The annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is an event no self-proclaimed seafood lover will want to miss. Another phenomenal festival to attend, but what makes this one different is that it involves all of the Florida Keys. Whether going to gorge and stuff your face with delicious and local seafood, or just wanting to go to support your local fishermen, it’s guaranteed to be a smashing great time.
Every year, the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association play host to one of the most delicious seafood events in the world. If anyone loves seafood as much as they do any other Key West attractions, then we recommend this fun weekend of festivities to book your hotel for the whole family. The Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is held over a weekend in January, most likely the weekend closest to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Florida Keys Seafood Festival is two full days of fun and deliciously prepared seafood. Lasting from 11 a.m. on both days until 8 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Located at the Bayview Park in Key West, FL, the festival will be held at the park which is off of Truman Avenue.
Menus of the event will include grilled lobster, fried fish, Key West shrimp, Conch, and the melt-in-your-mouth delectable Stone Crab Claws. This popular dish of South Florida is one that every seafood lover of the world needs to try, so be sure to come with an empty stomach. Visitors of the Florida Key Seafood festival will be able to wash down the delicious meal with beer and margaritas (for 21 and up), soda or water, then finish the day with a heavenly Key Lime Pie or Cuban Styled Flan.
In between eating, guests will get to enjoy the bands playing live music, and different types of entertainment, the whole family will love. There are tons of things to do in Key West for the kids, especially at the Florida Keys Seafood Festival. This includes fun arts and craft tables so kids can make their favorite sea critter with glitter and paints, get their face painted, while parents can relax and even browse the craft vendors. There is also a marine life exhibit, complete with a touch tank, to give kids an interactive education. There will be physical activities for the kids to get out some of their excited energy, like a rock wall to climb or a mini water park, fully loaded with fun floats to ride.