South Florida will celebrate seafood, waterfront living and the start of the stone crab season at The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival. For the third year in a row, event organizers will bring together an array of seafood vendors offering bushels of shrimp, oysters, crawfish, lobster, stone crab, fish and clams prepared in a variety of ways.

The ever-popular Casablanca Fish Market will once again overflow with fish from around the world that folks can select, purchase and take home after they’ve had their fill at the festival. The Milam Kitchen Lab will feature cooking demos by popular South Florida restaurants. In the past, it has showcased popular chefs, including George Patti from Salt Fusion Cuisine, Oscar del Rivero from Jaguar Ceviche Spoon, Igor Ferraro from La Bottega, Alex Lopez from Calamari and Michael Cerny from Truluck’s.  

Families are encouraged to come with their children, who will enjoy playing in the inflatable pirate village found in the Family Fun Zone. For those looking for a more exclusive experience, there’s the VIP Island, which will serve complimentary cocktails and food under a large tent and offer air-conditioned bathrooms. The VIP area will be limited to 500 VIP ticket holders.

To complete the equation, the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival will have a constant stream of live music including calypso, steel drum, island escapism and reggae. The Festival will also feature several nautically themed exhibitors showcasing art, jewelry and home decor.

WHEN:    Sunday, October 18 - 11:00 a.m. to sundown!
WHERE:  Peacock Park/ Coconut Grove
                 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL  33133

GENERAL INFO:    To access the festival, there is a $20 fee at the door. Children 12 years and under enter for free. Presale tickets will be available online at a discount at  

The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is brought to you by the folks at SWARM Event Agency, creators of Grovetoberfest, Wynwood Art Walk, Sprung!, Basel House, St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Mary Brickell Village and many other fun, high-profile events.

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