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The iconic South Beach Seafood Festival, brought to you by Breakthru Beverage Florida and partners, along with the team from CI Management, kicks off Miami’s globally-recognized stone crab season every October in the best way that South Beach knows how!

This is not your typical seafood festival in Miami, but a high-end experience that showcases the talents of South Florida’s leading chefs and culinary masterminds via a diverse group of events. What’s more, the seafood festival benefits a great cause with CI Foundation’s EAT SMART program, a program that provides healthy meals and nutritional guidance to Florida’s youth.

Enjoy an incredible week of fun that includes pop-up cafes, fresh seafood, open bars, live music, culinary demonstrations, and more.


About Us | South Beach Seafood Festival

SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL – MAIN EVENT

Saturday’s beachfront festival, brought to you by Jack Daniel’s and presented by Coca-Cola, spans four blocks and welcomes over 13,000 seafoodies each year. It’s a day of fun in the sun the Sobe Chic way.

The one-of-a-kind South Beach Seafood Festival is open to the public and welcomes individuals of all ages. Bring your friends, family, kids, and neighbors to one of the top Florida seafood events around. Travel from out of town to experience the best seafood festival in the country with our convenient ticket and hotel package options.


Seafood | South Beach Seafood Festival

THE SEAFOOD

The South Beach Seafood Festival is all about mouthwatering seafood from local restaurants and participants. In fact, we bring together the top South Florida seafood chefs to create handcrafted gourmet seafood dishes that you won’t find anywhere else.

You’ll be able to enjoy seafood specialties such as:

  • Seasonal stone crabs,
  • Shrimp cocktail,
  • Fish tacos,
  • Fresh oysters,
  • Lobster waffle cones,
  • Seafood ceviche,
  • And so much more!

Come prepared to indulge at pop-up cafes from leading Miami restaurants with the freshest seafood items to choose from. Where else can you enjoy dishes from 20 award-winning Chefs in one day? The South Beach Seafood Festival brings fine dining to the sand with stone crabs from Joe’s Stone Crab, shrimp diavola from Cibo Wine Bar, fresh oysters from the Shelborne, sushi from Dragonfly, lobster morsels from Lobster Bar Sea Grille, famous shrimp tacos from Naked Taco, and so much more. This isn’t a tasting festival; this is an eating festival! Enjoy large portions at festival-friendly pricing.


Drinks | South Beach Seafood Festival

THE DRINKS

Alongside our many seafood offerings, you’ll also find complimentary all-day open bars for 21 and over. Pair your choice of eats with delicious cocktails from Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Herradura, and Woodford Reserve to name a few. Or, visit our Bloody Mary or Bellini Bars if that suits you. In the mood for wine or ice cold beer with your seafood? Our selection of top-shelf refreshments is 100% included in your ticket so you can party the day away. We urge you to drink responsibly!

You’ll even find decadent sweet cocktails to end your meal (that’s right, make room for dessert here too!).


The Experience | South Beach Seafood Festival

THE EXPERIENCE

Of course, no South Florida festivals are complete without live music entertainment! Head to our Main Stage to enjoy live bandstand other performers throughout the festival. Sit back, relax and let the entertainment enhance your culinary experience. We’ll be featuring some of the region’s top musical talents from a range of genres across three stages so there’s always something for everyone!.

At South Beach Seafood Festival You’ll also discover:

  • Your favorite DJs and musicians in the Jack Daniel’s Beach Club,
  • Beach games like life-size Jenga and Connect Four to name a few,
  • Culinary demos at the Milam’s Market Culinary Showcase,
  • VIP Experiences in the Land Rover Hospitality Village & Goya Culinary Pavilion,
  • The Celebrity Cruises Dance Club,
  • …and so much more.

There’s no limit to what you can experience at the South Beach Seafood Festival. We’re all about creating a signature experience for everyone to enjoy. And, it’s all happening right on the sand—the way it was meant to be! Eat, drink, and treat yourself to the best food the country has to offer.

Imagine hanging with thousands of enthusiastic seafood lovers on glorious South Beach. The venue is beautiful, the food is like nothing you can get anywhere else, and the entertainment is second to none. Plus, nobody knows how to party like Miami!


PRODUCTION TEAM

The South Beach Seafood Festival Week is owned and produced by CI Management. CI Management has been producing events for over 20 years in South Florida, most notably the Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Tournament, Experience SOFI, and the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival, among others.

They are a leader in FUN-raising and bring to you an experience you don’t want to miss. Make sure you check out all of their Florida seafood events and more by visiting their website at ci-mgt.com.


EVENT BENEFICIARY

A portion of proceeds from the South Beach Seafood Festival benefits the South Beach Seafood Festival’s EAT SMART. South Beach Seafood Festival is a 501c3 non profit and the benefiting program, EAT SMART, fulfills the perfect balance between youth nutrition and childhood development by providing healthy weekend meals and nutritional guidance to Miami Beach youth by creating programs in various schools to ensure growth, inspiration, and all around fulfillment of happiness in order to ensure success in their futures.