Holy shrimp! It seems like the LA weather insists on keeping summer alive, and what better way to celebrate than a seafood festival? Off the Hook is a brand-new event celebrating October as National Seafood Month (who knew?!). The event, in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific’s non-profit organization Seafood for the Future, will raise awareness for sustainable seafood and the benefits of seafood consumption. If you love the ocean as much as we do, this is a great way to learn more about how to be a responsible consumer and enjoy yourself while doing so!
What: Off the Hook Seafood Festival
Where: Santa Monica Pier, rain or shine!
When: Saturday, October 17th from 3-7pm
Cost: Little Fish (GA) – $70, Big Fish (VIP) – $100 | Guests must be 21+ to enter
Visit their Eventbrite page to purchase your tickets now! Online tickets will not be available on the day of the event.
Some of the featured restaurants include The Lobster, Del Frisco’s Grille, Fig, Santa Monica Seafood, and James Beach, among other local favorites. Included in the Little Fish ticket are seafood tastings, drinks (beer, wine & champagne tastings & coffee) and access to the main stage. If you want to kick things up a notch, the Big Fish ticket will get you into the Sustainable Seafood VIP Lounge presented by Santa Monica Seafood, as well as everything included in the GA ticket!
Events include a History of the Santa Monica Pier, a talk on Aqua Farming and even an oyster shucking competition. If you can’t make the event, check out this page for more info on how to support the sustainable seafood movement! No need to be koi, it’s sure to be a whale of a good time… Sorry, that pun was cod-awful 😉