Florida Keys Seafood Festival

The 13th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018.


The 12th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival was held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., AND Sunday, January 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Bayview Park, corner of Truman Avenue & Jose Marti Drive, in Key West.

There was a $5 admission charge per person for adults; children under 12 were admitted free. Parking info: $5 per car at Horace O'Bryant Middle School parking lot, 1105 Leon Street, adjacent to Bayview Park.

For more information regarding the Florida Keys Seafood Festival, call Bill Kelly, 305-619-0039, or e-mail fkcfa1@hotmail.com, or send correspondence via U.S. mail to:
Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association
PO Box 501404
Marathon, FL 33050-1404
Website: www.fkcfa.org

Florida Keys Seafood Festival website

Florida Keys Seafood Festival Facebook page


The 2017 Florida Keys Seafood Festival included the following:

On the Menu - Fried Fish, Grilled Spiny Lobster, Stone Crab Claws, Pick 'n Peel Key West Pink Shrimp, Smoked Fish Dip with crackers, and Conch Chowder, Conch Ceviche, & Conch Fritters 
For the landlubbers: hot dogs and hamburgers 
Beverages: beer, wine, rumritas, rumrunners, water, and soda 
Desserts: Estella's Famous Flan, Nitia, and Key Lime Pie

Entertainment
Saturday: First Musical Act - 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Second Musical Act - 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: First Musical Act - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Second Musical Act - 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Raffles - Drawn after 2:00 p.m.and between band breaks.

Children's Activities - Facepainting and hands-on activities.

Please note: All information listed is subject to change, except for the dates and times indicated, rain or shine.

Ocean Flavors and More! Cookbook
Proceeds from FKCFA's cookbook goes toward their scholarship fund for Florida Keys students. Cost is $16.
To order the cookbook "Ocean Flavors and More!" call Vicki Gale at 305-872-9026 or e-mail her at vickigale@bellsouth.net.
cookbook

 

Photo Galleries

12th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2017

11th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2016

10th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2015

9th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2014

8th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2013

7th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2012

6th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2011

5th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2010

4th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2009

3rd Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2008

2nd Annual Florida keys Seafood Festival 2007

1st Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2006


2017 Sponsors

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TDC

keynoter

weekly newspapers

UF IFAS Extension
aljoma

fishmonsterfirst state bankkeys fisheriesblaylock oil companybudweiser coca cola
gfs marketplaceLifetime Dock & Lumber
titan lumbercudjoe sales

low key fisheriesAtlantic and Gulf Fish Supply

Key West Legal Rum Distilleryfanci seafood

bsc

prop doc of key westlightshipfrs

ace hardware of big pine key
Big Pine Key

More Sponsors:

All Keys Concrete

Atlantis Trucking, Inc.

Dolphin Hydraulics

E.M.C. Oil Co.

Elite Sky Seafood

Gulf Manufacturing Co.

Hak Hide, LLC

Island Tee Shirt Graphics

Key Largo Fisheries, Inc.

Key West Engine Service, Inc.

Key West Marine Hardware

Signs Unlimited

Suburban Propane

Tropic Oil Co.


Origin and Purpose of the
Florida Keys Seafood 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.

It is hoped that this festival will become an annual event that people can plan their vacations around, since it conveniently falls on a Saturday, the start of a three-day holiday weekend (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is always the third Monday in January).  We also hope to raise money for the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association (FKCFA), an industry association to use in providing a sustainable future for the many local fisheries within the Florida Keys. With some of the proceeds from the festival, FKCFA sponsors scholarships for children of local fishermen from Key Largo to Key West.

The absence of a seafood festival in Key West has been obvious for many years.  However, it took the devastating hurricane season of 2005 that wiped out 75% of the fishing gear to provide the needed motivation for finally making this now successful event possible. It took the combined efforts of the FKCFA and UF/IFAS/Monroe County Extension Services to make the first festival in 2006 possible.  While the fishermen caught, cleaned, and cooked the seafood, the Extension staff organized and coordinated the logistics.

            The fishermen and their families work hard at preparing the delicious seafood dishes. Not only will we have the best prices in town, we will also have the freshest shrimp, lobster, and crab. In addition, you can enjoy conch salad, conch fritters, and conch chowder prepared with local recipes.  Let’s not forget the sweets that will be available like Flan and Key Lime Pie.  And of course libations will be sold as well as soda and water.

            This is a day of fun, food, music, and entertainment you do not want to miss!

 

 

     

 

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Bill Kelly
FKCFA Executive Director

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Seafood Festival Coordinator