Lionfish Festival (May 15-16)

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced the seventh annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is scheduled for May 15 and 16 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin–Fort Walton Beach. Activities will include fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open. Satisfy your taste buds by visiting any of the participating locations of Lionfish Restaurant Week for your chance to try this delicious invasive.

Sample lionfish at one of Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s featured restaurants during the Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Restaurant Week! Local chefs will highlight lionfish in unique dishes to help bring awareness to the lionfish invasion in Florida waters.

Crab Tap Destin – May 9, 2021
Marina Café – May 10, 2021
Dewey Destin’s Harborside – May 11, 2021
La Paz – May 12, 2021
Harbor Docks – May 13, 2021
AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar – May 15, 2021

Website: https://emeraldcoastopen.com/