South Beach Seafood Festival

Wed Oct 18 2023 at 06:30 pm to Sat Oct 21 2023 at 07:00 pm

Multiple Locations | Check Ticket for Details | Miami Beach

South Beach Seafood Festival
Publisher/HostSouth Beach Seafood Festival
South Beach Seafood Festival
Voted Top Food Festival in the US by Food Network & USA Today, The South Beach Seafood Festival takes over Miami Beach, FL in October!
About this Event

OCTOBER 18-21, 2023
Four Days of curated culinary expertise celebrating South Florida's top chefs and masterminds with the leading seafood restaurants in the area!
(Visit the website for detailed information on each ticket benefits)

Join us for one event...or all of them!

Saturday, October 21, 2023 12-7PM: Main Event - South Beach Seafood Festival at Lummus Park (South Beach, on the sand)

Friday, October 20, 2023 7-11PM: VIP Chef Showdown at Lummus Park (South Beach, on the sand)

Thursday, October 19, 2023: Crabs, Slabs and Cabs at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 6:30-9:30PM: An Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab (Limited Quantity available)

Learn about each event during South Beach Seafood Week below:




12:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Ticket Types:
General Admission: $55
VIP Admission (with Vouchers): $150
VIP Weekend Pass: $250 ( Value of $300)
VIP Weekend Pass for Two with a 2 -Night Hotel Stay : $1,100

SEA you at the South Beach Seafood Festival, brought to you by Jack Daniels' and presented by GOYA Foods, City of Miami Beach, and official bank partner, City National Bank.

What do you get when you mix Miami’s finest seafood restaurants curated to create pop up cafe's on the sands of South Beach paired with complimentary all day open bar and live music for one day only? There’s only one answer: It’s the Annual South Beach Seafood Festival!

Saturday, October 21st will host the 11th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival featuring selected restaurants' pop up cafes', live music stages, interactive sponsor experiences, the kick off to stone crab season, and so much fun!

On the sands of SOUTH BEACH, enjoy cafes from Red, the Steakhouse - South Beach, The Lobster SHACK, Ella's Oyster Bar, Cafe Avanti, Cafe Bernie, Tacos & Tattoos, A Fish Called Avalon, and many more serving you right on the sand with over 50+ menu items to choose from – it’s five blocks of fun to be exact! Enjoy sharable portions of Stone Crabs, Lobster Waffle Cones, Steak & Lobster Skewers, Shrimp Tacos, Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cakes, Grouper in a Bag, Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese, Po' Boys, and more. This is not your typical fried food festival but a fine dining experience with your toes in the sand. BUT please, don’t go home hungry!

Ticket Types And Benefits

What you will find with General Admission Tickets:

  • Entrance to the General Admission Festival Site, over four (4) blocks of fun on the sand!
  • Access to open bar from 12-7PM at any of the 30+ bar stations and beer garden.
  • Demesmin & Dover Live Stage presented by Jack Daniels
  • Access to Milam’s Market Culinary Showcase Kitchen and Marketplace featuring Live Demos and lite sampling from local celebrity chefs
  • Access to all Restaurant cafés from Miami’s finest restaurants serving their signature seafood with delicious portions at festival friendly prices ($5-$10).
  • Access to Multiple Dessert Cafe’s
  • Over 50+ premier menu items will all be available for purchase.
  • Unique interactive Sponsor Activations:
  • Tequila Herradura Extraordinary Experience
  • Piper Heidseick Champagne Lounge
  • Pacifico Beer Beach Club with All Day DJ Dance Party
  • GOYA Foods sampling
  • Sun's Sips by HIGH NOON DJ Dance Party
  • and more.

