Each year in early August, New Smyrna Beach hosts a mouthwatering festival celebrating the delicious local shrimp and seafood that our city has to offer. Whether you’re a foodie, a seafood lover, or simply enjoy having a good time, read on below to find out more about why you and your guests should check out this incredible festival during your time in New Smyrna Beach!

Dine on the Delicacies of the Sea at the New Smyrna Beach Shrimp & Seafood Festival

Taking place during the first week of August every year, the New Smyrna Beach Shrimp & Seafood Festival is a food lover’s dream come true. During the festival, our local street of Flagler Avenue closes down and turns into an outdoor food market, packed with vendor booths from local restaurants that come out to show off their tastiest seafood creations in the open air.

Prices for the dishes served by these restaurants at this Florida seafood festival are inexpensive, making the festival an affordable, fun option for grabbing a bite to eat while you’re exploring the town or enjoying the festival for the day.

As many as 30 different restaurants compete during the festival for the title of Best on the Beach. As these restaurants face off, you and your guests can also peruse the merchant booths, watch and listen to live entertainment, and enjoy the family-friendly block party atmosphere of this fun-filled Florida seafood festival.

Nearby, local New Smyrna Beach bars often take the opportunity during the festival to host their own live entertainment, as well as happy hour and other drink specials, ensuring that you can keep the party going for well into the night if you wish.

The New Smyrna Beach Shrimp and Seafood Festival takes place from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on the day of the event. For more information on the event, you can ask our reservation specialists at Ocean Properties.

Find Out What’s Waiting for You on Your New Smyrna Beach Vacation

From fun-filled events like the NSB Shrimp & Seafood Festival to beautiful sights to see and relaxing days spent on the beach, New Smyrna Beach has much to offer you and your guests during your stay. When you plan your vacation, don’t settle for anything less than the best accommodations around! Call our reservations team to learn more about our amazing vacation rental properties today!