Deering Seafood Festival
Sunday, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Get ready for a non-stop celebration with scrumptious seafood, celebrity chef cooking demos, kids games and rides, live entertainment, educational activities and more!
TICKETS: Save $5 per ticket when you purchase your tickets in advance online!
Adults: $20 in advance / $25 the day of; Children (ages 4-14): $7 in advance / $10 at the gate
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Deering Estate Foundation Members get FREE ADMISSION! Not a member? Join ONLINE today or call 305-235-1668 ext. 263.
One of South Florida’s most highly anticipated events, the Deering Seafood Festival is consistently a sold-out event, attracting more than 8,000 people to the grounds of the historic 450-acre Deering Estate for a nonstop celebration of nature’s beauty and bounty. The festival is renowned for its cornucopia of culinary delights, featuring delicious catches from the sea, chef demonstrations and sumptuous fare along Seafood Alley presented by Golden Rule Seafood. Named by the Greater Miami Festival and Events Association as “Best Event of the Year” for the past two years, the Deering Seafood Festival is also the only one-day festival to be recognized among the Top 10 Events for eight consecutive years by BizBash Magazine.
ON THE MENU
The centerpiece of the festival is a seafood lover’s dream, with a wide array of local restaurants, caterers and seafood purveyors, including Golden Rule Seafood, Antigua & Barbuda Association of South Florida, Catering by Les, Don Camaron Seafood Grill & Market, Paella Party, Popo’s Seafood, Rodbenders Raw Bar & Grill, Sports Grill, Tacos & Tattoos and more. And, Chill-N, Gringa Flan and Wendy’s Chocolates will be there to satisfy your sweet tooth! More than two tons of ice keeps the thirst-quenching backyard beverages, presented by Landshark Lager, ice cold and the frozen drink machines humming all day.
CELEBRITY CHEF DEMOS
For the foodies, cooking demonstrations presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay take place throughout the day under the big top tent over the Deering Estate’s historic courtyard, featuring five popular chefs preparing local seafood fare. Following each presentation, each of the 100 attendees receives a copy of the recipe, a sample of the food prepared and the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with each chef. Prior to the festival, students from Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts compete for a coveted spot as a Guest Chef, presenting his or her award-winning recipe alongside the celebrated chefs.
ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION & ADVENTURES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
While Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event, continuous live entertainment takes place throughout the day on the main stage. It’s a day of family fun, dancing and grooving to the tunes of Visions Band FL, Caribbean Crew and Mr. Nice Guy, along with the world-renowned Bahamian Junkanoo and Virgin Island stilt walkers.
The Deering Seafood Festival offers activities that are both fun and educational for children of all ages, including inflatables, creative activities and a kid-friendly menu. At the Deering Discovery Cove, kids can experiment and explore the wonders of nature. For the younger ones, the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone provides unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities and a kid-friendly menu for when hunger strikes. Ongoing activities include a rock-climbing wall and the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, as well as Artists Lane, featuring paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artisans.
ALTERED TRAFFIC PATTERNS & STREET CLOSURES
A special one-way traffic pattern is being implemented around the Estate from 9am to 6pm. There will be additional street closures and restricted access routes from 8am to 6pm.
FREE PUBLIC PARKING & SHUTTLE SERVICE
To the North: Westminster Christian School (6855 SW 152 St, Miami, FL, 33157)
To the South: Palmetto Bay Village Center (18001 Old Cutler Rd, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157)
Free shuttle bus service with continuous service will be provided from both Westminster Christian School and Palmetto Bay Village Center from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
For those wishing to pedal to the festival, a courtesy bike valet is offered through Green Mobility Network. Free Park and Ride is also available at Westminster Christian School and Palmetto Bay Village Center, with continuous shuttle-bus service to the Estate.
The Deering Seafood Festival is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Monies raised from the Festival benefit the Deering Estate Foundation.
Special thanks to our host hotels:
Sponsorship opportunities are available. To request a package or to receive more information, please contact Michelle Streit at [email protected] or call 305-803-5036.
Special thanks to the following sponsors: