About the event
We hope you, your family, and friends will join us in this 40+ year tradition we call the Original Marathon Seafood Festival on March 10-11, 2018 at Marathon Community Park here in the Islands of Marathon!
Event Hours are as follows: 2018 Event Dates/Times
Saturday, March 10th: 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday, March 11th: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
The Original Marathon Seafood Festival is truly a family friendly event; featuring fresh-caught local keys seafood at amazing prices, cold beverages for adults and kids, live entertainment the entire weekend, over 220+ vendors to satisfy all your shopping needs, as well as an expanded boat show, and plenty of rides and games for children.
Admission is only $5/person and kids under 12 are free! (We anticipate having handicapped parking available inside the park, as well as wheelchair rentals (only ask for a $10 donation; located at back gate of event)
A Little History:
The Original Marathon Seafood Festival began in 1976 as a way for local Marathon and Middle Keys commercial fishermen and their families to “kick-back” and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
The inaugural seafood festival humbly began in the parking lot where Publix Supermarket now resides in the center of Marathon. Fresh fish was fried and prepared as well as delicious Florida lobster, oysters, stone crab, and many other locally caught seafood products were served. To date, the festival has grown into the Florida Keys 2nd largest annual event, boasting over 20,000 hungry and thirsty guests each year. The event is still co-organized by the Organized Fishermen of Florida (Marathon Chapter) as well as the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Collectively, both non profit organizations put over $75,000 in event proceeds back into our community via charitable contributions, donations, and scholarships for local Middle keys students.
***If you would like to be an important part of this great event, consider volunteering to work a booth. You will receive a FREE t-shirt and FREE admission the day you volunteer! Contact Erika at (305) 743-5417 / Erika@FloridaKeysMarathon.com.
We hope to see you, your family, and friends at our 2018 Original Marathon Seafood Festival March 10-11! Sea you soon at the Seafood Fest!
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