Seafood and music lovers from the tri-state area eagerly await the Long Island Maritime Museum’s annual Seafood Festival which takes place this upcoming weekend, August 24 & 25.
This two-day festival celebrates the regions famous oysters, clams and seafood traditions and brings together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun.
The museum grounds, overlooking the beautiful Great South Bay, will become a walking village that offers something for everyone: Local cuisine, live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, pirate shows, educational exhibits and more.
“The Seafood Festival has really evolved from a small, local affair into one of our area’s premier events, drawing thousands of people from all over the east coast to the museum. As a not-for-profit organization, the museum relies on fundraisers to support its mission of preserving Long Island’s rich maritime heritage for educational purposes. It’s wonderful to share the museum with so many over the course of a weekend for such a great cause” stated Kathleen Prokesch, the museum’s special event director.
The festival, made possible via the support of many generous sponsors, will celebrate its 22 this year and promises to be the biggest and best yet. The returning main seafood pavilion sponsor is the Blue Island Oyster Company and the Main Stage will include a diverse array of music from rock, country and blues cover bands including Journey tribute sensation, Evolution, and the popular 70’s group, 45 RPM.
Admission is $8.00 per person and is free for children ages 5 and under. The museum is located at 88 West Avenue in West Sayville and the festival hours are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on both days.
Other than handicap access, parking is not available on site. Free parking and shuttle bus service will be provided from the Oakdale and Sayville Train Stations and the Baymen Soccer Field located at Cherry Avenue and Tarriff Street in West Sayville.
For more information, a complete schedule of bands and to purchase tickets online please visit: www.liseafoodfestival.org