Photo Credit: Mark Roper
Photo Credit: Mark Roper

AUGUST 8 THROUGH 11  — Key West, FL

Celebrate the opening of Florida’s Lobster Season in Key West at Lobsterfest, where every year thousands of lobster lovers descend for four days and nights of seafood deliciousness. Otherwise known as spiny lobster, Florida Lobster is distinguished by the spines on its body, hooked horns over its eyes, prominent antennae, and lack of pinching claws.

Events include a Lobster Boil on Thursday night where each guest will receive over a pound of the boil including lobster, shrimp, andouille sausage, sweet corn on the cob and potatoes.  On Friday night, take in The Duval Crawl which begins immediately after sunset and continues until Midnight (participants must be 21 years of age or older).  Enjoy the Street Fair on Saturday followed by a free concert featuring The Durt Bags, CW Colt, Cool Breeze, and Joal Rush.  On Sunday, head the Doubletree Grand Key Resort for a lobster themed Brunch (reservations in advance).

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