The 7th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival is back to take over Miami in October on the sands of South Beach between October 22-26, 2019! This Florida seafood festival is not your typical east coast seafood festival, but a showcase of the best talents of South Florida’s leading chefs and culinary masterminds via a diverse group of events, where guests experience the best seafood in Miami and kick off world renowned stone crab season. Annually, brought to you by Breakthru Beverage and partners, and produced by CI Management, this event is touted by USATODAY as one of its Top 5 Specialty Festivals in the country, and by the Travel Channel as the best seafood festival in the US. When you hit Miami in October, the South Beach Seafood Festival is the place to be for five days of fun, all to benefit a great cause in Miami Dade County with CI Foundation’s EAT SMART program, a program that provides healthy meals and nutritional guidance to Florida’s youth with programs in Miami Dade County public schools.
Saturday’s beachfront seafood festival, brought to you by William Hill Estate Winery and hosted by Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, and the City of Miami Beach, spans four blocks and welcomes over 14,000 seafoodies to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. Indulge at pop-up cafes hand selected as Miami’s best restaurants with the freshest seafood menu items to choose from, paired with 30+ complimentary open bars for 21 and over, fun and games, culinary demos in the Milam’s Markets Culinary Showcase, Rockwell DJs, (3) Live Music Stages, and so much more – right in the heart of South Beach!
A seafood event like no other, South Beach Seafood Festival includes a week of nightly culinary events leading up to Saturday, including:
- Tuesday’s unforgettable An Evening at Joe’s, featuring epicurean masterpieces from historic Miami seafood restaurant, Joe’s Stone Crab. This incredibly exclusive event hosts 50 VIPs in Jesse’s Room, the famous private space where greats like Al Capone and Frank Sinatra cracked claws.
- Wednesday’s decadent Cooking and Cocktails, featuring six unique courses co-created by celebrity Chef Sean Brasel and Goya Foods Executive Chef Fernando Desa paired by Herradura. This 75-person pairing dinner is made for seafood lovers seeking a true culinary experience.
- Thursday’s mouth-watering Crabs, Slabs and Cabs, one of SoBe Seafood Week’s newest seafood events. A cocktail-hour-style event hosted at the Shore Club Hotel. Featuring food and wine pairings featuring the best of Surf N Turf from all of SBE Entertainment Group’s award-winning Chefs, this 250-person party is for those who love to mix and mingle while they indulge.
- Friday’s incredible VIP Chef Showdown, the ultimate night of competition where the best South Beach chefs hit the sand for an epic throwdown beach bash. 14 chefs. 7 battles. 1 1/2 blocks are serious party on the sands. Sounds by Yissel top off the night’s entertainment. Taste every seafood dish and #ChooseYourChamp because you’re the judge!