Hilton Miami Downtown has your guide to two tasty treats that are sure to tempt any seafood lover’s taste buds!
It’s no secret that Florida has an amazing culinary scene benefiting from everything from different cultural influences to geographical placement. Being a peninsula, fishing is always big business, both for the pros and those just looking for a perfect day out on the water. All year round, you’ll find creatures of the sea dotting the menu items at every restaurant and on the dinner tables of families across the Sunshine State. Yet this fall, a dynamic duo of events will shine an even brighter spotlight on this cuisine and all pescatarians should take notice!
South Florida Seafood Festival
On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, you will find no better Catch of the Day on any menu throughout the entire Sunshine State then at the South Florida Seafood Festival. Set in the historic Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key (located less than 7 miles away from Hilton Miami Downtown), this two-day festival is a celebration of all things seafood! Formerly known at The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival, the live music will be pumping and the sensational seafood will be ready to be eaten. With over 25 gourmet seafood vendors, you better make sure you come hungry, as all afternoon, you can dine on the freshest fish, lovely lobster rolls, crispy conch fritters and so much more! On top of the food, there will be many more diversions to explore, from fun zones to a nautical market, ensuring every member of the family enjoys their time along the coastline! The festival kicks off each day at 11AM and runs til sundown. General Admission tickets along with Family Packs start at $12 (Kids under 12 do not require a ticket).
South Beach Seafood Week
South Florida’s love of seafood cannot be contained to just a two-day celebration! After a few successful years of the Festival, South Beach Seafood Week was born! This week-long seafood spectacular is a perfect way to honor the start of stone crab season in Miami. After the festival, restaurants in the area will still focus on the creatures from under the sea and a few select establishments will have their own special events! The four special events for 2019 will take place at Joe’s Stone Crab (October 22), Meat Market Miami Beach (October 23), Shore Club (October 24), and Lummus Park (October 25).
With tamed taste buds and stuffed stomachs, you will want somewhere comfortable to catch some zzzzs after the feasting. The comfortable and modernly-appointed rooms at Hilton Miami Downtown, along with our Downtown location, will ensure a convenient home base for either event. Trust us, you will be as happy as a clam (but not like the ones you might have found on your plate)!