Mark your calendars! The 17th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2023 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!
2023 program will feature:
- Celebrity chefs cooking demos
- Non-Stop Live Entertainment: Live Bands, Steel drums, Junkanoo parades...
- Kid's Zone: Discovery Cove, rock climbing, pontoon boat rides...
Six renowned chefs from some of South Florida's finest restaurants have been invited to present their culinary expertise on 45-minute cooking demonstrations 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.
This year, the Chef Demo Tent will feature Eileen Andrade from Finka, Barbacoa by FINKA, and Amelia's, Chef from Rusty Pelican, a Chef Duo from Suviche, and Michael Bolen from Lion & The Rambler, to name a few.
Non-Stop Entertainment and Food and Drink Vendors
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 Jah Steve and The Counter Act Crew, Xant, and Private Stock.
Throughout the day, you will hear the sounds of the steel drum and a Bahamian Junkanoo band, while dancing with fanciful stilt walkers.
For the first time ever, there will be a beer lounge provided by Veza Sur in a shaded area with tables and chairs.
Kids Zone“Spring and Easter Fun Shrimp Kid’s Zone” with arts and crafts, a DJ, interesting exhibits, games, kid-friendly food, raffles, a magic show, a toddler play area, a potato sack race and – of course – an appearance by the Easter Bunny! An Easter egg hunt will begin at noon, so all kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets and join in the fun.
The kids will be over the moon playing at the Spring and Easter Shrimp Kids Zone, which features arts and crafts, a DJ, interesting exhibits, games, raffles, a magic show, a toddler play area, a potato sack race, creative activities, healthy tastings and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes.
And there's even more in store for kids, the Deering Discovery Cove Adventure is back 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.
These activities highlight the Deering Estate's ongoing, hands-on Environmental Education Programs and Camps that serve more than 17,000 children annually.
The whole family can enjoy activities such as the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key (additional fee), and Artist Lane, featuring unique creations by local artisans.
And of course, there will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny! An Easter egg hunt will begin at noon, so all kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets and join in the fun.
Deering Seafood Festival 2023
When? Sunday, March 26, 2023 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 $25 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. 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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