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2021 Lionfish Festival


Come celebrate the efforts to protect our waters at the 7th Annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival on May 15-16, 2021 at AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village.

The event is FREE and open to the public and will feature family-friendly activities, art, diving and marine conservation booths, live music, fillet demonstrations, lionfish tastings, and the world's largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open.

This annual event raises awareness about lionfish; a nonnative, invasive species that could negatively impact native species and habitat.

Hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Dates & Times

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021