Every year, the rural community of Grant, Florida on the Indian River hosts its famous seafood festival honoring its heritage as an active fishing village since 1966. The proceeds are put toward community projects, a scholarship fund, the Grant Library and the Grant Historical House on the Indian River.
With a relatively small population of barely 4200, Grant explodes with seafood lovers from all over Florida which is a testament to the popularity of this festival. The Indian River Lagoon near Grant has numerous oyster bars and clam beds and an ecosystem that nourishes a thriving marine environment harboring an abundance of redfish, black drum, spotted sea trout, snook and tarpon.
The booths featuring seafood and more are manned by local volunteers many by local families who have been serving at the festival for generations. The festival features more than 100 artisans from across the country exhibiting their creativity. The craft exhibitors are usually located in the northeast corner of the grounds and are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The Grant Library also holds its annual book sale with hundreds of used books for sale.
The festival runs from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 2nd and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 3rd. Admission and parking are free.