Seafood Festival 2021: Johns Pass Village
If you have experienced John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival, then it’s likely you plan to return. The feedback is always superb due to the fun and friendly nature of the event. If you have never been to this popular Madeira Beach Seafood Festival, then continue reading to find out more.
By the time you’re done reading, you will want in. The best way to do that is to book one of the nearby Seaview Condos. We’ll get to the condos soon, but let’s cover the seafood festival first so you know what to expect.
John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival will run from 1/22-1/24. Days and times…
Friday: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This is a free event as well as the 2nd largest seafood festival on the East Coast. You’re going to stay busy when you’re here. You can walk around and people-watch, browse boutique shops, listen to free music, take part in the World’s Largest Bloody Mary & Bloody Mary Toast, and/or enjoy John Levique Pirate Day.
If you enjoy music and you want to play this right, it’s recommended that you visit the festival all three days. Schedule for free concerts…
Friday 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Wendy Barmore Trio
Friday 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Petty Experience
Saturday 2 p.m.-4 p.m. School of Rock St. Pete House Band
Sunday 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Horses Wild
If you want to take part in the World’s Largest Bloody Mary & Bloody Mary Toast, be sure to be at the festival on Sunday at 1 p.m. Of course, it’s going to feel neat to be a part of this event because you’re creating a unique memory and you can tell your friends and family about it. However, the real value is in the moment.
This isn’t just an ordinary toast. It has a unique vibe, which leads to a celebratory mood afterward. If you like being around people that are in a good mood, then definitely plan to be at the festival on Sunday at 1 p.m.
John Levique Pirate Day
For those of you who don’t know, John’s Pass was formed in 1848 due to a major hurricane. It’s named John’s Pass and John’s Pass Village because John Levique was the local fisherman who found the pass. Today, John’s Pass Village is home to boutiques, restaurants, dinner cruises, Alligator Wildlife Discovery Center, and pirate invasions.
These aren’t real pirate invasions, but they are still quite adventurous. On Saturday, the Invasion Cruise & Boat Parade will depart from The Island Grille & Raw Bar at 9:45 a.m. and then invade John’s Pass at 11:30 a.m. It should be noted that this is part of the festivities isn’t free. It’s $75 per adult and $65 per child, which is 0-20 years old. The second pirate invasion cruise will run from 4:45 p.m.-8 p.m.
Once all pirates land, they can partake in a Pirate Costume Contest. There will be one for adults and one for children. Other activities include face painting, treasure hunt, water battle, parade, and pillage the village.
Once the invasion is complete, you will sail back to Tierra Verda, where you will enjoy a celebration victory with live music.
In order to maximize your Madeira Beach Seafood Festival experience, it’s recommended that you arrive early and leave late. If you arrive the night before and leave the day after the event, you’re going to feel rushed and you’re not going to have an opportunity to experience the surrounding area, which is full of natural beauty and activities.
You also want to stay at a place like Seaview Condos because it’s going to be quieter than a hotel, allowing you to enjoy water views from your balcony without having to listen to commotion. After a fun and active day, it’s always nice to retire to a serene and relaxing environment. Seaview Condos are also clean, spacious, and affordable. You can choose from 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom condos as well as floors 1-5. However, these condos will be in high demand. It’s recommended you book as soon as possible.