November 18 -19, 2023

For more information contact (386) 492-2938 /


Don’t miss the return of the award-winning Riverfest Seafood Festival, with all the fresh fish, family fun, and fall festival delights that attendees have come to expect at this annual celebration of life along the water. On Nov. 18-19 visit Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park in Ormond Beach to find more than two dozen food vendors, live music, boats, paddleboards, kid’s activities, a draft beer garden with TVs to catch your favorite football team and so much more. 

Be sure to come hungry.  Are you in the mood for crab cakes? Chowder? Fried shrimp? Fish and chips?  Maybe your tastes run to burgers & fries? Sausages? Barbeque?   You’ll find it all at Riverfest along with fried Oreos, ice cream, kettle corn, and more.

Sit back and enjoy live entertainment with your fabulous food.  We are so excited to be able to offer these great bands a chance to be heard again. 

Worried about missing your college or professional football team’s big win? Don’t be! We have flat-screen TVs playing all the weekend’s biggest rivalries under in our beer garden.

Of course, our popular Kid Fish fishing clinic will be back this year – sponsored by Fish Florida, Hull’s Seafood, Nauti Pets, and Florida Fish and Wildlife. Kids from 4-12 can go through our learning stations to find out more about casting, knot tying, and ethical angling.  When they are finished, they can take home one of our 300 free fishing poles while supplies last. 

There’s plenty more for young ones to do in our Kid’s Zone.  We’ve moved the Kid’s Zone this year to the North Lawn of The Casements in order to bring even more FUN to the kiddos. The expanded fenced space with seating for parents and care givers presents a perfect opportunity for kids to let loose and make a craft, jump, bounce and climb, play some putt-putt, get their faces painted, visit with the pups from the Halifax Humane Society and maybe even take one home, knock around and play some games in a knockerball – giant plastic balls that they wear! or find their way through the foam party, add to the community block build, create a piece of art they can hang for all to see, eat some cotton candy, see some magic and balloon art, or hang out with the folks from Cool Zoo who will be bringing a sloth, goat, baby monkey, baby lemur, baby kangaroo, baby alligator and hermit crabs!! For a fee folks can even pet or hold these animals.

This year Riverfest runs Saturday, November 18 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, November 19 from 10am – 4 pm.  Free admission and free parking make it easy to enjoy the great variety of planned activities in both riverfront parks.  A free shuttle service from our remote parking lots makes parking even easier. Or maybe you’d like to take a ride on the Paddle Pub shuttle across the river! Catch them at the beach in Fortunato Park or at the public dock in Cassen Park. 

Check our Facebook event page for updated schedules of music and vendors.  For more information about the Festival, please contact Ormond Main Street at or 386/492-2938.


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