March 25-26: 40th annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

The St. Augustine Lions Club is proud to announce the dates for the 40th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, which will be held March 25-26 at Francis Field.

The beloved festival is the primary fundraising event for the St. Augustine Lions Foundation each year since 1981 – generating funds for charitable needs and services to the community, with a focus on youth, the deaf and the blind, disaster relief, veterans, and more.


With more than 15,000 people expected to attend in 2023, the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival is currently the largest festival held in St. Augustine. The primary draw of the festival is its abundance of great food and live music. There will be seafood offered, of course, with the addition of more cuisines and county fair dishes. Other fun activities include kids rides, family shows, and Arts & Crafts vendors.

“We’re very excited to announce the dates for 2023,” said Memory Hopkins, Festival Chairman.

“After two years with no festivals due to COVID, then a failed attempt at a name change in 2022, we are back as the regionally well-known St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. This is the primary annual fundraiser for the club with 80 percent of the profits generated being distributed among St. Johns County nonprofits, vision screening for school children, eye exams and glasses for those in need, hurricane aid relief, and more. We look forward to seeing old friends and new during the last weekend in March.”


  • 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 25
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26

The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. No pets allowed.


Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors on Saturday, March 25 at three shuttle locations provided by the City of St. Augustine. More information on parking and shuttles will be posted on the websites and as well as at

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