Deering Seafood Festival

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Enjoy a non-stop island celebration in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Deering Seafood Festival on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm, complete with delicious catch from the waters of the world, a fun-filled kids’ adventure called “10 Leagues Under the Sea,” stilt walkers, a Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment.

Be sure to listen to BIG 105.9 & MIA 93.9 starting on Monday, March 24th for the radio spot featuring the Deering Estate Seafood Festival!

Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event. The top ten restaurants and caterers lining Seafood Alley are: Golden Rule Seafood Market, Whole Foods Market, Devon Seafood + Steak, Black Point Ocean Grill, Iggy’s Street Wok, Rodbender’s, Paella Party, Marhaba Mediterranean Cuisine, Asian Fusion, and the unique Caribbean flavors from Fancy Loaf Antigua Association. Shrimp, oysters, conch, crab and all types of fish will be steamed, grilled or fried to please every palate. For land lovers, Sports Grill is on hand with their famous wings and burgers.

Under the big top tent is an All-Star line up of alumnae chefs conducting cooking demonstrations. Returning for their command performances are the following executive chefs:

Jouvens Jean at Pierre’s at Morada Bay
Kareem Anguin at Oceanaire Seafood Room
Samir Canaan at Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House
Damian Gilchrist at Ocean Reef Club
Chef Sean Bernal, a crowd-favorite

Joining the local celebrity chefs is this year’s winner of the Johnson & Wales Student Seafood Competition is Gabriel Martinez whose recipe contains ‘10’ ingredients.

Four culinary arts students from Johnson & Wales competed for a coveted spot to host a cooking demonstration at the Deering Seafood Festival. This year’s winner is Gabriel Martinez and will cook for more than 100 guests alongside chefs from top local restaurants!

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

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

Check out the 10th annual Deering Seafood Festival 2014 video

Kids will enjoy the monstrous hands-on activities in “10 Leagues Under the Sea,” created by the Deering Estate’s Educational and Interpretive Staff. Part scavenger hunt and part scientific exploration, boys and girls seek to find sea creatures whose habitats can be found in various levels of the ocean. For the less intrepid, the Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone is filled with unlimited fun on inflatables, and when hunger strikes, there is a menu with kid-friendly food.

You won’t want to miss the fun with continuous live entertainment featuring the island groove of the steel drummers, Bushwood Band and Caribbean Crew plus rock ‘n roll music to close out the day with Been There Done That. Enjoy pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, an Artist Lane and tours of the historic Deering Estate.

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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