CELEBRATING OUR SECOND YEAR ON THE ICONIC HART PLAZA OF DETROIT!
September 13, 14, & 15
The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest’s largest lobster and seafood festival. We’re now returning to the iconic Hart Plaza and celebrating our second year in the Motor City! This is a 3-day celebration of lobster and seafood where the sites, eats, and entertainment are sure to impress!
Enjoy live lobster flown in fresh daily from the cold waters of the East Coast, live music performances, family-friendly games & activities, unique craft shopping, and cold beverages. We'll also have plenty of dessert and non-seafood items to please the whole family! What's not to love!?
NEW FOR 2019:
If there’s anything we learned in year-one… it’s how much the city of Detroit loves their lobster!! This year, there will be more local food vendors, more food tents, more food items, and yes... MORE LOBSTER!!
Please note that only 4,000 Whole Lobster Meals will be sold in entirety, so we recommend buying in advance.
The same (amazing) Music, Entertainment, Food Options, and Ambiance awaits on Hart Plaza… We can’t wait to be back!!
THE SOONER YOU BUY, THE MORE YOU SAVE!
**Pre-purchasing an advance Lobster Meal is strongly suggested, as day-of whole lobsters will be limited and sold at "market price".
Festival Dates and Times:
-Friday, September 13th - 5pm to 10pm
-Saturday, September 14th - Noon to 10pm
-Sunday, September 15th - Noon to 9pm
All Tickets are sold separately and non-refundable. Please Note: Meal redemption closes at 9pm each night. You must redeem your meal token and lobster entrée before this time, at your preference, and during festival hours.
Festival Entry (General Admission):
FREE! The festival grounds are open to the general public to enjoy live music and many different food, drink, and craft vendor options. No Lobster Meals, reserved seating areas, or food/drink of any kind are included for walk-up GA guests.
Lobster Meal Experience Includes:
Ticket includes the festival grounds to enjoy live music and many different food, drink, and craft vendors. PLUS, your choice of (1) Full Lobster (Approximately 1.25 pounds) OR Lobster Roll. All served with corn on the cob, potatoes, a dinner roll, fresh cut lemons, & melted butter. Lobster Meal guests may also take advantage of Reserved Seating Areas designated throughout the festival grounds. Pre-ordering your lobster meal is strongly suggested as day-of availability will be limited and sold at "market price".
VIP Experience Includes:
Ticket includes the festival grounds to enjoy live music and many different food, drink, and craft vendors. PLUS, your choice of (1) Full Lobster (Approximately 1.25 pounds) OR Lobster Roll. All served with corn on the cob, potatoes, a dinner roll, fresh cut lemons, & melted butter. VIP ticket holders also receive (4) Drink Vouchers good for any beverages of your choice, PLUS Access to our Exclusive VIP Lounge with Reserved Riverview Seating Areas.
-Lobster Meal ticket holders will have exclusive areas for meal pick-up, separate from all other day-of food purchase tents and reserved seating areas. There will also be a private redemption line and exclusive Riverview lounge for VIP ticket holders.
-Our live lobster will be flown in fresh from the east coast, courtesy of LOBSTER GRAM. Additionally, the fest will feature a vast array of seafood selections, non-seafood related items, other exciting food vendors, snacks, sweets, and vegetarian options.
-Live Musical Performances will be featured on our outdoor main stage throughout each festival day and into the night. In addition to the special arts & craft shopping, there will be family-friendly activities to keep the kids entertained as well.
Learn More at AmericanLobsterFest.com
Must be 21 to consume alcohol; Valid ID Required.
Festival reserves the right to close entry gates for any and all day-of guests (should there be capacity or safety concerns). Advance ticket holders will still be granted access with guaranteed entry.
All Tickets are sold separately and non-refundable. Please Note: Meal redemption closes at 9pm each night. You must redeem your meal token and lobster entrée before this time. There are no refunds or exchanges for missing the meal redemption cut off time. This is a popular food festival… based on weather and high attendance, food provisions may run out in the final hours of the festival.
IMPORTANT: Pre-Sale Lobster Orders may expire at any time; only 4,000 whole lobsters will be sold in entirety. Drink selections are subject to availability. Festival reserves the right to refuse service for any patron, for any reason at festival discretion. Festival is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Customers consuming alcohol and festival food is at their own risk. Festival is not responsible for any illness, death, or allergy related issues regarding consumption of shellfish or any other food and beverage served at The Great American Lobster Fest.