Deering Seafood Festival
Calling all seafood lovers! Get ready for a non-stop celebration with scrumptious seafood, celebrity chef demos, kids’ games and rides, live entertainment, educational activities and more!
14th Annual Deering Seafood Festival
Presented by Tom Thumb
Sunday, March 25, 2018
10am to 6pm
Adults: $20 in advance / $25 at the gate; Children (ages 4-14): $7 in advance / $10 at the gate > Purchase tickets ONLINE and save!
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.
ON THE MENU
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. Featured restaurants include: Popo’s Seafood, Tacos & Tattoos, Sports Grill, Golden Rule Seafood, Rodbenders Raw Bar & Grille, Catering by Les, Don Cameron, Devon Seafood + Steak, Paella Party, and Fancy Loaf (Antigua & Barbuda Association of South Florida). You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with some of our dessert vendors: Gringa Flan, Chill’N Nitrogen Ice Cream, Wendy’s Chocolates. 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! On the menu: Landshark Lager, Budweiser, Bud Light, Presidente, Oyster Bay Brewing Company (Foundation Tent), Red & White Wine, and Frozen Drinks featuring Kraken Rum.
CELEBRITY CHEF DEMOS
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.
Adrianne Calvo, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
Victor Manuel Lopez, Pisco y Nazca
Bret Hessler, American Harvest
Gil Plaster, Shula’s 347 Grill
Kal Abdalla, A Fish Called Avalon
Brianna Long, Johnson & Wales University, Student Chef Competition Winner
Plus, Chef Damian Gilchrist will be serving up fire-roasted oysters in the Craft Beer Station, donating all proceeds to the Deering Estate Foundation!
ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION & ADVENTURES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
While Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event, continuous entertainment takes place throughout the day on the main stage, presented by Mosquito Joe. 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. Then get ready to rock with the members of Blackstar to end the day!
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!
ALTERED TRAFFIC PATTERNS & STREET CLOSURES
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.
FREE PUBLIC PARKING & SHUTTLE SERVICE
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.
Deering Estate Visitor Center (16701 SW 72nd Ave, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157): Please enter at 164th Terrace off of Old Cutler Road and present your disabled placard. Additional overflow parking available at Westminster Christian School and Palmetto Bay Village Center. Shuttles are available.
BICYCLE VALET & GOLF CART PARKING
SW 72 Ave in between SW 168 Street and SW 164 Street
Bike Valet is provided by Green Mobility Network. The Golf Cart Corral provided by Cutler Bay Carts.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Tom Thumb Food Stores, Inc.
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava – Christ Fellowship – CMC Claim Consultants – Liede De Valdivielso/Keyes Realty – Metro PCS – Morris & Reynolds Insurance – Old Cutler Presbyterian Church – Prestige Windows & Doors – Sunstate Bank – Trinity Air Conditioning – Christina’s Party Rentals – Gordon Food Service – Palmer Trinity School – Jackson Health Foundation – Michael Fine Architecture / Design-Build – East Ridge at Cutler Bay – Overture Dadeland – University of Miami Health System
Miami Herald – El Nuevo Herald – Diario Las Americas – Community Newspapers – Miami New Times – Lifestyle Media Group – Somi Magazine – INYBN – Family Magazine – Coastal Angler – Florida Villager – Edible South Florida – iHeart Radio – Florida Keys Radio – Kiddos – SocialMiami.com
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!