By Andrea Papagianis
The Orange County Seafood Festival rolls into Lantern Bay Park for its inaugural voyage on Saturday, Aug. 9.
The event kicks off at noon and runs through 7 p.m. on the lawns in front of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Admission is free and tickets will be sold for beer, food and wine. Street parking throughout Dana Point is available and a free shuttle service from Dana Hills High School, 33333 Golden Lantern will run from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Attendees will have the chance to sample a wide variety of sea offerings such as ceviche, lobster, crab, paella, fish tacos, shrimp and more from local vendors like El Adobe de Capistrano, The Shwack Beach Grill and Choya Japanese Cuisine. A sampling of area beers and wines will also be offered, with a portion of alcohol sales going to the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group.
There will also be a ceviche challenge between chefs from Laguna Cliffs and the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort that will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Visit www.ocseafoodfestival.com for more information.