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Tampa Oyster Festival is the ultimate foodie event to close out 2023

a group of people pose at Tanella's, an events venue in Tampa Bay

Tampa Oyster Festival is the perfect foodie event to close out 2023. This is an oyster lover’s paradise, and the feast is all for a worthy cause. The festival takes place on Sunday, December 10 from 1pm-5pm at Tabella’s at Delaney Creek (5818 Causeway Boulevard) and tickets are available online. Side note: Tabella’s is arguably one of the most stunning and dynamic events venues in all of Tampa Bay, and we’ll jump at any opportunity to visit the grounds.

This event is presented by Frameworks of Tampa Bay — a nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip every child in Tampa Bay with the knowledge and know-how to become kind, collaborative, and capable citizens. The nonprofit has a vision for a vibrant community where everyone succeeds personally, academically, and professionally because emotional intelligence is practiced everywhere we live and learn.


Get ready to treat yourself to a mouthwatering feast of fresh, succulent oysters that will tantalize your taste buds.

oyster grilling outside
Enjoy all you can eat oysters at Oyster Fest

Oyster Fest brings together incredible food and drinks with live music

Delve into a lively ambiance while relishing an array of oysters – from classic raw to irresistible chargrilled and steamed selections, the choices are endless. Not just that, delight in BBQ by Make ‘Em Squeal and the renowned Danzi’s low country boil, catering to every palate! Sip on refreshing beverages, relish delicious flavors, and groove to live music that’ll keep the party vibes alive.

Three of the best bands in Florida will perform live at the event: Applebutter Express, Fil Pate Trio featuring Brett Bass and Tishamingo.


Seeking VIP treatment at this local food festival? Those who want to carve out the perfect day can reserve Diamond Tickets. Guests with Diamond tickets enjoy early entry, unlimited access to the VIP lounge with hors d’oeuvres, a dedicated concierge, and an exclusive bar with a shimmering selection of champagne, craft beer, and cocktails. Diamond entry costs $500, and $350 of that ticket price sponsors a Terri Ellison Teens In Action Scholarship.

a drink being poured from a gold fountain
Savor oysters and sip on the best craft cocktails in the city
an oyster being shucked

Reserve your all-you-can-eat experience

Pearl-level tickets will grant you all-you-can-eat oysters during the event, unlimited beverages, Danzi’s famous low country boil, tasty BBQ and more. The Pearl tickets run $125 online. Show even more festival love by purchasing a Tampa Oyster Festival t-shirt.

Follow the event on Facebook and on its official Eventbrite page for updates.

three friends pose during a food festival

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