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, Virgin Island stilt walkers, a Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade and on going live entertainment.
Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event with area restaurants and caterers lining Seafood Alley presented by Golden Rule Seafood including Devon Seafood + Steak, Whole Foods Market, Rodbenders, Asian Fusion, Bistro Foly, Paella Party, Fancy Loaf, Incredible Fish and more. Acclaimed Executive Chefs Dean Max, Cindy Hutson, Paula DaSilva, Todd Erickson and Damian Gilchrist host the much anticipated cooking demonstrations presented by Whole Foods Market under the big top tent, while Sommelier Veronica Litton of Crown Wine & Spirits presents limited seminars on pairing wine with fish 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 pirates, passports and scientific exploration. Kids will learn everything from basic survival skills and tying knots, discovering geological elements through hands-on gooey fun, to dissecting fish and exploring the coastal marine environment. For the less intrepid, the Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone presented by Baptist Health Systems gets kids going with Zumba dancing and healthy tastings and recipes for families. The Zone also offers unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities, and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes.
On the main stage there is continuous live entertainment presented by Palmetto Ford, featuring the island groove of Caribbean Crew, Fourth Dimension Reggae Band, plus Mr. Nice Guy’s rock ‘n roll music to close out the day. Around the Estate, on-going activities include the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, self-guided tours of the historic homes, and an Artist Lane with local artisans’unique creations that range from nautical furniture, recycled tire art, oil-furled fossilized coral lamps, oil-furled fossilized coral lamps, custom made made cedar canoes and kayaks to fine art.
For those wishing to pedal to the festival, a courtesy bike valet is offered through Green Mobility. Free car Park and Ride is also available at satellite locations with continuous shuttle-bus 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE OVERFLOW PARKING WITH FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
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 Michelle Streit at MStreit@deeringestate.org or call 305-235-1668 ext. 261.
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
3300 Southwest 27th Avenue
Coconut Grove, Florida
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.