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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.”

Lobster Meals

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.

Entertainment

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.

One coupon per adult admission, may not be combined with any other discount offer. This coupon is not applicable when purchasing weekend passes or First Class Tickets. This is not a discount coupon for a lobster meal. 

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

DETAILS:

  • 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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Long Beach is one giant playground located right in the heart of Southern California. The city hosts to a number of events and serves as a hub for maritime commerce and entertainment. Here you can experience it all from a deep sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific right on the bay and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary to lively guided tours through downtown and the colorful East Village. Visit the Long Beach Harbor and learn its history, as well as see the beautiful Long Beach skyline, California Sea Lions playing in the harbor, large cargo and container ships from all over the world, and much more.

The Harbor’s Evolution From Mud-Flats To Worldport

In 1542 Portuguese Navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered a small backwater of mud flats, which he named the “Bay of Smokes.” He could not have dreamed of the transformation his discovery would undergo in the future. It was to become the Port of Los Angeles. Situated 5,000 miles from the UK, 35 miles from Hollywood, and 20 miles from Disneyland, it is now known as “Worldport LA“. With a total of 3,700 land-acres, and the same figure over water, it combines the ports of San Pedro, Wilmington, and Long Beach. Read more here.

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years. Their experienced Captains provide a comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each cruise. They also offer whale watching tours, private dinner cruises, wedding receptions, company events, and more.

Their double-deck 65 foot, 149 passenger sightseeing vessels are US Coast Guard inspected and certified safe, and are complete with seating, snack bar, lavatories, salon, and plenty of outside viewing room for everyone. Join on one of their Whale Watching cruises and they’ll provide you one of the most exciting and entertaining experiences available.

Narrated Sightseeing Cruises

Situated on Ports O’ Call, the former San Pedro-Terminal Island ferry building now houses the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. It boasts a great collection of models, memorabilia, paintings, and an excellent souvenir shop. Ports O’ Call Village is a wonderful tourist area at the side of the San Pedro Channel with over one hundred restaurants and shops to choose from. The restaurants run the length of the village, with excellent food to suit all tastes.

Long Beach after dark is a world like no other–filled with scintillating salsa, sultry jazz, classic rock n’ roll and some of the leading sounds on the alternative scene. From Latin clubs to jazz and cigar lounges, Long Beach is the hotbed of grooves and tunes to light up the night. Whether you’re downtown, in the East Village or in Belmont Shore, there’s always a hot band, sizzling hangout or smokin’ dance floor ready to show you the time of your life.

WHAT: Long Beach Harbor Tours
WHEN: Monday – Friday at 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:45 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 11:30 am – 6:15 pm, departing every 45mins.
WHERE: Rainbow Harbor | 100 Aquarium Way Dock #2 | Long Beach, CA 90802

CONTACT INFO: (562) 432-4900 or harborbreezecruises@gmail.com

DETAILS:

  • Adults are only $35, Seniors $25, Children under 12 are $18, and Children under 5 ride the boat for FREE

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