An Annual Affair
The 2019 Boston Seafood Festival
The Boston Fisheries Foundation welcomes you to join us for the 8th Annual Boston Seafood Festival on the historic Boston Fish Pier on Sunday, August 4th, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It will be a day of sensational seafood, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and family fun.
Why have a seafood festival? Festival co-founder Joe Zanti, owner of Yankee Lobster Co., explains, “We want to offer a fun day to enjoy one of New England’s most important natural resources in a responsible and enjoyable way. We’ll be celebrating our maritime heritage together, and eating some really good food!”
Come enjoy the food and festivities and learn about the oldest industry in the United States!
Schedule of Events
Come “sea” it all!
The founding festival team represented women and men from across the Boston seafood industry with the shared vision of promoting the historical importance of seafood in New England. The first party was held in the seaport, overlooking Boston Harbor. The crowd included dozens of Boston’s top chefs, seafood vendors, and entertainers, and attracted a diverse audience from all over New England. Year after year, the festival grew and is now hosted at the site that gave birth to this vital industry: the historic Boston Fish Pier. Every year, the event attracts more vendors, chefs, entertainers and attendees – and 2019 promises to be the best year yet!
The Boston Seafood Festival is presented each year by the Boston Fisheries Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to preserve, sustain and share our seafood and maritime heritage as essential to our common health.
Harpoon beer garden
Battle of the shuckers
fish cutting contest
The historic Boston Fish Pier
The Boston Seafood festival is held every year on the historic Boston Fish Pier. Built in 1910, by the 1920’s it was home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the United States. Today, it houses Boston’s major seafood companies and enjoys a spectacular view of Boston Harbor.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
We are so grateful for the support of our sponsors - we could not bring the wholesome family fun without them!
Harpoon brewing company
Harpoon has been with us since day 1. We love their beer, we love life, and we LOVE the Harpoon Beer garden!
Filson is THE go-to for high quality leather and outdoor goods. If you’re going fishing, they guarantee the quality of all of their products.
East Boston Savings Bank
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Peak Event Services
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The 2019 Boston Seafood Festival is held on the historic Boston Fish Pier thanks to the generous support of Massport.
Quarterdeck Seafoods / Seawitch Inc
On the team since day 1, driving the BSF boat into the future! Onward, captain!
F.J. O’Hara has supported the Boston Seafood Festival since day 1. A company with a long legacy (over 100 years!) they have shaped the face of the Boston Seafood industry through out the decades.
Every year, Channel Fish pledges their support to the Boston Seafood Festival. If you like delicious, fresh, seafood, Channel Fish BRINGS IT!
John Nagle Co
Another one of founding fathers of the Boston seafood industry, John Nagle has been providing great people with great seafood since 1887. Oh, that’s fresh!
Urban resort living in Boston’s most fish-friendly neighborhood!
You need to ship your fish somewhere? Look no further than DHL, serving the needs of enterprise customers since 1969.
Boston Sword & Tuna
Boston Sword & Tuna has supported the Boston Seafood Festival since 2012. They provide fresh, local and sustainable seafood, with a commitment to responsible harvesting and fisheries management.
Industry veterans Stavis Seafoods provide fresh and frozen seafood to grocery chains and restaurants near you! Responsible sourcing coupled with industry knowledge - Stavis Seafoods brings more to the table.