Lobsterfest takes over Civic Center Green this Sunday

The 11th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach will be held at the Newport Beach Civic Green on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2-7 p.m. This annual celebration of summer centers around a fresh Whole Maine Lobster dinner with dancing to live music, an opportunity drawing for a big screen TV and fun for the entire family. Live Whole Maine Lobster flown in fresh on the morning of the event is prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes NY Strip Steak, corn-on-the-cob, red potatoes, salad, freshly baked sourdough rolls and dessert. Lobster lovers can enjoy craft beer and premium wine while rockin’ out to the tunes of Pinch Me! Band...guaranteed to keep the party rolling.

Lobsterfest takes over Civic Center

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A lobster feast awaits...complete with all the trimmings

According to Stephanie Murguia, a board member of the Lobsterfest Foundation, “The move (to the Civic Center Green) was a result of outgrowing the footprint for the event available to us at the Newport Dunes Resort & Marina. The Newport Beach Civic Center Park offers many amenities not available to us in prior years including free parking, more space for VIP and general admission guests, and our vendors are more accessible to the guests.”

Tickets are available in advance only. No tickets will be sold at the door. A limited amount of General Admission tickets will be available from Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 10 for $75. Additional whole lobsters can be purchased for $25 each. A special kids box meal for children under 12 is available for $25 in advance only, which includes a turkey sandwich, chips, fruit and a cookie.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish® – Orange County and Inland Empire, Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County and Les Dames Dames d’ Escoffier Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter. Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County is a nine-month program designed for informed citizens committed to learning more about their communities. Les Dames d’ Escoffier Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter is an organization of outstanding professional women in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. This philanthropic organization raises money all year to award culinary scholarships for those less fortunate.

Lobsterfest also makes cash donations to the Corona del Mar High School football team, the Newport Beach Police Explorers, New Directions for Women in Costa Mesa and the Costa Mesa High School High School Cheerleaders.

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