“World’s largest” Lobster Festival returns to San Pedro

Port of Los Angeles hosts three-day spiny bug event at USS Iowa, beginning July 14.

SAN PEDRO ― The LA Waterfront hopes to be a multifaceted destination attracting people from all around the world. In the meantime the city of Los Angeles will have to settle for the annual Lobster Festival – which boasts its placement in the Guinness Book of World Record four times. Lobster Fest Port of LA           This year’s Lobster Festival – hosted by the Port of Los Angeles – kicks off July 14 at USS Iowa and continues through July 16. Attendees will enjoy various lobster dishes, street performers, arts and crafts, live music and more. Tall ships will be docked nearby with tours aboard the Iowa. Several bands are scheduled to perform throughout the three-day event, including Johnzo West (July 14, 7 p.m.), Black Crystal Wolf Kids (July 14, 8 p.m.), Honey County (July 15, 4 p.m.), Banta (July 15, 5 p.m.), Milo Greene, (July 15, 9 p.m.) and Yoke Lore (July 16, 4 p.m.), among others. General Admission tickets are $12. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the box office; tickets are not available online. Children 12 and younger, active military and veterans are admitted for free. The festival runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 14, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on June 15, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 16. Lobster Festival will be held at 250 S, Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, California 90731. Call 310-798-7478 or visit lobsterfest.com for more information. Port of LA photo

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