Do not Miss the 2019 Placencia Lobsterfest
One of the most exciting festivals of the year takes place every June on the beautiful Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Timed to coincide with the official opening of fishing season, Lobsterfest is a popular celebration of everything and anything related to lobster.
In 2019, the Placencia Lobsterfest will be held between June 21-23 and will feature dozens of savory and interesting dishes made from the world’s most popular crustacean. Although classic recipes like grilled lobster served with melted butter will be on hand, there will be dozens of other varieties on offer during Lobsterfest, including lobster ceviche, lobster pies, lobster fajitas, and upscale gourmet dishes worthy of a five-star restaurant.
Eating and enjoying lobster may be the principle draw for this popular festival that regularly draws hundreds of attendees, but there are plenty of other exciting activities as well. More than 50 booths will be set up to serve cold drinks, other kinds of seafood, sell artwork, handicrafts, games, and face painting for kids of all ages. And everyone will be dancing thanks to plenty of live acts performing a variety of musical styles.
Be sure not to miss perennial favorites like Cast Net where players toss a fishing net to try and pull in a coin lying on the ground. Another popular festival game is Reel in the Dinghy. Players have to use a fishing rod to capture and then reel in dinghies floating offshore. Anglers can also participate in the Lionfish Tournament that awards a prize for the biggest lionfish. If that’s not enough for you, there is also a fun Mr. and Mrs. Physique beauty contest, tug of war games, hot wings eating contests, kayak races, and tipsy tuna tosses.
Lobsterfest began in 1998 as a way to celebrate the culture and traditional heritage of the Placencia Peninsula. Organized by local chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, all proceeds from the festival go towards improving the local economy and providing scholarships for local youth.
Enjoy Placencia Lobsterfest with Barefoot Services
Whether you’re looking to get around to all of the exhibits and lobster tastings via golf cart, scooter, or car, Barefoot Services makes transportation affordable and easy. With the option to have the vehicle of your choice delivered to anywhere in the country, you can relax and enjoy Lobsterfest and all of the other top attractions in the Placencia Peninsula in style and comfort.
Barefoot Services also offers private transfer services from the Belize City International Airport to Placencia and other destinations in Belize.