South Florida's largest Fresh Seafood Market!

The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is all about celebrating seafood, waterfront living and giving people their fill of the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea.  Bushels of shrimp, oysters, crawfish, lobster, clams and fresh fish will soon overflow in Miami, just in time for the opening of stone crab season in October.

There’s no better place to savor a multitude of seafood prepared in a variety of ways including Caribbean with its Bahamian cracked conch and Jamaican Jerk grilled fish, Latin American offering paella and Peruvian ceviche, Cajun with its gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish étouffée, North Eastern offering traditional chowders, lobster rolls and clam boils, Asian with the always satisfying sushi and sashimi and, last but not least, Florida seafood with its world-famous stone crab, lobster and fresh fish.    In addition, people can head over to the "Grove Wharf by Casablanca Seafood" - a farmer’s market meets seafood - where experts will be on hand to help them select the right items to purchase and take home. 

To complete the festive equation, the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival will have a constant stream of live music including calypso, steel drum, reggae and Island Escapism. The Festival will also feature several nautically-themed exhibitors showcasing art, jewelry and decor.

Wharf by Casablanca Seafood

The word "wharf" conjures up visions of old harbors and fish markets like those in San Francisco and Boston. That's exactly what the Wharf is. Casablanca Seafood is known as the top seafood provider in Florida and they bring this experience and expertise to the festival. "The Wharf" is a fresh seafood market right here at the festival.  Think of it like a farmer's market, but with seafood!  Seafood experts will be on hand to help you make the perfect choices to take home.  These FISHMONGERS are not only fresh seafood experts, but they know a thing or two about cooking and preparing your selections. 

A Message from our Honorary Chairman, Monty Trainer

Monty Trainer is a true Miami icon.  As the president of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival he is not only the most visible, but also the most involved person in Coconut Grove. He sits on countless boards including the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District.  Monty opened up the first seaside restaurant in the City of Miami, "Monty Trainer's" and although he has since sold it and it has undergone several make-overs, it still bears his name. "Monty's" is known for their great view of Biscayne Bay and the docks as well as a phenomenal raw bar. It boasts one of the best and most happening Friday happy hours in the City. Monty's mark can easily be seen thought the City and Coconut Grove.

Welcome to Coconut Grove and the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival. When you arrive to the Festival, you'll see why I fell in love with Coconut Grove.  The breeze off the bay and the shade of the trees helps make this the most unique neighborhood in Miami. October is one of the best months of the year to be in Coconut Grove.  Not only is the weather beautiful and mild, but stone crab season opens on October 15th!  Seafood fans from all over come to Miami to be some of the first to enjoy the early batches of stone crabs - and we'll have them at the Festival.  In addition we'll have plenty of other seafood to keep your appetite at bay. 

I invite you to not only enjoy the Seafood Fest, but also enjoy everything the Grove has to offer.  Take a stroll around our tree-lined streets and explore the quaint and unique shops the Grove has to offer.  I am confident that you'll find yourself coming back to the Grove time and time again. 

Enjoy the fresh seafood, live music and family fun at The Coconut Grove Seafood Festival!

Monty Trainer
Honorary Chairman

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