You won’t find a better family dining and entertainment bargain than at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. Home of the world’s largest lobster festival and 2009 winner of the Guinness World Record for the Most Seafood Served at an Outdoor Event. They feature fresh discount Maine lobster meals flown in fresh daily and cooked on the spot, and plenty of free entertainment. Lobster lovers enjoy a scenic outdoor park along LA’s historic waterfront, and shops at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro. After feasting on their world-famous discount Maine lobster meals, you can enjoy dancing, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances by some of today’s best up-and-coming acts. As they say at the Lobster Festival, “Come for the feast, stay for the fun.”
Every year they fly in fresh over 16 tons of live Maine lobsters direct from the clean, cold waters of the Gulf of Maine for the delicious lobster meal. They cut out the middleman and buy direct from the largest supplier in the world – The William Atwood Lobster Company. That’s why you don’t need to pay in advance at the festival. In over a decade they’ve never run out of lobsters because they ship them in daily during the festival.
They will also have on hand a special limited supply of Monster Lobsters – Godzilla on a plate, 3-4 pound monsters cooked to perfection.
There’s lots to eat at the festival in addition to lobster. The menu varies from year to year depending on the vendors, but they usually have many other seafood items including steamed and fried clams, fried shrimp, shrimp cocktail, roast corn, funnel cakes, and all varieties of traditional fair food, all done in the California way.
If seafood isn’t your thing, then you can dine on the finest ribs or tri-tip, chicken, Jamaican, Chinese, Thai, and other international foods and desserts. Beer and wine are also available. There is also consideration for those with a vegetarian diet. If you dine at the Ports O’ Call restaurant adjacent to the festival entrance and order their world-famous 50 item salad bar you get free admission to the festival. Just take your receipt to the front desk.
This be the Capn’ and crew of the Red Swan on land for a spell with their amazing crew of stilt walkin’, glass eatin’ , fire breathin’ crew. Be prepared to be amazed and delighted day and night with Pirate music, dancin’, and tours of their beached ship. All new this year, bigger, better and more exciting!
There will be a live music throughout the event. Click here for a full schedule.
In addition to the excellent food choices available there are many vendors exhibiting arts, crafts, and other goods that can only be found at the Festival. Several handmade, one-of-a-kind items can be found at the various booths. Also showcased at the Festival is entertainment and activities for all ages. The entertainment changes every year, but it is always free. There may be a magician performing in the eating tent, a face painter in the kids’ area while the best up and coming rocks groups perform on the Main Stage in the park area.
Click here for tickets. Print, clip, and present at the gate for your discount admission.
WHAT: The Port Of Los Angeles Lobster Fest
WHERE: Ports O’Call Village | Berth 76 – Nagoya Way | San Pedro, CA 9073
WHEN: September 14 – 16, 2012 | Friday 5 – 11 pm | Saturday 11 am – 11 pm | Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
CONTACT INFO: (310) 798-7478
- Tickets: $10.00 for adults, kids under 12 years of age are free
- Alcohol tickets are purchased at the bar
- No pets allowed in the festival site
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