Lionfish festival

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Interested in upporting the 2022 tournament and festival?The Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and the Emerald Coast Open would not be possible without the support of our vendors and sponsors. One of the most exciting parts about the annual LRAD Festival are the vendors and exhibitors who set up their tents with us each year. We are proud to have hosted hundreds of small businesses, artists, organizations, and many other groups since our first festival in 2015. Information for Vendors Event Info The Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival l is a one-of-a-kind event, promoting lionfish removal and awareness. Alongside the festival will be the largest lionfish tournament in the world, the Emerald Coast Open. The festival will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15 in Destin. The headquarters of the festival and Emerald Coast Open tournament will be hosted at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, with the festival continuing along the HarborWalk Village. The event typically brings in 5,000 – 7,000 visitors each year. Note: HarborWalk village hosts permanent vendors year-round. Because of this, vendors for this event are not permitted to sell food, drink, or other concessions. Set Up & Breakdown Vendor set up is Saturday, May 14 from 7 a.m – 9:30 a.m. Breakdown is Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m. Additional information regarding set-up protocol and vendor assignments will be provided at a later date. Parking Public parking lots are available just north of HarborWalk Village. Additional parking and traffic flow details will be provided at a later date. Security There will be overnight security at HarborWalk Village from 5 p.m. through 9 a.m. on May 14 and 15. We ask that you please breakdown your booth Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. since security will not be provided on May 16. Although security is provided, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Equipment One 10’x10’ tent will be provided to each vendor. Please bring your own tables, chairs, and any other items you may need. Keep in mind that the event is located along Destin harbor and could be affected by strong winds or inclement weather. Be prepared and bring equipment to weigh down your tents and other materials. Some tent spots will have access to electrical outlets. If your booth requires the use of an electrical outlet, please let us know on your application. We cannot guarantee power, but we will do our best to accommodate all vendors’ requests for electrical outlet access.

2022 ECO Sponsors
Interested in sponsoring the world’s largest lionfish tournament? Supporting the Emerald Coast Open is an excellent way to support conservation of our marine resources, as well as reach thousands of visitors at the event. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the tournament, or send send an email to [email protected]