What you will find with VIP Admission Tickets:

  • All of the General Admissions Ticket benefits…PLUS:
  • Special Entrance to the 1 ½ block Baptist Health VIP Hospitality Village
  • Unique Sponsor Activations:
  • Jack Daniels Air Stream
  • Bodega Club featuring GOYA
  • Specialty wine stations from featuring wine partners, Castello del Poggio, Bogle Vineyards, and Rabbles Wines
  • A few of South Florida's favorite restaurants sampling throughout the day in VIP. Restaurants sample in 4 hour time blocks from 1-5PM or 3-7PM so depending on when you get there, you get to enjoy different South Florida restaurants!
  • Entrance into GOYA’s Culinary Pavilion which by day features:
  • College Football Watch Party on 50ft Video Board
  • All day DJ’s in the GOYA Culinary Pavilion featuring Paul E
  • Lounges and shaded seating
  • Private bars
  • Papa’s Raw Bar sampling experience
  • Oshen Salmon sampling experience
  • Bodega Pop Up Bar
  • $20 of Food Vouchers to use at participating café’s (PLEASE NOTE: Vouchers are provided with the purchase of a full price VIP ticket ONLY. Benefit is not applicable with any discounted ticket promotions)
  • The festival grounds will close at 7pm, including the VIP Hospitality Village due to City protocals.

VIP Admission Weekend Pass: $250 (Value Of $300)

  • Ticket Benefits Include:
  • All Access to Friday & Saturdays VIP Experience.
  • ONE VIP ticket to Friday, October 20, 2023: Chef Showdown ($150 value)
  • ONE VIP Ticket for Saturday, October 21, 2023: SoBe Seafood Fest ($150 value)

VIP Weekend Pass For Two with a Two (2) Night Hotel Stay: $1,100

  • All access to Friday & Saturdays VIP Experience for TWO + a Two (2) Night Hotel Stay
  • TWO tickets to Friday, October 20, 2023: Chef Showdown ($300 value)
  • TWO VIP Tickets for Saturday, October 21, 2023: SoBe Seafood Fest ($300 value)
  • ONE Signature Standard Room at the Host Hotel- The Kipton Surfcomber, checking in Friday, October 20 – checking out Sunday, October 22.


Kids under 10 are free and do not require a ticket at check-in. There is no designated kids zone with kids activities, but they are welcome to join in the fun.

Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

ID check is at the Welcome check-in desks upon arrival.

The festival grounds will all close at 7pm for 2023, including the VIP Hospitality Village due to City protocals.




7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Lummus Park - Entrance: 14th & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach


Ticket Types:
Tickets: $150 - All Inclusive | Only 1,000 Tickets Available
VIP Weekend Pass: $250 ( Value of $300)
VIP Weekend Pass for Two with a 2 -Night Hotel Stay : $1,100


#ChooseYourChamp at the iconic VIP Chef Showdown, brought to you by Jack Daniels and presented by Goya Foods. Join Miami’s top executive chefs for an evening of competitive culinary cook-offs, where YOU are the judge as you indulge with endless seafood and cocktails because tickets are completely all-inclusive!

In a perfect combination of competition level cuisine, tropically fresh cocktails, and live entertainment, the Chef Showdown tours guests through the BEST of Miami’s culinary scene with the ultimate BEACH BASH meets Chef SHOWDOWN, thanks to the help of Sounds by Yissel. Hosted inside the VIP Hospitality Village and #SobeSeafood Week’s GOYA Culinary Pavilion, 14-16 chefs will go head-to-head in seven unique seafood showdowns and before you hit the pavilion, chefs will host battle pavilions where YOU sip, sample and VOTE on your favorites. And when we say sample, we mean “Good Luck trying to finish all 14-16 dishes”!

Chefs from each battle will take the stage throughout the night where representatives from the culinary and media world will judge the best in each showdown. The deciding factor are THE GUESTS! Help us decide the 2023 CHAMPIONS!

