The 16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival On The Bay

Sunday, October 24, 2021: Celebrity Chefs, Live Bands,
Kids Zone, Non-Stop Seafood...

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Mark your calendars! The 16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2021 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Deering Estate.

A celebration renown for delicious catches from the sea, celebrity chefs and fun-filled adventures for the kids, the Festival features Florida's freshest fish and seafood, with area restaurants and caterers providing sumptuous delights.

This event is fun for the whole family, so bring them on down and everyone can enjoy delicious Florida seafood, chef demonstrations and entertainment for the adults and for the kids!

Here's what's happening!

Seafood Feast at the Deering Seafood Fest

Chef Demonstrations

Seafood Feast at the Deering Seafood Fest

Renowned chefs from some of South Florida's finest restaurants have been invited to present their culinary expertise at the Deering Seafood Festival this year.

The chefs will present their favorite recipes using the freshest Florida seafood and accompaniments.

There are free tastings and quite a few people are excited to see the chef demonstrations, so remember, the demos are limited to 100 people each, first come, first served.

The winner of Johnson & Wales University's Student Seafood Competition will also lead a cooking demonstration, recreating his/her winning recipe.

New this year is "The Chef's Table on the Bay", a prelude to the Seafood Festival, featuring a 3-course dining experience where chefs will demonstrate how to prepare the meal, which will then be paired with select wines and cocktails.

Non-Stop Entertainment

Continuous entertainment takes place throughout the day on the main stage. It's a day of family fun, dancing and grooving to the tunes of Pan Paradise Steel Drum Band, Caribbean Crew and Blackstar, a local favorite.

Caribbean Crew at the Deering Seafood Fest

Throughout the day, you will hear the sounds of the steel drum and a Bahamian Junkanoo band, while dancing with fanciful stilt walkers.

Kids Zone

The kids will be over the moon playing at the Li'l Shrimp Kids Zone, which features inflatables, creative activities, healthy tastings and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes.

And there's even more in store for kids, in the past we have had the Deering Discovery Cove Adventure, with fun, educational programming that incorporates interactive event stations with microscopes, dissections, touch tanks and art, all geared to teaching the importance of the world's oceans.

Kids Zone at the Deering Seafood Fest

These activities highlight the Deering Estate's ongoing, hands-on Environmental Education Programs and Camps that serve more than 17,000 children annually.

In addition, there are activities for children unique to each of the world's oceans:

  • Children will get to experience squid adaptation and lionfish dissection (Atlantic Ocean)
  • A hands-on lesson on coral reefs and sea grasses (Pacific Ocean)
  • A storm surge experiment highlighting environmental services (Indian Ocean)
  • A microscope and blubber experiment called "from plankton to whales" (Southern Ocean), and
  • An eco-art interactive mural painting (Arctic Ocean)

The whole family can enjoy activities such as the rock-climbing wall, the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, and Artist Lane, featuring unique creations by local artisans. Programs for 2021 are TBA and will likely depend on Covid precautions/rrestrictions at the time of the festival.

Deering Seafood Festival 2021

Deering Estate Seafood Festival Poster

When? Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where? The Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue in Palmetto Bay, Miami, FL 33157

How Much? Adults $20 in advance online, $30 the day of the event; children 4-14 years $7, $10 at the gate.

  • Deering Estate Foundation members enjoy complimentary admission.
  • Ticket includes park entrance and all activities, excluding food, drink, pontoon rides and rock wall. Menu items at the booths range from $7 to $15 (with some exceptions, such as stone crabs).
  • Proceeds from the Deering Seafood Festival benefit the Deering Estate Foundation and are used for environmental education, preservation and programming.

More info and event schedule: Deering Seafood Festival or call (305) 235-1668, ext. 263.

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