When tourists arrive on our sunny shores, there are three things they want to do: Get drunk, soak up the sun until achieving a lobster-like hue, and eat tons of seafood. With fun-loving locals, ample UV rays, and three sides of the state surrounded by water, none of the above is difficult to do. Throughout the year, our Instagrams are filled with images of legs on the sand with the ocean in the background. Our fellow Floridians obviously make the most of the ubiquitous beaches, but when it comes to seafood, unless you’re friends with an avid fisherman (or woman), many of us tend to take the natural spoils for granted. The time has come to celebrate our state treasure, this Saturday, at Riverwalk’s Fourth-Annual Stone Crab and Seafood Festival, presented by Grille 401.
Taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Esplanade Park, the fest honors the local seafood industry and brings together local eateries specializing in delicacies from Florida. The event features plenty of food, drinks, music, prizes, and games, including the nail-biting hermit crab races. Stephens Distribution is hosting a beer garden. The free festival takes place rain or shine. Food is available for purchase for $5 a plate. Esplanade Park is located at 400 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-468-1541, or visit goriverwalk.com.
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015