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Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

The world’s largest lobster festival is one of the city’s great food events, in deference to the Maine lobster. The focus is on fresh steamed hot lobster meals, but in addition there is a variety of other seafood done the Californian way, as well as many international dishes. The festival also features non-stop live entertainment and activities for all ages, from magicians and lobster-calling contests, to music, dancing and arts and crafts, and the Lobster Dog Pet Parade, in memory of Bob the official mascot of the lobster fleet, where costumed dogs are invited to compete for the grand cash prize.

Venue: Ports O'Call Village, Harbourfront, San Pedro

Date: September 2014 TBA

Website: www.lobsterfest.com