Miami’s Biggest Seafood Festival is Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

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Celebrate South Florida’s favorite Chefs while kicking off Stone Crab Season!

For seafood lovers, the Miami Seafood Festival is not to be missed. This year, the festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and there will be plenty of food, drinks, and music to enjoy. Join the fun and prepare for some delicious seafood and a weekend full of entertainment.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19: An Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab

The already sold-out event consists of a five-course meal showcasing Executive Chef Andre Bienvenu’s cuisine.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20: Crabs, Slabs & Cabs

A formal sit-down, five-course dinner highlighting ‘Surf n’ Turf’ reimagined by some of Miami’s leading chefs. Hosted by GOYA Foods’ Executive Chef Fernando Desa, the event includes participation from celebrated restaurateur and Pubbelly Sushi partner José Mendín; Fiola Miami’s Executive Chef Danny Ganem; Meat Market Executive Chef and Owner Sean Brasel; Luca Osteria Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli; and host venue chef, The Social Club’s Executive Chef Javier Carballo. Thursday’s event will be hosted at High Tide at the newly revamped Kimpton Surfcomber.

Address: Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: Limited seats for Thursday’s dinner are available through

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21: Chef Showdown

Coined the ultimate beach bash on South Beach, 20 of Miami’s top chefs will go head-to-head in ten competitive seafood showdowns. Presented by Tequila Herradura and taking place in the GOYA Culinary Pavilion in the Baptist Health Hospitality Village, “Chef Showdown” features various seafood ‘battles’, where guests sample and vote for their favorite dishes as they make their way around the village battle pavilions. Each battle will have one lucky champ, and this year, one MVP will be selected as the overall winner to take home a grand prize of $10,000. Running alongside the “Chef Showdown” on Friday night, Tequila Herradura will also host an “Extraordinary Bartender Showdown.” Four bartenders will participate in a head-to-head competition for who can make the best Tequila Herradura margarita recipe. Once again, the guests are the judges, and the winner will earn a $500 prize.

Address: Lummus Park, 14th Street and Ocean Drive on South Beach

Tickets: HERE


The main South Beach Seafood Festival event will take place on Saturday, October 22, spanning four blocks along Ocean Drive at Lummus Park. Brought to you by Tequila Herradura, presented by GOYA Foods and City National Bank, and hosted by the City of Miami Beach, the beachfront festival will feature an impressive selection of curated pop-up cafés by some of Miami’s finest seafood restaurants. This year’s hottest ticket will also feature all-day music with DJs at the Pacifico Beach Club, Sun Sips by High Noon, and VIP at the Goya Culinary Pavilion. In general admission at the Demesmin & Dover live music stage, presented by Jack Daniels, guests will enjoy live performances headlined by CMT award-winning country artist Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. with special guest Runaway June, as well as local Latin band Mama Fuma, and classic rock band, The Regs. Throughout the festival’s general admission area, guests can expect pop-up cafés by Café Avanti, A Fish Called Avalon, Lobster Shack, CJ’s Crab Shack, Tanuki, Café Bernie, Cilantro 27, Ella’s Oyster Bar, Pubbelly Sushi, Latin House, The Social Club, and The Wagyu Bar by Meat N’ Bone. VIP Sampling pop-ups in the Baptist Health VIP Village will include Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Paule’s Pop Up by Chef Billy G, GOYA Foods, The Social Club, Kuba Cabana, The Wagyu Bar by Meat N’ Bone, Doral International FoodsMau Miami, PlayaPapas Raw Bar, Seafood World, Pescanova USA, and more. On the sweet side, dessert pop-ups throughout the festival will include Wynwood ParlorCielito Artisan Pops, and Crepemaker, among others.

Address: Lummus Park, 14th Street and Ocean Drive on South Beach

Tickets: HERE

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