Sun 3/30: 10th Annual Deering Seafood Festival

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Enjoy a non-stop island celebration in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Deering Seafood Festival on Sunday, March 30th, from 10 am to 6 pm, complete with delicious catch from the waters of the world, a fun-filled kids’ adventure called “10 Leagues Under the Sea,” stilt walkers, a Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment. 

Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event. The top ten restaurants and caterers lining Seafood Alley are: Golden Rule Seafood Market, Whole Foods Market, Devon Seafood + Steak, Black Point Ocean Grill, Iggy’s Street Wok, Rodbender’s, Paella Party, Marhaba Mediterranean Cuisine, Asian Fusion, and the unique Caribbean flavors from Fancy Loaf Antigua Association. Shrimp, oysters, conch, crab and all types of fish will be steamed, grilled or fried to please every palate. For land lovers, Sports Grill is on hand with their famous wings and burgers. 

Under the big top tent is an All-Star line up of alumnae chefs conducting cooking demonstrations. Returning for their command performances are the following executive chefs: 

Jouvens Jean at Pierre’s at Morada Bay 
Kareem Anguin at Oceanaire Seafood Room 
Samir Canaan at Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House 
Damian Gilchrist at Ocean Reef Club 
Chef Sean Bernal, a crowd-favorite

Kids will enjoy the monstrous hands-on activities in “10 Leagues Under the Sea,” created by the Deering Estate’s Educational and Interpretive Staff. Part scavenger hunt and part scientific exploration, boys and girls seek to find sea creatures whose habitats can be found in various levels of the ocean. For the less intrepid, the Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone is filled with unlimited fun on inflatables, and when hunger strikes, there is a menu with kid-friendly food. 

You won’t want to miss the fun with continuous live entertainment featuring the island groove of the steel drummers, Bushwood Band and Caribbean Crew plus rock ‘n roll music to close out the day with Been There Done That. Enjoy pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, an Artist Lane and tours of the historic Deering Estate. 

Cost: $15 for adults in advance online OR $25 at the gate;
$5 for children ages 4-14; Children under 4 are FREE. 
Admission includes park entrance and all activities excluding, food, drink, pontoon boat rides and rock climbing. 

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE for an additional fee or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 263.