen drink machines humming all day.
For the foodies, cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day, featuring popular chefs from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants held under the big-top tent over the Deering Estate’s historic courtyard. While Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event, continuous entertainment takes place throughout the day on the main stage, presented by Mosquito Joe. It’s a day of family fun, dancing and grooving. In keeping with the island theme, Virgin Islands Stilt Walkers and free-spirited Bahamian Junkanoo musicians weave throughout the crowds.
The Deering Seafood Festival offers activities that are both fun and educational for children of all ages, including Deering Discovery Cove, where kids can experiment and explore the wonders of the world’s 5 oceans. For the younger ones, the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone provides unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities, and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes. Ongoing activities include a rock-climbing wall and the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, as well as an Artists’ Lane, featuring paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artisans.
For those wishing to pedal to the festival, a courtesy bike valet is offered. Free Park and Ride is also available at Westminster Christian School and Palmetto Bay Village Center, with continuous shuttle-bus service to the Estate. Please note, no coolers, picnic baskets, pop-up tents, umbrellas or pets are allowed and the event is rain or shine.