A Comprehensive Guide to the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Experience the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival with Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites

A Bucket Of Fish

Get ready to dive into the heart of the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival while staying at Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites. Our resort, located on the serene Treasure Island, Florida, offers the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure for your festival weekend.

John's Pass Seafood Festival Hours & Location

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

Join the annual celebration at John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, featuring a spectacular selection of seafood, arts and crafts, live music, and family-friendly entertainment.

History of the John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Step back in time with Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites as we explore the origins of the John’s Pass Seafood Festival. This annual event, now in its 42nd year, started as a humble celebration of the region's rich fishing history and quickly grew into one of Florida's most anticipated seafood festivals. What began as a local festivity to highlight John's Pass Village's unique marine life and fishing heritage has blossomed into a spectacular showcase of culinary delights, attracting visitors from near and far. This festival not only offers a feast for the palate but also pays homage to the area's deep-rooted connection with the sea. The John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk transforms into a festive hub for the John’s Pass Seafood Festival in Madeira Beach. This three-day extravaganza boasts a multitude of local seafood vendors, an art and crafts exhibition, live musical performances, and a range of activities suitable for families.


Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites is conveniently situated a short drive from the festival site. For a hassle-free experience, use ride-sharing services with the drop-off point at 12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach.

John's Pass Seafood Festival Parking Information

When planning to attend John's Pass Seafood Festival 2024, note that parking options are limited in the Madeira Beach area.

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 Must-Dos

Prepare to indulge at the John's Pass Seafood Fest 2024, where close to 30 food vendors, from Caddy's - John's Pass to Got Lobstah?, will tantalize your taste buds. Plus, over 80 shops, from Florida Fish Mounts to Heirloom Jams, offer a treasure trove of shopping delights.

  • Savor Seafood: Enjoy a wide range of seafood delicacies from local vendors.
  • Artistic Wonders: Discover artwork and crafts from skilled artisans.
  • Family Fun: Participate in activities tailored for guests of all ages.
  • Musical Delights: Experience an eclectic mix of live performances.
    • 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

Explore the culinary landscape of Treasure Island, with a variety of dining options close to Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites, including:

Middle Grounds Grill
10925 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706

Located just a short drive from Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites, 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 fun, casual and family friendly restaurant with an upscale atmosphere. Stop by for a delicious meal.

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

Caddy’s Waterfront offers some of the best 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.

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!

Places to Stay Near John's Pass Seafood Festival

Return to the comfort and elegance of Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites after your festival adventures. Our suites offer luxury, convenience, and unmatched beachfront views.

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