Along with the best year round temperatures, water sports, fishing, shelling and shopping ~ Southwest Florida is premiere among locations for Seafood Festivals!


2020 Begins with an eccentric and fun festival just 17 miles from us in Goodland, FL. 

The Goodland Mullet Festival is held annually prior to the Superbowl.  Visit with us at the Boat House Marco from January 24 - 26, 2020 and take the short drive to enjoy this Old Florida festival featuring varied fresh seafood delights including fried and smoked mullet along with arts and crafts, and live music.  Admission is FREE.


February 7-9, 2020 ushers in the 50th Annual Everglades Seafood Festival in Everglades City, FL ~ Gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands.  Attendance is FREE and features the best in fresh seafood, country music, and carnival rides and craft booths for the kids.  The first festival held in 1970 helped purchase playground equipment. This tradition continues with proceeds benefiting local organizations and college scholarships for local students. A leisurely 45 minute ride from us, this is well worth attending.


The best eats come to our backyard beginning in March with the Annual Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival March 20 - 22, 2020.  With amazing live music throughout the weekend, and an assortment of 60 craft vendors offering an array of artistry, it’s a must for one and all!  The festival features fresh seafood delicacies and delights for all taste buds, including grouper, crab cakes, stone crab claws, shrimp, crawdads, chowder and more.  For those who prefer the ‘turf’ side, there’s a large menu available. Plus, beer and wine will be available for thirsty patrons. Single day admission is $10 or $16 for 2 days.


April highlights the best of Marco Island’s culinary talents with the 30th Annual Taste of Marco on April 19, 2020.  Hosted by the Greater Marco YMCA, this fundraising event showcases the creations of Marco Island’s finest restaurants including:  CJ’s on the Bay, Coldstone Creamery, Crabby Lady, Island Country Club, Italian Deli, JW Marriott, 10K Alley, Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Marco Island Yacht Club, Michelbob’s Ribs and Steak, Pincher’s Crab Shack, Subway on North Collier, Verdi’s Bistro, and ZAZA Kitchen.  There’s a children’s play area, live music to dance the calories away, and more. Admission is $8, kids 12 and under are free with an adult paid admission.


As a bonus, while you stay with us at The Boat House Marco, you can fire up a charcoal grill and cook your own treats.  With offers available throughout the year, now is the time to book your stay. We look forward to hosting you soon.