By David Volz
You can enjoy the Pompano Beach lifestyle by going to the 32nd Annual Seafood Festival with great seafood, live music and 160 arts and crafts booths all at the beach. The newly completed beachfront development of Pompano Beach will make this a great year to go to the Seafood Festival. The event will stretch along Pompano Beach Boulevard from Atlantic Boulevard north to the Pier.
You can enjoy live music on three stages. The main stage is on the south side of the Pier and will feature The Guess Who on Saturday night. The south stage will allow festival goers to take a break from the sun under a big tent while enjoying a full schedule of top local acts. The central stage, also under a tent, will feature additional live music.
The main food court will be on Pompano Beach Boulevard just north of Atlantic Boulevard. Food vendors will be offering delicious seafood with new menu choices. Another food court by the Pier will feature non-seafood items. The vendor booths stretch the full length of the festival and are an eclectic mix of arts and crafts, clothing, gifts and local businesses that is reminiscent of an old fashioned outdoor bazaar.
The Seafood Festival admission is $10.00 on Friday April 22nd, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; and $15.00 on Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; and $15.00 on Sunday April 24th, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Children 12 and under are free. Buy your tickets at the door or on-line. A free trolley service runs on Atlantic Boulevard and brings visitors to the festival entrance.