The Riverfest Seafood Festival returns to Ormond Beach with all the fresh fish, family fun and fall festival delights that attendees have come to expect at this annual celebration of life along the water. On Nov. 16 & 17 visit Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park to find more than two dozen food vendors, live music, boats, paddleboards, kid’s activities, a draft beer garden with tv’s to catch your favorite football team and so much more. This free event attracted more than 12,000 visitors last year!
Be sure to come hungry. Are you in the mood for crab cakes? Ahi tuna in a poke bowl? Oysters? Fried shrimp? Fish and chips? Maybe your tastes run to burgers & fries? Barbeque? Pierogis? You’ll find it all at Riverfest along with fried oreos, ice cream, kettle corn and more.
Don’t want to leave the house on a football weekend? You can have the best of both worlds at our outdoor pub hosted by Grind Gastropub and Ormond Garage and featuring satellite TVs streaming the afternoon’s best games.
The festival is about much more than food, however. Held right along Ormond’s sparkling riverfront, the event features two days of water activities including paddleboard adventures led by Women Making Waves, rides on the fabulous Seabreacher submersible and visits from the Super Petrel hydroplane. You can enjoy the boats and still stay dry when you visit our boat and ‘grown up’ water toy displays on the festival grounds.
Of course, our popular Kid Fish fishing clinic will be back this year – sponsored by Fish Florida and Hull’s Seafood. Kids from 4-12 can go through our learning stations to find out more about casting, knot tying and ethical angling. When they are finished, they can take home one of our 300 free fishing poles while supplies last.
There’s plenty more for young ones to do in our Security First Insurance Kids Zone. Make a fish mask, jump, bounce and climb, play some putt-putt, get your face painted or paint the Spanos car. You can stop in at the Early Learning Coalition’s bus to play or to get a quick free hearing and vision test.
This year Riverfest runs Saturday, November 16 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, November 17 from 11 am – 4 pm. Free admission and free parking make it easy to enjoy the great variety of planned activities in both riverfront parks. A free shuttle service from two remote parking lots makes parking even easier. Take a look at the website for parking locations.
Check our Facebook event page for updated schedules of music and vendors. For more information about the Festival, please contact Julia Truilo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Parker at email@example.com 386/492-2938.
VENDOR APPLICATION can be completed online HERE.
OR if you prefer to print the application and mail it or email it to us, it can be downloaded here: 2019 Vendor Application and Rules
RIVERFEST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IS SPONSORED IN PART BY: Adams, Cameron & Co, Realtors; Chimento, Dwyer, Hertel, Grant; City of Ormond Beach; Daytona Beach News-Journal, Early Learning Coalition, Fish Florida, Flagler Broadcasting; Halifax Insurance Partners, Grind Gastropub & Kona Tiki Bar; Highlander Corporation, Hometown News; Hull’s Seafood; Innovative Bookkeeping; Money Pages; Ormond Garage; Ormond Observer; Ritchey Cadillac; Ritchey Buick-GMC; Robbins Camper Sales; S.R. Perrott; Security First Insurance, Southern Stone Media Group; TD Bank; WSBB, Women Making Waves, Waste Pro and Yuengling Lager
HOW TO GET THERE
To find Riverfest from the mainland, proceed east on State Road 40 over the Granada Boulevard Bridge from downtown Ormond Beach to the beachside. If you are coming from A1A, just turn west on Granada Boulevard and the festival will be easy to spot right before the bridge.
Additional free offsite parking available at Ormond Beach City Hall on the mainland and at 100 N. Halifax Dr. on the beachside. A free shuttle service will run to these lots all day. See our parking map below.