The Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival is coming November 2nd, 3rd & 4th! Fresh seafood booths, historic re-enactments, the Kid’s Zone, entertainment, the Press-Journal’s Clammer Jam, some of our area’s best bands; demonstrations, vendor booths and more, will again be the focus in Sebastian’s Riverview Park from 2 PM to 9PM on Friday, November 2nd, 10AM to 9PM on Saturday, November 3rd, and 10AM to 5PM on Sunday, November 4th Admission is free – tickets will be sold for food and T-shirts. The Clammer Jam runs throughout the weekend, with live music by The Mixers, Wiley Nash Band, HairPeace, Ladies of Soul, Soul Jam, Sleepin' Dogz, and Hot Pink. Also performing are the Sebastian River High School Drumline, Brevard Equestrian Center, and the Sebastian Police K-9 Unit. As a special treat, Sebastian Muscle Cars will present a car show along the river on Saturday from 10-am-2pm. The Sebastian Clambake, billed as a “Lagoon Festival,” celebrates our special way of life along the Indian River, which has been the life-blood of our community since the 1700s. The lagoon provides our people with recreation, tranquil beauty and has fed our people for generations. The Festival is widely known for the quality of its food: linguine with red or white clam sauce, succulent shrimp, hearty clam chowder, fried fish & clam strips, steamed clams, crab cakes, pizza, hot dogs, and sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches are our featured culinary delights. We will serve cold draft beer, draft craft beer from Sebastian’s own Pareidolia Brewery, Smirnoff Ice, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Not Your Father’s Mountain Ale, O’Doul’s non-alcoholic brew, and sodas! As an added touch, Pareidolia will provide two special craft beers, “ClamaJama IPA” and “Digger’s Golden Ale,” specially brewed for the Clambake!
The Sebastian Clambake Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, organizes the festival, and the proceeds are dedicated to local non-profit capital projects. Volunteers from our local community comprise the entire labor force. The Sebastian Clambake Foundation is comprised of these member organizations: Sebastian Soccer Association, GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club, Sebastian Elk’s Club, Kashi Ashram, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post 189, Sebastian River High School Athletic Boosters, Sebastian Property Owners’ Assn., Treasure Coast Rugby Foundation, and the Sebastian River High School Rowing Club. Each member organization has one vote in choosing the beneficiaries. This year there are several organizations that will benefit from the event. Capital grants will go to the Economic Opportunities Council, Sebastian Soccer, Roseland Ecumenical Food Pantry, SRHS Rowing Club, St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Kashi, and Treasure Coast Rugby Foundation. The Ecumenical Food Pantry, The River Fund, SRHS Chum Bucket, the Prasad Program, SUMC Music Camp, SOS Cookies, and GFWC Sebastian Jr. Woman’s Club’s Science Camp will share the allocation for Program Grants. The Foundation has granted more than $675,000 to local charities thus far.
Anjani Cirillo serves as the President of the Sebastian Clambake Foundation. She can be reached at Marc Gingras is in charge of vendors; email him at Please send an email to us if you would like to volunteer at the Festival. Like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter, and visit our web site at sebastianclambake.com for more information.
This year there are several organizations that will benefit from the event. Capital grants will go to the City of Sebastian, Roseland United Methodist Church, North County Ecumenical Food Pantry, SRHS Rowing Club, Elk’s 2714, Sebastian Sharks Football, Kashi, and Treasure Coast Rugby Foundation.The North County Ecumenical Food Pantry, The River Fund, SRHS Chum Bucket, the Prasad Program, SUMC Music Camp, SOS Cookies, GFWC Sebastian Jr. Woman’s Club’s Science Camp, Pelican Island School Community Partnership and the Sebastian Boys & Girls Club’s Project Learn will share the allocation for Program Grants.
To date the Clambake Foundation has granted more than $600,000 to Sebastian area charities.
Sebastian Clambake Foundation 2018 Beneficiary Application Requirements
We have begun taking applications for this year's festival.
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Organization must submit a letter on its letterhead to Sebastian Clambake Foundation
that includes the following:
1. Name of the organization and its mission
2. Details of the project for which funding is being requested
3. Explanation of how this project will serve our local community
4. Amount of funding requested
Supporting documentation may include the following:
1. A list of the members of the organization's Board of Directors
2. The total budget for the project
3. Documentation regarding any organizations that are in partnership with the project
4. Other sources of funding already obtained
5. One or two letters of support from community leaders or others involved in the project
The Sebastian Clambake Foundation funds new construction or capital improvements only.
Requests for funds for programs or maintenance will not be considered.
Eligible projects are those that would occur anywhere between 77th St., near Wabasso, and the North Indian River County line, east of I-95. Additionally, projects located within two miles of this area may be considered when two conditions are met:
1) the sponsoring organization is wholly based within the area, and 2) unique restraints associated with the project require that it be physically located outside the area.
Please submit application letter and supporting documentation via email to:
We prefer that you email your information, but if that is not possible mail the information to:
Sebastian Clambake Foundation
Attn. Board of Directors
PO Box 780436
Sebastian, Florida 32978