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27th Annual Original Lobster Festival — A Family-Friendly Event

DATES: Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10
Original Lobster Festival in Fountain Valley

SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2023

Live Maine Lobster steamed in the world’s largest cookers, live music, free souvenir e-photo, DJ and dance instructions.

In addition to their infamous Signature Lobster Feasts there’s a food court with all kinds of tasty eats (including non-seafood items), carnival rides and games, children’s stage (cool critter show and close-up encounter 12-6PM on Sat/Sun), face painting, karaoke lounge with live band and lots more!



  • Live Music
  • Carnival Rides & Games
  • Free Souvenir E-Photos
  • Arts & Crafts Booths
  • Children’s Stage – Cool Critter Show & Critter Close-Up Encounter (Sat-Sun)
  • Face Painting
  • Dance Floor & Lessons
  • Karaoke Lounge w/ Live Band (Fri-Sat)
  • Tasty Foods & Desserts (lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese, including non-seafood items like pizza)
  • Live Sports Tent
  • Adult Beverages: Beer, Wine, and Drinks – Screaming Lobster & Margaritas
  • El Baston del Rey Tequila/Whiskey Tasting (Voted #1)
  • Tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobsters (flown in daily) steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker
  • and lots more!





Original Lobster Festival

General Admission:

$5 – Friday
$13 – Saturday & Sunday

Kids 12 years and under are FREE ADMISSION!
(Does not include food, drinks, carnival rides, games, or VIP Lounge.)

General Admission includes free souvenir e-photo, live entertainment, dance floor and lessons, live sports tent, karaoke lounge with live band (Fri-Sat), Cool Critter Show and Critter Close-up Encounter (Sat & Sun, 12-6pm), and El Baston del Rey Tequila/Whiskey Tasting.


Signature Lobster Feast & General Admission:

$40 – Signature Lobster Feast & General Admission Bundle

Includes one 1.25lbs. fresh live Maine steamed lobster, coleslaw, dinner roll, watermelon, fresh cut lemons and butter dipping sauce. Plus, as a value-added service, they’ll do the crackin’, so you can do the eatin’ with minimal effort.


Buy Tickets: www.originallobsterfestival.com/tickets

Parking is free!



Carnival Rides & Games


Original Lobster Festival carnival rides in Fountain Valley.


Rides: Zipper, Gravitron, G-Force Round Up, Tilt-A-Whirl, Sizzler, Surf Shack Fun House, Mardi Gras Glass House, Super Slide, Lady Bugs, Caterpillar Roller Coaster, Windjammer, Flying Dragon, Majestic Bumper Cars, and Elephants.

Unlimited Ride Wristbands: $35 presale / $45 on-site
(Valid only for one day between the following times: Friday 5-11pm, or Saturday or Sunday 12-7pm) 

Individual Ride Tickets (onsite):
(Each ride uses approx. 4-6 tickets per ride)

  • $2 per ticket
  • 20 tickets for $30 ($1.50 each)
  • 50 tickets for $50 ($1 per ticket)


Buy Wristbands: www.originallobsterfestival.com/tickets

List of Ride Restrictions & More Info: www.originallobsterfestival.com



Shows & Performances


Cool Critter Show & Close-Up Encounter at the Original Lobster Festival in Fountain Valley.


Children’s Stage:

Saturday & Sunday (12-6pm)

  • Cool Critter Show & Close-Up Encounter
  • Face Painting
  • Orange County’s Top Teen Musicians (Sunday 6pm)

For More Details: www.originallobsterfestival.com/lineup



REMJ Michael Jackson Tribute Show at the Original Lobster Festival in Fountain Valley.

Main Stage:

Friday, September 8

  • Flashpants – 80s Party Dance Band (Winner of the Gong Show and #1 Band on Yelp)
  • Momo and the Black Moon Band
  • Karaoke Lounge – Sing with a Live Band on Second Stage

Saturday, September 9

  • Decades 70s/80s Dance Band
  • Bruno and the Hooligans
  • REMJ – Michael Jackson Tribute Tour Show
  • Ghost in the Machine – The Police and Sting Tribute Band
  • Coyote Rebel
  • Karaoke Lounge – Sing with a Live Band on Second Stage

Sunday, September 10

  • Brothers Igniting A Groove (B.I.G)
  • DSB #1 Journey Legacy Concert Experience (as seen on The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands)
  • Upstream

All Weekend Long

  • DJ & Dancing – KLIQ Radio Station w/DJ DiYs & DJ XX7
  • Original Lobster Festival Official Mascot


Clothing the Homeless


Clothing The Homeless

The Original Lobster Festival is also partnering with Clothing the Homeless. If you have a passionate heart in wanting to help those struggling to survive by living on the streets, compassion goes a long way in helping those who are homeless to get back off the streets. Drop off location will be at the Main Gate during festival hours. Please bring ONLY the items listed here.





Friday, September 8
Sunday, September 10
$5 – $116
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16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, 92708
(714) 839-8611

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