March 16-18: 37th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Proceeds go to local charities and nonprofits in St. Johns County


The popular St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival returns March 16-18 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. This annual festival brings in boatloads of seafood delicacies, entertainment and 100 artisans to the Ancient City for three days of food and fun including a musical lineup featuring a Grammy nominee and regional favorites.  

Seafood vendors offer a wide variety of dishes at the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. The 2018 event is set for March 16-18 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Photo by Renee Unsworth

Seafood delights include everything from traditional fish and shrimp, to lobster rolls, conch salad, grilled octopus, crab cakes, Cajun specialties and so much more on the menu. Food vendors will also offer BBQ, pizza, desserts and many festival foods. 

Family fun can be had in the Kids Zone on the kiddie rides and in Spanish Landing, which include clowns, magic shows, children’s drumline and the chance to meet popular characters such as the Little Mermaid, Princesses and the Minions

Fried shrimp with mac & cheese is one of the dishes offered at the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival.

We invite you to come and enjoy the food, fun, shopping and entertainment while supporting a worthy cause for those in need.  

Presenting sponsor is Winn-Dixie. Additional major sponsors are Coors, Money Pages, I Heart Radio Stations, Tobacco Free Florida and Beach 105.5.  


Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St Augustine.   


  • 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16
  • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18.


  • $5 for adult
  • FREE for children 15 and younger are free
  • FREE for Active duty military with ID

Proceeds from the festival benefit the charitable activities of the St. Augustine Lions Foundation. For more information, email, or visit  Join us on too




FREE parking with a shuttle to the seafood festival will be available. VisitorS can take advantage of the free parking:

  •  St. Johns County Health Department, located at 200 San Sebastian View
  • San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Ave. 
  • Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors at these two locations during Festival hours on Saturday and Sunday only.

About the Lions Club  

With more than 1.4 million members in more than 206 countries and geographic areas, Lions Club International is the largest and most effective service organization in the world. The St. Augustine Lions Club raises more than $100,000 each year to support worthwhile community projects. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, the St. Augustine Lions Foundation and St. Augustine Lions Club also conducts thousands of free vision screenings of local children each year, and provides support to many local organizations. Visit  

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