The lobsters are coming to Navy Pier, that is.
The weekend of August 16 – 17 welcomes the Great American Lobster Fest, Chicago’s first outdoor lobster festival of its kind. This amazing fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 16 (10 a.m. – 1 a.m.) and Sunday, August 17 (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.) at Navy Pier. The Great American Lobster Fest is an all ages, family friendly event but on Saturday at 10 p.m. everyone under 18 who is not accompanied by a legal guardian may be asked to leave to abide by Chicago Curfew laws.
The Great American Lobster Fest will coincide with Chicago’s annual Air and Water Show and pair fresh live lobster, flown in daily from Boston by The New England Seafood Company, with over 25 live bands performing on two stages, fireworks on Saturday night, and unique shopping experiences. The musical line-up will include original indie acts Local H, Nine Days, Lance Lipinsky & the Lovers, Netherfriends, White Mystery, Paper Thick Walls, Band Called Catch, Bailiff, Santah, and Akasha alongside tribute acts Think Floyd Laser Light Show, Kiss Army, Trippin’ Billies, Evenflow and Our Name is Jonas.
The festival grounds will be located at the East End Plaza and the Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Mr. Bones And Co, an all-volunteer based 501(c)3 animal welfare non-profit committed to supporting animal rescue and advocacy. Advance ticket prices for the Great American Lobster Fest range from $10 (general admission) to $25 (includes lobster pre-order), with “day of” and late advance tickets priced between $15 and $35. This is a “rain or shine” event.
For more information, visit the Great American Lobster Fest website.