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Where and when will the Seafood Festival take place?
The 2019 Lions 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
- Friday, March 22: 3-9 pm
- Saturday, March 23: 10 am-9 pm
- Sunday, March 24: 11 am-5 pm
- The Arts Crafts Village closes 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?
Cash admission for adults is $5. Active duty military and children under the age of 15 are free. Note: admission covers entry, live music, the arts & crafts village 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 items and kid’s rides are payable with cash or cards. Admission fee is cash only or prepaid tickets, click here: https://lionsfestival.com/tickets . Most vendors have credit card capabilities; please inquire with each vendor. ATM’s are onsite for a modest use fee.
Where can I park?
Street parking and Private lot parking near Francis Field is limited. The nearby public parking garage charges a daily fee of $15.00. 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 begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday only.
- St. Johns County Health Department, located at 200 San Sebastian View
- North San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Ave.
- Click here for maps: https://lionsfestival.com/directions
Learn more parking and shuttle information here: https://lionsfestival.com/parking
What kinds of food are available?
The Seafood Festival is serving boatloads of seafood as well as a wide variety of non-seafood and traditional festival foods and snacks. Sample menus are here: https://lionsfestival.com/menu-list/
How much does the food cost? Prices are typical for Festivals. It is seafood so don’t expect Fast Food pricing. Expect $3 and up for non-seafood items, $10 and up for BBQ, $8-$25 for Seafood. 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 Seafood Festival will offer a number of children’s, adult and family events and activities, including face-painting, music, clowns, character meet-and-greets, an interactive fire engine exhibition, arts and crafts, and balloon fun. Kiddie 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 Seafood Festival holds a “50-50” raffle in which proceeds are gathered in a single “pot.” After the Festival a winning ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive 50% of all ticket proceeds, with the remaining 50% donated to the Lions Foundation for charitable works. Winners need not be present to win. A second prize is a $100 Winn Dixie gift card. No more than 2500 tickets will be sold. Each ticket is a $5 donation.
How can I become an Arts and Crafts vendor?
The Lions Seafood Festival is currently accepting applications from quality artists and craftspeople who wish to participate in our Arts and Crafts Village. Please click here to access the application: 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: www.lionsfestival.com
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. We love them too, but they are safer at home.
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 what you need for your infant.
Who are these Lions? Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest and most effective Service/Civic organization in the world and is not a Fraternal Benefit group. Learn more here: https://lionsclubs.org/en/discover-our-foundation/history and here: www.staugustinelions.com