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Fish Festivals 2013

Because they are so fun, and interesting, Beel aims to compile information on fish festivals held during 2013.  Festivals in blue, bold-face font are held outside the USA.

There are a bunch of these babies out there, so Beel’s focus will be on the unusual or spectacular (anything that says “fun”).  But, please let Beel know if your favorite festival is overlooked.

Please note, this list is incomplete at this time and is growing daily (currently 112 festivals listed, from 25 different countries).  Beel will try to publish first those festivals held early in the year.

Annual Winter Fishing Festival

24 December 2012 – 18 March 2013
Chagan Lake
Jilin Province, China

Website:  none

 china fest haul

              

Pyeongchang Trout Festival

2 January – 3 February 2013
Odaecheon Stream
Jinbu-myeon (Jinbu Township)
Gangwon Province, South Korea

Website (in Korean)
Website (alternative)

 korean trout fest

                       

Tauranga Botique Seafood Festival

12 January 2013
Tauranga, New Zealand

Website

 tauranga fest

                         

8th Ulunggur Lake Winter Fishing Festival

12 January – ?? 2013
Ulunggur Lake, Xinjiang, China

Website (none)

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4th Hulun Lake Fish Harvest Festival

14 January – ?? 2013
Hulun Lake
Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia, China

Website (none)

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Versova Koli Sea Food Festival
 
18-20 January 2013
Versova
Mumbai, India
 

versova seafood festival 

        

8th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival

19 January 2013
Key West, Florida

Website

 FL Keys fest

            

White River Steelheaders Perch Festival

19-20 January 2013
White Lake, Michigan

Website

perch at White River Steelheaders Perch Festival White Lake, Michigan 

                 

Tunarama Festival

25-28 January 2013
Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia

Website

qantaslink tunarama festival outline small 

                    

7th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival

26 January 2013
Port Salerno, Florida

Website

 9712123

                     

Ice Fish Fest

26 January 2013
Catfish Bay
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Website

SD ice fest 

                  

Stone Crab and Seafood Festival

26-27 January 2013
Key Largo, Florida

Twitter: @lkseafoodfest

Website

key largo 

                 

Auckland Seafood Festival

26-28 January 2013
Halsey Wharf
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, New Zealand

Twitter: @aklseafood
Website

 AucklandSeafood

                   

 Portland Seafood & Wine Festival

1-2 February 2013
Portland, Orgeon

Website

sfw_logo 

             

Perchville USA

1-3 February 2013
East Tawas, Michigan

Website

 63rd Annual Perchville USA 2013 Fish Festival East Tawas, Michigan

                   

XIX  Festival do Peixe Ornamental de Barcelos
(XIX  Barcelos Festival of Ornamental Fish)

1-3 February 2013
Barcelos, Brazil

Website

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 Bowdoinham Ice and Smelt Festival

2 February 2013
Bowdoinham, Maine

Facebook

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XII Fiesta de la Corvina
(12th Corvina Festival)

8-10 February 2013
Herradura Formosa Province, Argentina

Website

argen corvina fest 

                              

Everglades City Seafood Festival

8-10 February 2013
Everglades City, Florida

Website

 everglades

                       

Sausalito Herring Festival

9 February 2013
Sausalito, California

Website

Sausalito Herring Festival Fish Festival Sausalito, California 

            

Rainforest Seafood Festival

13 February 2013
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Facebook

 Rainforest Seafood festival Montega Bay Jamaica

                             

34th Annual International Eelpout Festival

Celebrating the Ugliest Fish in the World
14-17 February 2013
Leech Lake, Walker, Minnesota

Website

eelpout logo 2013 

              

Northwest Ice Fishing Festival

16 February 2013
Molson, Washington

Website

Northwest Ice Fishing Festival, Molson, Washington 

                  

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

16-17 February 2013
Cortez, Florida

Website

Cortez Fish Fest 

               

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

23 February 2013
Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia

Website

apollo bay 

                  

Smelt Derby

23 February 2013
La Conner, Washington

Website

Poster for La Connor Washington Smelt Derby 

              

 

St. Augustine Seafood and Music Festival

1-3 March 2013
Saint Augustine, Florida

Website

st augustine 

                                  

Treasure Coast Seafood Festival

2 March 2013
Port St. Lucie, Florida

Website

Treasure coast 

           

Orange Beach Seafood Festival

2 March 2013
Orange Beach, Alabama

Website

 Orange Beach Seafood Festival Fish Festival Alabama

                  

Grant Seafood Festival

2-3 March 2013
Grant, Florida

Website

grant seafood logo 

              

 Argungu Fishing Festival

2-5 March 2013 (Unconfirmed)
Argungu, Nigeria
Africa

Website:  none

 argungu fishing

                          

Treasure Coast Seafood Festival

9 March 2013
Port St. Lucie, Florida

Website

Treasure Coast Seafood Festival Port St. Lucie, Florida  

                      

Perch Fest

9 March 2013
Brainerd, Minnesota

Website

Perch Fest Fish Festival Brainerd, Minnesota 

                     

