Bugfest by the Sea


07/26/2022 - 07/30/2022    
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Plunge Beach Resort
4660 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, 33308

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Local divers and fans of lobster will enjoy a series of events in and around Lauderdale by the Sea to celebrate the kickoff of lobster mini-season which officially begins after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, July 27th and ends 48 hours later at midnight, Thursday, July 28th, 2022. The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea celebrates Florida’s two-day lobster mini-season with several days of related events, including seminars, a lobster cook-off, free concert and a pier cleanup.

You can find the latest lobster mini-season regulations at Florida Fish and Wildlife.

Scuba4Good Music Festival

This year’s event features a free concert by classic rock cover band, Weedline, on Friday, July 29  hosted by Scuba4Good, whose mission it is to make adaptive diving more accessible for any adult, child or veteran with a disability.  This is a free family-friendly music festival supported by sponsors. Festival attendees are encouraged to support the cause by making donations, buying t-shirts and purchasing raffle tickets.  This year’s music festival will be held on the beach behind the Plunge Beach Resort in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. There will be food and drinks available for purchase from the Backflip Bar and festival attendees are invited to brings beach chairs and blankets to sit on.

Lobster Cookoff + Diver Awards on Wednesday

Five local chefs will be putting their skills to the test to impress the judges with their best lobster dish.
Diver awards party to follow with live music, great friends, and lots of amazing prizes.
You do not have to be registered for Bugfest to attend this event.
More info at Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/461947745362310

BugFest 2022 Event Highlights

Tuesday, July 26
5:30pm Lobster Hunt Seminar
6:30 -9pm Diver Kick Off Party

Wednesday, July 27
5:3opm Lobster Cookoff
7:00pm Diver Awards Party

Friday, July 29
6:00 – 9pm Scuba4Good concert featuring The Weedline Band at Plunge Beach Resort

Saturday, July 30
8:00pm Anglin’s Pier Cleanup (RSVP Only)


In addition to great Reef Safe suncare products, participating divers can win $30,000 in cash and dive gear prizes and trips.

To participate in the Great Florida Bug Hunt, you must register online before 6 PM July 26.
Need help? Walk into Gold Coast Scuba and Force-E Scuba Centers for more info.

Or you may register BEFORE boarding dive boats at South Florida Diving Headquarters (Pompano @ Sands Harbor Marina & Boynton) and Dixie Divers (Deerfield Beach).

All registered divers receive a BugFest Goody Bag which includes 1 raffle ticket to automatically have a chance to win great prizes at the Diver Awards Party Wednesday (must be present to win, while supplies last).  Then, registered divers receive a raffle ticket for each lobster (up to 12) they catch and are weighed on Wednesday.

The contest fee is $30.

More Information

Details and registration available online at: www.discoverlbts.com/bugfest/

Event updates and discussion can be found at: www.facebook.com/pg/BugfestByTheSea/