La Fete du Mer

If seafood is your thing, you'll want to check out the inaugural seafood extravaganza and festival headed for downtown West Palm Beach. This Saturday, the first Feast of the Sea event will take place on the waterfront in the city's downtown area. The festival will showcase Palm Beach County's best restaurants as they highlight regionally inspired seafood dishes. More than 40 food vendors will be onsite serving special tasting plates for $6 each. The best part: You can eat for a good cause. The event has been organized to benefit Future 6 Helping Hand, a Florida-based nonprofit that provides youth athletic programs and free sports camps to Palm Beach County residents. During the festival, enjoy a series of live music and entertainment from some of South Florida's favorite local bands, or stroll the waterfront along Flagler Drive for a special vendor village showcasing local artists. Looking for some fun? The festival will host a series of special challenges, including an Ultima Fitness kids camp, crab crawl, cornhole tournament, and human foosball game. For $20, participate in a casting competition: The person who lands his or her lure in a floating bucket in the Intracoastal Waterway gets $10,000, and proceeds go to Future 6 Helping Hand. Local sponsors include Sea Delight distributors, Due South Brewing, Virginia Philip, and Brown Distribution. The inaugural Feast of the Sea will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St. in West Palm Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Visit feastofthesea.com.
Sat., Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., 2014
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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