Seafood is one of the most popular of cuisines in the world, not just in the New England states. People from all over the world dine on delicious seafood every single.
To celebrate seafood, several cities, states, and countries host festivals where guests can get a first-hand experience at trying delicious and unique seafood recipes. Here is a list of great seafood festivals around the country:
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in May
Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
This small Victorian town celebrates seafood as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. The festival is a family-oriented event where guests can enjoy the sounds of local musicians, arts and crafts, and plenty of shrimp.
Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in September
Location: Morgan City, LA
Over the long Labor Day weekend, Louisiana hosts of an enormous, (and free,!) four-day festival dedicated to seafood. This festival was created to showcase the hard work of the individuals in the fishing and petroleum industries around Louisiana. The festival offers endless mounds of cooked crustacean foods, Cajun and Zydeco music, and children’s activities.
Galway Oyster and Seafood Festival in September
Location: Galway, Ireland
Ireland is the host of one of the world’s largest seafood festivals, the Galway Oyster and Seafood Festival. This event gets an average of 20,000 visitors ever year. The event offers a variety of really delicious seafood cuisine and some top-notch entertainment.
Auckland Seafood Festival in February
Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
There is a very strong fishing industry in New Zealand and it serves as one of the world’s most popular seafood festivals. The festival has music playing at two different venues along with specialty meals featuring including steamed mussels and whitebait fritters. There are even chef demonstrations on how to prepare high quality seafood dishes.
If you are hosting an event where you want seafood to be the main dish, Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. has a variety of amazing seafood available to you.