DANA POINT — Redondo Beach may have cancelled the city’s popular lobster festival, but those who still have a hankering for crustacean meat can head down to Dana Point’s 9th annual Lobster Fest. Last year, it was reported more than 500 people attended and this year has the promise of being “bigger and better.”
Sponsored by Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, Dana Point Lobster Fest will be held on Sept. 8 at Doheny State Beach, beginning at 4 p.m.
Dubbed one of the best summer parties of the season, Lobster Fest boasts a seaside atmosphere with gourmet food. East Coast lobster will be on the menu as well as appetizers, a no-host bar and desserts. Smoked tri-tip will also be on offer to fulfill a craving for surf and turf entrees.
Live music and dancing are among the festivities. Proceeds earned by the event will go to charities of the sponsor including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, Dana Point 5th Marine Support Group and others.
Tickets are $65 per person for one general admission ticket (includes single lobster, steak, sides and entertainment). All-you-can-eat options are $95 per person and VIP tickets range from $150 per person to $2,000 for groups of 10.
Donheny State Beach is located at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive.
More information as well as tickets for Lobster Fest can be purchased online at danapointlobsterfest.org.