March 4-6: 35th Annual St. Augustine Seafood Festival features great food and music

Christian Lopez will perform with his band at the 2016 St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival at Francis Field. Lopez was a former American Idol contestant and has opening for Miranda Lambert. See the entertainment schedule below. Contributed image

Christian Lopez will perform with his band at the 2016 St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival at Francis Field. Lopez was a former American Idol contestant and has opening for Miranda Lambert. See the entertainment schedule below. Contributed image

From the St. Augustine Lions Club

St. Augustine, FL — Hey, We’re Havin’ Fun Now! Delicious seafood, over 100 artists and crafters, and an entertainment lineup featuring Jazz, Country, and Americana music are just a few of the highlights of the 35th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, presented by Winn-Dixie.

To be held Friday March 4 through Sunday March 6 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, the festival will serve up boatloads of seafood, with everything from lobster tail and conch fritters, to southern fried shrimp, octopus, wild salmon, jambalaya and blue crab burritos on the menu. More than 20 food vendors will offer up seafood and other choices like Greek, BBQ, pizza, sweet treats and so much more.

Along with the wide assortment of seafood, the Festival will present a three-day lineup of entertainment, with Linda Cole – niece of Nat King Cole, Florida State Bluegrass Band and rising star of Country Folk music Christian Lopez. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors will also exhibit their work in the Arts Village. Eat, Drink and Shop till you Drop!

Family fun can be had in the Kidz Zone, Pirate Village and Spanish Landing. Be sure to catch the Clown Adventure, Mayhem the Pirate Magician and Nutter Interactive percussion. Rides will be for kids and can be enjoyed all day with a discount ride wristband. For the youngsters, come and meet their favorite superhero or fairy tail princess.

In addition to presenting sponsor Winn-Dixie, festival sponsors include The St. Augustine Record, TotallyStAugustine.com, Money Pages, Beach 105.5, RE/MAX 100 Realty, Fresh from Florida® and United Rentals.

Francis Field is located at 29 W. Castillo Drive, next to the downtown parking garage. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m.Friday March 4th, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday March 5th and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday March 6th. Admission is $5 for adults; children 15 and under are free. Active duty military with ID are also free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the charitable activities of the St. Augustine Lions Foundation. For more information, email admin@lionsfestival.com, call 904-829-1753 or go to www.lionsfestival.com.

 

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 over $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 www.staugustinelions.com

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