The 17th annual Deering Seafood Festival lures in seafood foodies for a non-stop day of fun, food and entertainment.
The centerpiece of the festival is a cornucopia of culinary delights featuring Florida's freshest fish and seafood, with area restaurants and caterers providing sumptuous fare.
Entertainment takes place throughout the day on the main stage. It's a day of family fun, dancing and grooving to live entertainment. In keeping with the island theme, Virgin Islands stilt walkers and free-spirited Bahamian Junkanoo musicians weave throughout the crowds.
The Deering Seafood Festival offers activities that are both fun and educational for children of all ages, including Deering Discovery Cove, where kids can experiment and explore the wonders of nature. For the younger ones, the Li'l Shrimp Kids Zone provides unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes.
Ongoing activities include Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, as well as Artists Lane, featuring paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artisans.
For those wishing to ride their bikes to the festival, a courtesy bike valet will be available from Heritage House outside the main grounds located in the area between SW 168 Street & SW 167 Street along 72nd Avenue.
The festival takes place Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.
- Adults: $25 in advance online/ $30 the day of the event
- Children 4-14 years old: $7 in advance online/ $10 the day of the event
- Deering Estate Foundation members: complimentary admission
Ticket prices includes entrance and select activities, but excludes food, drink, boat rides, and vendor purchases. Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation and are used for preservation and programming.Purchase tickets