Fall is the perfect season to come to the beach. We are blessed with so many fun things to do in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Florida this Fall. Things large and small. Everyday things like riding the beach trolley to destinations galore, dining and drinking at our many wonderful establishments and just hanging out with someone you like, your toes in the sand at the water’s edge. On the larger side we are host to several major events in the Fall making our area a must stop for engaged travelers.
Johns Pass Seafood Festival
3 Days of Seafood and Music
October 25 – 28, 2018
Madeira Beach, Fl
You will have had better than 2 weeks to recover from your Oktoberfest revelries by the time the 37th Johns Pass Seafood Fest gets into full swing. Imagine delicious seafood dishes everywhere you turn. Johns Pass at Madeira Beach is the the undisputed seafood (Grouper in particular) capital on Florida’s west coast and our restaurants know exactly what to do with the catch. Come. Learn for yourself what locals already know…. Johns Pass has the best locally caught and prepared seafood anywhere!
And, there’s more. While you eat, enjoy an array of live music playing all festival long beginning the evening of the 25th. Peruse beach clothing, jewelry, accessories, trinkets, gifts, and arts and crafts at the over 50 vendors who will be onsite. So, if you are looking for fun things to do in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach, this festival is for you.
And That’s Not All….More Fun Things To Do At The Johns Pass Seafood Festival
In between all the eating, listening/dancing and shopping the festival has a handful of secondary events for visitors to enjoy as well. Here are a few of the offerings:
Battle of The Pass Fishing Tournament – This is a Spanish Mackerel and inshore slam fishing tournament held right at the festival. Don’t fish yourself? No problem. The weigh-in (always a fun time) is open to all festival goers.
Seafood Fest 5K Run – Come out Saturday morning and take to the sand enjoying our famous, breath-taking views in the Seafood Fest 5k run
Flavors of the Gulf – A ticketed event where 16 of the best local eateries and 20 craft brewers work to keep your taste buds on overload.
World’s Largest Bloody Mary Toast – Come and get a FREE Bloody Mary (or Virgin Mary) and toast with everyone and help Johns Pass Seafood Festival regain the world record for the world’s largest Bloody Mary toast.
Old Salt King of the Beach
The Largest – Richest – Most Exciting Kingfish Tournament In The U.S.
November 8 – 10, 2018
Madeira Beach, FL
It’s good to be the KING! Specially, if the title is earned at the King of the Beach. This is the “mack daddy” of fishing tournaments. The tournament where you #FISHBIGMONEY
For 25 years Old Salt Fishing Foundation has put on the KING. 700 fishing teams make a beeline to sunny Madeira Beach every year to compete in the King of the Beach. With over $225,000 in overall prize money, this is the fishing tournament of fishing tournaments. Heck, the 1st place winner will earn at least $60,000 and up to as much as $105,000. That’s a good day fishing and the KING is one of the most fun things to do in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach.
The event is a 3 day waterfront festival with food, drink, marine art, fishing gear & apparel and much more. Great for the entire family
And That’s Not All….More Fun Things To Do At The King of the Beach
Kids Fishing Slam – On Friday November 8th, Old Salt will host 500 local youth for the Kids Fishing Slam. The kids fish for free and everyone leaves a winner thanks to wonderful sponsors like 13Fishing.
King of the Beach Weigh-in & Awards Ceremony – The weigh-in and awards ceremony for the KING are not to be missed. The excitement. The anticipation. The Crown. The MONEY!
Sanding Ovations Masters Cup
World Class Sand Sculpting Festival
November 14 – 18, 2018
Treasure Island, Fl
Treasure Island is the sand sculpting capital on Florida’s west coast and the Sanding Ovations Masters Cup brings the worlds best sand sculptors to show off their art and vie for accolades and some serious prize money.
There are always fun things to do in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach Florida. Check the Island Neighbors calendar to see more great, fun events.