All sorts of SEAFOOD dishes are on the menu March 6-8 during the 30th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Hosted by the St. Augustine Lions Club each year, this annual event raises funds for local charities. So it’s not only FUN, but for a GREAT cause, too!
Cuisine from the dozens of seafood vendors include chicken & sausage jambalaya, crab fritters, grilled scallops, baja fish tacos, Cajun alligator skewer, Maine lobster roll, fried oysters, grilled octopus, lobster nachos, seafood paella, fried shrimp, and so many MORE!
But if seafood’s not your thing, there is live music, children’s games and rides, and more than 100 arts and craft vendors.
Live jazz music will be featured Friday night (March 6) with the niece of Nat King Cole on stage! Linda Cole will perform with the Bill Doyle Quartet.
Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, will feature Americana music including The Christian Lopez Band, who recently opened for Miranda Lambert. The Florida State Bluegrass Band plays twice on Saturday, March 7, with well-known front man Ernie Evans.
Other bands and musicians playing at the Seafood Festival include Sam Pacetti, Buffalo Rose, John Dickie with Collapsible B, Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards, Katherine Archer, and Jake Cox with Jimmy B. See the full entertainment schedule below …
|Friday, March 6 (Jazz Night)Emcee: Jim Stafford|
|6:00||Bill Doyle Quartet featuring Linda Cole|
|Saturday, March 7 (Americana)Emcees: Ernie & Debi Evans|
|11:00||Jake Cox with Jimmy B|
|12:00||Jake Cox with Jimmy B|
|1:00||Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards|
|2:00||Christian Lopez Band|
|3:00||Florida State Bluegrass Band|
|4:00||Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards|
|5:00||Christian Lopez Band|
|6:00||Florida State Bluegrass Band|
|Sunday, March 9 (Americana)|
|Emcees: Ernie & Debi Evans|
|1:00||Christian Lopez Band|
|3:00||Christian Lopez Band|
|Schedule is subject to change.|
Festival hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 7; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 8. The Arts & Crafts Village closes at sundown each day.
Admission is only $3 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. For more details on the event, go to www.lionsfestival.com