In 2012, a group of motivated fish guys & gals decided that they wanted to throw a great party for a few thousand of their closest friends…

The founding festival team represented women and men from across the Boston seafood industry with the shared vision of promoting the historical importance of seafood in New England. The first party was held in the seaport, overlooking Boston Harbor. The crowd included dozens of Boston’s top chefs, seafood vendors, and entertainers, and attracted a diverse audience from all over New England. Year after year, the festival grew and is now hosted at the site that gave birth to this vital industry: the historic Boston Fish Pier. Every year, the event attracts more vendors, chefs, entertainers and attendees – and 2018 promises to be the best year yet!

The Boston Seafood Festival is presented each year by the Boston Fisheries Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to preserve, sustain and share our seafood and maritime heritage as essential to our common health.

Take the MBTA subway, commuter rail, or bus to SOUTH STATION and connect with the MBTA Silver Line Waterfront [SL1] to the World Trade Center T stop.  For maps and information, click here to visit the MBTA’s website

Water Transport/ Water Taxi: The closest water taxi stop is at the Seaport World Trade Center, about a block away from the Boston Fish Pier.

Harbor Express Quincy/Hull service to Logan with connections to Boston (Long Wharf). CONTACT: (617) 222-6999 or visit

City Water Taxi Logan service with connections to 15 landings in Boston. CONTACT: (617) 422-0392 or visit

Rowes Wharf Water Taxi Serves the entire Boston waterfront and provides the only direct service between Rowes Wharf and Logan Airport. CONTACT: (617) 406-8584 or visit

Need a place to Stay? These nearby hotels offer a great option for the weekend!

Boston Fisheries Foundation Mission

Preserve, sustain and share our seafood and maritime heritage as essential to our common wealth health