Coming to Placencia Lobsterfest? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Planning to attend the Placencia Lobsterfest 2024? You’re in for a treat! To ensure you have the best experience possible, here’s some essential information to help you make the most of your visit.

Placencia Lobsterfest 2024 Dates and Venue

  • Dates: July 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2024
  • Location: Point Placencia near the Municipal Pier
  • Note: July 1st is when the Belize Lobster Season officially opens for 2024


Set against the stunning backdrop of Placencia’s beaches, this year’s Lobsterfest promises a weekend filled with fun, food, and festivities.

Getting There

  • Traveling to Placencia: Whether you’re flying into Belize and taking a domestic flight or driving down the scenic Hummingbird Highway, getting to Placencia is part of the adventure. For those staying outside the village, consider renting a golf cart for convenient travel, or use the readily available taxi services.


  • Where to Stay: Placencia offers a range of accommodations, from luxury resorts to charming guesthouses. Book your stay early to secure the best options. Popular choices include beachfront resorts, eco-friendly lodges, and budget-friendly inns.
  • Availability: Tranquility Beach Suites has availability for the Placencia Lobsterfest Weekend of July 5th to the 8th, 2024.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable Clothing: Lightweight, breathable fabrics are ideal for the warm, tropical climate.
  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are a must to protect yourself from the strong sun.
  • Cash: While many vendors accept cards, having some cash on hand is always a good idea for smaller purchases and tips.

Festival Highlights (More Details)

Here are some of the must-see events and activities at Lobsterfest 2024:

  • Games for Kids: Fun activities to keep the little ones entertained throughout the day.
  • Belikin Beer Drinking Contest: Test your beer-drinking skills in this lively competition.
  • Biggest Lobstah’ Competition: See who can catch the largest lobster of the festival.
  • Lionfish Tournament: Help preserve the reef by participating in this conservation-focused event.
  • & Ms. Physique: Admire the strength and dedication of the participants.
  • Tug-o-War: Join in or watch teams battle it out in this traditional game.
  • Tipsy Tuna Toss: A fun, quirky game that’s sure to get everyone laughing.
  • Hot Spicy Wings Eating Contest: How many spicy wings can you eat?
  • Kayak Racing: Cheer on the participants as they paddle their way to victory.

Placencia Lobsterfest Classics

Experience the unique traditions that set Lobsterfest apart:

  • Throw the Cast Net: Try your hand at casting a net over the sand to scoop up a schilling.
  • Reel in the Kayak: Use a fishing rod to reel in a kayak with a person on board to the shore.
  • Fly Fishing on the Beach: Prove your skill by landing your fly in the center of a circle drawn in the sand.

Musical Entertainment

Enjoy performances by top local and regional bands, including:

  • Sweet Pain Band
  • Gillharry 7
  • Mimi
  • Persuaders
  • Panerrifix Steel Band
  • Corozal Community College Marching Band


With Big Smooth Sounds powering the event, the music will keep you dancing all weekend long.

Dining Delights

Savor the best lobster dishes prepared by local chefs, from grilled lobster tails to lobster ceviche. Don’t forget to try other Belizean culinary favorites available from various food stalls.


Supporting the Festival

Consider showing your support by purchasing the official Lobsterfest T-shirt, designed by Ernest Garcia. If you’re a business owner, there are still sponsorship opportunities available, including a coveted sleeve sponsorship space.

Be a Vendor

Want to be part of the action? Book your booth to become a vendor at the Placencia Lobsterfest. Call 523-3396 or email to secure your spot. For more details and to sign up, visit the [2024 Placencia Lobsterfest Booth Registration](


Final Tips

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay refreshed.
  • Plan Ahead: Review the festival schedule and plan your day to catch your favorite activities and performances.
  • Have Fun:
Most importantly, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow festival-goers.


Join us at the Placencia Lobsterfest 2024 for an unforgettable celebration. See you there!