Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival celebrates its 10th year


For the 10th consecutive year, the two Rotary Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island are working together to host the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival, the island’s single largest, all volunteer, community event. 

File: The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

“Little did we know when we started this festival it would continue to grow each year to over 9,000 visitors,” Stan Niemcyzk, the festival's founder, said. "No other event on Marco Island draws so many visitors."

Marco Island’s Veterans Community Park will once again turn into a spectacular variety of continuous entertainment. Featured entertainers throughout the three days include the Ben Allen Band, Almost ABBA, and Deb and the Dynamics.

Attendees can also expect some of the best seafood in Florida, including fresh Florida shrimp, crab cakes, grouper, Mahi Mahi and an assortment of 'LandLubbers' favorites.

Mountains of seafood await takers at the Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival.

Visitors won’t want to miss the special Seminole VIP Tent, craft beer tasting, Kids Zone and more than 60 artisan vendors.

This year’s title sponsors include Seminole Casino and Condee Cooling and Electric.

Parking can be found at Veterans Community Park. The Seminole Casino will be providing free shuttle bus service throughout the island. For a complete bus route and entertainment schedule, visit marcoislandseafoodmusicefestival.com.

One hundred percent of proceeds go directly to local and international humanitarian programs sponsored by the Noontime Rotary Club, Sunrise Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club of Marco Island.

“Each year we’ve grown and tried to make it better," festival director Dianna Dohm said. "This year we’re going all out and taking it to the next level.".

The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival is truly a community family event, bringing islanders and visitors from as far away as Atlanta together in the spirit of good food, fun and music.


Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival

When: March 23 and 24, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; March 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave, Marco Island, Fla.

Cost: $10/day or $16 for a two-day pass; children ages 12 and younger free

Information: marcoislandseafoodandmusicfestival.com