12th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival Returns October 23 Through October 26 10/23/24,10/24/24, 10/25/24, 10/26/24

12th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival Returns October 23 Through October 26
Wednesday, 10/23/2024-10/26/2024, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
Multiple Locations
1400 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach,, Florida, 33139

The highly anticipated 2024 South Beach Seafood Festival is back for its 12th year, promising an unparalleled celebration of ocean-fresh delicacies, vibrant entertainment, and the quintessential Miami Beach vibe.

This four-day culinary extravaganza marks the official start of Miami’s stone crab season and showcases the finest in seafood cuisine from South Florida’s top chefs and restaurants. This year’s festival introduces an exciting all-inclusive format for Saturday’s main event, enhancing the attendee experience with unlimited food and beverages included in the ticket price.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: “An Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab,” an exclusive five-course meal.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24: GOYA Foods’ Executive Chef Fernando Desa leads the chef-driven “Crabs, Slabs, and Cabs,” a formal sit-down dinner offering an international take on the traditional surf and turf dish.
  • Friday, Oct. 25: The “VIP Chef Showdown,” will be hosted by celebrity chef, Robert Irvine, from Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” where over 23 of Miami’s top chefs will compete in 11 seafood showdowns to prove who is the master of skill in their respective categories.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26: The main event, the “Seafood Slam.” The grand tasting format offers all-inclusive tickets, allowing attendees to enjoy unlimited food and beverages throughout the day.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 16th Annual “Wild About Kids” Disco Ball 10/26/24

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 16th Annual “Wild About Kids” Disco Ball
Saturday, 10/26/2024-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Loews Coral Gables Hotel
2950 Coconut Grove Dr,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Cost: $1,250 to $75,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will host its annual black-tie “Wild About Kids” Disco Ball at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. followed by a three-course dinner in the Alhambra Ballroom. South Florida’s community leaders, philanthropists and influencers will be among the guests who will experience the 70s with glitter and glamour under the disco ball. Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, live entertainment, an engaging program and more to benefit great futures for Miami-Dade area youth.

Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s crucial programs and services at its six Clubs and sites combined including its educational after-school programs, tutoring and homework assistance, STEM, recreation, dance, arts and crafts, mentoring and summer and athletic programs. These programs help children realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

“Salsa Disco Queen” Lucy Grau will provide the soundtrack for the evening singing classic 70s hits from Donna Summer and more. Guests will also enjoy a unique 70s musical performance from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s youth members. Emmy Award-winning journalist and WSVN Channel 7 News anchor Lynn Martinez will emcee the event. Supporters will have a special opportunity to sponsor a child through donations and participate in a silent auction featuring high-end items and exceptional luxury experiences.

The 16th Annual “Wild About Kids Disco Ball” Gala Chair is Michelle Zubizarreta. Olga Guilarte, member of Boys & Girls of Miami-Dade’s Executive Committee, is the special event chair. Gala committee members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Board of Directors include Conchi Argiz, Tom Bezold, Liana de Mena, Jackie Gonzalez, Lynda Gordon, Rudy Lleonart, Lisa Mendelson, Yuni Navarro, Kristina Perez-Cubas, Karen Rodriguez, Marianne Schmidhofer, Rae Stein, and Allison and Andy Stuart.

Gala sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,250 to $75,000. For more information about sponsorship or underwriting opportunities, please contact Rhia Hunter at (305) 446-9910 ext. 108, or email rhunter@bgcmia.org or visit https://bgcmia.org/event/wakgala2024/.