The Great American Lobster Festival 2018| Detroit, Michigan

The Midwest’s largest lobster and seafood festival landed in Detroit, Michigan today. The Great American Lobster Festival kicked off their 3 day festival in a most delicious way. I was excited to be in attendance to take part in the Lobster Meal Experience. And oh what a delicious experience it was.

The Lobster Meal Experience

The festival was presented by Lobster Gram, who flew in live lobster from the cold waters of the East Coast. This lobster was AMAZING! It tasted so sweet and fresh. I enjoyed the whole lobster and lobster roll meal options. Yes, I’m greedy! Each came with potatoes and a piece of corn. So TASTY!

About to smash this lobster!

In addition to the Lobster Meal options, guests of the festival could also enjoyed lobster creations from several vendors. We’re talking Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster Fries, and Lobster Tacos! While noshing on your lobster be sure to stop and enjoy the live music line-up. This is even is family friendly so bring the kids! Did I mention that the Great American Lobster Festival is free to attend? Yes! Admission is free! You do have to options of purchasing The Lobster Meal Experience, which I highly recommend, or you can purchase food tickets to get food from any of the amazing vendors.

Loaded Lobster Fries!

If you are a big fan of lobster, definitely make your way to Detroit this weekend to get a taste!

For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.americanlobsterfest.com.

*Big thanks to The Great American Lobster Festival for inviting me as your guest. I had an amazing time!

The Great American Lobster Fest is Heading to Detroit, Michigan – September 14–16, 2018

The Great American Lobster Fest, the Midwest’s largest Lobster and Seafood Festival, is coming to Detroit’s iconic Hart Plaza for the first time this September 14, 15 and 16 from noon to 10 p.m.

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The three-day seafood celebration will feature lobster flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast courtesy of Lobster Gram, family-friendly games and activities, unique arts/craft shopping, cold beverages and more. There will also be plenty of non-seafood items available to please any palette. Other festivities include a rocking live music line-up with more than 14 bands and musical acts throughout the weekend. Headliner performances announced for each evening are Ben Sharkey on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.; the Killer Flamingos on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. and Thornetta Davis on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Proceeds raised at this family community event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. This event is free to attend with a $5 suggested gate donation. Tickets start at $29 for the Lobster Meal Experience and go up to $79 for the VIP Experience now through August 15. Prices will go up to $34 and $89 respectively on August 16.

For more information visit www.americanlobsterfest.com.

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About The Great American Lobster Fest:

The Great American Lobster Fest is the Midwest’s largest Lobster and Seafood festival. Originating in Chicago, Illinois, it has hit the road this year to celebrate its 5th Anniversary and is now featured in 3 Midwest cities; Omaha, Nebraska (past, June 29 & 30, July 1), Chicago, Illinois (Labor Day Weekend) and Detroit, Michigan (September 14, 15, & 16). The fest features live music, live lobster and libations all weekend long from noon – 10 p.m. Tickets range from free (general admission) to special VIP Experience packages. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or pre-ordering lobster meal tickets, visit http://www.americanlobsterfest.com.

How to Spend 8 Hours in Detroit with a Kid

Today was truly a good day with my daughter. We really didn’t have a plan today but we definitely made the most out of our day. Earlier this week I registered us for Youth Day as part of the Detroit Art Festival. Thank goodness for phone notifications and email reminders, otherwise I would have totally forgotten. It was a beautiful Saturday so we thought it was the perfect day for a road trip. 
10:00AM

Michigan Science Center

Michigan Science Center – 5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202

This place is pretty awesome! My daughter and I, both enjoyed exploring the many fields of STEM in the Michigan Science Center. Children and adults alike will enjoy an array of interactive stations to stimulate the mind. 

12:00PM

Pie Sci


With the help of my trusty Yelp App I was able to find a very cool pizza shop a couple blocks from the Michigan Science Center. Pie Sci has an amazing selection of pizza. With four basic pizzas: Meatlovers, Veggie D, Margherita, and BLT. Seasonally they offer 8 additional pizzas. I was able to catch the summer menu before they changed over to their fall menu. 

Pie Sci – 5163 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

I ordered the This ICP (Insane Cauliflower Pizza) with the strong suggestion of the nice employee. Details: red sauce with oven roasted cauliflower, feta, red onion, jalapeño, mozzarella, balsamic graze drizzle. I made it a large Detroit-style pizza. Soooooo good! This pizza is definitely worth the trip to Detroit. 

2:00PM

Dilla Delights 


Take little bit of sweet and a whole lot of Hip Hop and find yourself at Dilla’s Delights. Named in memory of Detroit native, J Dilla who left his mark in the music industry, collaborating with artist such as The Roots, Common, and Erykah Badu. Dilla Day is celebrated every year in his honor. 

Dilla’s Delights – 242 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226

Dilla’s Delights is located in the same building J Dilla once lived, offering a nice selection of organic and vegan donuts. 

3:00PM
Eastern Market

Eastern Market – 2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Next on our day of adventure was the Eastern Market, one of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the United States. Here in the heart of Detroit, you’ll find the farm fresh produce, small business products, and many other discoveries. This place is huge so you may want to get there earlier to enjoy it all. 

4:00PM

Murals in the Market


In the same neighborhood of the Eastern Market you’ll find many amazing works of art. Walk up and down the streets to view and take pictures of many colorful murals. 


5:00PM
Germack Coffee Roasting Co.

Germack Roasting Co. – 2517 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Stop at the local coffeeshop for hot cocoa and a latte. Parents, it’s been a long day, you’re going to need it! 
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