Our 2023 Battles include:

  • Battle Shrimp - Champion Chef Sergio Mazuelos of Latin House vs TBA
  • Battle Salmon - Champion Chef Nicole Fey of Oceans 234 vs TBA
  • Battle Fusion Sushi - Champion Chef Gustavo Montes of Tanuki vs TBA
  • Battle Oyster - Champion Chef Cristian Canencio of UCHI vs TBA
  • Battle Surf N Turf - Champion Chef Jim Pastor of Rusty Pelican vs TBA
  • Battle Ceviche - Champion Chef Mauricio Hernandez of Aida vs TBA
  • Battle Sushi - Champion Chef Michael Asalie of Paperfish vs TBA
  • Battle Taco - Champion Chef Jay Cruz of Tacos & Tattoos vs TBA
  • Battle Crab - Champion Chef AND Overall ChampionBrian Nasajon of Beaker & Grey vs TBA

Follow @sobeseafoodfest to stay up to date. The Chef Showdown delivers a uniquely entertaining culinary experience in the most beautiful, beach-front setting thanks to our partners Goya Foods. Come ready for a truly VIP evening on the sands of South Beach.

Ticket Types And Benefits

What you will find with your VIP Admission to Chef Showdown:

  • A chef-competition-beach-bash including an all-inclusive evening of epic proportions!
  • Indulge at 14+ restaurant battle experiences and VOTE on your favorite chef competition dishes
  • Dive into the full bars around the 1/2 block VIP Hospitality Village featuring a variety of cocktails, Pacifico beer, variety of wines, and Coca Cola soft drinks.
  • Additional seafood bites from GOYA and Celebrity Cruises
  • Access to the SEAFOOD WORLD RAW BAR open all night for your enjoyment
  • Samplings from Jack Daniel's Experience
  • Hop in your brand new Cadillac
  • An all-night party in the Goya VIP Culinary Pavilion (where all Chefs battle on stage) featuring Miami's hottest DJ.

VIP Admission Weekend Pass: $250 (Value Of $300)

  • Ticket Benefits Include:
  • All Access to Friday & Saturdays VIP Experience.
  • ONE VIP ticket to Friday, October 20, 2023: Chef Showdown ($150 value)
  • ONE VIP Ticket for Saturday, October 21, 2021: SoBe Seafood Fest ($150 value)

VIP Weekend Pass For Two with a Two (2) Night Hotel Stay: $1,100

  • All access to Friday & Saturdays VIP Experience for TWO + a Two (2) Night Hotel Stay
  • TWO tickets to Friday, October 20, 2023: Chef Showdown ($300 value)
  • TWO VIP Tickets for Saturday, October 21, 2023: SoBe Seafood Fest ($300 value)
  • ONE Signature Standard Room at The South Beach Festivals Host Hotel- TBA, checking in Friday, October 20 – checking out Sunday, October 22.




Hide Tide at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

Ticket Types:
Tickets: $250 - All Inclusive | Limited Tickets Available for sale.

Taking place at The Backyard at Hide Tide at Miami’s iconic and recently revamped Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, “Crabs, Slabs, & Cabs” is a formal sit-down, five-course dinner and a once in a lifetime dining experience in a tropical oasis set for the ultimate seafood extraordinaire. Some of Miami’s finest chefs will join forces with GOYA’s Executive Chef, Fernando Desa, to create their own unique take on the traditional ‘surf n’ turf’ dish. 2022 Participating chefs include celebrated restaurateur José Mendín; Fiola Miami’s Executive Chef Danny Ganem; Meat Market Executive Chef and Owner Sean Brasel; Luca Osteria’s chef and owner Giorgio Rapicavoli; and Chef Javier Carballo of The Social Club at Surfcomber. Chef lineup will be announced in the summer months. Limited to 150 guests, attendees will explore flavors from around the world as each chef presents a different course showcasing their own interpretation of the delicious surf n turf pairing.

What you will find with your VIP Admission to the Crabs, Slabs, and Cabs:

Ticket benefits include:

  • 5 course sit down pairings dinner for the ultimate seafoodie looking to dive into the ultimate surf n turf experience that will be a once in a lifetime dining experience.
  • An evening at one of South Beach’s most beautiful hotel pool decks




6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

at Joe's Stone Crab, 11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Ticket Types:
Tickets: $500 - All Inclusive | Only 20 Tickets Available for sale.

