Live Lobster - Live Music - Libations! 

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, and cold beverages. What's not to love!? 

Not a lobster fan? Not to worry, many other great food options will be available including Steak, Surf & Turf Options, and more!

The Great American Lobster Fest is an all ages, family friendly event. 

Festival Hours - TBA

Festival Dates :
Friday, Sept 1st
Saturday, Sept 2nd
Sunday, Sept 3rd

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO LOBSTER FEST! HOW WILL YOU LOBSTER FEST?

1) LOBSTER MEAL + AON GRAND BALLROOM TICKET
Guarantees you a Whole Lobster Meal or Lobster Roll meal and the sooner you buy the more you save. 

2) GENERAL ADMISSION (AON GRAND BALLROOM TICKET)
Perfect if you just want to check out all the headlining bands, and decide what to eat when you get to the fest!

3) VIP TICKET
If you're the type who likes full access and lots of perks, VIP is for you! Buy before the next price increase!

4) LOBSTER HERO TABLE FEAST
If you're looking to do something you've never done before and you've got a cool group of folks you want to impress, you gotta check this out.

5) THE LOBSTER BRUNCH CRUISE
Check out our Lobster Brunch Cruise departing from Navy Pier!

What's Cookin' for 2016:

- Additional Meal Pick-Up Lines for all advance meal ticket holders.
- A Lobster Brunch Cruise has been added! (Sunday, September 4th from noon to 3pm)
- Separate food tents for Day-Of food purchase, including SURF & TURF option for our steak lovers.
- The outside stage is back, jam packed with some awesome National, Local, and Tribute bands. 
- The main outside festival area at the end of the Pier will be open to the public FREE OF CHARGE where you may enjoy the many different seafood and land-food options, the great vendor shopping, the fun carnival games, and the Beer Garden experience. In order to enter the Aon Grand Ballroom to see the musical acts, you will still need to purchase a ticket. ALL advance Meal purchases INCLUDE a ticket to the Aon Grand Ballroom. Kids 6 and under receive free entry to the Aon Grand Ballroom. 
- The VIP experience is all new! Now with multiple VIP areas both inside and outside and a special VIP line at every festival bar.

PLEASE NOTE:

The festival reserves the right to close entrance gates if maximum capacity has been reached. This will NOT apply to advance ticket holders. Some festival details may change at anytime without notice to meet the needs and regulations of Navy Pier Inc. and all related Union Rules.