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Original Lobster Festival

The Original Lobster Festival is jam-packed with live entertainment, fun activities and as the name might imply tons of live Maine lobster. The Lobster Festival is held at the Fountain Valley Sports park from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8, 2024. This event was formerly called The Long Beach Original Lobster Festival, aka The Long Beach Lobster Festival, and was held at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach.

The Original Lobster Festival

The Original Lobster Festival features a long roster of lobster-based dishes including live Maine Lobster steamed in the largest cooker in the world, lobster sliders, lobster rolls, and lobster on-a-stick. There are also plenty of non-seafood meals and international foods.

The Festival also features an entertaining lineup of live music, a karaoke lounge, a dance floor (complete with dance lessons), El Baston del Rey Tequila/Whiskey tastings, a VIP lounge and cabanas, and many other fun activities.

The event is fun for the whole family. Activities for the kids include a magic show, close up critter encounter, games, balloon twisting, and face painting. Kids can also meet The Original Lobster Festival mascot.

Entertainment & Music Lineup

  • Friday: The Reflexx, KLIQ Radio Station with DJ DiYs & DJ XX7
  • Saturday: Outerwave, Gypsy Dreams, Private Eyes, REMJ, Fast Times, KLIQ Radio Station with DJ DiYs & DJ XX7
  • Sunday: Blue House, Boys Of Summer Eagles Experience, RemJ, Hollywood U2, KLIQ Radio Station with DJ DiYs & DJ XX7

Things to Do at the Original Lobster Festival

Karaoke Lounge w/Live BandLive Music
El Baston del Rey Tequila/Whiskey TastingDance Floor & Lessons
Adult Beverages: Beer, Wine, and DrinksInternational Foods and Desserts
Tons of Fresh Live Maine LobstersLive Sports Tent
Lobster rolls, Lobster sliders, Lobster-on-a-stickScreaming Lobster and Margaritas
Non-seafood ( e.g. BBQ, Mexican, American, Chinese, Thai)Carnival Rides & Games
Arts & Crafts BoothsFree Souvenir E-Photos
Children’s StageFace Painting
The Arty Loon Magic Show (Sat./Sun.)Balloon Twisting

The Original Lobster Festival

Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8, 2024
Friday: 5 pm -11 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Free Parking
General Admission, VIP Admission and Private Cabanas are available.
Children 12 and under are free

Re-entry with a handstamp is allowed.

Save $2 off general admission at the gate with this coupon.

Original Lobster Festival

General Admission/Children’s Admission

  • Free souvenir E-Photo (first-come, first-served basis)
  • $5 beer available for purchase
  • Live entertainment
  • Dance floor and lessons
  • Live sports tent
  • Karaoke lounge w/live band
  • El Baston del Rey tequila/whiskey tasting

Does NOT include food, drinks, carnival rides, games and VIP Lounge

VIP Admission

VIP admission includes general admission plus:

  • Complimentary beverage
  • VIP assigned seating
  • All-Day unlimited VIP lounge access
  • VIP Bar
  • Front line privileges at the meal line
  • Large shaded canopy area
  • Front stage access with an exclusive VIP Entrance and Exit with access to the dance floor
  • Private restrooms

Admission does NOT include food, drinks, carnival rides, games. Children must have a paid VIP ticket to access VIP benefits.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the event.

Purchase tickets online for this event at The Original Lobster Festival

The Box Office is located at the main gate 1 entrance.

The entrance is at Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue.

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Additional Details

  • No dogs allowed except service animals
  • Blankets, folding chairs and small umbrellas are allowed
  • Not outside food or alcohol
  • No large umbrellas, tents, hammocks, canopies, lounge chairs, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, drugs, gambling, swimming, weapons
  • Vaccination is not required

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Monique McArthur
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.