Marathon Seafood Festival

9-10 March 2013
Marathon, Florida

Website

marathon-seafood-festival-poster 

                   

Speckled Perch Festival

9-10 March 2013
Okeechobee, Florida

Website

48th Annual Speckled Perch Festival Fish Festival Okeechobee, Florida 

                       

Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival

23 March 2013
Fort Pierce, Florida

Facebook

 taste of sea

                        

Island Seafood Festival

23-24 March 23-24, 2013
Marco Island, Florida

Website

marco island Seafood-Fest 

                 

9th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay

24 March 2013
Miami, Florida

Website

 Deering logo

                          

Oistins Fish Festival

30-31 March 2013
Oistins, Barbados

Website: (none)

imagesCA1CI955 

                        

Desoto Heritage Seafood Festival

5-7 April 2013
Bradenton, Florida

Website

desoto SFFShrimp 

                       

World Catfish Festival

6 April 2013
Belzoni, Mississippi

Website

38th Annual World Catfish Festival Fish Festival Belzoni, Mississippi

                 

Springtime Tallahassee Seafood Festival

6 April 2013
Tallahassee, Florida

Website

talla logo 

              

Dania Beach Seafood Festival

6-7 April 2013
Dania Beach, Florida

Facebook

dania logo 

             

Jupiter Seafood Festival

6-7 April 2013
Jupiter, Florida

Website

 Jupiter-Seafood-Festival-logo-n

                  

 

Franklin Parish Catfish Festival

 13 April 2013
Winnsboro, Louisiana

Website

franklin 

           

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

19-21 April 2013
Pompano Beach, Florida

Website

 pompano

      

Virginia Fly Fishing Festival

20-21 April 2013
Waynesboro, Virginia

Website

Virginia Fly Fishing Festival logo 

             

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival

27-28 April 2013
Bodega Bay, California

Website

Logo for Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival Bodega Bay, California

     

National Trout Festival

24–28 April 2013
Kalkaska, Michigan

Website

 National Trout Festival Fish Festival Kalkaska, Michigan

                   

Orillia Perch Festival

20 April-11 May 2013
Orillia, Ontario, Canada

Website

Orillia Perch Festival Fish Festival Orillia, Ontario, Canada 

                  

Freeland Walleye Festival

26–28 April  2013
Freeland, Michigan

Website

 Freeland Walleye Festival Fish Festival Freeland, Michigan

                               

 Chincoteague Seafood Festival

4 May 2013
Chincoteague Island, Virginia 

Website

sammy 

                     

Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival

5 May 2013 (unconfirmed)
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Website

caxton_street_seafood_wine_festival_2010 

                           

Annual Smelt Festival

11-12 May 2013
St. Petersburg, Russia

Website: none

smelt-fish_moscow_2012 

            

Fish Festival of Saint Fortunato
(Camogli Fish Festival)

12 May 2013
Camogli, Italy

Website: none

camogli fest 

                       

Sardine Festival 2012

The Greatest Shoal on Earth
18 May – 12 August 2013
Events at various times and venues
South Coast, South Africa

Website

SA sardine 

                

 Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival

24-26 May 2013
Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef
WA, Australia

Website

ningaloo 

                   

Baltimore Seafood Festival

24-26 May 2013
Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland

Website

 baltimore-ireland-2

                       

Flopeye Fish Festival

25 May 2013
Great Falls, South Carolina

Website

 Logo for Flopeye Fish Festival Great Falls, South Carolina

           

 Flying Fish Festival 2013

 30 May 30 – 2 June 2013
Catalina Island, California

Website

Logo for Flying Fish Festival 2013 Catalina Island, California 

              

2013 National Sand Bass Festival

3-8 June 2013
Madill, Oklahoma

Website

sandbass fest 

                 

Mancelona Bass Festival

6-8 June  2013
Mancelona, Michigan

Website

 Mancelona Bass Festival Fish Festival Mancelona, Michigan

                     

New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar

7 June 2013
Berlmar, New Jersey

Facebook

belmar 

              

Festival of the Fish

15-17 June 2013
(opening night fireworks 14 June 2013)
Vermillion, Ohio

Website

vermillion oh fest 

                     

Louisiana Catfish Festival

21-23 June 2013
Des Allemands, Louisiana

Website

 catfish 1

                        

Musky Festival

21-23 June 2013
Hayward, Wisconsin

Website

 Musky Festival Fish Festival Hayward, Wisconsin

                       

Trinidad Festival

In its 56th year!
23 June 2013
Trinidad, California

Website

cooking o the salmon 

               

Croaker Festival

5-6 July 2013
Oriental, North Carolina

Website

croaker fest 

             

St. Helen Bluegill Festival

11-14 July 2013
St. Helen, Michigan

Website

St. Helen Bluegill Festival Fish Festival St. Helen, Michigan 

         

Michigan Brown Trout Festival

18-28 July 2013
Alpena, Michigan

Website

 Michigan Brown Trout Festival Fish Festival Alpena, Michigan

                    

Troutarama

18-28 July 2013
Baldwin, Michigan

Website

Troutarama Fish Festival Baldwin, Michigan 

                   

