Historic Everglades City is buzzing as residents get ready for the popular Seafood Festival on the weekend of February 4/5.
The normally laid-back town is humming with preparations – carnival rides waiting to set up, porta-potties in a vacant lot, traffic barriers at the side of the streets, and tents going up in McLeod Park where you can enjoy delicious victuals from food vendors.
The Festival is free and features name Nashville musicians such as Big Bottom, David Nail, Warren Silvers, and LoCash Cowboys plus locals like The Gladezmen and The Jesse Thompson Project. There are over 100 arts & crafts booths as well as carnival rides for the kiddies.
Parking is provided by local charities within walking distance of the center. To get there, take Exit 80 off I-75 (Alligator Alley) and drive south on SR-29 about 18 miles. You will cross US-41 (Tamiami Trail) and continue south another 4 miles. You’ll know you’re in the right place as you see the crowds gathering, so arrive early.
The Everglades Seafood Festival opens on Saturday at 10:00 AM and on Sunday at 11:00 AM. For more information, see www.evergladesseafoodfestival. com or phone (239) 695-2277.