Where and when will the Seafood Festival take place? 

The 2023 Lions Spring Seafood Festival will be held at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive, just off US-1.  Click here for maps: https://lionsfestival.com/directions

  • Saturday, March 25th: 10 am- 9 pm
  • Sunday, March 26th: 11 am-6 pm
  • Some exhibitors close at sundown

Who are the beneficiaries of the Festival’s fundraising? 

All net profits from the Festival go to support charitable causes and individuals in need: local, state, national and international, in that order. Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Registration# CH45872.

What is the price of admission? 

Note: admission covers entry, live music,  and other family entertainment.  Food, beverages, activities, and merchandise are available for purchase.

Can I come back if I leave?  Same day re-admission is allowed.

Do you accept debit or credit cards? ATM?

Most food and kid’s rides are payable with cash or cards. Admission fee is cash only or prepaid tickets. Most vendors have credit card capabilities; ATM’s are onsite

Where can I park? 

Street parking and Private lot parking near Francis Field is limited. The nearby public parking garage charges a daily fee.  Your best bet is to take advantage of our two FREE off-site parking lots and complimentary shuttle, managed by the City of St Augustine. Handicap parking is available in the Garage and on the Westside of the Festival.

Park N Ride locations:  Shuttle pick up on Saturday only

  • St. Johns County Health Department, located at 200 San Sebastian View
  • North San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Ave.
  • 198 W. King Street
  • Click here for maps: https://lionsfestival.com/directions

Learn more parking and shuttle information here: https://lionsfestival.com/parking

How much does the food cost? Prices are typical for Festivals. The great part is each food vendor must donate a portion of their sales to the SAL Foundation for charity. Every dollar you spend on food, helps someone in need.

What kinds of kids’ activities are available? 

The Festival will offer a number of children’s, adult and family events and activities, axe throwing, face-painting, music, clowns, magic, character meet-and-greets, an interactive fire engine exhibition, arts and crafts, and balloon fun. Rides are fee based. Click here: https://lionsfestival.com/activities

What kinds of music can I hear? 

We have a full slate of musical lined up. Expect to hear Jazz, Latin, Country, Folk, Classic Rock, Motown and Contemporary. For times and locations of all shows, click here: https://lionsfestival.com/entertainment

What’s the “50-50” I’ve been hearing about? 

The Festival holds a “50-50” drawing. After the Festival a winning ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive 50% of ticket proceeds, with the remaining 50% donated to the Lions Foundation for charitable works. Winners need not be present to win. No more than 2500 tickets will be sold. Each ticket is a $5 donation.

How can I become an Arts and Crafts vendor? 

The Festival accepts applications from quality artists and craftspeople https://lionsfestival.com/forms . Note: we do not allow buy/sell, resellers, kits, agents, political items, flea market merchandise, imported goods or similar items.

Can my Business participate as an exhibitor or sponsor? YES! Visit the website forms and contact pages for more information. Go here: https://lionsfestival.com/forms

Is it accessible? There is handicap parking on both sides of the festival grounds, a drop off area at the westside gate, HC accessible portable toilets and the ground is fairly flat grass.

What about my pets? No pets allowed on Festival grounds.

Do I need a chair or a cooler? We got plenty of seating and no coolers allowed.

Can I bring my own food, alcohol or drinks? You may not bring in food, alcohol or drinks, except single bottles of water and supplies for your infant.

Who are these Lions?  Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest and most effective Service/Civic organization in the world.  Learn more here: https://lionsclubs.org/en/discover-our-foundation/history and here: www.staugustinelions.com