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    Schooners 29th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament

    Posted on: August 7, 2018

    Every September, Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club, hosts the largest Lobster Festival and Tournament in Florida. Divers from all over the country travel to Panama City Beach to compete in the Tournament. The event draws thousands of lobster-loving spectators who take advantage of a delicious excuse to visit the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.

    Lobster Tournament categories include Spiny Lobster, Big 6 and Shovelnose Lobster. Cash prizes total over $10,000. Weigh-ins offer tremendous photo ops as divers pose with their catch; the weigh-ins take place Saturday, 3pm-5pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

    The 2018 Lobster Festival Schedule of Events includes a weeklong celebration of Florida Lobster, beginning Monday, September 17, with original and classic Lobster specials on the Schooners menu, as well as a 3 day undertaking by professional sand sculptors, “Sand Odyssey,” to erect a giant lobster themed Sand Sculpture on the beach behind Schooners. The Sculpture begins Wednesday, September 19 and is scheduled for completion Friday, September 21.

    Saturday, September 22, the Festival kicks off with Sandcastle and Sand Sculpting Contests for Advanced as well as Adult/Family categories. At 10am, the beach stage goes live with Music & contests, and the Lobster Feast begins at 11am. Live entertainment rocks all weekend long.

    Sunday, the restaurant opens at 10am and the Lobster Feast & Beach Party kicks off at 11am. At 4pm, the Lobster Auction and Diver Awards takes place on the Main stage while Chris LeBlanc band rocks the Beach Stage. The Grand Prize Drawing is at 7pm.

    Proceeds benefit Toys For Kids. A complete Schedule of Events is below, and more information is available at www.schooners.com.

    Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament Schedule of Events
    Monday, September 17th
    – 11am Lobster specials inside restaurant
    – 7pm-10pm Jamah Terry on the Main Stage
    – 9pm Raffle Drawing for $200

    Tuesday, September 18th
    – 11am Lobster specials inside restaurant
    – 7pm-10pm Sticky Too on the Inside Stage
    – 9pm Raffle Drawing for $200

    Wednesday, September 19th
    – 11am Lobster specials inside restaurant
    – Professional Sand Sculpture begins by Sand Odyssey
    – 7pm-10pm Strange Fish on the Inside Stage
    – 9pm Raffle Drawing for $200

    Thursday, September 20th
    – 11am-10pm Lobster specials inside restaurant
    – 4pm-6pm DJ Capo on the Beach Stage
    – 6pm-10pm BARRY FISH BAND on the Beach Stage
    – 9pm Raffle Drawing for $500
    – 10pm-til DJ Capo on the Beach Stage

    Friday, September 21st
    – Lobster Sand Sculpture by Sand Odyssey reaches Completion!
    – 11am Restaurant Open with Lobster Specialty Items available
    – 5pm Diver registration & safety meeting begins at Spinnaker Beach Club
    – 4pm-7pm DJ Capo on the Beach Stage
    – 4pm-8pm Low Country Boil & Lobster Tails on the beach
    – 7pm-11pm Will Thompson Band on the Beach Stage
    – 9pm Raffle Drawing for $500
    – 11pm-til DJ Capo on the Inside Stage

    Saturday, September 22nd
    – Dive Tournament begins
    – 8:30am Registration for Sandcastle & Sand Sculpting Contests begins
    – 9am Open Division for advanced Sandcastle & Sand Sculpting begins
    – 10am Sandcastle & Sand Sculpting Contest for Youth and Adult/Family begins
    – 10am Restaurant Opens with Lobster Specialty Items available
    – 10am-Noon Beach Stage goes live with DJ Capo, Music & Contests
    – 11am-til Lobster Feast on the Beach begins
    – Noon-3pm Will Thompson Trio on the Beach Stage
    – 2pm Sandcastle & Sand Sculpting competition ends – All divisions
    – 3pm Sand Sculpting Awards Presentation on the Beach Stage
    – 3pm Weigh-Ins start. Scales close at 5pm
    – 3pm-4pm DJ Capo on the Beach Stage
    – 4pm-8pm Southern Sunday on the Beach Stage
    – 8pm-9pm DJ Capo on the Beach Stage
    – 9pm Raffle Drawing for $500
    – 9pm-1am Chris LeBlanc on the Main Stage

    Sunday, September 23rd
    – 10am Restaurant Opens with Lobster Specialty Items available
    – 10am-Noon Beach Stage goes live with DJ Capo, Music & Contests
    – 11am-6pm Lobster Feast on the Beach & Beach Party
    – Noon-3pm Weigh-Ins. Scales close at 3pm
    – Noon-3pm Southern Sunday Trio on the Beach Stage
    – 3pm-4pm DJ Capo on the Beach Stage
    – 4pm Lobster Auction & Diver Awards on the Main Stage
    – 4pm-7pm Chris LeBlanc on the Beach Stage
    – 7pm GRAND PRIZE DRAWING!!!
    – 7pm-til DJ Capo on the Beach Stage

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