Ormond Beach Seafood Festival 2017


Ormond Beach Seafood Festival 2017

Ormond Beach Seafood Festival 2017 – Riverfest Seafood Festival 2017 is November 18-19th at Rockefeller Gardens & Fortunato Park located at 26 Riverside Drive in Ormond Beach.

Ormond Beach Seafood Festival 2017

Local seafood leads the way at this year’s Riverfest Seafood Festival in Ormond Beach.  The 9th annual festival sponsored by Ormond Beach MainStreet will have fifteen food purveyors serving up everything from fresh shrimp to grilled octopus and fried fish to lobster mac-n-cheese.  Of course, there’s a healthy helping of draft beer, ice cream, local barbeque, fried oreos and kettle corn to keep every eater full and happy.

The festival is about much more than food, however.  Held in Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park right along Ormond’s sparkling riverfront, the event features two days of water activities, a 5K race on Sunday, an extremely popular kid’s fishing clinic, chef demonstrations, a kids’ zone, vendors and, of course, great music.

This year the festival runs Saturday, November 18 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, November 19 from 10 am – 4 pm.  Free admission and free parking make it easy to enjoy the great variety of planned activities in both riverfront parks.  A free shuttle service from the City Hall parking lot makes parking even easier.

Saturday’s music headliners include R&B sensation Amy Alysia & the Soul Machine and local rockers Emperor Napolean & the Visions of Ecstasy, along with the award-winning 12 O’Clock Jazz Band from Spruce Creek High School.  Jazz up your Sunday with Orlando’s Brown Bag Brass Band, then cool down in the afternoon with The Jam.

Head down by the bridge for kids’ crafts and games, mini-golf, a giant obstacle course and a face painter.  In that same area you’ll find this year’s Kid Fish – sponsored by Fish Florida and Innovative Bookkeeping.  We have 300 free fishing poles to give away to youngsters along with education stations and a fishing area.  Once you’ve learned to fish, you can pick up a pole and tackle to take home and enjoy.

If Rockefeller Gardens is the home of food and music, Fortunato Park is all about boats and water fun.  This year’s brand new boat and recreational “toys” display joins paddleboard and kayak demonstrations, and pontoon boat rides along the sand.

This year we’ve got pie!  That’s right, there will be a Key Lime Pie Contest on Saturday afternoon as part of our Southern Stone Cooking Stage.  All day long on Saturday and Sunday you’ll be able to watch (and taste) seafood cooking demos from local restaurateurs and chefs, but on Saturday afternoon the featured chef just might be you!  Visit ormondriverfest.com for entry forms and details.

If you want to burn some calories, you can start your day early on Sunday by being a part of the festival’s Rubber Duckie River Run sponsored by the Southern Stone Event Group. The race starts at 9 AM.  Registration for all racers starts at 8 AM. Awards ceremony is on the main stage at the Riverfest Seafood Festival at 10:30 AM.  More information about registering for the race can be found at runsignup.com/rubberduck.

Check our Facebook event page for updated schedules of music, events and chef demos.

For more information about the Festival or how to become a vendor or a sponsor, please contact Julia Truilo at julia@ormondmainstreet.com or Becky Parker at becky@ormondmainstreet.com 386/492-2938.

Disclaimer: This Ormond Beach Seafood Festival 2017 event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.