When is the Festival?

The Festival officially opens on Thursday at 3 PM for vendors in the Village. NO ADMISSION FEE – THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

This year the dates and times are as follows:

THURSDAY – October 26, 2017
3pm – 9pm

FRIDAY- October 27, 2017
10am -11pm

SATURDAY- October 28, 2107

SUNDAY- October 2, 2016


Where can I park?


Do you offer handicap parking?


What if I need extra cash?


Are pets allowed at the Festival?

Over the last thirty five years, the number of people visiting the Festival has steadily grown. Over the past several years, the Festival has noticed a dramatic increase in the number of pets. In order to ensure the safety of our patrons and of the pets, please leave pets at home.


Where can I stay during festival weekend?

Please refer to our accommodations page for recommended properties for our guests.


Where can I find more information?

Updates are available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages


Safety Policy Statement

In order to allow the Festival performances to be heard and maintain pedestrian traffic flow and safety, the following activities are prohibited in the festival streets during festival hours:
– The use of sound amplification equipment (except for official Festival vendors and stages);
– The erection or use of temporary platforms, stages, or other structures (except for Festival vendors);
– Other activities that significantly impede the flow of pedestrians through the Festival;

The Festival streets are closed to non-authorized vehicle traffic. Authorized vehicles include board member golf carts and emergency service vehicles (medial, fire and police). No skateboards, bikes, scooters, rollerblades, motocycles or motorbikes are permitted on the festival streets during festival hours.


One of the goals of the John’s Pass Seafood Festival is to promote the commercial fishing industry throughout the state of Florida as well as buying American caught seafood. Every food vendor that is sanctioned by the festival is asked and encouraged to purchase their seafood from local fisherman, their distributors and retailers; however we cannot guarantee or police what vendors purchase. We can only encourage the practice of supporting the wonderful industry that is a beloved part of our vibrant economy.


Festival Hours

Thu, Oct 26th: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri, Oct 27th: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat, Oct 28th: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun, Oct 29th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Contact Us

12902 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708


Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.