Annual Key West Lobsterfest Aug. 8 – 11

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The 27th annual Key West Lobsterfest runs Aug. 8 – 11, 2024.

Seafood lovers can chow down on Florida’s clawless lobster during this tasty “feast-ival” with a savory schedule of events ranging from a traditional lobster boil to open the festival Thursday night at the Porter Mansion, to special dinners, a pub crawl, pool parties and a lively street fair. The flavorful festivities celebrate the bounty of the Florida Keys lobster season that opened Aug. 6. The free street fair takes place Saturday, Aug. 10 on Duval Street from noon until 11 p.m. with live music and over 80 vendors selling fresh Florida lobster plus other many other food and drink options.

Join the Key West LobsterFest’s annual Lobster Boil at the Porter Mansion from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 8.

The traditional opening meal event for LobsterFest includes fresh lobster, jumbo Key West shrimp, red skin potatoes, corn on the cob and fresh baked jalapeño corn bread. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful outdoor garden, full bar and music. Tickets go on sale in late July. 429 Caroline Street.

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