Miami‘s South Beach Seafood Festival is back

Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 0

South Florida’s South Beach Seafood Festival will return for its 10th anniversary this year

There will be special programming, including a $10,000 chef prize and popular live musical guests, to raise the bar for one of the country’s leading seafood events.

From Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22, the four-day festival couples South Florida’s bounty of seafood with the region’s most notable chefs and restaurants.

Tickets to the 10th annual South Beach Seafood Festival are now available at

The South Beach Seafood Festival, which also kicks off Miami Beach’s famed stone crab season, consists of four separate ticketed events taking place throughout the week.

The festival begins on Wednesday, October 19th with An Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab.”  The already-sold-out five-course meal showcases Executive Chef Andre Bienvenue’s cuisine paired with fine wines curated by master sommeliers.

Next up, “Crabs, Slabs & Cabs,” takes place the following evening and offers a formal sit-down, five-course dinner highlighting ‘Surf n’ Turf’ by some of the Magic City’s leading chefs.

On Friday evening, the gloves come off as 16 of Miami’s top chefs go head-to-head in eight competitive seafood rounds during the annually sold out Chef Showdown,” coined the ultimate beach bash on South Beach. To commemorate the festival’s 10-year anniversary, one participating chef with the most points of the night will take home a grand prize of $10,000.

The South Beach Seafood Festival, an all-day affair taking place on Saturday, October 22, showcasing a selection of pop-up-cafés by prominent South Florida restaurants, complimentary open bar stations, and packed with live musical performances.

“It’s a momentous 10-year celebration for the South Beach Seafood Festival, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to support South Florida’s talented chefs and restaurant community,” said Valerie Roy, Director of Marketing and Client Strategy at CI Management, the team behind the South Beach Seafood Festival.

“We are amplifying our programming and doing things in a more significant way for year #10 to celebrate the heart of what makes South Florida a not-to-be-missed culinary destination.”

In addition to celebrating regional culinary talent, the festival annually supports CI Foundation’s EAT SMART program, a 501 nonprofit program that provides healthy meals and nutritional guidance to the local community and Florida’s youth through programs in Miami-Dade County public schools.

South Beach Seafood Festival’s host hotel for 2022 is the newly revamped Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, located at 1717 Collins Avenue. Limited Weekend passes are available for $250 per person. Hotel Packages for two with weekend tickets and a festival room are available for $1,100.

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