Seafood extravaganza: Marco Island festival grows in its fourth year

— For the fourth consecutive year the two Rotary Clubs and the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island are working together to bring you the Marco Island Seafood Festival, one of the Island’s largest community events – Saturday (March 24) from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday (March 25) from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., at Veterans Park located in the center of Marco Island.

With over 10,000 visitors asking for an expanded format, event organizing have extended festival hours on Saturday and Sunday. To add to the festival fun the Landsharks, sponsored by Physicians Regional Healthcare System will be headlining on Saturday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday evening will include a happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.; two for one on beer and wine.

Marco Island’s Veterans Park, once again turns into a spectacular variety of continuous entertainment. Featured entertainers on the Seminole Casino Stage include; Saturday: The Del Prado’s, Gladez Men, Gema Pearl featuring Lee Brovitz, Jim Long and the LandSharks; Sunday: Whole Tones, Hot Damn Duo and the Danny Morgan Band.

Attendees can also expect some of the best seafood in Florida, a 60 x 90 food tent sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank, a special Kids Zone, and over 60 art & craft vendors.

All of the monies raised goes directly to local and international humanitarian programs sponsored by the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.

The Marco Island Seafood Festival is truly a community family event, bringing Islanders and visitors together in the spirit of good food and fun.

If you go

Marco Island Seafood Festival

When: 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday, March 24 and 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday, March 25

Entry fee: $6, kids under 12 free

Information: www.marcoislandseafoodfestival.com

Parking: Parking can be found anywhere in the center of the Island, or along Collier Boulevard. Additionally, the Seminole Casino will be providing free shuttle bus service throughout the Island.

2012 Seafood Festival bus stops

■ Bald Eagle at Waterway Court

■ Marco Island City Hall

■ Lamplighter Drive at San Marco

■ Copperfield Court at San Marco

■ The Prince Condominiums at South Collier

■ Marco Island Marriott at South Collier

■ Hilton Hotel at South Collier

■ Somerset Condominiums at South Collier

■ Les Falls Condominiums at South Collier

■ Cape Marco at South Collier

■ Plantation Condominiums at South Collier

■ Shipps Landing at South Collier

■ Camelot Condominiums at South Collier

■ Huron Court at Swallow Avenue

■ Seagrape Drive at Swallow Avenue

■ Essex Condominiums at South Collier

■ Spruce Avenue at South Collier

■ Maple Avenue at South Collier

■ The Sands Condominiums at South Collier

■ Saturn Court at North Collier

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