Miami’s popular Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay initially was rescheduled for this fall, but now – thanks to the Delta variant – the 16th annual edition won’t take place this year at all.
The family friendly event – previously planned for March 28 and then Oct. 24 – is now rescheduled for Sunday, April 10, 2022, on the grounds of the historic Deering Estate, overlooking Biscayne Bay. It typically includes music, art, nature activities, pontoon boat rides, and a science discovery area for kids. (Plus fresh seafood served every way you can think of, as well as burgers and wings!)
“As the Delta variant continues to spread and the Miami-Dade community faces an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, The Deering Estate Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on Sunday, October 24, 2021 and move ahead with previously-scheduled plans for the next iteration of the festival on Sunday, April 10, 2022,” according to a statement on the website.
It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Deering Estate Foundation, with proceeds going to raise awareness and support programming for community, conservation and culture, according to organizers. Ticket prices range from $7 to $25.
If you already bought your tickets for the October 2021 festival, they will be accepted for admission to the Deering Seafood Festival in April 2022. If you have tickets but don’t think you can attend in April, you’re asked to call 305-235-1668 (press 3, then ext. 263) for a refund.
Instead of the festival, organizers are planning Deering Estate’s first-ever Chef’s Table on the Bay, expected to be “a much less-crowded” outdoor dining event on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Guests are invited to enjoy three-course, sit-down dinner prepared by Miami chefs Cindy and Ashley Hutson in the Deering Estate courtyard.
However, tickets for this event are a bit pricier: $150 per person for members and $175 per person for nonmembers.
The Deering Estate is at 16701 SW 72nd Ave. For more information , visit deeringestate.org.
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