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Deering Seafood Festival

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Non-Member Price: $20
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Get ready for a non-stop celebration with scrumptious seafood, celebrity chef cooking demos, kids games and rides, live entertainment, educational activities and more!

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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.

Admission includes entry to the Estate grounds, free activities in the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone, science activities in the Deering Discovery Cove, and all entertainment; it excludes food, drink, the rock climbing wall and pontoon boat rides.  Please note: no coolers, picnic baskets, pop-up tents, umbrellas or pets are allowed and the event is rain or shine.

The centerpiece of the festival is a cornucopia of culinary delights featuring Florida’s freshest fish and seafood, with area restaurants and caterers providing scrumptious fare along Seafood Alley presented by Golden Rule Seafood.

Want something more kid-friendly? We’ve got easy-to-eat concessions in the Li’l Shrimp Kid Zone!

Thirsty? We’ve got thirst-quenching backyard beverages, wine and frozen drinks!

For the foodies, cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day, featuring popular chefs from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants held under the big-top tent over the Deering Estate’s historic courtyard.

While Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event, continuous entertainment takes place throughout the day on the main stage. It’s a day of family fun, dancing and grooving. In keeping with the island theme, Virgin Islands Stilt Walkers and free-spirited Bahamian Junkanoo musicians weave throughout the crowds. Enjoy the sweet island sounds of Steel Drum Paradise and The Caribbean Crew Steel Drum Band.

The Deering Seafood Festival offers activities that are both fun and educational for children of all ages, including Deering Discovery Cove, where kids can experiment and explore the wonders of the world’s 5 oceans. Activities include: Bioluminescence, Dissection, Coral Reef Art Wall, Ocean Engineering, Make your own Aquatic Biome and more! For the younger ones, the Li’l Shrimp Kids Zone provides unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities, and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes. Ongoing activities include a rock-climbing wall and the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key. The Artists’ Lane features paintings, photography, crafts and jewelry by local artisans for all to enjoy!

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.

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 9:30am to 6:30pm.

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:


Biltmore Ritz-Carlton






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:


March 31
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