Clinton Bluefish Festival

19-20 July 2013
Clinton, Connecticut

Website

Clinton Bluefish Festival Fish Festival Clinton, Connecticut 

                    

Immaculate Conception Family Fun & Perch Festival

19-21 July 2013
Anchorville, Michigan

Website

Immaculate Conception Family Fun & Perch Festival Fish Festival Anchorville, Michigan 

                

CATCH- Nova Scotia Seafood Festival

19-23 July 2013
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Website: none

 nova scot

             

62nd Mannin Angling Club Festival

27 July – 2 August 2013
Port St. Mary, Isle of Man

Website

mannin 

                

Hirtshals Fish Festival

1-3 August 2013
Hirtshals, Denmark

Website

Hirtshals Fish Festival Hirtshals, Denmark 

           

Fish Sandwich Festival

2-4 August 2013
Bay Port, Michigan

Website

Fish Sandwich Festival Fish Festival Bay Port, Michigan 

                       

Pilchard Festival 2013

3-8 August 2013
Fazana, Croatia

Website

croatia_pilchard1 

                  

Festival do Marisco

8-12 August 2013 (unconfirmed)
Olhão, Portugal

Website

fest do marisco 

                         

Fiskidagurinn Mikli
Big Fish Day

10-11 August 2013
Dalvík, Iceland

Website (Icelandic)
Website (English)

dalvik 

                     

Hervey Bay Seafood Festival

11 August 2013
Hervey Bay
Queensland, Australia

Website

hervey bay logo

                       

 Slupsk – Ustka Bicity’s Festival and Fish Festival

20-21 August 2013
Slupsk – Ustka, Poland

Website

 poland

                    

Harbor Fest
(Previously known as Seafood Fest)

22-24 August 2013
Marquette, Michigan

Website

Harbor Fest Fish Festival Marquette, Michigan 

                       

Wine and Walleye Festival

23-25 August 2013
Ashtabula, Ohio

Website

Wine and Walleye Festival Fish Festival Ashtabula, Ohio 

                

Perch, Peach, Pierogi, and Polka Festival

30 August-1 September 2013
Port Clinton, Ohio

Website

 Perch, Peach, Pierogi, and Polka Festival Fish Festival Port Clinton, Ohio

                                   

Worms Backfischfest

31 August – 8 September 2013
Worms, German

Website

 backfischfest logo

                   

Cobh International Deep Sea Angling Festival

2-6 September 2013
Cork Harbour
Cobhm, County Cork, Ireland

Website: none

Cobh Ireland deep sea fishing festival 

                          

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

6-8 September 2013
Hampton, New Hampshire

Website

 Logo for Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Hampton, New Hampshire

                

Maryland Seafood Festival

7-8 September 2013
Annapolis, Maryland

Website
Facebook

Maryland Seafood Festival 2013 Logo Annapolis, Maryland 

     

Atlantic City Seafood Festival

14-15 September 2013
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Facebook

atlantic city 

              

Biloxi Seafood Festival

14-15 September 2013
Biloxi, Mississippi

Website

Biloxi Seafood Festival poster 

                 

Destin Seafood Festival

4-6 October 2013
Destin, Florida

Website

destin logo 

                         

North Carolina Seafood Festival

4-6 October 2013
Morehead City, North Carolina

Website

 North Carolina Seafood Festival logo

Festa do Marisco en O Grove
(O Grove Seafood Festival)

4-13 October 2013
O Grove, Galicia, Spain

Website

cartelFM2013_opt 

                               

Harbor Day at The Docks

5 October 2013
Ocean City, Maryland

Website

 harbor day

                        

Kaikoura Seafest 2013

5 October 2013
Kaikoura, New Zealand

Twitter: @KaikouraSeafest

Website

 KKSeafestLogoNEW2

                  

Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival

11-13 October 2013
Rio Vista, California

Website

imagesCACUA9PY 

                         

Avalon Seafood Festival

12-13 October 2013
Avalon, NewJersey

Website (?)

ava seafood-fest 

                     

Mullet Festival

12-13 October 2013
Swansboro, North Carolina

Website

Mullet_web 

                                     

Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival

13 October 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii

Website

logo for Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival 

              

Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival

19-20 October 2013
Niceville, Florida

Website

boggy fest 

                 

 Gautier Mullet and Music Festival

19-20 October 2013
Gautier, Mississippi

Website

gautier-mullet-fest-logo-2010 

                   

 Cedar Key Seafood Festival

19-20 October 2013
Cedar Key, Florida

Website

cedar-key-seafood-festival- 

          

 Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival

26 October 2013
Panacea, Florida

Facebook

277497_526709187346012_365627870_o 

                                 

Rakfiskfestival

31 October – 2 November 2013
Fagernes, Norway

Website

raksfisklogo 

               

Florida Seafood Festival

1-2 November 2013
Apalachicola, Florida

Website

 floridaseafood_fest

          

Walleye Madness

31 December 2013
Port Clinton, Ohio

Website

Walleye Madness New Year's Eve Fish Festival Port Clinton, Ohio

        

Enjoy, says Beel!

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