We here in South Florida LOVE our seafood, and we always look forward to this very special foodie event.
Pompano Beach and the surrounding areas are known for the best and freshest seafood, and there are a variety of local restaurants that participate, showing off their prowess in creating delicious, delectable crab, fish, shrimp, and shellfish offerings.
This year the festivities are in an all new location right by the pier!
The arts and crafts are always a crowd favorite, from cool, funky clothing, to designers of jewelry, and fun stuff for your outdoor living spaces, the local vendors always have something new and creative for us to check out.
There are always live music all weekend, and this year we’ve the great classic southern rock band, 38 Special headlining. Standing or sitting in a beach chair, kicking back and enjoying a beverage and some great local seafood is just the weekend ticket.
Perfect weather, the ocean as a backdrop, and local vendors round out the attractiveness of this popular happening. Kids under 10 years old get in free, and they seem to really love this, too.
Bring your appetite and be ready to party, eat, drink, shop and be merry. There is such a great atmosphere in Pompano Beach, it’s just North of Fort Lauderdale, and believe me when I tell you, we Lauderdalians share the love of all things seafood with our neighbor up there.
The fishing is fantastic, and the beaches are beautiful. The town of Pompano Beach is a thriving, yet chill place to hang out. There are many different restaurants there, and they will be representing themselves at the Seafood Festival this year as usual.
Bring a beach chair, your loved ones and friends, and come experience the 28th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival 2012.
If you’ve never been to the event, you will be in for a treat, and we who wouldn’t miss it, never tire of great food, friends, and the atmosphere of the beach, music, food, and fun. You can’t go wrong. We end up taking home some yummy Stone Crabs, they are always the winner for me, the bigger, the better.
Whatever type of seafood you enjoy, you won’t be disappointed, and remember, have fun!
When: April 20-22, 2012
Price: Admission $12 each day; kids 10 and under free
Where: Atlantic Blvd and A1A
Directions and parking info:
The festival is located at the east end of Atlantic Blvd in Pompano Beach. The main entrance is at the corner of Atlantic and A1A. There are additional entrances on the beach, at Pompano Beach Blvd about 300’ south of the Pompano Pier and at Briney Avenue and Atlantic.
Free trolley service runs from bank parking lots east of U.S 1 on Atlantic Boulevard. There is paid parking available at the municipal lots on the beach across from the Pompano Fishing Pier. There is also paid parking at a number of private lots. The Atlantic Blvd. bridge is being renovated. It is recommended that you use the 14th Street Causeway to access those lots. Beachside parking lots fill up early.