International Lobster Festivals, Inc. is the only company in California who specializes in producing lobster-themed events. We began producing Lobster Festivals in 1995 for the City of Redondo Beach, and since 1999 for the Port of Los Angeles. Our Lobster Festivals all have these things in common: They bring communities together, generate civic pride, create opportunities for community groups to earn funds, and serve up heaping portions of good food and great family fun. As we say at the Lobster Festival, “Come for the feast, stay for the fun.”
That’s all we do, we do it full time, and no one has more experience or does it better. From massive 40,000+ guest festivals like the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival or smaller more intimate lobster-themed culinary events, no other company has the specialized knowledge, a more qualified team, the financial firepower to purchase literally tons of live lobsters, and the investment in specialized cooking equipment than International Lobster Festivals, Inc.
International Lobster Festivals Inc.(SBE, DVBE) and is based in San Pedro, California since 1999. ILFI’s staff of specialists offer a turnkey event production package that includes public relations professionals who create the buzz — both paid and earned — and through an exclusive arrangement with San Pedro Fish Markets a team who prepares and serves the lobster meals; a street team with half a decade experience promoting Lobster Festivals; a staff who manages the construction of the event site; experts who manage the traffic and parking, and a dedicated “green team” who manages waste, recycling and other environmental efforts including the use of biodiesel to generate our power, drive our vehicles, and heat the lobster cooker.
And this is where we differ from other production companies, it is what we call our Circle of Responsibility: We serve only American-caught Maine lobsters from a well managed sustainable fishery, humanely chill and maintain the live lobsters in a hibernation state and use only bio-diesel made from recycled cooking oil to heat our cooker. Even the condensed steam from our cooker is collected and properly disposed of.
It is no wonder then that our Lobster Festivals have been awarded honors like The Greatest Event on Earth from festivals.com, or nominated by the California Department of Tourism in 2004 for the Top 100 events in North America recognition from Destinations Magazine. Of course we are saving the best for last, earning four Guinness World Records since 2009.
We’d love to talk to you about how we can work together to bring a Lobster Festival to your area.