People in line for some seafood at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

In Pompano Beach, Florida, seafood isn’t just a meal; it’s a way of life. This charming coastal town is filled with trendy restaurants serving delicious seafood. However, the highlight for seafood lovers is the city’s annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival. This annual event draws visitors from near and far to sample the area’s scrumptious seafood and experience the local culture and community. 

The team at Beach Vacation Rentals highly recommends checking out the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival if you’re in town during the event. We’ve put together a boatload of information so that you can plan a fun and tasty day at the festival.

What is the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival?

The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is an annual event that takes place in April. The event’s festivities run over three days and include music, art, and of course, seafood, so there’s something for everyone to join. The festival is held at the Pompano Community Park and Amphitheater, and it attracts thousands of visitors each year. 

Tickets to the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival are available at the entrance and online. Friday tickets cost $15, while prices for Saturday and Sunday tickets are $20. If you’re bringing a child under 13, don’t worry about buying them a ticket because they receive free admission. The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit corporation. Revenues benefit a wide variety of community charities and organizations.

A Day at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

Some seafood at the Pompano Beach Seafood FestivalYou can expect non-stop excitement when you visit the Pompano Beach Seafood festival. Vendors at the festival offer just about every type of seafood imaginable, allowing seafood lovers to indulge in rare treats as well as classic favorites. If you’re not a seafood fan, don’t worry, there are plenty of vendors serving up other options like burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian dishes, and more, so come hungry.

In addition to the food, the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival also keeps attendees entertained with live music from local bands and musicians. The festival has two stages, and there’s always a great lineup of over 20 performers. From rock and blues to reggae and country, the music adds to the festive atmosphere and keeps the crowd entertained throughout the day.

After enjoying some food and music, explore the craft vendors selling local artwork and handmade items. Boats and cars are displayed as well. There are also local organizations with booths to highlight products and services. It’s a great way to get a better understanding of the culture and community of Pompano Beach.

Where to Stay for the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

If you want to stay near the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, consider booking one of Beach Vacation Rentals’ properties. Our historic Cottages by the Ocean are just about a 30-minute walk from the festival or a short drive away. We would love to host your next getaway to Pompano Beach. Please visit our contact page or call 954-283-1111 today to start your booking.