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2016 South Beach Seafood Festival

South Beach Seafood Week 2016October 19 – 22, Various Locations, Miami Beach

South Beach Seafood Week 2016 is back with its annual four-day, action-packed extravaganza celebrating Miami’s famous stone crab season. The fest launches on Thursday, with Cooking and Cocktails at Meat Market and continues with An Evening at Joe’s, featuring a five-course dinner by chef Andre Bienvenue that’s complemented by Jackson Family wines. Tickets cost $500 and include an open bar and VIP gift bags. Day three presents the highly anticipated Chef Showdown. From 7 to 11 p.m. at the Goya Culinary Pavilion, 12 chefs will take the heat to the next level in six competitions. Attendees can enjoy samples from each contender and vote for the chefs who stole their heart. This year will also feature the first bartender competition, hosted by Herradura. Tickets for the Chef Showdown start at $150. Finally, Saturday brings the South Beach Seafood Festival. From noon to 7 p.m., Lummus Park will transform into a playground of good eats and rad music. Seventeen pop-up restaurants along the beach will serve crabcakes, lobster waffle cones, shrimp tacos, and many other delectables. The Jack Daniel’s Beach Club will host local DJs, and live bands will perform on the Main Stage. Keep your legal buzz going with more than 30 bar stations and the Corona Beer Garden. At the Whole Foods Demo Zone, professional chefs and mixologists will teach you their culinary secrets. General admission costs $35, while VIP tickets will grant you extra perks, including extended party hours from 7 to 11 pm, for $150. #SobeSeafood @SobeSeafoodFest