PRE-SALE FOR SUNDAY (8/16) IS SOLD OUT but you can still purchase meal and live music tickets at the event.
The Great American Lobster Fest is Open to the general public... Please join us at the festival grounds all weekend on Navy Pier!
The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest's largest Seafood Festival, returning again to Navy Pier for its 2nd year. Enjoy live lobster flown in fresh from Boston, live music performances, family-friendly games and activities, unique craft shopping, and cold beverages. This festival also takes place during the legendary Chicago Air & Water Show and Saturday night fireworks off Navy Pier...what's not to love!?
Pre-purchasing an advance Lobster Meal or Live Music ticket is strongly suggested, as day-of whole lobster boils will be limited and sold at "market price". Guests are encouraged to take advantage of our discounted pre-sale meal options which also include entry to the Grand Ballroom for all entertainment and our headline act, The Original Wailers...
New for 2015:
-Lobster-Meal ticket holders will have a private area for pick-up, separate from all other day-of food purchase tents. There will also be a private redemption area exclusive for VIP ticket holders.
-Our live lobster will be flown in fresh from Boston, courtesy of The New England Seafood Company. Additionally, the fest will feature non-seafood related items, snacks, sweets, and vegetarian options.
Advance Lobster Meal Orders Will Include:
-Choice Of: Full Steamed Lobster (1.25 pounds) or Lobster Roll. All served with Corn, Potatoes, A dinner roll, Fresh Cut Lemons, & Butter Dipping Sauce.
-Live Music ticket for the Grand Ballroom to enjoy all musical performances.
Price Schedule for Advance Lobster Meal Orders WITH Live Music ticket is as follows:
*pricing is subject to change without notice; based on inventory and market costs
Rain or Shine, This Event Goes On: Due to the amazing amenities provided by Navy Pier (including a 6,000 person Grand Ballroom with performance stage), The Great American Lobster Fest will continue rain or shine.
There are a very LIMITED number of VIP tickets available, which include:
- One Lobster Meal option redeemable at your private VIP Meal Pick-up.
- Complementary Soda, Rex-Goliath Wine, Deep Eddy Vodka Drinks, Bud Light, Budweiser, and other Goose Island Products at the VIP bar.
- Exclusive Access to the Private VIP Bar with drinks included.
- Exclusive Access to the VIP Balcony in the Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier.
- Exclusive Access to the VIP roof-top patio with amazing views at the end of Navy Pier.
Must be at least 21 years of age to consume Alcohol. If you're interested in an "underage VIP Ticket" please email us.
Festival reserves the right to close entry gates for any and all day-of guests (should there be capacity concerns by Navy Pier). Advance ticket holders will still be granted access with 100% guaranteed entry.
IMPORTANT: Guests must have a pre-ordered meal option or live music ticket to see musical performances inside the Grand Ballroom at the fest. Pre-Sale Lobster Orders may expire at any time. Remaining orders will then be available at festival food tents each day of the fest. Children under 6 years old may enter the Grand Ballroom accompanied by an adult free of charge. Must be 21 to consume alcohol; Valid ID Required. Festival reserves the right to refuse service for any patron at festival discretion. Festival is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Customers consuming alcohol and festival food is at their own risk. Festival is not responsible for any illness or allergy related issues regarding consumption of shell fish or any other food and beverage served at The Great American Lobster Fest.
TICKET SALES ARE FINAL — no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations on purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges in case of cancellation due to weather, natural catastrophe or any other event beyond the control of the festival.