Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

January 20-21, 2018, Sarasota, FL

The 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival will be held in Selby Five Points Park on January 20-21, 2018.  Both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Admission and parking are free. Come enjoy downtown Sarasota, good food and drinks and live music with friends and family. 

Select from exquisite foods cooked onsite incorporating the freshest ingredients by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Choose from seafood dishes using grouper, mahi-mahi, stone crabs, oysters, shrimp, soft-shell crabs and more. Meat entrees and a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes also are offered. Choose from a selection of drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic.

While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax to some of Florida’s top musical groups performing live onstage in such genres as R&B, rock, soul, jazz and Caribbean.  

January 20-21, 2018
both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
Event admission is Free; VIP tent admission $50
Driving Directions

GPS Address:  1 Central Ave., Sarasota, FL  34236

Driving Directions to the Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

1) from St. Armands Circle:  take John Ringling Blvd (SR-789) across rt. 41 to N Gulfstream Ave (~4 min / 2.33 mi)
2) from North or South of downtown Sarasota:  take Rt. 41 towards Marina Plaza, turn East on Main St. - Five Points intersection and the festival are two blocks on your left  

Parking Information

The Palm Avenue Garage (1289 Palm Ave.)

Garage parking is available at the award-winning Palm Avenue Garage, located one block from Main Street on North Palm Avenue, only steps away from Five Points intersection in downtown Sarasota. The Palm Avenue Garage is a newly designed and LEED Certified facility utilizing the latest technology in equipment and design.  The garage has spaces for 729 vehicles with handicap parking located on each floor close to the elevators with.  The city provides four reserved electric car-charging stations on the ground floor. The Palm Avenue parking garage is a perfect location to park short or long-term visits to downtown Sarasota.  


State Street Garage (1538 State Street)

The parking garage bi-lateral entrance and exit points will provide excellent access from both State Street and Ringling Boulevard.  Parking spaces are located on levels 2 through 6, with motorcycle, bicycle and  Handicap van access on the ground floor.  With downtown parking demands so high, parking time limits will ensure there is always a parking spaces available in either the 2-hour parking "shopper zone", or the 4  hour time restricted area on level 4 through 6. 


2nd Street Garage (1400 Block of 2nd Street)

The 2nd Street Garage is located between First and Second streets, directly across from Whole Foods.  Ground floor parking is intended for customers of Whole Foods,  while the second and third level of the garage are open to the public (except where posted).  The public parking access ramp is located on Second Street, near the corner of Central Ave.  There are time restrictions in the facility that are monitored by the City Parking Division and for which citations are issued for time violations.  The time restrictions are as  follows:

Ground level:  2 hours              Levels 2 and 3:  4 hours




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