Deering Seafood Festival

Sunday, March 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Get ready for a non-stop celebration at the 11th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay, complete with delicious catch from the sea, celebrity chef cooking demos, fun-filled adventures for kids, stilt walkers, a Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment. It all takes place on Sunday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler.

Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event with South Florida’s area restaurants and caterers lining Seafood Alley including Devon Seafood + Steak, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, Golden Rule Seafood, Rodbenders, Asian Fusion, Paella Party, Fancy Loaf and more.Acclaimed Executive Chefs Dean Max, Cindy Hutson, Paula DaSilva and Damian Gilchristhostthe much anticipated cooking demonstrationspresented by Whole Foods Market Coral Gables under the big top tent, while Sommelier Veronica Litton of Crown Wine & Spirits presents limited seminars on pairing wine and seafood,in Charles Deering’s Prohibition Era Wine Cellar in the historic Stone House.

The Seafood Festival offers entertainment for all ages! In the Deering Discovery Cove, the Estate’s Educational and Interpretive Staff has planned a Swiss Family Robinson-type adventure, with hands-on activities and scientific exploration. For the less intrepid, the Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone, presented by Baptist Health Systems, is filled with unlimited fun on inflatables, offers interactive activities, and when hunger strikes, there is a menu with kid-friendly food.

You won’t want to miss the fun at this year’s festival with continuous live entertainment, featuring the island groove of steel drummers, the Caribbean Crew Band, plus Mr. Nice Guy’s rock ‘n roll music to close out the day. Enjoy pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, an Artist Lane and tours of the historic estate.

The event offers a courtesy bike valet through Green Mobility, for those wishing to pedal to the festival. Free car park and ride is also available at satellite locations with shuttle service to the Estate.

Check out the 2014 Miami Herald article
"Johnson & Wales chefs compete for chance to cook at Deering Seafood Festival" by Jacqueline Salo

Check out the 2014 Photo Album 
for the 2014 Johnson & Wales University Third Annual Deering Seafood Student Competition

Check out the 10th annual Deering Seafood Festival 2014 video

Cost: $15 for adults in advance online OR $25 at the gate;
$5 for children ages 4-14; Children under 4 are FREE.
Admission includes park entrance and all activities excluding, food, drink, pontoon boat rides and rock climbing.

Tickets can be purchased 
ONLINE for an additional fee or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 263.

Deering Estate Foundation Members get FREE ADMISSION! Not a member? Join ONLINE today or call 305-235-1668 ext. 263.

Check out this video from NBC 6 South Florida where Roxanne Vargas previews the 9th annual Deering Seafood Festival! Roxanne talks to Dan Yglesias, Chair of the Deering Seafood Festival and Samir Canaan, Executive Chef of Truluck's Seafood, Steak & Crab House. 

Palmetto Bay Village Center, 18001 Old Cutler Rd.
Westminister Christian School, 6855 SW 152 St.


Ride your bike and enjoy the FREE BIKE VALET SERVICE at the Main Gate
courtesy of the Green Mobility Network!

Deering Estate Foundation Members get FREE ADMISSION!
Not a member? Join today! 305-235-1668 ext. 263

Monies raised from the Festival benefit the Deering Estate Foundation.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
To request a package or to receive more information, please contact Laura Llagomasino at or call 305-235-1668 ext. 266.

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
3300 Southwest 27th Avenue
Coconut Grove, Florida
Phone: 305-644-4680
Reservations: 800-241-3333
For special rates:
Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove Deering Reservation Page

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.

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