San Pedro Celebrates The 10th Annual Lobster Festival
San Pedro, the thriving capital of Belize’s Ambergris Caye, will be celebrating the 10th annual Lobster Festival starting on Wednesday, June 15. Regularly acclaimed as the number one festival in the country, the San Pedro Lobster Festival heralds the beginning of the lobster season with a 10-day celebration. Alongside an incredible array of delicious lobster-themed delicacies, the festival will also feature a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Visitors can sample fresh boiled lobster with drawn butter, grilled lobster, lobster thermidor, lobster ceviche, lobster chowder, lobster kebabs, lobster curry and many other dishes using Belize’s rich maritime abundance of fish and seafood. There will also be plenty of sides and fixings to go along with the lobster and seafood, including vegetarian options.
The 10th Annual San Pedro Lobsterfest begins on June 15th with a rocking party. Drinks will flow and there will be plenty of live music throughout the next 10 days, culminating in a grand Lobster Fest Central Park Block Party on the evening of Saturday, June 25, headlined by local musical legends, the Pannerifix Steel Band.
In traditional San Pedro style, the 10-day long festival will host several funky and colorful beauty pageants, including one in which all contests dress up as their favorite form of crustacean. Other contests include a tug-o-war competition, beer drinking, and a variety of other lively activities. For the kids, there will be face painting booths, games, and plenty of live music and tasty food to enjoy.
Attendees to the Lobster Festival will be given a special “passport” that contains the complete program for each day and night’s festivities. When participants attend an individual event, they will receive a stamp in their passport, with each stamp entering the passport holder into a grand raffle. On June 21, visitors can bring their passport to the official sponsor’s booth in Central Park for the raffle drawing with the grand prize being an all-expenses vacation for two people to attend the San Pedro Lobster Festival in 2017. The grand prize includes free local airfare within Belize, accommodations, tours, golf car rental, massages, bar tabs and much more.
Where to Stay in Ambergris Caye
Located just minutes from all the action of Lobsterfest, the award-winning Villas at Banyan Bay offer luxury accommodations and a full range of modern amenities and is a great place for travelers to relax after enjoying all of the excitement of the festival.
Travelers intending on visiting San Pedro during Lobsterfest should make their reservations now.