The 36th annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, a three-day celebration begins March 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. and continues March 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and March 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Francis Field, Castillo Drive, behind the Visitors Information Center. Admission is $5 for adults; children 15 and under are free.
As usual the celebration will not only offer great food options but entertainment for children and adults. Children will love the Kidz Zone, Pirate Village and Spanish Landing. Special highlights include a clown adventure and presentations with Mayhem the Pirate Magician and Nutter Interactive Percussion. A great opportunity for parents is that a ride wristband at a discounted rate can be purchased so kids can ride all day.
There are also rides which the whole family can enjoy.
For the adults, entertainment includes Linda Cole, niece of Nat King Cole; Florida State Bluegrass Band and country star Christian Lopez.
The festival’s Arts and Crafts Village, which closes at sundown each day, spotlights house wares, pottery, artwork and jewelry. More than 100 artists are expected to participate.
In the food line crab, shrimp, crab legs, gyros, pizza and Asian cuisine are on the menu.
A reminder from the sponsors: No pets or coolers allowed on festival grounds. All proceeds from this event benefit the St. Augustine Lions Club Charities.
For more information on this event e contact the Lions Club at (904) 829-1753 or go to web site.. In addition to presenting sponsor Winn-Dixie, festival sponsors include the St. Augustine Record, TotallyStAugustine.com, Money Pages, Beach 105.5, RE/MAX 100 Realty, Fresh from Florida® and United Rentals.