October 21 & 22, 11am-7pm – Miami Marine Stadium, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
What better way to kick off Stone Crab Season than to enjoy it by the sea at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium with seafood vendors, live Caribbean beats, a family fun zone, mojito bars, and more! The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is a waterfront celebration of all things seafood. With proceeds going towards Celebration of the Sea Foundation, the two-day event will offer South Florida the chance to savor some of the freshest seafood all-day-long with over 25 gourmet seafood partners. This family-oriented event offers seafood lovers the chance to buy fresh seafood at the Casablanca Fish Market and savor everything from lobster rolls to conch fritters, all while browsing the market exhibiting nautically themed jewelry, art, and decorations.
Other fun features of the festival include The Shipwreck Bar & Lounge, which will be jamminâ€™ with live acoustic music, crafted cocktails and plenty of lounge seating. The Celebration of The Sea Kidsâ€™ Discovery Zone will offer inflatable slides, games, free activities, face painting and a scuba-diving tank with professional instructors. In addition, the festivalâ€™s official charity partner will have a wide variety of hands-on environmental and educational exhibits along with exciting games and activities for all. The Kitchen Lab will offer some delicious demonstrations with local and celebrity chefs. On Saturday, there will be a â€œClam Chowder Contestâ€ with two seafood enthusiasts who go head-to-head for a cash prize. Also on Saturday, Phuc Yea, Poke 305, and Andy Bates, who is known for his hearty street food will all conduct a cooking demo. On Sunday, there will be a â€œBattle on the Bayâ€ contest series where local chefs will face off in a challenge to see who wins the title for: Best Ceviche, Best Paella, and Best Fish Taco.
General Admission One Day Ticket – $15; Weekend Ticket – $25; Family Pack One Day (2 Adults & Unlimited Kids) – $25. Kids under 10 are Free. For more info contact 305-461-2700 or email info@TheSwarmEffect.com. #GroveSeafood, #SWARMwithUS@GroveSeafood
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