The Vendor Application is READY! Calling all Vendors!!
Marathon Seafood Festival Program will be coming in the mail soon!
The Marathon Seafood Festival is the 2nd largest FL Keys event with over 20,000 attendees & growing every year.
The Marathon Seafood Festival is the premier event for great/fresh seafood and entertainment in the Florida Keys. Bring the whole family for two days and also enjoy great cuisine, entertainment, and fun!
We have our Official Program ready! Check it out!
We hope you, your family, and friends will join us in this 43-year tradition we call the Original Marathon Seafood Festival. March 9-10, 2019 at Marathon Community Park here in the Islands of Marathon!
Event Hours are as follows: 2019 Event Dates/Times
Saturday, March 9th: 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Sunday, March 10th: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
The Original Marathon Seafood Festival is truly a family-friendly event; featuring fresh-caught local keys seafood at amazing prices, cold beverages for adults and kids, live entertainment the entire weekend, over 220+ vendors to satisfy all your shopping needs, as well as an expanded boat show, and plenty of rides and games for children.
Admission is only $5/person and kids under 12 are free! (We anticipate having handicapped parking available inside the park)
The Original Marathon Seafood Festival began in 1976 as a way for local Marathon and Middle Keys commercial fishermen and their families to “kick-back” and also enjoy the fruits of their labor.
The inaugural seafood festival humbly began in the parking lot where Publix Supermarket now resides in the center of Marathon. Fresh fish was fried and prepared as well as delicious Florida lobster, oysters, stone crab, and many other locally caught seafood products were served. To date, the festival has grown into the Florida Keys 2nd largest annual event. Boasting over 20,000 hungry and also thirsty guests each year. The event is still co-organized by the Organized Fishermen of Florida (Marathon Chapter) as well as the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Collectively, both non-profit organizations put over $75,000 in event proceeds back into our community via charitable contributions, donations, and scholarships for local Middle keys students.
***If you would like to be an important part of this great event, consider volunteering to work a booth. You will receive a FREE t-shirt and also FREE admission the day you volunteer! Contact Erika at (305) 743-5417 / Erika@FloridaKeysMarathon.com.
We hope to see you, your family, and friends at our 2019 Original Marathon Seafood Festival March 9-10! Sea you soon at the Seafood Fest!
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We are proud of this years event held on March 10th & 11th 2018, 42nd Annual Marathon Seafood Festival! Everyone raised $3,266.30 for the Coldwell Schmitt Charitable Foundation for IRMA Relief. We had a great turnout for the Festival even after Hurricane IRMA effected the keys extremely. With a proud community and thank everyone for coming out and also supporting. We look forward to next year as well, as the Seafood Festival is always the second weekend in March. So next year will be March 9th & 10th 2019.
Photo Below: Left to Right
Daniel Samess (MArathon Chamber CEO) Steve Hurley (Chamber Board Member) Chase Foster, Brian Schmitt, ____, Jessica Borraccino, Wanda Brock all of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate, Jeanine Christiansen (Chamber of Commerce) and also Natalie Ardis of Coldwell.
The Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation is a purpose-driven organization, formed to give back to an entire community in thanks for what’s been given to us.
It’s impossible for us to do it all, as we are limited by funds and not by desire.
To help save a life, send challenged adults or kids with disabilities to camp, to soften a neighbor’s last days, provide rental or mortgage assistance to the ill or elderly, or simply provide a helping hand to Keys residents is our mission. Food, shelter and also someone who cares are the necessities of life and we are privileged to be there for them. Your contribution, no matter how small, helps us put back the pieces in a life that is breaking.
2018 Seafood Festival Vendor Application is ready for vendors! Got to the Website, under the tab at the top “Vendors” click on it and finally the application is there.
Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Return vendors may receive first right of refusal for previous booth space, however, not guaranteed.
Sponsored by the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and the Organized Fishermen of Florida.
2nd largest FL Keys event with over 20,000 attendees & growing every year.
In addition premier event for great/fresh seafood and entertainment in the Florida Keys. Bring the whole family for two days and enjoy great cuisine, entertainment, and also fun!
WOW! What a wonderful weekend we had at our 40th Marathon Seafood Festival. A big thanks to all involved. We had nearly 500 volunteers, 220+ vendors, an estimated 22,000+ visitors, and a beautiful weekend of fun and SEAFOOD. Speaking of seafood we went through nearly 625 pounds of stone crab, 1,300 pounds of mahi, 400 pounds of butter….that’s right I said BUTTER, 1000 lbs lobster, and 155 kegs of beer! If there’s one thing we know about our attendees, it’s that you like to eat and drink! Being the 40th year this year, we added a few new things including supplying some fun yard games like Giant Jenga and some cornhole sets. We also added a fun photo booth and Instagram photo contest. Our winner of the photo contest this year was Suzanne Ferguson from Palmetto Bay, Florida. We have sent her a goodie bag of this years shirt, hat, and mug. If you forgot to pick up yours at the festival come on by our office, we still have some for sale. As always our entertainment did fantastic, one of our returning favorites was Amber Leigh.
We are having our wrap up meeting this week to get some final numbers and can’t wait to update you on the donations and money raised for our local community. For now I’ll send you off with a few photos from the event and we will SEA you next year March 11 & 12th 2016.
The Original Marathon Seafood Festival is truly a family friendly event; featuring & staring fresh-caught local keys seafood at amazing prices, cold beverages for adults and kids, live entertainment the entire weekend, over 200+ vendors, as well as a boat & art show to satisfy all your shopping needs, and plenty of rides and games for children.
The event is co-organized by the Organized Fishermen of Florida (Marathon Chapter) as well as the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Collectively, both non profit organizations put over $75,000 in event proceeds back into our community via charitable contributions, donations, and scholarships for local Middle keys students.
The most recent donations went to the Heart Of The Keys Recreation Center and American Youth Soccer Organization Marathon. One of the greatest feelings in the world is giving back, in this case to our community! We love the City Of Marathon!
Yet again, we had another successful Seafood Festival! This year was the 39th Annual Original Marathon Seafood Festival and we had over 21,000 attendees. It was definitely a warm weekend but the Seafood caught and prepared by the Organized Fishermen Of Florida (OFF) was delicious as always. From lobster to oysters and stone crab, there was plenty of Seafood to be ate at the festival, with plenty of cold beer to boot. With over 200 vendors and live entertainment all day, this event is a must see during your stay in Marathon. It is always the second weekend in March, so plan ahead and join us next year for the big 40th year celebration! We thank all of our hard workers, volunteers, sponsors, and visitors for your efforts this year, we couldn’t do it without you. SEA you next year!
Enjoy some photos of the event below: