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Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the years, with multitudinous activities for both foodies and backpackers traveling through. This year the event is perhaps the biggest yet, boasting a full schedule for each day. The festival has also introduced new activities and bringing back fan favorites, like the Beer Drinking contest. Here’s all the things you can’t miss:


Date: Friday, June 22

  • Cancer Walk/ Run
  • Music by DJ Swagg
  • Placencia Village Council Lobsterfest Bar Opens

Date: Saturday, June 23

  • Placencia Fishermen Tournament
  • PBTIA Booth
  • Placencia Village Council Bar Opens
  • Kids’ Games/Bouncy House
  • Pantempers Steel Orchestra
  • Rubber Duck Race
  • Kids Watermelon Eating Content
  • Mile 41 Reggae Band

Date: Sunday, June 24

  • Kids Tug of War
  • Old Masters Rum Punch Competition
  • Lobster Cook Off Competition
  • Beer Drinking Contest
  • Placencia Fishermen Tournament Prize Ceremony
  • Lobsterfest Raffle
  • Mile 41 Reggae Band


For more information on festivals in Belize, email or call us toll-free at 1-800-624-0686.  



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