Seafood and Music Festivals

St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

May 26 - 27, 2018, St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota, FL

Join us on May 26-27, 2018 for the 2nd Annual St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival. The event is graciously co-sponsored by the Humane Society of Sarasota County.  Come to St. Armands Circle Park to enjoy delectable seafood dishes and be entertained by top local and regional musical performers. Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. General admission is FREE. VIP Tent admission is $130 that offers a diverse array of foods, including an open raw bar serving raw oysters, steamed snow crab, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp and an open bar serving premium drinks in a private tent with a dedicated service staff. The tent’s location enjoys optimal viewing of the live music performances.  VIP tickets are available thru EventLive (click on the EventLive icon below).


The event is created, as are all good meals, thru incorporating and blending the finest ingredients.  We offer all food entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) prepared fresh onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters.  Foods will be accompanied by a delicious assortment of side dishes, desserts and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.


Enjoy your meal while being caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents.  Music will be from such genres and R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. Performers at the 2018 event are, on Saturday: Nostaljah, Hard Luck Society, Kettle of Fish and Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues.  On Sunday, performances are by: Act 3, RJ Howson, Sarasota Steel Pan Band and Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio.  The performance schedule is located to the right.  Click on the schedule for an enlarged version.


The final ‘seasoning’ will be a walk through a small marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.  


The Humane Society will have their "Big Mac" mobile adoption center onsite.  While enjoying all the festivities of the event, please take a few moments to stop by and say “hi” to the dedicated staff and meet their extended family of friends awaiting adoption.  Perhaps you will find a new loving companion and in the process, lend support to a wonderful and compassionate organization.

May 26 - 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
Free admission
Driving Directions

GPS address: St. Armands Circle Park, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236



  • Travel south on Hwy. 789 (Gulf of Mexico Dr.) until it becomes John Ringling Pkwy
  • Continue on John Ringling Parkway until it becomes N. Boulevard of the Presidents
  • Stay on N. Boulevard of the Presidents until it comes to St. Armands Circle Park.

From SARASOTA via Hwy. 41 (Tamiami Trail)

  •  Come to downtown Sarasota via Hwy. 41 (Tamiami Trail)
  •  Take Hwy. 789 (John Ringling Causeway) west until it comes to St. Armands Circle Park  

From I-75

  • Take Exit 210 off I-75 (Hwy. 780/Fruitville Rd.)
  • Proceed west on Hwy. 780/Fruitville Rd. To Hwy. 41 (N. Tamiami Trail)
  • Go south to Hwy. 789 (John Ringling Causeway)
  • Proceed west on John Ringling Causeway to St. Armands Circle Park
Parking Information

Free parking is available all around the circle and in the parking lots located on the back side of each quadrant.  See the map to the right (click on map to enlarge).  Parking areas are highlighted in green.