LOBSTERFEST 2012 - 05/14/12 09:07 PM
The San Pedro Business Association [SPBA] has released the schedule of events for the 2012 San Pedro Lobster Festival. The one-week celebration is going to be bigger and better than ever with the theme “Lobster Crawl 2012”
This year the event organizers have added a new dimension to the festival, the introduction of Lobster Crawl 2012 passport. The passport, which will be available shortly, will allow you to collect stamps at every venue during the week’s celebrations. Each stamp will entitle the passport holder with a ticket to enter into a grand raffle of a vacation package for two to the San Pedro Lobster Festival 2013. The package includes complimentary hotel stays, tours, golf cart rental, bar tabs, dinner and many more surprises. The raffle will be drawn on the night of the Block Party.
The annual San Pedro Lobsterfest Block Party has always been the main highlight of the week long festivities and this year promises to top the chart. Entertainment for the week will feature Belize’s well-known Garifuna Collective, Panerrifix Steel Band hailing from Our Lady of Guadalupe RC School in Belmopan and San Pedro’s Gino and the Shack Shakers.
Official 2012 Lobsterfest Schedule
Friday June 15th with opening night at El Divino restaurant. Always a great party, featuring the opening ceremonies and a whole lot of fun. With great food, great friends and a fun atmosphere, this is always a ‘must do’ event, and a great way to kick off Lobster Season in Belize.
Saturday June 16th All day and Night event at Fido’s Courtyard. Located right on the beach in the center of San Pedro, Belize. Fido’s Restaurant and Bar has evolved into one of San Pedro’s most popular tourist attractions. Dance the night away to live music and feast on lobster specials. The party is always rocking at Fido’s
Sunday June 17th Spend a fun day by the beach at the Seahorse Bar at Corona del Mar. Enjoy the night time event at Kama Lounge.
Monday June 18th Enjoy daytime festivities at Lola’s pub and evening with good food and drinks at at Mojitos Bar and Grill.
Tuesday June 19th Pineapple Restaurant at Ramon’s Village will be the venue to enjoy Beach BBQ and Live Music on the best beach on Ambergris Caye. An exotic beach side paradise awaits you.
Wednesday June 20th Enjoy the evening at Pedro’s Inn and Sports Bar with the ‘All You Can Eat’ Lobster Pizza event. While enjoying live music, try your luck in the 5th annual Lobsterfest Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament or prove how smart you are in the Lobster Trivia Challenge. Be sure to arrive early, Pedro’s thin-crust Lobster Pizza is always wildly popular.
Thursday June 21st Night time event event goes back on the beach at Crazy Canucks Bar.
Friday June 22nd Enjoy the start of the Eco-Pro Kayak Challenge during the day on board SEAduced while sailing along the coast of Ambergris Caye and cheering on the competitors. For the evening you can head over to Wet Willy’s Bar and Grill on the Friday night.
Saturday June 23rd Head over to Central Park during the day to catch the final leg of the 2 day Eco-Pro Kayak Challenge around Ambergris Caye. The activities continue through the night with the annual San Pedro Lobsterfest Block Party which has always been the main highlight of the week long festivities and this year promises to top the chart. Entertainment for the week will feature Belize’s well-known Garifuna Collective, Panerrifix Steel Band hailing from Our Lady of Guadalupe RC School in Belmopan and San Pedro’s Gino and the Shack Shakers.
Sunday June 24th during 12 – 6 Cowboy Doug’s Grill at Grand Caribe Resort at the Lobster fest after party where you can enjoy some tasty lobster dishes and bbq cooked up by Grill Mater Sir Andrew. Lobstermanina will be an interactive facebook prize giveaway party where people can tune to Cowboy Doug’s Grill facebook page in on their smart phones and tablets, and complete challenges posted hourly to win prizes. Girl n guy swimsuit contest, featuring prize packages from Tropic Air, Seaduced, Banana Beach Resort, Belikin Fido’s and Asian Garden Day Spa. If you are not ready to enter the swimsuit contest you can enter to win a spot at the judging table at the opening night party at El Divino or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with I want to be a judge in the subject line. Belikin relay races in the pool and a fill the pool float contest with prizes for strangest, silliest and biggest blow ups. A portion of the proceeds from the after party will be donated to the Liberty Children’s Home Fundraiser being held by Pedro’s.
