El Paso Original Lobster Festival

April 26-28, 2019

Friday 5-11PM | Sat. 12NOON-11PM | Sun. 12-10PM

Times are subject to change without notice. Children under 8 are FREE (food drinks, carnival rides and games not included).
FREE General Admission with valid United States active military/veteran ID. Check-in at Will Call. Does not include food, drinks or carnival rides and games.


Welcome to the official website of the the El Paso Original Lobster Festival.

The 2019 El Paso Original Lobster Festival will be held April 26-28, at Ascarate Park located in the heart of El Paso, Texas.

The El Paso Original Lobster Festival provides Fresh Live Maine Lobster, prepared to mouth-watering perfection in the World’s Largest Cooker. You can also dance away the calories to a variety of popular artists throughout the day on the dance floor, enjoy tasty eats in the food court, take a Free Souvenir E-Photo, check out the Arts & Crafts booths, sip on adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks — infamous Signature drink "Screaming Lobster" and Margaritas), and catch a freakshow that tests the limits of the human body, that’s known for wild, cringe-worthy stunts. There is something for everyone, including kids, Magic Show (as seen on America's Got Talent), Face Painting, Inflatable Bounces, Laser Tag and Gaming Truck. Plus we will have a third stage with electronic music, a cross-section of genres with lighting FX effects all day and night.


Boogie Star

High energy 70's theme band playing all of your favorite Disco and Funk dance hits of the era in full costume and choreography. Bring your bell bottoms and platform shoes and Get Down Tonight! PLAYING FRIDAY.

REMJ - Michael Jackson Tour Show

RemJ’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. PLAYING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Shotgun Jefferson
Dance for your Freedom Official Video

A Southern California based Country Rock band, well known for their energetic “Rock Show” performances. PLAYING SATURDAY.

Magic of Rafael & Katia

As seen on "America’s Got Talent" and the Magic Castle. A Family Magic & Illusion Show that has amazing magic, audience participation and side splitting humor. PLAYING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ON SECOND STAGE.


What is Best? Steamed or Boiled Lobster

We serve up the most delicious lobster by steaming (not boiling) Fresh Live Maine Lobster in the world’s largest cooker which steams 1000 pounds of lobster at a time to mouth-watering perfection.

There is no better way to enjoy lobster than to steam it. Here’s why: steaming is a more gentle process of cooking the meat and it preserves more flavor and tenderness than washing it away if you boil it. For true lobster lovers, steaming is the way to go. It is the only way to bring out that flavorful sweetness that is so heavingly delicious.
Carnival Rides and Games

Carnival Rides
and Games

Carnival Rides are CANCELLED due to unforeseen issues with visas for specialty workers, however we are going to have an Interactive Area that includes Laser Tag, Gaming Truck and more.


A.J. Gibbs - Mr. 1 Man Show


You are guaranteed to have fun. You will learn the basics and how to add freestyle moves to your dancing style.

Auzzy Blood Vegas Freakshow Stunts that will leave you in shock.

Auzzy Blood Vegas Freakshow Stunts that will leave you in shock.

On the Second Stage. Included in general admission.

Pushes the boundaries in just about any way possible, doing things with the human body most would think as unbearably painful, and IMPOSSIBLE. Looks fear in the face as he performs the impossible and insane - leaving your jaw dropped, questioning everything!!

Performs three shows a night.

FREE Souvenir E-Photo

FREE Souvenir E-Photo included with General Admission. We have quite the array of props from hats, leis, lobster claws, funny sunglasses, and it keeps going… When in the photo cabana, just hang loose and have fun. On a first-come, first-served basis.

Capture the moment adorning fun props in front of a themed backdrop. Share your souvenir ePhotos with family and friends.

World's Largest Lobster Cooker

The Original Lobster Festival prepares fresh, live Maine lobsters in the world’s largest cooker, which steams up to a thousand pounds of lobster at a time—so there’s plenty to go around!

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U.S. Active Military Personnel and Veterans FREE ADMISSION

Receive FREE General Admission with valid United States active military/veteran ID. Check-in at Will Call (at Main Gate Entrance). Does not include food, drinks laser tag and gaming truck. TO GUARANTEE A LOBSTER FEAST, PLEASE PURCHASE A LA CARTE LOBSTER MEAL ON THE TICKETS PAGE!

International Food Court

There'll be a food court serving up all kinds of tasty eats, including non-seafood related items: BBQ, Mexican, American, Chinese, and other international foods and desserts, adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks— infamous Signature drink "Screaming Lobster" and Margaritas) and of course, LOBSTER. Lots and lots of Fresh Live Maine Lobster steamed in the World's Largest Cooker.

Activities For All Ages

Live entertainment and activities for all ages. From live music, dance floor and lessons, free souvenir e-photo, laser tag, gaming truck, magic show, freakshow, arts and crafts booths, inflatable bounces, face painting and more for you to explore at the scenic Ascarate Park — our guests are guaranteed to have a good time.



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