Great American Lobster Fest

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September 2, 2022 - September 5, 2022

Great American Lobster Fest with lobster and corn on a plate

Lobster and seafood lovers, get ready to attend the festival of your dreams! Navy Pier's Great American Lobster Fest is back in the Midwest.

This event celebrates the city's freshest and most delicious lobster, plus an abundance of seafood straight out of the East Coast's cold water. Feast on a 1.25-pound steamed lobster or lobster roll made special with lemons, corn on the cob, and melted butter.

Sip refreshing drinks to wash it all down. Then, catch live music and family-friendly activities throughout the fair.

Dates and Time

September 2, 2022 – Noon to 10 PM

September 3, 2022 – Noon to 10 PM

September 4, 2022 – Noon to 9 PM

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Great American Lobster Fest Tickets

The festival is free and open to the public. However, guests can purchase a Lobster Meal Experience ticket for $59 and a VIP Meal Experience ticket for $99.

Both tickets include reserved seating, a 1.25-pound whole lobster, and drinks. Click here for more information.

Covid-19 Information

Face masks are not required upon entry.

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Experience the Great American Lobster Fest

Nowhere in the country does a lobster festival quite like Chicago. Now in its 7th year, the Great American Lobster Fest in Navy Pier offers an array of fresh seafood from the East Coast. You can eat it with potatoes, cut lemons, or melted butter.

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Once you've eaten all your favorites, head to the stage and watch live performances. This year's event also presents an arts and crafts section, drink options, and family-friendly games. In addition, there are land food vendors and shopping booths at the festival grounds as well.

Meanwhile, why not extend your visit into a full vacation with a Chicago package.


September 2, 2022
September 5, 2022
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Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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