Discover the Delights of the Sea: Your Essential Guide to the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites: Your 42nd Annual John's Pass Seafood Festival Gateway

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Embrace the excitement of the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival while enjoying the comforts of Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites. Located on Treasure Island, Florida, our resort is the ideal spot for festival-goers seeking both thrill and tranquility.

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

This year's festival at John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk is a celebration of fresh Gulf seafood, artistic expression, live music, and engaging activities for all ages.

42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival History

Immerse yourself in the storied past of the 42nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival, a highlight of the region's cultural calendar, celebrated by guests of Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites year after year. Inaugurated over four decades ago, this festival started as a tribute to the local fishing community of Madeira Beach. It has since grown into a grand celebration, attracting thousands to experience the Gulf Coast's seafood delicacies, arts, and music. The festival reflects the vibrant spirit of John’s Pass, evolving through the years while maintaining its core mission of celebrating the area’s maritime legacy and community spirit. Madeira Beach's John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk has been the proud host of the John’s Pass Seafood Festival, a vibrant three-day event celebrating fresh Gulf seafood with numerous local vendors, an art show, live music, and family-friendly activities.

Getting to the Festival

Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites is just a short drive from the festival venue. We recommend using ride-sharing options, dropping off at 12901 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach.

John's Pass Seafood Festival Parking Information

For parking at the John's Pass Seafood Festival, keep in mind that only a limited number of parking spots are accessible around 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

John's Pass Seafood Festival 2024 promises a feast for the senses, with nearly 30 food vendors, including fan favorites like Caddy's and DJs Clam Shack, and a shopper's haven with over 80 unique stores including Bliss Wellness Market and Lokal Swim Co.

  • Seafood Selection: Taste the best seafood offerings from local vendors.
  • Arts and Crafts: Be inspired by a diverse range of artistic works.
  • Activities for Everyone: Fun and engaging activities suitable for guests of all ages.
  • Live Entertainment: Enjoy a lineup of talented musicians and performers.
    • 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

Treasure Island's dining scene offers an array of options near Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites, perfect for any palate. For excellent seafood, consider:

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

Located just a short drive from Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites, Crabby's On The Pass is touted as the ‘World’s Longest Waterfront Bar,’ and 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!

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 fresh and tasty 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 tastiest 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.

Hotels Near John's Pass Seafood Festival

Retreat to Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites at the end of your John's Pass Seafood Fest 2024 experience. Our suites provide comfort, luxury, and a peaceful beachfront atmosphere.

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