Top Seafood Festivals in America

The best local food from coast-to-coast.

Island Creek Oysters Festival: Boston, Massachusetts

Island Creek oysters brings in 40 chefs and 40,000 oysters for their festivals. High-quality oysters combined with good drinks and good brass bands make an all-time festival. Proceeds go to the foundation, which supports fishing industries in Haiti and Zanzibar. (See more about Island Creek Oysters Festival).

Maine Lobster Festival: Rockland, Maine

Maine Lobster Festival

This is a mainstream seafood Festival. It is attended by 30,000 people and the festival is worthwhile for the local fanfare alone. For a lobster aficionado, it's a rite of passage. (See more about Maine Lobster Festival).

The Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival: Jekyll Island, Georgia

You should already be convinced by the shrimp and grits but this Festival brings everything that is southern seafood to a festival. 100+ local artists and live music all with a shrimp and grits cooking competition. (See more about The Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival).

The Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival: Port Angeles, Washington

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival

This festival is about big beefy Dungeness crab. There are crab chowder cookoff's and one can eat any variety of crab even ones you catch for yourself in tanks.

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival: Morgan city, Louisiana

There are a lot of seafood festivals but none with jazz bands and a moon bounce for kids. One can taste the local charm and its local food, jambalaya, fried alligator and shrimp cooked enough ways to make Forrest Gump proud.