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39th Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival Will Be Held January 22-24, 2021

Posted on July 23, 2020

For more than 30 years the Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival has been a destination for visitors from across North America and around the world. That traditional remains intact with the announcement that the 39th Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 22, 23, and 24, 2021.

“We are proud to be a partner and sponsor of the John’s Pass Seafood Festival and thrilled at the announcement that the tradition will continue,” said Madeira Beach City Manager Bob Daniels. “The City of Madeira Beach stands ready to help the merchants of John’s Pass Village and the hundreds of volunteers make this another safe, fun, and very successful event.”

The Covid-19 pandemic forced festival organizers to make a difficult decision, cancel this year’s festival or postpone it until early next year. Knowing that the Seafood Festival is the most popular local event of the year organizers felt like there was no choice; the festival will go on.

“We have to give credit to the festival organizing group, their priority was to host a safe, family-friendly event, and while making their decision, they never wavered from that goal,” said Daniels. “Their dedication to this event and this community should serve as an example of grace under pressure.”

The 39th Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival will feature fresh seafood, craft beer, and unique culinary creations from dozens of local restaurants. Live music, inter-active attractions, and the World’s Largest Bloody Mary Toast are just some of the highlights of a jam-packed weekend of fun.

Vendors, volunteers, and performers wanting to participate in the 39th Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival can visit the John’s Pass Seafood Festival website for more information on how to become part of the tradition.

For more information, contact Curt Preisser, City of Madeira Beach Public Information Officer at 727-391-9951 x299 or

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