People who attend the 34th Seafood Festival in St. Augustine, FL might find themselves in a quandary! Should they follow their nose to check out the seafood, walk towards the sound of thumping music or do some shopping for handmade, original items? Told you it was a dilemma! No need to worry though. This annual event, hosted by the Lions Club lasts three days, and that’s just enough time to see it all.
Let’s start with the food. What’s better than fresh seafood? Wondering what you should try? With dozens of restaurants to choose from, it’s going to be hard to decide so give yourself time (and room) to sample a few dishes. Dive into a bowl of gumbo, shrimp scampi or shrimp etouffee. Other crowd favorites are the crab cakes, crab legs, soft shell crab and tons of fish. There’s something for everyone!
Get those fingers snapping! Friday evening the event kicks off with a night of smooth and exciting jazz. On Saturday and Sunday, catch a variety of acts featuring Americana music. Along with the tunes will be live performances including magic shows, belly dancers and much more.
Tap into the art community. With 100 artists, the Arts and Crafts Village will have plenty to see. In years past, we’ve seen intricate woodworking, recycled crafts, beach-themed items, paintings and drawings. Do keep in mind that the Arts and Crafts Village closes at sundown on both Saturday and Sunday.
Come on and check it out! Kids 12 and under get in free and Adult Admission is only $3. Festival hours are from 3 – 9 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival is located at Francis Field that’s at 25 Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida. Book your Florida beach house or condo and avoid missing out on this exciting annual event.