Full Schedule Announced for 8th Annual Boston Seafood Festival

BOSTON, MA – The 8th Annual Boston Seafood Festival is proud to announce its 2019 schedule of events, which includes music, education, and cultural performances throughout the day. Scheduled for Sunday, August 4th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Boston’s historic Fish Pier, the Boston Seafood Festival features children’s activities, chef demonstrations, and exhibits on the seafood industry and the sustainable practices it employs. Festival tickets are currently on sale at bostonseafoodfestival.org. General admission tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children aged six through 12, and free for children aged five and under. Lobster Bake tickets include general admission, and are on sale for $53.

Sponsored by Boston Fisheries Foundation, this year’s Festival showcases the Battle of the Shuckers oyster-shucking competition, the newest induction into the 2019 Seafood Hall of Fame, two Harpoon Brewery Beer Gardens, fish prep demonstrations, and more. New for 2019, the festival will showcase new advancements in seafood sustainability. The event will offer free guided tours of the Polkadog Bakery, where dog and cat treats are made daily from fish skins. Here, the creation of the pet treats helps maximize the yield of each catch, reducing waste and keeping area pets very happy.

More than seafood, the festival educates the public about the fishing industry and the people, practices, and innovations which power one of the epicenters for the region’s fisheries.  Children can enjoy shell decorating, face painting, balloon displays, roving pirates, mermaids, and other characters from the sea. A portion of all proceeds support the Boston Fisheries Foundation, a non-profit organization created to preserve, sustain, and share the region’s seafood and maritime heritage.

For more information, tickets, and a complete list of activities, please visit www.bostonseafoodfestival.org. Find event updates on the Boston Seafood Festival Facebook page, @BostonSeaFest on Twitter, or join the conversation by using #BostonSeaFest.

Interested media may reserve credentials for event access before 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. Please e-mail T.K. Skenderian at tkskenderian@conventures.com for access and logistics.

About the Boston Fisheries Foundation:

The Boston Fisheries Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to preserve, sustain, and share the region’s seafood and maritime heritage, and the regional economy it supports. The BFF works to protect our oceans and fisheries while promoting Boston’s historic Fish Pier. The BFF created the Boston Seafood Festival to celebrate Boston’s rich fishing history, its bustling economic impact, and its bright, sustainable future.

Boston Seafood Festival        Schedule of Events     Sunday, August 4th, 2019

11:00 a.m.Festival BeginsOpening Gate
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Food Vendors, Education Vendors, and Harpoon opensThroughout Pier
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Lobster Bake Tent Opens (Requires ticket)Throughout Pier
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Acoustic AaronLobster Bake Tent 
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Welcome Program, including remarks from Massport CEO, Lisa Wieland, and the induction of the 2019 Seafood Hall of Fame honoreeMain Stage 
11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Chef Demos BeginThroughout Pier 
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Tours of Polkadog BakeryPolkadog Bakery
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Kids ActivitiesMid-Pier
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Live music from HipshotMain Stage
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lion DancersMid-Pier
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Roving PiratesThroughout pier
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Fish Cutting DemosMid-Pier Riser
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Unity Blessing of the WatersMain Stage
2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Live music from HipshotMain Stage
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Battle of the Shuckers
Mid-Pier Riser
6:00 p.m.Festival Ends