lobsterfestThe focus of the world's largest Lobsterfest is, of course, fresh-steamed hot Maine lobster. Sometimes people ask why Pacific lobster is not served. The answer? Pacific lobster is not in season during the fest!


The good news is that there is lots to eat at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival in addition to lobster. The Lobsterfest menu varies from year to year depending on the vendors, but there are usually many other seafood items including steamed and fried clams, fried shrimp, shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels in wine and vegetable sauce, roast corn, and all varieties of traditional fair food, all done in the California way. Also showcased at the Festival is entertainment and activities for all ages.

The entertainment changes every year, but it is always free. You might find a magician performing in one area, while a country or oldies group is featured on the Main Stage. Across the grounds, you may hear the sounds of indigenous music from South America, watch mimes, or even visit a face-painter.


Lobsterfest is held at Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro, California. San Pedro is an incredible hip community overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nestled on the Los Angeles Harbor.

In addition to the excellent food choices available, there will be many vendors exhibiting arts, crafts, and other goods that can only be found at the Festival. Several handmade, one-of-a-kind items can always be found at the various booths.

There are many other activities, including marine exhibits, scuba diving, the Lobster Breakfast and Red Hat Lady Throwdown on Friday morning, and the very popular LobsterDog Pet Parade.


The 2010 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival will be held on September 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2010.

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