The Ultimate Guide to the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Experience John’s Pass Seafood Festival and Crystal Palms Beach Resort

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As you gear up for an exhilarating weekend at the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival, let Crystal Palms Beach Resort be your luxurious home base. Nestled on the beautiful Treasure Island, Florida, our resort promises a blend of comfort and convenience for your festival experience.

John's Pass Seafood Festival Hours & Location

  • Dates: January 19 - 21, 2024  
  • Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm  
  • Location: 12902 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708

For over four decades, the historic John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk transforms into a seafood lover's paradise. This year, the festival boasts an impressive array of fresh Gulf seafood, a vibrant arts and crafts show, live music, and numerous family-friendly activities.

John’s Pass Seafood Festival History

For 42 years, the annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival has been a cornerstone of Madeira Beach's cultural heritage, evolving from a small community gathering to a renowned culinary extravaganza. It honors the local fishing industry and showcases the Gulf’s bountiful seafood. Each year, the festival has expanded its horizon, adding more flavors, crafts, and entertainment, making it a not-to-be-missed event for seafood enthusiasts and culture lovers visiting Treasure Island. Held annually at the historic John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk in Madeira Beach, John's Pass Seafood Festival 2024 includes a three-day outdoor celebration that features a rich array of local seafood vendors, an arts and crafts showcase, live music, and various activities for all ages.

Getting There

From Crystal Palms Beach Resort, the festival is a short drive away. Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft can drop you off at 12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, utilizing the John's Pass Park lot for turnaround.

John's Pass Seafood Festival Parking Information

For those interested in parking at the John's Pass Seafood Festival, please note that there are a limited number of parking spaces near Madeira Beach.

Ride share such as Uber and Lyft are encouraged to utilize the delivery address of 12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach 33708 and utilize the John's Pass Park lot as a turnaround.

Parking is available on a limited basis at various lots in Madeira Beach. 

The John's Pass Village lot will be closed to public parking and only utilized for shuttle drop off and ride share. 

The FREE shuttle will run from the Madeira Beach Fundamental School with stops at Madeira Beach City Hall, Archibald Park, County Park, and will wrap up at John's Pass Park. 

*Parking at Madeira Beach Fundamental School is only available Saturday and Sunday*

Festival Highlights

The upcoming John's Pass Seafood Fest 2024 is a culinary and shopping extravaganza, featuring nearly 30 food vendors, such as Wild Caught Seafood and DJs Clam Shack, and over 80 diverse shops including Bliss Wellness Market and Lokal Swim Co, ensuring a rich and varied experience.

  • Seafood Galore: Indulge in the freshest seafood from local vendors.
  • Art and Crafts: Explore unique creations from talented artists.
  • Family Activities: Engage in fun activities suitable for all ages.
  • Live Music: Enjoy a diverse lineup of musicians and bands.
    • Headlining on Friday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. will be The Spazmatics, on the Main Festival Stage. Admission is free.
    • On Saturday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m., don't miss Love and Trust - a Tribute to Pearl Jam on the Main Festival Stage. Free admission.
    • On Sunday, January 21st at 4:00 p.m., the festival will feature Horseswild on the Main Festival Stage. Free admission.

John's Pass Seafood Restaurants

Beyond the festival, Treasure Island offers a variety of dining experiences. Don't miss out on local favorites near Crystal Palms Beach Resort, including:

Crabby's On The Pass
12754 Kingfish Drive
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Bringing life back to an iconic location at John’s Pass, Crabby’s On The Pass is proud to be a part of the Treasure Island community. Touted as the ‘World’s Longest Waterfront Bar,’ Crabby’s On The Pass has something for everyone in your group. Offering live music, ample boat docking, along with an on-site fish filleting station and a private room perfect for large gatherings, plus daily dolphin sightings and a fabulous staff. Come by land or by sea! They have a spot waiting for you.

Middle Grounds Grill
10925 Gulf Blvd
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Middle Grounds Grill was founded & is run by a family with lifelong ties to the sea. They offer the freshest and tastiest seafood on the beach with the same attention to quality in their meat items. They are a casual, fun and family friendly restaurant with an upscale atmosphere. Stop by for a delicious meal and fun atmosphere.

Caddy's Treasure Island
9000 W Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Caddy’s Waterfront offers some of the most outstanding seafood on Florida’s West Coast. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day at the beach, a beautiful place to dock and dine, somewhere to watch the perfect sunset or you wish to dance the night away, stop by Caddy’s, located just a short distance from the hotel.

Hotels Near John's Pass Seafood Festival

After a day of fun and feasting, unwind in the luxurious comfort of Crystal Palms Beach Resort. Our spacious suites, stunning beach views, and top-notch amenities ensure a restful stay.

42nd Annual John's Pass Seafood Festival Sponsors

  • Visit St. Pete Clearwater
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • Florida Tiki Tours
  • Tipsy Tiki Bar
  • The Luxe Flush
  • Everett Financial Group

Hosted by Madeira Beach Recreation Department