The South Beach Food Festival is the ultimate culinary showcase experience. Over the course of 5 days, enjoy a full spread of gourmet seafood dishes from award-winning chefs, as well as countless other events. Mark your calendars, because the 2019 dates are Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Saturday, Oct. 26.
This yearly event is not to be missed. Convinced already? Find more information and purchase tickets here. Unsure? Take a look at our top 5 reasons you absolutely cannot miss the South Beach Seafood Week this year:
1. This is not your average food fest.
You won’t be wandering around sampling bites of street food. This festival boasts premiere South Florida chefs serving up unique dishes and real portions. The options are endless, ranging from ceviche to lobster waffle cones. Whether you want to revisit your favorites or try something new, your food will be coming from renowned seafood experts. We guarantee your palate will not be left unsatisfied.
2. Two words: Stone. Crab.
Every coastal city in the world boasts “unparalleled” fresh seafood, whether true or not. In the case of Miami, bragging rights have certainly been won when it comes to stone crab. Kick off the start of the October season the right way by joining us at South Beach. If you’ve tried stone crab before, you know this specialty offers a sweet flavor and is best served fresh. Luckily for South Beach Seafood Festival guests, these claws are fresh, pre-cracked, and ready to eat. Never tried it? Here’s your chance. The season only lasts a few months, so grab your mustard aioli and get it while it’s good at the festival.
3. Fun for everyone.
The South Beach Seafood Festival is so much more than seafood. Allergic to shellfish? Head to the open bars. Not 21? Enjoy live music, games, cooking demonstrations, and beautiful views. Just love seafood? You’re in the right place. Everyone is welcome at this event, so bring your friends and family for an unforgettable experience.
4. Spice up your vacation.
Coming from far away? Make planning your Miami getaway that much simpler by purchasing one of South Beach Seafood Festival’s conveniently bundled ticket + hotel experiences. Alternatively, contact the team to help custom-plan your trip via email. The daily events will ensure you’re always entertained after a long day at the beach.
Are you a local? So often we fail to take advantage of what our own state has to offer. Do yourself a favor and make your weeknight or weekend more interesting with a day or 2 (or 5) at South Beach Seafood Week. Tickets range from $49-$800 depending on which events you wish to attend, so there’s something for everyone. Not to mention, you can do some good with your purchase. This brings us to the last reason you absolutely cannot miss this event…
5. Donate to a great cause
Meet the beneficiary of this event: the EAT SMART Program. Through this initiative, the CI Foundation aims to combat childhood hunger and obesity in Miami-Dade county. EAT SMART promotes youth health, nutrition, exercise, and development in partnership with Community in Schools (CIS). Your ticket purchase is not only a gift to yourself, but a direct benefit to the health and wellness of Florida youth. More information available here.
Truthfully, there are many more reasons not to miss this festival, but we invite you to come and discover them for yourself. Check out the full lineup of events for the week here. If you wish to purchase a ticket, you can do so here. Whatever your reason for attending, we look forward to seeing you there.