Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the South Beach Seafood Festival? When is the South Beach Seafood Festival? Where is it? What events are taking place? We’ve got all the answers here including valuable insight into tickets, food, and more.

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Enjoy the iconic South Beach Seafood Festival October 16-20, 2018!

#SobeSeafood Week is made up of five unique events taking place Tuesday, October 16, 2018, through Saturday, October 20, 2018!

Yes! Tuesday’s event is held in the outside garden while Wednesday and Thursday are held indoors. On Friday and Saturday, the events are held on the sand at Lummus Park but will happen rain or shine.

All South Beach Seafood Festival week events are 100% all-inclusive except for Saturday’s Main Festival. Your tickets to the Tuesday through Friday events cover all food and drink.

Saturday’s beach festival tickets include 100% open bar for all ticket types! Food is available for purchase from 20+ featured restaurant cafes. There are over 70 top menu items to choose from at festival-friendly prices of $5 – $10, and all menu items are appetizer-size sharable portions (so, plenty to go around). General Admission Ticket Holders will also enjoy complimentary tasting samples in the Whole Foods Market Culinary Showcase Demo Kitchen and in the Goya Foods’ Experience.

VIP ticket holders each get $20 of food vouchers to use at any participating restaurant cafes. Also, VIP ticket holders will enjoy additional complimentary samplings throughout the Land Rover VIP Hospitality Village & Goya’s Culinary Pavilion including Goya Foods, Seafood World’s raw bar, and more!

Yes. Specialty Wheelchairs are available at registration and can navigate the sand at our outdoor events. For more information, contact

On Saturday, you can bring almost anything you need to enjoy a day in the sun! You are welcome to bring beach chairs, towels, strollers, beach bags, and purses. Note: all bags will be searched at the entrance.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • weapons of any kind
  • drugs
  • pets (unless certified and wearing the service vest)
  • outside food and drink
  • very large bags/suitcases

Many of our partnerships are in place for the 2018 season, but if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact us at Limited vendor opportunities and activations must include at least a 10×20 interactive experience to be considered for the festival. Please send a brief description to

We are accepting press pass applications for both Friday and Saturday events. Request an application from Rachel Creveling ( Deadline for applications is September 24, 2018. Accepted press will be notified via email and credentials will be sent via email by or before September 28, 2018. No applications will be accepted after this time.

Proudly! A portion of all proceeds from the South Beach Seafood Festival benefits the COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FOUNDATION (“CI Foundation“). CI Foundation’s 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. They do this by creating a program in various schools that ensures growth, inspiration, and all around fulfillment of happiness. The goal is to ensure success in their futures.

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Tickets must be purchased in advance for all events with exception of Saturday’s Main Event. There will be tickets available at the gate for Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 12:00 – 6:00 PM or until sold out.

All tickets are sold online here:

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All ages are welcome at Saturday’s beach fest!

Children under 10 enter for free on Saturday, October 20th!

Please note that in order to enjoy open bar, anyone under 40 must show valid ID to obtain a 21+ wrist band.

The rest of SobeSeafood Week (October 16-19th) include events that are strictly 21+.

All sales are final for all ticket types.

Tuesday – Friday: South Beach Chic
Saturday: Beachy/festival wear
(Remember both Friday and Saturday events are on the sand!)

Tickets are non-refundable. We employ a strict no cancellation policy, however we do allow tickets to be transferred. If you are no longer able to attend, you may gift or sell your tickets to someone else. The name on the ticket is not relevant, only the unique bar code is used to qualify entry.

Note that the unique bar code can only be scanned once. Copied or forged tickets are easily detected at the gate and refused entry.