The famous Everglades Seafood Festival is held every February in the historic Everglades City. For over 50 years this has been a popular traditional event. People come from all over Florida to hear great live music, eat delicious seafood, and browse among the craft booths while the kiddies enjoy the carnival rides.
The annual festival is set for Feb. 11, 12 and 13. Festival hours are Friday form 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival takes place in front of City Hall, 102 Copeland Ave. N, Everglades City.
Music headliners include Ryan Bingham, Ira Dean, Hank Williams IV, Wes Shipp, Whey Jennings and Champ Jaxon. Other performers are Billy Cass, Lost Rodeo, Matrasa Lynn, Johnny Debt, Hat Trick, Southern Stampede, Gator Nate, Charlie Pace, Raiford Starke, Billy J, Collateral Damage and more.
There is limited free parking in the city. Several charitable organizations offer parking for a small fee. Handicapped parking is at the Community Church on the circle.
The festival is organized by Florida Stone Crabbers Association.
Festival admission is free, but donations are always welcome. The festival also includes craft booths and carnival rides.
For information, call 239-537-9922 or visit online at www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org