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Things To Do Near Tampa Include Free 2 Day Snow Crab & Seafood Fest Returning To Dunedin

Chances are if you live in Florida, you enjoy everything seafood — we are surrounded by the ocean after all. Hungry foodies looking for things to do near Tampa won't want to miss out on indulging in copious amounts of crab at Dunedin's 2-Day Stone Crab Festival next weekend.

This foodie fest is all about the seafarers looking to chow down on some succulent stone crab, but vendors will be serving up other kinds of seafood — including blue crab, marine lobster, fish tacos & other tasty treats. Whether you like it savory or sweet, you'll have plenty of goodies to choose from.

Some of the other food options you can expect to see at the fest include tacos, burgers, hotdogs, crepes, ceviche, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese and good ol' fashioned southern BBQ; according to the event posting, more food options are expected to be added the closer we get to the event.

Every good meal needs its perfect pair; wash your bites down with some booze — whether you prefer craft brews, wine, sangria or want to go non-alcoholic, this festival's got you covered.

Arts & craft vendors will also be on-site offering items for sale; you just might find something cool to go on your knick-knack shelf at home, all while enjoying some delicious salty seafood.

The Dunedin Stone Crab Fest will take over Edgewater Park in downtown Dunedin, offering views of the eclectic vibes of the city with breathtaking picturesque backdrops of sails boats sailing across the marina as the sunsets. Live music will also be thumping the whole night through.

The best part? It's free to attend! Many vendors also have the option to offer free samples; according to a Festival Representative, it's up to the vendors to decide if they'd like to provide free samples, although they are encouraged too.

This is one fest where our yoga & stretchy pants will come in handy. We're freeing up our weekend to attend this food fest — we deserve it!

An overview of the Dunedin Stone Crab Festival's details can be seen below. If you don't think you'll be able to make this fest, fret not more foodies fests are coming to the bay; a free 3-day seafood fest is coming to Sunwest Park next year, as well as the cheesiest free mac n cheese festival this fall — they even have an awesome inflatable obstacle course in the water that is a hilariously fun time.

2-Day Dunedin Stone Crab Fest


When: October 18 & 19, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: Edgewater Park — 51 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida 34698

Why You Need To Go: A massive 2-day foodie fest that's free to attend with gorgeous views of the marina. Tons of art & craft vendors, tunes, and delicious salty seafood all washed down with the perfect craft brew.

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