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Friday, August 31, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Great American Lobster Fest®

The Great American Lobster Fest® is the Midwest’s largest seafood and lobster festival, returning to Chicago’s legendary Navy Pier Labor Day weekend, August 31–September 2, 2018! General Admission to the event is FREE, otherwise Lobster Meals and VIP experiences are ticketed here.

Join us for summer’s last hurrah, where you can enjoy live lobster flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast, live music performances, family-friendly games and activities, unique craft shopping, land food options, and cold beverages. What’s not to love?

The Great American Lobster Fest® will take place on the Pier’s east end, in and around the Aon Grand Ballroom. Should it rain, there is plenty of covered space inside for advance purchase Lobster Meal ticket holders and VIP ticket holders.

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Live Musical Performances

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Smiley Tillmon Band – 5:30pm

Rico! A Tribute to Santana (pictured) – 8:00pm

Saturday, September 1, 2018

School of Rock – 12:00pm

Bassel & The Superaturals – 1:30pm

Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective – 5:30pm

The 17th Floor (Pictured) – 8:00pm

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Buffalo Rose – 1:00pm

South of Disorder (A tribute to Jimmy Buffett) – 3:00pm

Free Fallin’ (A tribute to Tom Petty) (pictured) – 5:30pm


Getting Here & Parking

Planning to attend this event? Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier. Learn more about our convenient transportation and parking options.

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