WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1 – 9pm, with satellite events starting on Wednesday Night.

WHERE: Entrance: 7th Street & Ocean Drive, Lummus Park, Miami Beach, FL

The 3rd Annual South Beach Seafood Festival, presented by Hess Wines and hosted by Coca-Cola, will hit the sands of South Beach October 21-24, 2015, with the main festival to be held Saturday, October 24.

Events will be happening all week to showcase the great local culinary talent of Miami and Miami Beach and kick off Miami’s favorite season, Stone Crab Season.

Events will begin on Wednesday night with the Hess Select Wine Pairing Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab.

Thursday night is the GOYA Foods’s Cooking & Cocktails Interactive Dinner, hosted by STOLI, the Vodka.

Friday night is the annual Chef Showdown, sponsored by Range Rover, Whole Foods, & Bacardi.

Saturday features the all-day South Beach Seafood Festival.

In addition to promoting all the local culinary talent in the area, the event benefits Community Initiatives Foundation in support of the EAT SMART Campaign to fight against childhood hunger, childhood obesity, and assisting the community to find the perfect balance through nutritional awareness & individual development in Miami Dade County.

The festival announced the current participating restaurants at this year’s Main Event, the Saturday All Day Festival.

What makes this festival unique? The top Miami restaurants and chefs will pop up mini café’s on the sand to create not a sampling event, but an EATING Paradise with over 50 Menu Items for seafoodies to choose from and indulge for ONE Day Only: – Joe’s Stone Crabs – Naked Taco – Red, the Steakhouse – Smith & Wollensky – Red Fish Grill – CJs Crab Shack -Drunken Dragon – A Fish Called Avalon – Oceanaire – City Hall the Restaurant – CIBO – Tarpon Bend – Poseidon – Whole Foods Dive in to items like Stone Crabs, Lobster Waffle Cones, Steak & Lobster Skewers, Shrimp Tacos, Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Gyros, Crab Cakes, Grouper in a Bag, Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese and more.

Thousands will flock to the sands of SoBe on October 24th to experience these seasonal selections of Miami’s top chefs and restaurants. The festival also features live music, culinary and mixology demonstrations, a kids zone, health village, and VIP hospitality benefits for the all access guests.

There is fun for all ages with countless interactive zones, retail villages, and more. Festival major s ponsors include title sponsor, Hess Select Wines, supporting title sponsors, Premier Beverage, Bacardi, Stoli the Vodka, and Herradura, presenting sponsors Coca-Cola, GOYA, Range Rover and the Warren Henry Automotive Group, and hosting sponsors Heineken Light and Whole Foods Market, among others. Limited time- EARLY BITE

Tickets start at $25 Festival Access and include complimentary all day open bar*. For more information & to purchase tickets, please visit sobeseafoodfest.com