Key West Kicks Off Lobster Season With The Most Delicious Party Of The Summer

Lobsterfest celebrates the tasty crustacean with four days of festivities and great deals at local resorts.

Grab a bib and some butter. Lobster season is quickly approaching. To celebrate this delicious catch, fans of the clawed crustacean are invited to Key West for Lobsterfest, taking place August 11-14. The four-day event is now in its 25th year, giving visitors plenty of options when it comes to how they want their lobster prepared. Conch and lobster ceviche, coconut curried lobster, and lobster rolls are just a few of the items you'll find on the menu. But there's so much more to do than just eat.

Make it a long weekend and enjoy a scenic sunset, as you kick off the party on Thursday, August 11, with a lobster boil overlooking the Historic Key West Seaport. Don't forget your swimsuit, because Lobsterfest also includes a party in Key West's largest pool at the Havana Cabana Resort on Friday, August 12, followed by a pub crawl on Duval Street. Fresh catch will be served in bars and restaurants along Duval on Saturday, with the event wrapping up on Sunday with an all-you-can-eat (and drink) brunch at First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery.
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort is one of the event's official host hotels, and is offering visitors an amazing deal. By booking directly through the Lobsterfest website, guests can save 25% off their entire stay. The resort is also hosting its own crustacean-themed pool party on August 12, featuring live music, cold beer, and of course, lots of lobster.

With some of the biggest rooms and best views in town, the Marker makes a perfect base of operations for Lobsterfest. | Marker Key West Harbor Resort

The Marker is located on the Historic Key West Harbor, serving modern luxury, with a touch of tranquility. Whether you want to enjoy the libations of Duval Street, or truly embrace the laid-back attitude of the Florida Keys, you can experience both while enjoying the comfort of your own tropical hideaway at this island resort. The Marker features some of the largest hotel rooms in Key West, with amenities that include a soaking tub, walk-in rain shower, and a private balcony to get an exclusive view of the sunset each night. 

The resort, set in a sanctuary of lush tropical gardens, has three saltwater pools, an open-air restaurant and bar for al fresco dining, and a state-of-the-art fitness center for those who like to work out during vacation. Considering how much lobster (and beer) will be consumed in the Florida heat, a nap sounds more appropriate.