One of the most popular gastronomic events of summer in Belize kicks off when the official lobster season opens in June – Lobsterfest time.
The various Lobsterfest events are Belize’s clever way of celebrating the opening of the lobster season. It’s held every year starting mid-June, in four parts of the country, Belize City, the northern cayes to the southern coast: Caye Caulker, San Pedro and Placencia. The fun consists of three-day long weekends, (San Pedro’s fest runs a week) with plenty of outdoor food booths with lobster prepared fresh every which way, from lobster on the grill, to lobster thermidor, to lobster ceviche (which is ideal as the conch season is closed in June), lobster kebabs and even lobster chowder.
There are wacky beauty pageants (yes some contestants dress as lobsters), drinks enough to drown a fish, reggae, and Belizean music concerts, and of course, all day and night beach parties.
San Pedro´s Lobsterfest is one of the biggest and more ostentatious with many establishments offering free live music and discounted prices on drinks and lobster.
Caye Caulker the birthplace of Belizean Lobsterfest, puts on the best all around weekend entertainment. Caye Caulker just tries harder to please and it shows. Caye Caulker takes its Miss Lobsterfest pageant tradition very seriously. Teens showcase beauty and charm to win the coveted title.
“Grilling lobsters” by Brett. CC2