Lobsterfest 2007, A delectable success

San Pedro Lobsterfest 2007 kicked off the opening of Lobster season in Belize with an entire weekend of activities with the biggest night being the Block Party on Saturday June 16th. Prior to the block party, Lobsterfest kicked off with a 'Meat and Greet' cocktail and brazillian roitisserie party at El Divino/Banana Beach Resort, featuring a live musical performance by the Fat Cats. The official opening of the festival occured on June 15th with fishermen weighing in the first catches of lobster season at Fido's, who also hosting a beach cookout and beach volleyball tournament.

Tino Gonzalez won the prize for most pounds of lobster caught, hauling in a whopping 717 pounds of lobster on opening day. Anthony Espat won the prize for heaviest lobster tail caught, the tail weighed in at 2 pounds.

During the Block Party on June 16th, prizes were awarded for various competitions. The award for Best Lobster Dish went to Elito Arceo of Tabu Cafe for his Lobster Stew. The Award for Best Cocktail went to Casa Picasso for their Watermelon Mojito. The award for Best Decorated Booth went to Changes in Lattitudes for their "Mermaid's Kiss" themed booth. The inagural Lobsterfest Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Adolfo Ayuso for his contributions to the development of San Pedro through his involvement in the fishing and tourism industries. Sterling Vorus was crowned Lobster King 2007 and young Alyssa Arceo wowed the crowd with her Lobster Dance, on the way to being crowned Lobster Queen 2007.

Special Thanks to all involved in making this event such a success (please see below) and click on any of the photo's below to see the Lobsterfest 2007 photo gallery ».

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Lobsterfest 2007 deemed huge success

special thanks go out to all involved

Thanks to all who helped and made contributions to make the San Pedro Lobster Festival one of the best events of the year. Thanks to Ecologic Divers, Portofino, Seaduced by Belize, Cholo's, Tropic Air, Ambergris Today, San Pedro Sun, Banana Beach, Pedro's Inn, Fido's, Blue Tang, Atlantic Bank, Alliance Bank, Belize Bank, Sunrise Realty, Pelican Properties, Ambergriscaye.com, San Pedro Police Department and the largest contributor Magnum Belize.

A 'Thank You' to all those who set up booths at the block party: Changes in Lattitudes, Casa Picasso, Pedro's, Coconet Internet, Tabu, Sylvia's Kitchen, Big Daddy's, Atlantic Bank, Fido's, San Pedro Library, Bowen and Bowen and KSV Playland.

A special thanks to the Town Board and in particular Miss Verde. Finally a big Thank You to Rebecca Arceo, without her help the block party would still be in the beginning stage. She pulled all the strings and made sure that everyone from participants, to competitors, to guests had a wonderful time. Further thanks is due to Tazmara Gowans (Barefoot Books), Pamela Zetina and Keira Forman for helping in arranging the booths Saturday afternoon.

Keep your eyes open and ears peeled for our next event, already in the planning process. Thank you San Pedro! - Elito Arceo, SPBA Chairman.

Click on the photo's below to see the San Pedro Lobsterfest 2007 photo gallery »

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Lobsterfest 2007 Events

a listing of everything that went on at the first annual Lobsterfest.

Thursday June 14th
Welcome to Lobsterfest "Meat and Greet" at El Divino Restaurant / Banana Beach Resort, featuring the famed Brazilian Rotisserie and music by 'The Fat Cats"

Friday June 15th
Fido's Lobster Contest: Cook You Own Catch. Beach Volleyball Competition and Music by The Fat Cats

Saturday June 16th
Front Street - BLOCK PARTY from Caliente's to Fido's. Booths lining the streets. Music by The Fat Cats in Central Park. Lobster King and Queen Competition. Lifetime Achievement Award. Cocktail Competition. Best Decorated Tent Competition. Best Lobster Dish Competition. DJ Brione

Sunday June 17th
Portofino Resort Afternoon Beach BBQ. Pedro's Inn All You Can Eat Lobster Pizza Night

Monday June 18th
Portofino Resort Lobsterfest Lobster Feast

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