John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival, one of the most highly-anticipated St Pete events of the year, returns this autumn to Madeira Beach, Florida. Over 200,000 travelers and locals alike journey to our awe-inspiring slice of the Gulf Coast to savor mouthwatering seafood, listen to free live music, and soak up the sun in the days preceding Halloween. The Seafood & Music Festival may seem like a long ways off, but this free, crowd-pleasing extravaganza remains one of the most popular annual St Pete events, especially among foodies! And luckily for you, Travel Resort Services (TRS) has an extensive collection of John’s Pass condos that are within walking distance of the festival! Act fast, because we’re typically booked solid every October during this rousing St Pete festival.

A Brief Overview

This 38-year-old festival advertises itself as “three days of seafood and music,” but it has evolved into so much more than just coconut shrimp and groovy country tunes. First of all, the Seafood & Music Festival is one of the only St Pete events that are entirely free. Secondly, there’s always something going on, whether it’s a 5K, Halloween Block Party, or a local craft show. In reality, the Seafood & Music Festival should act as your weekend’s hub for food, live entertainment, and obscure St Pete events (such as the adult costume content). Families, groups, and couples can come and go as they please. Because our John’s Pass condos are within walking distance of the festival grounds AND the beach, you’ll never be more than a short walk from seemingly never-ending fun this autumn.

The Seafood

Where else on the planet can you combine a week of snorkeling, sunbathing, and parasailing with free live music, fresh-caught seafood, a costume contest, and a 5K? This is one of those St Pete festivals that allures travelers from all across the South and the East Coast. If you’re aiming to try some of the tastiest seafood known to humankind, we recommend enrolling in the Flavors of the Gulf, a four-hour culinary and craft brewery sampling. Flavors of the Gulf itself is one of the most-talked-about St Pete events of the year! Otherwise, everyone has the opportunity to savor all of these tasty treats: stone crab claws, steamy seafood paella, coconut shrimp, conch fritters, lobster rolls, crab cakes, and so much more!

st pete eventsNon-Stop Live Entertainment

Yes, there’s non-stop live entertainment throughout the event, but don’t forget to peruse through the arts and crafts booths as well as partake in one of their rousing St Pete events, such as the 5K, block party, fishing derby, or the world’s largest bloody mary toast. The folks at the Seafood & Music Festival are still compiling a composite list of this year’s performances, but here’s a taste of who’s already on board: the Wendy Barmore Band, HorsesWild, and Urban Gypsy (with dozens more to come).

Oceanfront John’s Pass Condos

There’s still time to book a well-deserved mid-October escape to Madeira Beach, but don’t procrastinate too much longer as the Seafood & Music Festival is one of the most popular St Pete Beach events. We’re expecting another full house this year at Madeira Bay Resort as well as our John’s Pass condos. John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival is the perfect excuse to escape to Florida’s golden Gulf Coast! So, give us a call today at 1-800-237-6586, and we’ll set you up with one of our best Madeira Beach condo rentals that perfectly suits your family’s size, style, and budget. For a full list of our favorite St Pete events, please visit this website.