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Lobster Fest & Lion Fish Derby

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A band performing at the Lobster Fest.
Judges tasting a dish at the Lobster Fest.
Lobster Fest participants show off their catch.

Event Dates: August 02, 2019

About this Event

This annual event celebrates the opening of the national Lobster Season and includes a hunt for the invasive Lion Fish. It is normally held the first weekend of the lobster season, which begins on August 1st. The festival is an expression of Bahamian culture, competition and camaraderie.

Day one features the Lobster and Lion Fish catch competition, Lobster culinary competition, and a lobster dance competition. Prizes will be awarded for the largest lobster and most lion fish caught. Start time is 9:00 a.m. / end time 4:00 p.m. In the evening, there will be a variety of lobster entrees, lots of beverages, art, souvenirs, games, and dancing to Bahamian music, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Day two continues with a variety of lobster dishes, highlighted by a lobster culinary competition, and announcement of day one and two winners. The evening ends with a Junkanoo rush-out. Start time is 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Great Harbour Cay Marina

Admission Fee (if any)


Accessibility Notes: The competition uses small boats, which may not be suitable for persons with mobility impairments. The festival site is wheelchair friendly.

 Pet Friendly Notes
Leashed pets are permitted, but must be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Berry Islands Tourism Representative

William Dean Sr. Way, General Delivery, Great Harbour Cay, BY
(242) 451-0404

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.766403000
Longitude: -77.854327000
Elevation: 23 FT (7 M)
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