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OUR OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

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compiled by Jeff Levine, POMPANO BEACH NEWS COLUMNIST

The 2019 Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is just days away and is clearly our pick for fun things thing to do in Pompano Beach.  The landmark Pompano Beach event celebrates it’s 35th anniversary at a new location, Community Park.  We’ve got your complete guide to the seafood festival: best restaurant, bands, tickets, parking plus our own unique take on the very special Pompano Beach event.

FIND OUT HOW THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WENT- CLICK HERE– NEWS AND PICTURES

(READ: THE FASCINATING, FUNNY, CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY OF POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL.  CLICK HERE.)

(VIEW: WE’VE COMPILED A PICTURE GALLERY OF SOME OF THE MOST FUN, ENTERTAINING, EVEN ODD PICTURES FROM POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVALS OF PAST YEARS.  CLICK HERE.)

The 35th annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival will help kick off summer with a ton of seafood, arts, crafts, vendors and live music. Due to construction around the pier, this year’s festival will be held at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater and Community Park instead of the usual beach location.  It is still to be determined whether or not the event will be held next year.

As always, you will still find interesting vendors, great music and tons of seafood from restaurants in Pompano Beach and around South Florida.  The food highlight is always Papa Hughie’s Seafood World, the famed Lighthouse Point restaurant.  You can always find jerk chicken, turkey legs and other non-seafood delicacies as well.

The festival, which was founded in 1984 by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, supports 12 different local non-profit organizations.

When: Friday April 26, 2019 from 5 to 10pm; Saturday April 27, 2019 from 10am to 10pm and Sunday April 28, 2019 from 11am to 8pm.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Music Highlights

  There will be three stages set up for the festival, with the Pompano Beach Amphitheater hosting the headlining acts.  Admission to the amphitheater is free with your event ticket purchase.

This year’s musical lineup included The Guess Who (American Woman, No Time), Foghat (Slow Ride, Fool for the City), Inner Circle (Sweat, Bad Boys- the theme from the TV show Cops) and Zach Deputy.  Deputy describes his music as “island-infused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul.”

We’ve seen the Guess Who at two previous Seafood Festivals.  Even though Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman are long gone and the only remaining original member is the bass player, the band still puts on a really good show.

Zach Deputy will headline Friday night’s performances (8:45 pm).  Foghat (5:45 pm), and the Guess Who (8:15 pm) will perform back to back on Saturday.  Inner Circle will close out the three day Pompano Beach event on Sunday evening (6:15 pm).

All these acts will be on the main stage inside the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.

You can find the complete schedule right here or find out more info about every band and artist playing at the festival here.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Tickets

Cost: Friday tickets are $15; Saturday tickets are $20; Sunday tickets are $15,

$35 3-day passes are available on line.  Visit pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com for more information.

Tickets are available at the gate entrance each day/night.  Kids under 12 get in free.

Best Food at the Seafood Festival

No doubt, most people would pick Papa’s Raw Bar as the best restaurant/ food at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

Papa’s Raw Bar and their sister (parent) restaurant Papa Huey’s Seafood World have been serving fresh seafood since 1976 from their Lighthouse Point location on Federal Highway.  They are known as one of the best seafood restaurants in the Pompano Beach-Lighthouse Point area.

This year,  26 Degree Brewing Company in the same tent as Papa’s Raw Bar.  They will be serving up four draft beers: IPA1A, Tri-County Common, Pompano Pale Ale, and Captain Ron Hefeweizen. The 26 Degree Brewing Company opened in 2014 at their location at 2600 E Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach, across the street from Publix.  They’ve been attracting big crowds ever since.

Seafood Festival Parking and Site Map

Numerous lots are available around the park and at Pompano Beach High School.  Parking is $10.00 per vehicle.

  • Driving south on U.S. 1, turn west on N.E. 10th Street, turn left into the park.
  • Driving north on U.S. 1, turn west on N.E. 6th Street to N.E. 18th Avenue (stop sign just west of Civic Center).  Follow signs or parking attendant directions.
  • From I-95.  East on Atlantic Blvd to Dixie Highway.  North on Dixie to N.E. 10th Street. East on 10th Street about 1 Mile. Turn right into Community Park (watch for signs).

You can see what the entire site will look like.  We have the site map below or you can go to this link.

Additional Event Details

From the Seafood Festival web site:

You can bring chairs, but you may not bring them into the amphitheater itself.  There are, however, areas where you can sit and relax in grass and there are some shaded areas close to the Isle Casino Stage.  You may not have a direct view of stages, but you will be able to enjoy the music.  An LED screen facing the park will show the acts playing in the amphitheater.

You are allowed to carry in one sealed bottle of water but no other drinks, coolers or large bags will be allowed in.

Pets will also not be allowed into the event.

The Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit corporation.  Revenues benefit a wide variety of charities and civic organizations.  Groups like Pompano Beach High School, the Boy Scouts, Blanche Ely High School, Exchange Club, Pompano Proud and civic groups like the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, Women in Financial Services, Kiwanis, Rotary, Soroptimist, and others supply volunteers and benefit from the profits.

More Seafood Festival Info

FIND OUT HOW THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WENT- CLICK HERE– NEWS AND PICTURES

WE’VE COMPILED A PICTURE GALLERY OF SOME OF THE MOST FUN, ENTERTAINING, EVEN ODD PICTURES FROM POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVALS OF PAST YEARS.  TO VIEW IT, CLICK HERE.

READ ALL ABOUT THE FASCINATING, FUNNY, CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY OF POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL.  CLICK HERE.

You can also visit pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com for more information.

For more fun things to do in Pompano Beach and all of the season’s biggest events read Pompano! magazine and search our website.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7446″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7251″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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