The fifty-fourth annual Everglades Seafood Festival takes over Everglades City from February 2 to 4. The event celebrates the self-proclaimed Stone Crab Capital of the World and so, not surprisingly, is presented by the Florida Stone Crabbers Association with support from the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Most of the festivities take place outside Everglades City Hall. That’s where you’ll find all manner of local seafood, particularly stone crab claws. Beverages, work from local artisans, entertainment, and carnival rides are all part of the festival, too.
The event supports local fishermen and the communities that keep them in business and ongoing community reconstruction following Hurricane Ian, while creating enhanced opportunities for Everglades City’s youths.