Tickets to be released at later date.

Your ticket to An Evening At Joe’s, presented by Jack Daniels and Sonoma Cutrer, reserves a seat in Jessie’s Room, the original setting of Joe’s Stone Crab where greats like Al Capone and Frank Sinatra cracked claws. This incredibly exclusive event is limited to 50 guests.

An Evening at Joe’s celebrates South Beach Seafood Week in majestic style with a five-course meal showcasing the delicious cuisine of Chef Andre Bienvenue. Each course is paired with fine wines and spirits sure to transport your taste buds into stone crab season in blissful fashion.

Travel back in time with Joe’s General Manager Brian Johnson, basking in the iconic history of the United States’ top grossing restaurant, while learning to crack the perfect claw.

Most importantly, you’ll enjoy the world’s freshest stone crab catch of 2023…before anyone else.

What you will find with your VIP Admission to An Evening at Joe's:

  • An all-inclusive five (3) course wine pairing Experience
  • Cocktail Hour prior to dinner featuring cocktails by Jack Daniels, Herradura, and Finlandia
  • Access to the private, VIP Jesse's Room experience
  • A pre-fixe 3-course wine pairing dinner with a variety of Joe’s Stone Crab seafood options available during each course, including pounds of the world famous and freshest stone crabs!
  • Each course will be paired with a variety of wines
  • Premium open bar throughout the evening
  • VIP Gift Bags


Purchaser Terms & Conditions

Eventbrite is the exclusive authorized ticket outlet for this event. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Lineup and event details subject to change. Tickets are not redeemable for cash. Must be over the age of 21 and present a valid government ID at entrance for all events excluding Saturday, October 21st which is open to all ages. By purchasing your ticket, you are voluntarily agreeing to attending the event at your own risk and agree to release and hold harmless CI Management, South Beach Seafood Festival, Event Officials, Event sponsors, event venues, and any additional entities and persons associated directly and indirectly from any claims or injuries associated with the event taking place or events associated with the event week. In addition, all attendees expressly waive their right to trial, right to sue, or right to request damages. Venue reserves the right to deny entry to highly intoxicated ticket holders. Event is rain or shine. Backpacks of all sizes are subject to be checked by security upon arrival.

By completing this transaction and purchasing a ticket at any price level to any or all of the South Beach Seafood Week event or being provided a ticket to any of the events, including Evening at Joe’s, Crabs, Slabs, and Cabs, Chef Showdown and South Beach Seafood Festival, you agree and accept the following Waiver and Release.


By registering for or attending this event, I certify that I will not attend the event if I have (i) temperature of 100.4 or higher, (ii) any symptoms of COVID-19, or (iii) been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the event. I further hereby acknowledge and agree that I understand and will follow all guidelines applicable to this event. I understand that COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic and that a communicable infectious disease such as COVID-19 is highly contagious. I also understand that my attending an event by the South Beach Seafood Festival, or similar group, will result in my interacting with other people attending the event. For this reason, there is no way to guarantee, despite the best efforts of the individuals holding the event, that the other people attending the event do not have, or have not been exposed to, COVID-19. As such, I, for myself, my next of kin, family members, heirs, representatives, agents, successors and assigns, hereby release the South Beach Seafood Festival, its chapters, regions, units, related entities and affiliates and their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, successors and assigns and anyone claiming through them, in their individual and/or organizational capacities from any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, obligations, and causes of action of any nature and kind (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), known or unknown, which I have, ever had or may in the future have against the South Beach Seafood Festival, arising out of or relating to any exposure to or illness resulting from COVID-19. This Waiver/Release shall be governed by and enforceable in accordance with and shall be subject to the laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflict or choice of law provisions. I hereby consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of any state or federal court located within the City of Miami Beach and waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue of any action instituted hereunder and agree not to assert any defense based on lack of jurisdiction or venue.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Multiple Locations | Check Ticket for Details, South Beach, Miami Beach, United States


USD 160.00

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