Festival Info

The famous Everglades Seafood Festival will be held February 12th -14th in historic Everglades City. 51 YEARS this has been a popular traditional event. People come from all over southern Florida to hear great live music, eat delicious seafood, and browse among the craft booths while the kiddies enjoy the carnival rides.

 

The festival is organized by the Betterment Association of the Everglades Area, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit which donates to local causes. For information, see www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org or call (239) 695-2277.

Opening Hours

Friday 5-10pm

Saturday 10:30am - 10pm 

Sundays 11am - 6pm

*Opening Ceremony each day

The Festival location

In front of City Hall on the Circle

 

102 Copeland Avenue, Everglades City, FL, 34139

Our coordinates are 25.85°N 81.38°W.

** From I-75 (Alligator Alley), take Exit 80 south onto SR-29. Drive about 18 miles to the intersection of US-41 (Tamiami Trail). Continue south on Route-29 about 4 miles to the center of Everglades City.

Parking

There is limited free parking in the city. Several charitable organizations offer parking for a small fee. Handicapped parking is at the Community Church on the circle.

- For RV parking, phone (239) 229-8091.

Airport

You can fly in to Everglades Airpark

Places to stay

Captain's Table Resort - (239) 695-1011

Everglades City Motel - (239) 695-4224

Ivey House Bed & Breakfast - (239) 695-3299

River Wilderness - (239) 695-4499

Rod & Gun Lodge - (239) 695-2101

Everglades Isle Luxury Motor Coach Resort - (239) 695-2600

Chokoloskee Island Park and Marina (Campground & Motel) - (239) 695-2414

Parkway Motel & Marina, Chokoloskee - (239) 695-3261

Outdoor Resorts (ORA) Motel & Marina, Chokoloskee - (239) 695-2881

Trail Lakes Campground, Ochopee - (239) 695-2275

Port of the Islands (East Naples on US-41) - (239) 394-3101

Beverages

To buy beer/wine you need to buy $5 beer tickets at the ticket booths. (Look for the Signs)

About Everglades City

HISTORIC EVERGLADES CITY

This area was settled in the 1870s as a farming and fishing community. The Storter family bought a homestead on the river in 1889 and lodged visiting sports fishermen at what is now the Rod & Gun Club.

In 1923 Barron Collier selected the little village of Everglades as the headquarters for construction of the Tamiami Trail (US-41) from Tampa to Miami and the seat of his new Collier County.

Our historic City Hall building (behind the stage) was once the County Courthouse. The County moved to East Naples in 1962 after the population had shifted. You will notice many Olde Florida houses that have been lovingly restored in our neighborhood.

To learn more, see:

Museum of the Everglades

Smallwood Store & Museum in Chokoloskee

Everglades Society for Historic Preservation

Everglades City

Seafood Festival

102 Copeland Avenue, 

Everglades City, Fl 34139

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Contact

For more information about the event, feel free to contact us.

 

Phone number: 239-695-2277

Fax number: 239-695-1011

Email: evgbet2011@aol.com

Office: 305 Collier Ave, Everglades City, Florida

Mail: P. O. Box 5029, Everglades City, FL, 34139

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