Seafood lovers mark your calendars for the 2020 Everglades Seafood Festival to be held Feb 7, 8 and 9 in Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands.
This very popular, traditional event is free to attend and for all ages. People come from all over Florida to hear great live music, eat delicious seafood, and browse among the dozens of craft booths while the kiddies enjoy the carnival rides.
Founded in 1970, the event is in its 50th year and is 100% charity event that helps the community of Everglades City. The festival is organized by the Betterment Association of the Everglades Area.
Benefitting organizations include Everglades City Lions Club, Reach Out Everglades, Boosters Club/high school athletics, Everglades City School, Copeland Baptist Church, Everglades Community Church, Chokoloskee Church of God, 4-H and more.
Festival hours are 5 – 10 p.m. for Friday Night Kickoff, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Seafood Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday Fun Day.
Here’s the entertainment schedule:
Friday – The Lost Rodeo, Parker Oglesby (local councilman) and Let’s Hang On “Frankie Valli Tribute.”
Saturday – Sloan Wheeler, Charlie Pace, Cody Weaver, Walker Hayes (headliner), Matt Chappell and Electric Lipstick.
Sunday – Brooke McBride, Gator Nate, Backlash and Little Texas.
To buy beer/wine you need to buy $5 beer tickets at the ticket booths. 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. Dogs are not allowed.
For more information, call 239-695-2277 or visit online at www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org