Photo Essay: The 2014 Placencia Lobsterfest

Lionfish fishermen in belize
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2014 placencia lobsterfest

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

picture-perfect lobster

Look at this…Picture-perfect lobster.

selling crafts in Placencia lobsterfest

There were plenty of vendors selling a variety of things

lionfish jewelry by Belizean designer

This designer sells jewelry made exclusively out of Lionfish

Marching Band at Placencia Lobsterfest

Bands entertained the crowds on the beach

Benque Viejo Marching Band at Placencia Lobsterfest

And later they relaxed…

Lionfish fishermen in belize

The Lionfish tournament has become immensely popular

lionfish tournament in Belize

This year bucket-loads were caught… yay!

lobsters on the grill in Belize

Grilled Lobster could be found everywhere

lobster pizza in placencia

As well as Lobster Pizza!

lobster balls in placencia

And delicious Lobster balls


All photos courtesy of the Belize Tourism Board




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  1. Michael Maler says

    6th annual ..THE MIAMI SPINY LOBSTER TOURNAMENT mini season 2015… This annual event to raise money for STILTSVILLE a Miami icon… The tournament is held the last Wednesday & Thursday of july during lobster mini season.. weigh-in party is on the Friday the 31st. at 5pm… DELI LANE CAFÉ/SUNSET TAVERN 7232 sw 59th ave south Miami Florida… Live music, crab races, food & drink specials and the crowning of the 2015 LOBSTER KING or QUEEN…BE THERE….

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