Jan 14th & 15th, 2023

Jan 14th & 15th, 2023

The freshest seafood caught, prepared and served by your local fisherman

Florida Keys Seafood Festival

A two day celebration of the bounty of the sea

The 17th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is Saturday, January 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AND Sunday, January 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Bayview Park, Key West.

There is a $10 admission charge per person for adults, good for both days, which enters that person into a raffle for $250 worth of seafood. Children under 12 are admitted free. Proceeds benefit sustainable fisheries management programs and youth scholarships

Activites

  • Raffle to win $250 in seafood shipped to your home!
  • Great shopping and art
  • Fantastic entertainment all day
  • Children’s Eco Discovery Zone with activities

  • Adult beverages, beer, wine, frozen rumaritas with First Legal Rum
  • Event t-shirts, koozies and authentic lobster trap buoys for sale

On the Menu…

Fried Fish baskets or platters with slaw and black beans & rice, Fried clams basket, Grilled Spiny Lobster Platters, Stone Crab Claws with key lime mustard sauce, peel and eat Key West Pink Shrimp with cocktail sauce, Smoked Fish Dip with crackers, Creamy Lobster Bisque, Bahamian style Conch Chowder, Conch Ceviche, & Conch Fritters. Hot dogs and hamburgers also will be for sale. Beverages include beer, wine, rumaritas, rum runners, water, soda and coffees. Desserts included Estella’s Famous Flan and Natilla, Key Lime Pie and other homemade treats.

2023 Entertainment Schedule

Saturday January 14th

11:00Am-12:00PM

Bahama Village Music School

Junkaneau and Jazz band

The Bahama Village Music Program has been in operation for 21 years, bringing free musical education and instruction to children aged 6 to 16 in our community. BVMP is more than just an educational institution, the program creates a great sense of community spirit and pride, fosters important mentor relationships between local teenage musicians and their students, encourages parent participation, and enhances student's self-esteem. Our target community, Bahama Village, is rich in cultural history and community involvement, inspiring our students to become not only better musicians, but also better human beings.

12:00pm-2:00pm

Marshall Morlock Band

Classic Rock
A Key West local power trio that plays a wide variety of rock hits and original music. The band consists of Marshall Morlock, a 25-year-old prolific guitarist and singer raised here in The Keys. Scott Morlock, also known as "Marshall's Dad" who plays bass, keyboard, and sings simultaneously. The Morlocks along with some of Key West's best drummers make up MMB.

2:00pm-4:00pm

Rubixx

Rubixx is an 80's Tribute Band covering classic hits from A Flock of Seagulls, The Go-Go's, David Bowie, Madonna, Tears for Fears, Cyndi Lauper, INXS, and more." The music is uplifting, fun and be prepared to dance a lot.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Southern Stampede

Southern rock, classic, country, 90's
Homestead’s young Aj Gaytan & Southern Stampede, a Texas blues and soulful band that has written and made their own sound in their originals which is often called a Texas sounding rockin blues feeling with a lot of soul. They often play covers with their own punch and soulful feeling; they have become a top-notch band in South Florida.

Sunday January 15th

11:00Am-11:30Am

Bahama Village Music School

Junkaneau and Jazz band

The Bahama Village Music Program has been in operation for 21 years, bringing free musical education and instruction to children aged 6 to 16 in our community. BVMP is more than just an educational institution, the program creates a great sense of community spirit and pride, fosters important mentor relationships between local teenage musicians and their students, encourages parent participation, and enhances student's self-esteem. Our target community, Bahama Village, is rich in cultural history and community involvement, inspiring our students to become not only better musicians, but also better human beings.

11:30am-1:00pm

79th Street Band

Five guys from Marathon who are friends and musicians having a great time… Richard “Moose” Vandervort (Guitar and Vocals), Scott Ritchie (Lead Guitar), Chad Neller (Drums) and Mike Horvat (Bass Guitar) and David Dipre (Keyboards and Vocals) … Play as often as they can, working around life and the real jobs they all have to do… Thanks to our friends and family who keep us going. The 79th Street Band won the “Best Band in Marathon” in 2021 and 2022 Best of Marathon Awards.

1:00pm-3:00pm

Lady A Band

classic rock, blues

Lady A with her strong, earthy blues vocal style and harmonica playing carved a place all over Florida in the 80’s 90’s and now has returned to her beloved Keys ready for action. Lady A was host to a top radio show in the Florida Keys, which helped her fellow musicians by giving them exposure. She has also done vocals and voice overs for radio and TV shows. She has shared the billing or has supported the following: Bonnie Raitt, Rick James, War, Pine Top Perkins, Coco Montoya and George Thoroughood just to name a few.

3:00pm-5:00pm

Mr. Nice Guy

Premier South Florida Classic Rock band
MNG Mr. Nice Guy was formed in 2002 and over the past 20 years has become South Florida’s most followed Classic Rock band. The group has performed for packed audiences at venues ranging from nightclubs to major outdoor concerts, from theaters to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The group has shared the stage with ZZ Top, Grand Funk Railroad, Loverboy, Foreigner, Eddie Money and more. Several of the band’s musicians perform with major touring acts like KC and the Sunshine Band, Alan Parsons Project and Tony Stevens’ original Foghat. Every member of the group is passionate about performing with MNG because the band plays the music that inspired them to become musicians.

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About the Festival

The Seafood Festival celebrates our community by bringing families and friends together in a joyful and fun environment to sample the local catch. This family-friendly event was created to showcase local seafood and the Keys’ commercial fishing industry by providing the freshest seafood available. Each year our fishermen and women are proud to offer the community a variety of seafood at reasonable prices.

About the FKCFA

In addition to fisheries management, FKCFA takes an active role in our community focusing our efforts on both short and long-term benefits for our members with scholarship programs, seafood festivals, grant funding for special projects, educational programs, environmental responsibility through trap design studies and trap cleanup programs.

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Sponsors

It is with the support and generosity of our local businesses that our annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is such a tremendous success. Our fishermen value and appreciate the contributions you make in helping the local seafood industry continue to thrive in our community.

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Vendors

Vendor booths offer arts and crafts depicting aspects of the fishing community and marine life, as well as other items handcrafted by local artisans. Several conservatory organizations also are on hand with education and marine life exhibits.

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Thank You Sponsors, Fishermen & Supporters!

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