The 13th annual celebration of the Florida Keys lobster season is set for August 7-9.
Key West Lobsterfest marks the beginning of the season, which runs from August 6 through March 31.
The party starts at 8 p.m. on the 7th with a welcome party at Rick‚s/Durty Harry‚s Entertainment Complex. The third annual Lobsterfest Duval Crawl is set for just after sunset the same night. On Saturday, a street fair will be held noon-11 p.m. on Duval Street.
Chefs from 20 restaurants will prepare dishes using lobsters and pink shrimp caught by local fishermen. There‚s also a lobster cook-off.
The weekend concludes Sunday with a brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Reservations are suggested; call 305-293-1818. Lobsterfest benefits scholarships for Key West High School students.
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