Every summer the tiny Southern village of Placencia hosts their annual Lobsterfest to commemorate the beginning of the lobster season and this year the festival was bigger than ever, drawing crowds from all across Belize and the world. Highlights included the 2014 Placencia Lobsterfest official raffle, live jam sessions, food competitions, the Panerrifix Steel Drum Band, the Benque Viejo Marching Bank, and the eagerly anticipated Lionfish tournament .
10 Photos of the Placencia Lobsterfest
Look at this…Picture-perfect lobster.
There were plenty of vendors selling a variety of things
This designer sells jewelry made exclusively out of Lionfish
Bands entertained the crowds on the beach
And later they relaxed…
The Lionfish tournament has become immensely popular
This year bucket-loads were caught… yay!
Grilled Lobster could be found everywhere
As well as Lobster Pizza!
And delicious Lobster balls
All photos courtesy of the Belize Tourism Board