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Sebastian Clamblake Lagoon Festival

This annual festival celebrates Sebastian’s way of life along the Indian River Lagoon, and it’s celebrated in early November at Sebastian’s Riverview Park. It offers fresh seafood booths, historical reenactments, Kid’s Zone, and some of the area’s best band performances.

If you look ‘Clambake’ up, you’ll discover that this is an informal beach or outdoor party in which food, seafood mainly, of course, is cooked in a firepit dug in the sand, filled with hot coals.

Established in 2002, Sebastian Clambake Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation and three winners of the Dyer Difference Award; it’s organizing this festival. All the proceeds go to local nonprofit capital projects. So far, this Foundation has raised more than $675,000 for local charities. Folks that attended the 3-day event embraced the slogan “America Runs on Clams” by enjoying delicious seafood. It’s free entry, but tickets are sold at the event for food and t-shirts.

You can expect fun activities for kids, vendor booths, local bands’ performances, demonstrations and reenactments, and of course, a wide variety of fresh seafood like shrimp, fried clams, steamed clams, clam chowder, crab cakes, clam chowder, shrimp, fried fish, pepper sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, and linguine.

And for the grown-ups, Craft Beer from Pareidolia Brewing Company. This company is Sebastian’s original, award-winning brewpub and specializes in hand-crafted ale beers brewed on-site.