Visitors from all over the South East come to enjoy the festivities and take advantage of Panama City’s beautiful beaches and delicious seafood.
Divers from all over the country will compete in a variety of lobster categories including Spiny Lobster, Big 6 and Shovelnose, with an opportunity to win cash and prizes totaling over $10,000. Weigh-ins will be from 3-5pm on Saturday and Noon-3pm on Sunday.
A lobster feast will be served on the beach Saturday and Sunday, along with a specially created lobster menu that will be served at Schooners all week long.
The festivities will kick off on Monday and continue until Sunday night with live entertainment on the Schooners Main Stage and on the Beach Stage, complete with a dance floor right in the sand.
On the beach there will be a giant Lobster Festival sand sculpture - one of the biggest in the Southeast as well as a sand sculpting competition on Saturday for enthusiastic amateurs competing for cash and prizes.
There will be nightly chance drawings and a Grand Prize Drawing on Sunday at 8pm. Proceeds from the drawings will benefit two local youth oriented charities; Florida Aquatic & Marine Institute (FAMI) and the Toys for Kids Foundation.