Every July the coastal areas of Florida are flooded with lobster hunters trying to get their share of this year’s bounty when the official mini lobster season kicks off. There are two Florida Lobster Seasons, the 2 day mini season and the 8 month regular lobster season. The mini lobster season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 27th and 28th. Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife It begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight on Thursday.The regular 8 month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31.
NEWS AND EVENTS
July 27-28, 2022
January 7-8, 2023
The Celtic Fesitval
The 8th Annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival will feature family friendly Celtic rock and Traditional music, fabulous Celtic (and Keys) foods and crafts vendors, Highland Athletic demonstrations, dog herding demonstrations, Irish Dancing and a Children’s Glen with games, face painting and fun activities. Festival goers may even catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster!
March 11 – 12, 2023
THE MARATHON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
The Marathon Seafood Festival is the premier event for great/fresh seafood and entertainment in the Florida Keys. Enjoy live music while feasting on fresh local seafood including lobster tails, stone crab, fish, shrimp, etc. plus over 200 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, art, crafts, and other great souvenirs, boat show & more. Bring the whole family for two days and enjoy great cuisine, entertainment, and fun!