Long Beach Lobster Festival: There goes a bikini whale!

These are not the kind of lobster tails you will be eating.

No, the B-52’s won’t be in town but lovers of Rock Lobster  needn’t worry; there will be plenty of  crustaceans at the 14th Annual Original Long Beach Lobster Festival this weekend.

In fact, tons of lobsters will be steamed in the world’s largest cooker over the three-day festival;  Bristol Farm will be dishing up dinners that include lobster (two sizes, two prices), coleslaw, watermelon, dinner roll, lemon, and “butter dipping sauce”.  (No word on whether that’s melted butter only or whether it’s got a li’l sumpin’, sumpin’ added.)

No shellfish festival would be complete without suds and sounds.  Sierra Nevada is one of the sponsors and there’s a bar on site to keep you hydrated and happy.  Best to plan your visit according to your musical tastes: Friday is tribute band night,  Saturday is Cajun, zydeco and blues,  Sunday is Seventies and Eighties music with some Southern swamp thrown in.  Dance instructor and “Mydeco Dance King” A.J. Gibbs helps you keep your moves sharp.  And to keep the small fry occupied,  multi-talented husband-and-wife team Terrell and Takako provide a three-ring circus worth of  entertainment.

Watch out for that piranha!

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

Long Beach Lobster Festival

Friday, September 10th — 5 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, September 11th — 12 NOON – 11 PM
Sunday, September 12th — 12 NOON – 10 PM

Rainbow Lagoon [400-403]
Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach  90802

$13 – $50

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