Florida Seafood Festival

Florida’s Oldest Maritime event, the Florida Seafood Festival, is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year and we’re all in for a fantastic two days of festivities, seafood and entertainment.  The festival was established fifty years ago to promote the local seafood industry in Franklin County Florida.  It first began, in 1915,  as Mardi Gras, and then was changed to Harbor Days during the 40-50’s, finally taking shape as the Florida Seafood Festival we all know and love,  beginning in 1963.
The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the  historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park.

This year, the Florida seafood Festival will take place November 1st and 2nd from 10am to 11pm in Apalachicola’s Battery Park.  The festival will feature arts & crafts booths, great seafood prepared by local non-profit groups, an oyster eating contest, blue crab races, carnival rides, great music, a parade and the Redfish 5k Run, the Blessing of the Fleet , a History of the Festival Exhibit, a fireworks show and King Retsyo’s Ball.  Admission is only $5 per person.


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Fast Facts

Date & Time

November 1st & 2nd from 10am to 11pm


Apalachicola’s Battery Park (map & directions)


$5 per person

Festival Features

  • Delicious Seafood
  • Arts and Crafts Exhibits
  • Seafood Related Events
  • Musical Entertainment


  • Oyster Eating
  • Oyster Shucking Contest
  • Blue Crab Races
  • Photo Contest
  • Parade
  • 5k Redfish Run
  • The Blessing of the Fleet
  • History of the Festival Exhibit
  • Fireworks Show
  • King Retsyo’s Ball

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