The annual Lobster Festival in San Pedro takes place right after the Belize Lobster Season opens on June 15. It attracts hundreds of tourists and locals who have a huge appetite for the delicious Spiny Lobster.
The San Pedro Lobster Festival stands out from all the other Lobster festivals around the country of Belize due to the fact that it centers the festivities around EATING LOBSTER, while the Caye Caulker & Placencia festivals are more like large beach parties. But San Pedro’s ‘Lobsterfest’ is more about exploring new and creative ways to prepare the succulent meat of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster.
Top restaurants from around the island come together to showcase their most creative and tasty dishes and drinks with LOBSTER as the main ingredient in order to claim the title of the Best Lobster Dish and Drink of the Year.
I know what you’re thinking, a lobster drink? That’s crazy! No worries, San Pedro has some of the best mixologists in the industry and they always impress with killer new cocktails year after year at the festival. (Visit San Pedro Lobsterfest website to keep updated with schedule of events and more)
Here is our list of the Top 5 Reasons YOU need to experience LobsterFest in San Pedro:
1. The Food
Lobster is the STAR of the festival and you are sure to go crazy trying to decide what to eat. After you have devoured a Lobster Hot Dog you spot another food stall selling Lobster Chimichangas. Then the aroma of Lobster Waffles or Lobster Stuffed Jalapeños calls your attention and makes your taste buds go wild. “You want to try them all!” So hold on to your appetite the entire day and go crazy at the Lobster Festival Block Party. There are new lobster creations every year like Lobster Burgers, Lobster Risotto, and even dessert like Lobster Cheesecake, Lobster Flan, Lobster Ice cream! How about that!?
2. The Drinks
Nobody walks around empty handed at Lobster Festival; look like a LobSTAR while sipping on some of the most refreshing tropical drinks made by the best Mixologists on the island, inspired by the Spiny Lobster. You will be quenching your thirst with a Lobster Mojito, Lobster Colada, Lobsteritas (Margaritas) or a Lobster Bloody Mary; the choices are endless.
3. The Music
There is no such thing as a party without great music to get you into the groove. Make it out early and kick start the festival with the music stylings of the Belizean Panerrific Steel Band. Local Belizean Soca/Punta artist Supa G has also been a highlight of the entertainment for a few years now by popular demand.
4. The People
Food, drinks and music are the perfect combination to attract the best people. The world-renowned San Pedro Lobster Festival (recommended by Frommers’ Travel Guides) is truly a unique food festival that brings out thousands of hungry and lobster-loving residents and visitors from all over the world. It’s one huge Block Party!!!
5. The Ambiance
A section of Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street) is blocked to accommodate all the food stalls and Central Park comes alive with all the cooking, eating, dancing and entertainment and that is just the Block Party. There is a Lobster Crawl that takes place during the week-long scheduled of events that allows you to win a free vacation back to next year’s festival. San Pedro Lobsterfest is one of the best and biggest festivals in the country of Belize filled with happy people and food lovers enjoying the best of lobster. Make it out next year and celebrate with us LobSTAR Style!