For four years in a row, Bostonians have been treated to a festival that both promotes sustainable seafood and offers unlimited opportunities for fun. Organized by the non-profit Boston Fisheries Foundation, the Boston Seafood Festival includes entertainment, demonstrations by renowned chefs, vendors galore and contests. The 2015 edition of the Festival is set for Sunday, August 2nd, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Boston Fish Pier, 212 Northern Avenue, Boston 02210. The opening ceremony will include a Lion Dance performance by the Gund Kwok Dance Troupe – the only Asian women’s Lion Dance ensemble in the U.S. Chef cooking demonstrations take place all day, while a fish-cutting contest is on the schedule from 1:30 – 3:30. Be sure to check out the “Blessing of the Fleet” at 2:00 pm.
What else will you find at the Festival?
* Acrobats, jugglers, dancers and balloon twisters.
* Face painting, origami making and sidewalk chalk mural drawing.
The Boston Fisheries Foundation educates the public and the media about the critical role that fishermen play in preserving wild ocean stocks, and about the enormous benefits of sustainably harvested seafood – to our bodies and our planet. New England’s economy is tightly tied to fisheries, and supporting and expanding sustainable fisheries is at the center of the Foundation’s work. Come out and enjoy the Festival, and learn a bit about fisherfolk and the sustenance they bring us.
Get your tickets before they sell out: General admission tickets are $15.00, Children 6 – 12 get in for $5.00, and younger kids enter free of charge. There are also special Lobster Bake and VIP tickets available.
Blog post by the Joyce Lebedew Real Estate Team
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