Sign in
A Massive 3-Day Shrimp & Crab Fest Is Coming To Central Florida Next Year

Chances are if you live in Florida, you enjoy seafood — we are surrounded by the ocean after all. If you want to indulge in a copious amount of seafood, you definitely won't want to miss Sunwest's Shrimp & Crab Seafood Festival in 2020.

This foodie fest is all about the seafarers looking to chow down on some shrimp and crab, but vendors will be serving up all kinds of seafood and treats. Whether you like it savory or sweet, you'll have plenty of goodies to choose from. You may even find something cool to head home with from one of the craft vendors.

If you REALLY love you some seafood, show up in your stretchiest pants and prove your love in the crab leg eating contest. They'll also have other fun and adorable activities such as cute crab races and cornhole competitions.

For those who want to release their inner kid after all of that seafood, the festival will also feature carnival games on the beach. Previous years let you remember your childhood on the mega-slide and offered a bird's eye view on a hot air balloon Ferris wheel.

To top it all off, live bands will be performing all three days of the event — previous iterations of the shrimp & crab fest featured tribute bands thumping cover tunes from The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Jimmy Buffet. 2020's tuneage hasn't been confirmed yet, but we're excited to see what they pick.

If you're ready to smash all of the seafood, mark your calendar for Feb. 28 through March 1, 2020. Admission is FREE if you go on Friday, Feb. 28, or $5 if you go on Saturday, Feb. 29 or Sunday, March 1.

An overview of the Shrimp & Crab Festival's details can be seen below. If you're looking for more Florida foodie fests, check out this FREE Mac n Cheese fest in October or lick your fingers at this BBQ Festival happening in November.

2020 Sunwest Shrimp & Crab Festival

Price: Free on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020$5 admission for the other two days of the fest. Parking on-site is $5, or you can park outside of the venue and walk-in at no cost.

When: Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 1, 2020

Address: SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Hwy., Hudson, Florida 34667

Why You Need To Go: Indulge in tons of seafood from multiple vendors while enjoying live music, alcohol, fun beachfront games like a crab race, cornhole, crab claw eating contest, carnival rides, photo booths, and much more. A full day of crab & shrimp on the beach at SunWest Park. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

Stay Informed
Get Tampa's latest and greatest stories every day straight to your inbox.