2023 San Pedro Lobsterfest Block Party Is The Best Ever…

Although I think I say that every year. San Pedro, Belize 2023 Lobsterfest did not disappoint. Not one bit. In fact, there were more booths, more bands, more performers, and well…more lobsters than ever before. And I finally ate my first lobster of the season – in a dip, in a taco, and in some very tasty lobster corn dogs.

Lobsterfest outfits
Micky and Ed – the unofficial king and queen of the Lobster Festival

The Saturday night block party is the culmination of a week+ long festival. Each day leading up to the big community party, there are two events at local businesses. And then everyone comes together to celebrate. Here are all the businesses that had booths in the football field.

But let me get to the photos, so you can start planning for 2024.

If you haven’t been to our island yet – take a look at My Guide to Ambergris Caye. And then dive into Lobster Fest.

We got there early – so I could take some pictures before the crowds arrived but by 5:30pm, people were already flowing in…and the music was playing.

Everyone was fully set up and ready to go. Not like when I helped with a cupcake booth at the first lobster festival in 2007 – everybody was running late that year.

LOVE the balloon entrance. He blew over just before we arrived but that was quickly remedied.

Balloon entrance for Lobsterfestival
Belikin lobster games

Soooo many lobster options.

Jyoto signs
303 Belize
Stage at Lobsterfest

DJ Debbie is the best. Always.

DJ Debbie on stage
On the grill
People posing
Losbster menu

Gimme anything with coconut rice.

Getting busy
San Pedro Lobsterfest booth

I love the steel pan band from Belmopan, Belize (our capital) – Panerrifix. They have been performing at the San Pedro Lobster Festival for over a decade.

Pannerrifx band

We tried a pair of corn dogged lobster from 303 Belize.

Lobster corn dogs 303
Ramons Chef
The guys working the Ramon’s Village
Krista and lobster shirted guy

The dip…$8bzd was a very good price.

Lobster dip
The stage at Lobstrfest

Up on stage for the early crowd…this event goes late night! And the crowd only grows.

Looking out over Lobster Festival

When the steel drums took an intermission, the San Pedro Dance Academy was up. Sooo cute.

San Pedro Dance Company

It was so great to see so many people – the music was fantastic…it was just a great night. Be there next year!

Night on the way out

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  1. Pam on July 16th, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Epic! Thank you!

    • Brad Hamilton on July 19th, 2023 at 4:47 pm

      Do you know the date for the 2024 lobster festival?

      • San Pedro Scoop on July 20th, 2023 at 5:11 pm

        I was looking at the calendar and thinking July 13th for the block party? Not 100% positive but I think that is a solid guess.

  2. Richard Low on July 16th, 2023 at 10:34 am

    You are amazing…

    I live vicariously in Belize through your Sanpedroscoop.com
    Blessings 🙏🏻🫶🏼🤗❤️🇨🇦

  3. HARPO ZANEIS on July 16th, 2023 at 11:03 am

    Great pictures, thanks//Hope to be there in 2024

  4. Mike Redmond on July 16th, 2023 at 11:11 am

    That made me hungry!!!
    Can’t wait to get there in August.
    Your book and “Scoop” is great.

  5. Lynda trelut on July 16th, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    We had a great one here in Placencia, too! Just a tad smaller scale but jus as enthusiastic! Our new village council hit it out of the park

  6. Dennis on July 16th, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks… great pics!

  7. Kay Mallet on July 17th, 2023 at 6:43 am

    Loved the Lobster festival. Ready for 3024.

    • Kay Mallet on July 17th, 2023 at 6:44 am

      oops 2024

      • San Pedro Scoop on July 17th, 2023 at 7:58 am

        I thought you were just a serious planner…for generations to come 🙂

  8. Mark Kling on July 17th, 2023 at 10:08 am

    My oldest friend, Tie-Dyed Steve in pic #6!!!!!!!!
    Can’t wait to get back down to S.P.

  9. GaryMac on July 17th, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Hey!! What a party ! Wish I could be there with some lobsters. Maybe some day.