Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

January 18-20, 2019, Sarasota, FL

The 4th Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival will be held on January 18-20, 2019.  The event is held in downtown Sarasota on Gulf Stream between Main St. and McAnsh Square near JD Hamel Park. Hours are Friday 4pm - 10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm.  General admission to the event and the live musical performances is free. VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes an open raw bar of oysters, shrimp and crab legs, open bar serving premium drinks and linens on the tables with a dedicated service staff.


Select from exquisite foods cooked on site incorporating the freshest ingredients by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Enjoy seafood dishes using such ingredients as grouper, mahi-mahi, stone crabs, oysters, shrimp, soft-shell crabs and more. Meat entrees and a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes are offered, along with a diverse menu of side dishes and desserts.  To accompany your meal, choose from a selection of alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks.


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 sounds.  The 2019 performers will be listed on this website and on our seafood & music festival website at: as the event approaches.


For dessert, enjoy shopping in our Marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.


Remember: you are the final and most important ingredient to this feast!  

January 18-20, 2019
Friday 4pm 10pm; Saturday 11am - 10pm; Sunday 11am - 6pm
Event admission is Free; VIP tent admission $130
Driving Directions

GPS Address:  33 S. Gulf Stream, 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 the intersection of Cocoanut and Gulf Stream (~4 min / 2.33 mi).  Turn right and proceed South on Gulf Stream.  The show begins at Main St.


2) from North or South of downtown Sarasota:  take Rt. 41 towards Marina Plaza and Main St.  Turn East on Main St. and continue on Main Street to Gulf Stream - the seafood & music festival is to your right.

Parking Information

The Palm Avenue Garage (1289 Palm Ave.)

Garage parking is available at the 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.  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 bilateral 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 levels 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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