Welcome to the official website of the the Long Beach Original Lobster Festival. Held at the picturesque Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. For many years the Original Lobster Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually.
The 2018 Original Lobster Festival will be held September 7-9, at the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, California on grass with accenting trees and a seawater lagoon.
The Long Beach Original Lobster Festival returns for its 22nd year of providing Fresh Live Maine Lobster, prepared to mouth-watering perfection in the World’s Largest Cooker. You can dance away the calories to a variety of popular artists throughout the day on the dance floor, enjoy tasty eats in the food court, kick back in the VIP Lounge, take a Free Souvenir E-Photo, check out the Arts & Crafts booths, catch some sports action at the Live Sports Tent, explore the live reptile exhibit, sip on adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks — infamous Signature drink "Screaming Lobster" and Margaritas), and sing a tune at the Karaoke Lounge with a Live Band (Fri. & Sat. night). There is something for everyone, including kids, Comedy Magic Show, Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, Games and Inflatable Bounces.
FREE Souvenir E-Photo included with General Admission. We have quite the array of props from hats, leis, lobster claws, funny sunglasses, and it keeps going… When in the photo cabana, just hang loose and have fun. On a first-come, first-served basis.
Experience The Long Beach Original Lobster Festival in a whole different way. The VIP Lounge is an area within the festival exclusive to only a few. It features superb stage sightlines, front line privileges for Meal line, beverage of choice, all-day unlimited access to enjoy all the festivities and shade to keep you cool.
The exclusive VIP Seating Scenic Area is under a large canopy tent to keep you cool surrounded by a white picket fence accented with ambient light and trees, front stage with an exclusive VIP Entrance and Exit with access to the dance floor, Private VIP Restroom Facilities (ADA-compliant), access to a VIP Bar and assigned seating.
Receive FREE General Admission with valid United States active military ID. Check-in at Will Call (at Main Gate 1 Entrance). Does not include food, drinks or VIP Lounge.
Lobster rolls, sliders and even lobster-on-a-stick, there'll be a food court serving up all kinds of tasty eats, including non-seafood related items BBQ, Mexican, American, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts, adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks— infamous Signature drink "Screaming Lobster" and Margaritas) and of course, LOBSTER. Lots and lots of Fresh Live Maine Lobster steamed in the World's Largest Cooker.
Live entertainment and activities for all ages. From live music, dance floor and lessons, free souvenir e-photo, live sports tent, live reptile exhibit, comedy magic show, balloon twisting, karaoke lounge with live band, arts and crafts booths, inflatable bounces, face painting, games, VIP Lounge and more for you to explore at the scenic Rainbow Lagoon — our guests are guaranteed to have a good time.
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The music was bumping and the crowd was great! People dancing and eating! They had bouncy houses for the kids and even a live reptile display. Kids had a great time. The lobster was fresh and tasted amazing! Definitely will be back next year! — Mary T.
Went to the fest today with the family and had plans to just be there for a little while because it was too hot, but we were having such a great time we were there all day. The food was good and lots of variety, the music was great, all genres which everyone enjoyed, a play area of various jumpers, games, and face painting for the kids. I will definitely be returning. — Regina B.T.
The location was perfect and the grounds were easy to get around. Watching the custom built steamers cook hundred of lobsters at once is a show in itself, but having the staff crack the shell and serve it with all the fixings was really why we went. The entertainment was great and we danced all night. Great job! — Leon S.
Had a great time (plus we saw a bunch of old friends from all over the Southland).
We opted for the vendor food since we've heard first-hand rave reviews... and the reviews were spot on. Amazing Lobster fried rice, deep fried lobster tail on a stick, etc, etc. We were stuffed and the food quality was XLNT. The live band was super talented and hilarious on the mic. The live DJ was on the money too. Tip: Don't miss this event when it comes to town! — Randy C.
I looooove lobster! And with ample parking, lots of tables and chairs to sit and eat at and some great bands, this festival was an easy choice!
The rainbow lagoon is such a great spot, the lagoon makes for a nice backdrop in the evening while the bands are on stage entertaining me all while I stuff my face with a whole Maine lobster! The VIP section is a total splurge but well worth it! The entertainment was great! There was a band on one stage and karaoke on another! Also, there was a photo booth with lots of lobster themed props! We had a great time at this event! The food was tasty and the staff was friendly. I'd definitely recommend attending! — Ada J.