The popular St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival returns in March, bringing boatloads of seafood delicacies, entertainment and 100 artisans to the Ancient City for three days of food and fun including a musical lineup featuring a Grammy nominee and regional favorites.  

To be held Friday, March16 through Sunday, March 18 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, the festival will serve up a seafood delights, with everything from traditional fish and shrimp, to lobster rolls, conch salad, grilled octopus, crab cakes, Cajun specialties and so much more on the menu. Food vendors will also offer BBQ, pizza, desserts and many festival foods. 

Family fun can be had in the Kids Zone on the kiddie rides and in Spanish Landing, which include clowns, magic shows, children’s drumline and the chance to meet popular characters such as the Little Mermaid, Princesses and the Minions. 

We invite you to come and enjoy the food, fun, shopping and entertainment while supporting a worthy cause for those in need.  

Presenting sponsor is Winn-Dixie. Additional major sponsors are Coors, Money Pages, I Heart Radio Stations, Tobacco Free Florida and Beach 105.5.  

Hours and admission 

Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St Augustine.  Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Admission is $5 for adults; children 15 and under are free (all food is available for an additional charge). Active duty military with ID are also free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the charitable activities of the St. Augustine Lions Foundation. For more information, email, or visit Join us on too

Free parking shuttle available 

On Saturday, March 17 and Sunday March 18, free parking with a shuttle to the seafood festival will be available. Visitor can take advantage of the free parking at the St. Johns County Health Department, located at 200 San Sebastian View, or at the north San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors at these two locations during Festival hours on Saturday and Sunday only.