The 9th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival is finally back to take over Miami in October on the sands of South Beach October 20-23, 2021! This Florida seafood festival is not your typical east coast seafood festival or like any other across South Florida. The South Beach Seafood Festival is a culinary showcase of epic proportions as this curated weeklong experience showcases 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.


Touted in previous years by USATODAY as one of its Top 5 Specialty Festivals in the country, by Forbes as the Top 5 Things to do this fall, 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. And it all benefits a great cause in Miami Dade County with CI Foundation’s EAT SMART program.


Craving a South Florida seafood festival type of day? Saturday’s beachfront event, the South Beach Seafood Festival, brought to you by Jack Daniel’s, presented by GOYA Foods, and hosted by City of Miami Beach, Pacifico, and City National Bank, spans five blocks and welcomes over thousands of seafoodies to enjoy a curated culinary day of fun in the sun in the South Beach chic way. 


The festival features pop up cafés from hand selected premium restaurants, curated to show off 70+ different mouthwatering eats from Florida’s freshest seafood in Miami. These seafood dishes are paired with complimentary all-day open bar for everyone topped off with live music stages, DJ pop ups, and countless other interactive experiences.



The 2021 selected pop up café restaurants for Saturday, October 23rd South Beach Seafood Festival include:

  • A Fish Called Avalon
  • Cafe Avanti
  • CJ’s Crab Shack 
  • Kosushi 
  • Lobster Shack 
  • Pubbelly Sushi 
  • Red the Steakhouse 
  • Tanuki 
  • Ella’s Oyster Bar 
  • Café Bernie 
  • Trulucks 



Guests will be able to enjoy the festival with full safety measures in effect thanks to the expansive space our site in the heart of South Beach offers everyone. Pop into title sponsor, Jack Daniel’s pavilion (or choose another word here) and grab yourself a frozen Jack & Coke or hang out at the Pacifico Beach club where their DJs will have you up on your feet, having a great time all day long. Milam’s Markets also hosts a Culinary Showcase Kitchen on site that is always a happening place to be and offers guests an educational experience that also teaches you new ways to wine and dine from the comfort of your own homes. 


VIP Guests will get to experience their own private 2 block village featuring the always popular GOYA Culinary Pavilion with beats all day by ROCKWELL Talent, live college football, bites from GOYA’s Executive Chef Fernando Desa, Papa’s Raw Bar, Chef Billy G. Bodega Taqueria will also be bringing the fun with their always popular taco lounge. 


VIP guests will also get to dive into interactive experiences from JACK DANIELS, Herradura, specialty wine tastings from Master of Wines featuring Rabble, Phantom, Bogle, Juggernut, and Castello del Poggio, and sampling stations from some more of South Florida’s leading seafood restaurants: 

  • Mau Miami
  • Osteria Morini
  • Dalia
  • Old Lisbon 
  • The Deck at Island Gardens 
  • TUR Kitchen 
  • And more….. 


Festival ticket prices start at $55 and VIP is $150. 

Ahead of Saturday’s festival, there are loads of delectable fun for the culinary inclined:


Friday, October 22nd | 7 – 11 PM: CHEF SHOWDOWN

This VIP beach bash defines over the top! See and be seen at the ultimate VIP CHEF SHOWDOWN this October as we indulge your senses with the best of Miami’s best chefs, mixologists, DJs and so much more. 


Brought to you by Jack Daniels and presented inside the GOYA CULINARY PAVILION.  


The Chef Showdown is the battle of all battles where 14 of the finest South Florida chefs show off the best seafood in Miami at 12th & Ocean Drive at the GOYA’s Culinary Pavilion. Paired head-to-head in seven different seafood battles, guests #CHOOSEYOURCHAMP as they sip, sample, and VOTE for their favorite in each battle. Throughout the night, battling chefs take the GOYA Culinary Pavilion kitchen stage to put on a show LIVE! DJ YISSEL spins and the MC makes it a show. A panel of judges, along with the guest vote, decide who takes the championship title for showcasing the best seafood in Miami. 


2021 battles are being announced OCTOBER 1 on the festival’s social pages @sobeseafoodfest 


Bundle Weekend passes are available for VIP access to both Friday and Saturday, with additional options for host hotel package inclusions at Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 

Email [email protected] for more information. 


South Beach Seafood Week kicks off Wednesday, October 20 with various exclusive experiences throughout the week:

  • Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 – 10 PM: An Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab (Sold Out).
  • Thursday, October 21, 7:30 – 10:30 PM: Crabs, Slabs, and Cabs at Shelborne 


Tickets can be purchased for all events at with additional information found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @sobeseafoodfest. See you in Miami in October for the best seafood festival in Florida!