(3-20-19) The tastiest weekend of the year is fast approaching here in sunny Pompano Beach as the annual seafood festival is only weeks away! The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is one of the largest celebrations of seafood in Florida as it draws thousands to our peaceful beach community. Not only does the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival provide hungry visitors with an abundance of fresh seafood, but you’ll also discover a diverse, non-stop lineup of live music, over 160 arts and crafts booths, a boat show, five bars, and a new “Roof Top Pub.” And all of our top-rated Pompano Beach apartment and cottage properties by Beach Vacation Rentals are within 2.5 miles of the festival. There are over two dozen elaborate food stands at the festival this year, so please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff about our favorites! Let’s dive into the fresh seafood options at this year’s festival, which runs from April 26-28, 2019.
The Main Event: Fresh-Caught Seafood
The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival was once known as the area’s “biggest beach party.” Now in its 35th year, this festival has grown to be one of the largest of its kind in Florida, so to accommodate its growth, it will move off the beach this year into much larger space at nearby Pompano Beach Community Park & Amphitheater. The Pompano Beach Amphitheater is a welcomed addition (as is the extra acreage). You’ll discover an entire row of food stands in the “food court” on the west end of the festival. Here’s a small sample of what to expect this year: oyster shooters, shucked oysters, stone crab claws, seafood rice, conch salad, coconut shrimp skewers, jambalaya, Cajun crawfish, crab cakes, and so much more!
The live music at this year’s festival promises to offer the best lineup and venue ever. The Pompano Beach Amphitheater will allow guests to take a seat and enjoy their juicy seafood while listening to rousing live performances. Headliners this year include The Guess Who, Foghat, Inner Circle, and Zach Deputy. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks. To prepare for the musical lineup, we recommend listing to these popular tracks:
- The Guess Who – “American Woman,” “These Eyes,” and “Undun”
- Foghat – “Slow Ride,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” and “Fool for the City”
- Inner Circle – “Bad Boys,” “Sweat,” and “Games People Play”
- Zach Deputy – “Home,” “Real,” and “Twisty Twisty”
Besides mouth-watering fresh seafood and energetic live music, this year’s festival will also include access to over 160 arts and crafts booths as well as a big display of boats for show and sale. Some of Florida’s best craftspeople will be selling paintings, jewelry, shell art, clothing, and so much more! For lovers of craft beer, there will be five bars and a new “Roof Top Pub” that provides patrons with stellar views of the main stage.
Top-Rated Pompano Beach Vacation Rentals
The majority of our boutique cottages and top-rated Pompano Beach vacation rentals are within two miles of the festival – many of our guests choose to bike or take a short taxi ride to the event. We’re also centrally located to all of the top things to do in Pompano Beach, Florida, including sunbathing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and Pompano Pier fishing. All of our properties are charming, quiet, clean, and affordable! To book a well-deserved springtime getaway to sunny Pompano Beach, please give us a call today at 1-954-283-1111, or visit us online at 4RentByTheBeach.com.