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Save Your Appetite for the Florida Keys Seafood Festival

Save Your Appetite for the Florida Keys Seafood Festival

January 13th, 2020 | Key West Events & Festivals

Save your appetite for one of the most important local food festivals of the year: the 15th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival, set for Jan. 18-19 at Bayview Park in Key West, located eight blocks from the lively Duval Street.

The two-day food festival is a time to celebrate the day’s catch and local fishermen. You can expect vendors selling fresh, local seafood prepared every-which way, live bands, hourly local celebrity chef and fisherman demonstrations, libations, activities for kids, and plenty more.

Visitors to the island can experience local foodfare all in one place with guaranteed freshness. Feast on Florida Spiny Lobster, conch fritters, fresh Key West Pink Shrimp, stone crab claws, and local specialities like Key Lime Pie. If you’re traveling with someone who isn’t a fan of seafood, other tasty options are available.


Live music is a big part of the festival, so expect a hefty line-up. Aerosmith tribute band Erasmith and exciting rhythms from 3 Amigos is just a bit of what’s in store.

This event is family-friendly, with a Children’s Eco Discovery Zone and other hands-on activities.

Admission is $5 for adults, which includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win $250 in seafood sent to your house. Parking is $5. Proceeds support fisheries management and scholarships for local students in the Florida Keys.

The Florida Keys Seafood Festival will be held on MLK weekend. Come down for the occasion and stay with us at The Gates Hotel Key West, which offers special rates for Florida residents. Our Conde Nast award-winning hotel in New Town offers hourly shuttle service to and from Old Town. At The Gates Key West, guests can take a dip in our gorgeous pool or order a cocktail made with locally-distilled rum from the outdoor bar. Take a look at our specials.


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