THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO LOBSTER FEST! HOW WILL YOU LOBSTER FEST?
1) GUARANTEE YOUR LOBSTER FEASTING AND SAVE SOME CLAMS BY PURCHASING THE LOBSTER MEAL EXPERIENCE IN ADVANCE.
2) GO IN STYLE WITH THE VIP EXPERIENCE WHICH INCLUDES A LOBSTER MEAL, DRINK TICKETS, SPECIAL SAMPLING, PRIVATE ACCESS AND MORE!
3) COME ON OUT TO NAVY PIER – GA ENTRY IS FREE! DECIDE WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOU GET THERE, FROM ONE OF MANY ONSITE FOOD VENDORS!
(Remember though, Whole Lobsters are only guaranteed with an advanced meal or vip ticket purchase!)
4) INDULGE WITH THE LOBSTER HERO FEAST™ - AN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT VIP EXPERIENCE. THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES PRIVATE SEATING, PILES OF ALL YOU CAN EAT FRESH STEAMED LOBSTER, SIDES, DRINKS, AND MORE…(Learn more about the Lobster Hero Feast Here)
THE SOONER YOU BUY, THE MORE YOU SAVE!
Pre-purchasing an advance Lobster Meal is strongly suggested, as day-of whole lobsters will be limited and sold at "market price". Guests are encouraged to take advantage of our discounted pre-sale meal options which also include access to reserved seating areas.
Festival Entry (GA):
FREE! The festival grounds are open to the general public to enjoy live music and many different food, drink, and craft vendor options. No Lobster Meals, reserved seating areas, or food/drink of any kind are included for walk-up GA guests.
Lobster Meal Experience:
Ticket includes the festival grounds to enjoy live music and many different food, drink, and craft vendors. PLUS, your choice of (1) Full Lobster (Approximately 1.25 pounds) OR Lobster Roll. All served with corn on the cob, potatoes, a dinner roll, fresh cut lemons, & melted butter. Lobster Meal guests may also take advantage of Reserved Seating Areas designated throughout the festival grounds (Including inside the Aon Grand Ballroom with 2nd floor balcony access). Pre-ordering your lobster meal is strongly suggested as day-of availability will be limited and sold at a higher price.
Ticket includes the festival grounds to enjoy live music and many different food, drink, and craft vendors. PLUS, your choice of (1) Full Lobster (Approximately 1.25 pounds) OR Lobster Roll. All served with corn on the cob, potatoes, a dinner roll, fresh cut lemons, & melted butter. VIP ticket holders also receive (4) Drink Vouchers good for any beverages of your choice, PLUS Access to the Peroni VIP Lounge, Additional Bathrooms, Reserved Seating Areas, VIP Bocce Ball, and Exclusive Access to the VIP Complimentary Taste Test Experience from 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm daily with complimentary food samples and Peroni tastings.
Details on the "Lobster Hero Feast" will be released soon! *Check back for details!
Lobster Meal ticket holders will have exclusive areas for meal pick-up, separate from all other day-of food purchase tents and reserved seating areas. There will also be a private redemption line and exclusive lounge for VIP ticket holders.
Our live lobster will be flown in fresh from the east coast, courtesy of LOBSTER GRAM. Additionally, the fest will feature a vast array of seafood selections, non-seafood related items, other exciting food vendors, snacks, sweets, and vegetarian options.
The VIP Experience will take place within the festival grounds as well as sections of the Aon Grand Ballroom; and include privileged seating, ordering, viewing, and party areas. Plus, an exclusive taste testing experience inside the Peroni VIP Lounge from 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm daily!
Live Musical Performances will be featured on our outdoor main stage throughout each festival day and into the night. In addition to the special arts & craft shopping, there will be many family-friendly activities to keep the kids entertained as well. Not to mention Navy Pier’s final firework show of the Summer, (Saturday night only).
The Lobster at lobster fest is provided exclusively by our friends at Lobster Gram!
Interested in becoming a member of our "Lobster Lubber Ambassador's Club"
Contact us to get started at: ChicagoTickets@AmericanLobsterFest.com.
Gain access to great perks like
Must be 21 to consume alcohol; Valid ID Required.
Festival reserves the right to close entry gates for any and all day-of guests (should there be capacity concerns). Advance ticket holders will still be granted access with guaranteed entry.
All Tickets are sold separately and non-refundable. Please Note: Meal redemption closes at 9pm each night. You must redeem your meal token and lobster entrée before this time. There are no refunds or exchanges for missing the meal redemption cut off time.
IMPORTANT: Pre-Sale Lobster Orders may expire at any time. Remaining orders may then be available at festival food tents each day of the fest. Drink selections are subject to availability. Festival reserves the right to refuse service for any patron, for any reason at festival discretion. Festival is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Customers consuming alcohol and festival food is at their own risk. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. is not responsible for any illness, death, or allergy related issues regarding consumption of shellfish or any other food and beverage served at The Great American Lobster Fest.
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL — no refunds or cancellations of any kind will be permitted. No refunds or exchanges in case of cancellation due to weather, natural catastrophe or any other event beyond the control of the festival. In the event of rain, the festival may remain open at the discretion of festival management. This includes utilizing the amazing amenities of the Aon Grand Ballroom – capable of hosting thousands of guests at one time.Ticket holders will have access to covered spaces to continue enjoying the festival. In the event of a major storm, the festival may be shut down and evacuated for the safety of the guests and no refunds will be distributed.