Here it is, the Key West Seafood Festival of 2009. Held every year, the Key West Seafood Festival takes place in Bayview Park and brings out all the locals. There are local art booths with ocean-inspired items to buy, and booths for learning about the environment the seafood comes from. It’s a chance to eat good seafood, plus a deep fried oreo or two or some cotton candy.
The Key West Seafood Festival also hires a good band, which plays rock classics in the gazebo. You can bring your lawn chairs and plunk down on the expansive lawn or sit at tables and devour seafood under a tent while you watch the band and the crowd. It’s lots of fun for kids too, with the bounce house, the touch tank, and cotton candy. The Key West Seafood Festival is a good place to get some uniquely crafted gifts, some excellent local seafood, and good times all around, with a little learning mixed in, thanks to the folks at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Florida Department of Fish & Wildlife.