Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is all about celebrating seafood, waterfront living and giving people their fill of the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea. Bushels of shrimp, oysters, crawfish, lobster, clams and fresh fish will soon overflow at the quaint neighborhood of Coconut Grove, just in time for the opening of stone crab season in October.
There’s no better place to savor a multitude of seafood prepared in a variety of ways including Caribbean with its Bahamian cracked conch and Jamaican Jerk grilled fish, Latin American offering paella and Peruvian ceviche, Cajun with its gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee, Northeastern offering traditional chowders, lobster rolls and clam boils, Asian with the always-satisfying sushi and sashimi and, last but not least, Florida seafood with its world-famous stone crab, lobster and fresh fish.
In addition, people can head over to the “Grove Wharf” – a farmer’s market meets seafood – where experts will be on hand to help them select the right items to purchase and take home.Â Live music includes calypso, steel drum, reggae and Island Escapism. The Festival will also feature several nautically-themed exhibitors showcasing art, jewelry and decor.Â General admission tickets are available at the door for $20. Their Parking Partner,Â ParkJockey, allows guests to book a guaranteed parking spot for The Coconut Grove Seafood FestivalÂ in advance.