Seafood and Music Festivals

3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

January 20-21, 2018, Sarasota, FL

The 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival returns to Selby Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota oJanuary 20-21, 2018.


Now in its third year, the event continues to grow into a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment, affording attendees a diverse menu of delectable seafood creations, meat and vegetarian menu items and delicious drinks.  All these food items combined with outstanding musical performances in genres from rock, jazz, R&B, big band, calypso and Carribean sounds.  General admission is FREE.  Also visit our marketplace of crafts and fine product selections.


Explore new possibilities as we work with the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association to continue building this new tradition in Sarasota: the Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival. Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm.  


If you are a fine artisan or craft vendor, consider becoming part of this event and broadening your market base in Florida.

January 20-21, 2018
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
General admission is FREE.
Driving Directions

GPS Address:  1 Central Ave., Sarasota, FL  34236

Driving Directions to the Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival
1) from St. Armands Circle:  take John Ringling Blvd (SR-789) across Rt. 41 to N Gulfstream Ave (~4 min / 2.33 mi)
2) from North or South of downtown Sarasota:  take Rt. 41 towards Marina Plaza, turn East on Main St. - Five Points intersection and the festival are two blocks on your left

Parking Information

The Palm Avenue Garage (1289 Palm Ave.)

Garage parking is available at the award-winning Palm Avenue Garage, located one block from Main Street on North Palm Avenue, only steps away from Five Points intersection in downtown Sarasota. The Palm Avenue Garage is a newly designed and LEED Certified facility utilizing the latest technology in equipment and design.  The garage has spaces for 729 vehicles with handicap parking located on each floor close to the elevators.  The city provides four reserved electric car-charging stations on the ground floor. The Palm Avenue parking garage is a perfect location to park short or long-term visits to downtown Sarasota.  


State Street Garage (1538 State Street)

The parking garage bi-lateral entrance and exit points will provide excellent access from both State Street and Ringling Boulevard.  Parking spaces are located on levels 2 through 6, with motorcycle, bicycle and handicap van access on the ground floor.  With downtown parking demands so high, parking time limits will ensure there is always a parking space available in either the 2-hour parking "shopper zone", or the 4-hour time restricted area on levels 4 through 6. 


2nd Street Garage (1400 Block of 2nd Street)

The 2nd Street Garage is located between First and Second streets, directly across from Whole Foods.  Ground floor parking is intended for customers of Whole Foods,  while the second and third levels of the garage are open to the public (except where posted).  The public parking access ramp is located on Second Street, near the corner of Central Ave.  There are time restrictions in the facility that are monitored by the City Parking Division and for which citations are issued for time violations.  The time restrictions are as  follows:

Ground level:  2 hours              Levels 2 and 3:  4 hours


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