Lobsters Take Over the Beaches in September – ART WALK NEWS

Lobsters Take Over the Beaches in September

With three consecutive weekends of Lobster fun…or tons of hot boiled torture, depending on who you ask, loaded with food, music and arts and crafts… starting with


THE ORIGINAL LOBSTER FESTIVAL has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. ORIGINal lobster festThey combine local popular artists, Swing, Salsa, R&B/Motown, Decades 70s/80s Dance Bands, tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobsters steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker prepared and served by a Master Chef for that mouth watering taste, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create the largest Lobster Festival outside of Maine, right here in Southern California.Watch college and NFL Football kickoff weekend at the festival.

The 18th Annual 2014 Original Lobster Festival will be held September 5-7, at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California. You won’t want to miss this event.

Friday, September 5th — 5 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, September 6th — 12 NOON – 11 PM
Sunday, September 7th — 12 NOON – 10 PM
(Times are subject to change without notice.)



The world’s largest lobster festival and winner of four Guinness World Records is the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival featuring 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, California. After feasting on our world famous discount Maine lobster meals, guests 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.

“The summer concert season isn’t over ‘til you wipe the butter off your chin, so join the party with sixteen of the best bands in LA, ” said Jim Hall, President of International Lobster Festivals, Inc., producers of the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. “Starting Friday with KROQ’s Locals Only night we’ll keep heaping on the rock and roll for the entire weekend. We’ve got something for everyone, no matter where you go in the venue. 16 great acts on the main stage, and inside the venue we’ll have two special flashmob surprises a day on Saturday and Sunday.”BERLIN

KROQ’s own Kat Korbett kicks off the weekend with a “Locals Only” themed Friday night of rock and roll featuring Beware of Darkness, Watch for Horses and Well Hung Heart. “San Pedro is a town that works hard and plays hard, Friday night is for the home team,” said Hall. “If you like rock and roll and want to see three of the fastest rising stars in America, then we’ve got what you are looking for.”

“On Saturday Sept. 13 KROQ will be back with a dynamite lineup of fun,” said Hall. “They’ll be kicking off the music with Pretty Little Demons. Filling out the bill will be a terrific lineup of indie bands, called “the most ambitious in LA” – Queen Caveat, Irontom, Tapioca & the Flea, Shana Halligan (of Bitter:Sweet), fest favorites TaikoProject, Jessica Childress and Sweet & Tender Hooligans’ tribute to the Smiths and Morrisey. BERLIN featuring Terri Nunn will headline the evening at 9 pm. Also free for kids is a 45 foot pirate ship stage and the frantic antics of the Pirates of the Red Swan. Better yet, it’s all included in the price of admission.”

The festival’s entertainment kicks off on Sunday Sept. 16 with Up Next. Filling out the afternoon will be TaikoProject, The Damsels & The TC4, and Metalachi (the world’s only heavy metal mariachi band).

Headlining Sunday will be an encore performance of one of the icons of American rock and roll and one of the giants of the 1980’s BERLIN featuring Terri Nunn. No one should miss a chance to see this group up close and personal in the new park area at Ports O’ Call.

“There is no better entertainment and dining bargain than the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival,” said Hall. “We deliver a day of dynamic family entertainment and a delicious fresh cooked lobster meal for less than the meal would cost in any restaurant. Any one of these acts would cost you at least $20.00 or more to see in a club, but at the lobsterfest they are free with the price of admission.”

Admission is $10.00 for adults, kids under 12 get in free. $1.00 discount admission coupons are widely available and even downloadable at lobsterfest.com. Conveniently located at the end of the 110 Harbor Freeway, parking and shuttle buses are free. 2014 festival hours are: 5 pm to 11 pm, Friday, September 12; 11 am to 11 pm, Saturday, September 13; 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday, September 14.

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, Budweiser, KROQ, YELP!, OC Weekly. The festival has raised over $250,000 for local charities. Principal non-profit beneficiaries of the 2014 Lobster Festival are Harbor Interfaith Services, Wounded Warrior Project, and the San Pedro Rotary Club.






Bring Your Bathing Suit and your family to Redondo Beach Lobster Fest September 26-27 Saturday & Sunday for Stand-Up Paddle Board Lessons! Children can get their faces and body parts painted.  Children can get their faces and body parts painted.  Fun for kids and adults.


  • Small Louie Dinner $33
  • Big Louie Dinner $53
  • Surf & Turf Dinner $38
  • Steak Dinner $33

The Lobster Festival is held at the Seaside Lagoon next to King Harbor, just north of the Redondo Beach Pier. 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA – 90277 (At the corner of Harbor Drive and Beryl Street)

Friday: Closed; Saturday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm