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Lobster Fest & Lion Fish Derby

Competition or Sporting Event

A band performing at the Lobster Fest. – Berry Islands Tourism Representative

This annual event celebrates the opening of the national Lobster Season and includes a hunt for the invasive Lion Fish. It is normally held the first weekend of the lobster season, which begins on August 1st. The festival is an expression of Bahamian culture, competition and camaraderie.

Day one features the Lobster and Lion Fish catch competition, Lobster culinary competition, and a lobster dance competition. Prizes will be awarded for the largest lobster and most lion fish caught. Start time is 9:00 a.m. / end time 4:00 p.m. In the evening, there will be a variety of lobster entrees, lots of beverages, art, souvenirs, games, and dancing to Bahamian music, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Day two continues with a variety of lobster dishes, highlighted by a lobster culinary competition, and announcement of day one and two winners. The evening ends with a Junkanoo rush-out. Start time is 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Great Harbour Cay Marina

Accessibility Notes

The competition uses small boats, which may not be suitable for persons with mobility impairments. The festival site is wheelchair friendly.

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are permitted, but must be controlled.