Get cracking, Stone Crab Fest returns!


NAPLES, Fla. – Stone crab season is once again open, meaning the traps are being pulled and the delicious stone crab claws are ready to enjoy.


Pinchers at Naples in Tin City is once again home to the annual Stone Crab Festival, featuring some of the freshest stone crab direct from The Gulf of Mexico. Festivities kick off Friday afternoon and run through the weekend with fun for the whole family.


Highlights include the inaugural cracking of the first stone crab of the season by celebrity chef and “Master Chef” season 6 finalist, Derrick Peltz. Live music takes the stage all weekend long as headliners U.S. Stones, a premier Rolling Stone tribute band take the stage Saturday night.


All throughout the festival you can enjoy more than 3,000 pounds of fresh stone crab and drink specials along with various other activities like, sightseeing cruises aboard the Double Sunshine or discounted jet ski and boat rentals from Pure Florida at Port of Naples Marina.


For a full schedule of events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, click here. Entry to Stone Crab Fest is free and is located at the Pinchers in Tin City at 1200 5th Ave. South in Naples.