In honor of this years Lobsterfest Quicksilver Dianne is selling limited edition 2012 Lobsterfest beer koozies – you can order yours by emailing contact Dianne at email@example.com
2012 San Pedro Lobsterfest Kick off Party, by Tacogirl
Get your lobster on and get ready to crawl. It is San Pedro's 2012 Lobsterfest. Last night was the San Pedro Lobsterfest kick off party at El Divino Restaurant at the Banana Beach Resort. Lots of people came out to sample some of the first lobster of the season. This will be mine and Bill's very first Lobsterfest and is something we have been looking forward to. We also got to meet lots of new friends for the first time that have been following our blog that are here for Lobsterfest. It was a great kickoff party and the food was devine. El Divino's had Zac and Tanya on the drums inside with a DJ outside keeping the crowds entertained. The place was packed and people were waiting in line to get in to get their lobster dinner.
2012 San Pedro Lobsterfest Kick off party, by the Taking Belize Blog
We had a blast at the El Divino restaurant annual kick off party last night. Sadly tacoboy got held up at work and could not come till later, we were texting back and forth and told him it was ok as I had 21 dates Between our table upstairs, Zac and Tanya drumming downstairs, the bar and the outside party with DJ there was no shortage of people watching. This years party was even more packed than last year and everyone seemed to be having a good time. I missed Cowboy Doug and Leisa doing the Y.M.C.A as our food was being served – yum. 3 cheers for the staff who did not get to catch a breath all night and had been running since last night with Prom being held at Banana Beach.
On Friday, June 15nd the San Pedro Lobster Fest 2012 started off in grand fashion with opening ceremonies at El Divino Restaurant at Banana Beach Resort. The jam packed party of lobster lovers gathered to celebrate the opening of the long anticipated opening of the lobster season. With DJ music entertaining the crowd outside and the Caribbean sounds of live steel drum music inside, guests enjoyed great food and crustacean camaraderie.
The festivities continued with the Grand Lobster Crawl, where lobster enthusiasts could visit participating local restaurants, bars and businesses to have their Lobster Crawl Passport stamped while enjoying daily special events. At the end of week each stamp counted as a ticket to enter a grand raffle to win a vacation package to San Pedro Lobster Fest 2013. This turned into great fun as many made it a point to fill their passport with as many stamps possible.
Saturday’s fun moved to Fido’s Courtyard where lobster specials such a bacon-wrapped lobster skewers were devoured and dance-contagious live music entertained the crowd all day long. Sunday the party started at the Sea Horse Bar at Corona del Mar where Carolyn’s lobster tacos and grilled tails were a hit. The fun moved to the beach where a horseshoe tournament engaged many throughout the day. Although rain threatened the day, lobstermania continued that evening at Kama Lounge where drinks specials and Traveller’s Rum held a Taste Off. Monday the action was at Lola’s Pub for great bar specials and Mojito’s Bar held the evening event with a large variety of grilled lobster dishes. The curried lobster tail was especially good and folks danced into the night with the keyboard jams and vocals of “Men at Work”, Terryl Godoy. Tuesday Searious Adventures offered a passport stamp when taking a tour with them and Pineapples Restaurant at Ramon’s Village held a beach BBQ that night. On Wednesday folks enjoyed Estel’s during the day while lobster pizza and Texas Hold’em Poker was the scene at Pedro’s Inn. A beach party, live music and delicious food by Ms. Shelly was served at Wayo’s Beach Bar and Crazy Canucks hosted the evening fun with delicious coconut popcorn lobster and drink specials. Unfortunately the countrywide power outage at 9PM put a damper on things! Friday night Wet Willy’s threw a super fun party with yummy smoked lobster fettuccini and a night of very entertaining karaoke.
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