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Original Lobster Festival 2022

The Original Lobster Festival is back and it’s jam-packed with live entertainment, fun activities and as the name might imply tons of live main lobster. The Lobster Festival will be held at the Fountain Valley Sports park from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11, 2022. 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 event will include à la carte lobster-based dishes—including live Maine Lobster steamed in the world’s largest cooker, lobster sliders, lobster rolls, and lobster on-a-stick—and options for those in favor of non-seafood meals.

There will also be a lineup of live music, a karaoke lounge, a dance floor (complete with dance instruction), El Baston del Rey Tequila/Whiskey tastings, a VIP lounge and cabanas, plus many other activities.

The event is kid-friendly, and will include a magic show, games, balloon twisting, and face painting. Kids can also meet The Original Lobster Festival mascot.

Entertainment & Music Lineup

  • Friday
    • Fast Times – Ultimate 80’s Tribute Show
    • KLIQ Radio Station with DJ DiYs and DJ XX7
    • Karaoke Lounge with Live Band
    • Original Lobster Festival official mascot
  • Saturday
    • Jangala Roots Reggae Band
    • RemiX
    • The Brobots
    • Decades 70s/80s dance band
    • Karaoke Lounge with Live Band
    • KLIQ Radio
    • MYART Showcase Troupe (children’s stage)
    • The Arty Loon Show (children’s stage)
    • Original Lobster Festival official mascot
  • Sunday
    • Durty Watur Band
    • Yachty by Nature
    • The TRIP
    • Stone Soul
    • KLIQ Radio
    • MYART Showcase Troupe (children’s stage)
    • The Arty Loon Show (children’s stage)
    • Original Lobster Festival official mascot

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 9 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
Friday: 5 pm -11 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Fountain Valley Sports Park, Fountain Valley
16400 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Free Parking
Friday General Admission: $5
Friday VIP Admission: $25
Saturday General Admission: $13
Saturday VIP Admission: $50
Private VIP Cabanas:  $500 for Friday, $900 for Saturday, $700 for Sunday, seats 8-10 max. adults and/or kids.
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 access to VIP lounge
  • VIP Bar
  • Front line privileges at the meal line
  • Large canopy for a shaded area
  • Front stage access with an exclusive VIP Entrance and Exit with access to the dance floor
  • Private restroom facilities

Does NOT include food, drinks, carnival rides, games. Any age child must pay for a VIP ticket for VIP benefits.

Tickets can be purchased upon arrival at our box office on the day of the event.

Purchase tickets online for this event visit at The Original Lobster Festival

The Box Office is located at the main gate 1 entrance. Opens 5 pm on Friday and closes by 9 pm, on Saturday it opens at 12 pm and closes by 9 pm, on Sunday it opens at 12 pm and closes by 8 pm.

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 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.