The 2018 Royal Palm Beach Seafood Festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to a tropical weather system affecting South Florida. The forecast for heavy rains this weekend necessitated a change of dates.
The free event will take place at the spacious Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, located at 11600 Poinciana Blvd., and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the area.
The festival celebrates the love of all things seafood with delicious dishes ranging from fish, conch, lobster, shrimp, oysters, crabs and more. There will be plenty of landlubber foods to choose from as well, and several large shade tents will be onsite for dining comfort.
Guests will enjoy a great lineup of live music and entertainment and will have the opportunity to shop an assortment of unique and nautical-themed merchandise vendors. Sunday’s festivities will bring a car show with more than 100 classic and custom cars.
For adults, the festival bars will be serving up plenty of cold beer and tasty cocktails. Kids can burn off some energy in the “Little Fins Kid’s Zone” with bounce houses, slides, interactive games and more. Wristbands will be available for purchase onsite. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to meet a real mermaid and should be on the lookout for rogue pirate characters.
Guests will hear a mix of rock, reggae and funk from Making Faces, the Caribbean sounds of Bamboo and energizing reggae from the band Sweet Justice. Solo acts Davee Bryan, George E. Manosis and Karen House will also be performing. Headliners on Saturday include Bad Inc., a Bad Company tribute, followed by Foreigner tribute 4NR2. Sunday will feature the Caribbean Chillers, Florida’s favorite Jimmy Buffett tribute show.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.royalpalmbeachseafoodfestival.com. Performers are subject to change without notice.
Guests are asked to support the festival’s charity, the Children’s Healing Institute, by bringing an item on their wish list to drop off at the event.
The Children’s Healing Institute is a leading source for child abuse prevention and family crisis management expertise in South Florida. They partner with at-risk families referred to them by schools, hospitals, law enforcement and other community agencies. Ideas for family donations include games and toys that parents can do with their children. Wish list items include board games, card games, lawn games, books, coloring books, puzzles, Play Doh, educational and developmental toys, dolls, sporting goods and Lego bricks, in addition to items for babies, such as onesies, bottles and more.
For more information, visit the festival’s web site at www.royalpalmbeachseafoodfestival.com or contact Kathy Gilbert of POTTC Events at (561) 792-9260.