2nd Annual Lauderdale by the Sea BUGFEST


bugThe Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s second annual BugFest-By-The-Sea features events for divers and lobster lovers! In addition to lobster hunting contests, an underwater photo contest, beach diving clinics, a lobster hunting seminar and a wreck dive on the SS Copenhagen, BugFest will hold a Friday night beachfront lobster cookout and Master Lobster Chef Cooking competition on the second day of Florida’s lobster mini-season. Divers can win hundreds in cash and prizes. For more info, call 954-640-4209.

This was crazy fun last year and as I will be in Michigan for the next 7 weeks for art shows(look for the dives I am going to do there)  I come back this week just in time for Bugfest!

As always, hit up Gold Coast Scuba for sign up.  The $20 is worth the Tshirt, hat and other freebies given out.  Tell Steve and Brian I sent you.

Some new rules changes.  Broward, Palm Beach or Miami Dade county caught lobsters only. 

Divers can win hundreds in cash and prizes, including $500 for the biggest lobster caught on a beach dive off Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.  YEAHHH they listened!!!

For more information, call 954-640-4209 or go to Bugfest-by-the-Sea

Anyway…I have talked with Santa Barbara and they will honor a 10% discount.  I will chat with her further to see if we can do a full hotel book.

Bugfest Events

  • Free Beach Diving Clinics!
  • Lobster Hunting Seminar!
  • ‘Full Face Mask’ Demonstration!
  • Florida Mini-Season Kickoff Party!
  • Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest!
  • Beachfront Lobster Cookout! Live Calypso Music!
  • Master Lobster Chef Cooking Competition!
  • Free Photograph & Video Contests!
  • SS Copenhagen Beach Dive!
  • Fish ID & Biorock Reef Presentations!

Sunday, July 21

Free Beach Diving Clinic

Sunday, July 21, 2013 / 8AM & 1PM

On the beach at the Datura Avenue Beach Portal.

Monday, July 22

BUG HUNTING SEMINAR
 WITH JIM ‘CHIEFY’ MATHIE

July 22, 2013 at 7:00pm

Jarvis Hall, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla.

Tuesday, July 23

Free Beach Diving Clinic

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00am

Datura Avenue Beach Portal

To sign-up, call 954-566-6344.

10:00AM

Kick Off Your Fins Florida Mini-Season Kickoff Party

Tuesday, July 23 at 7-10PM

Kick Off Your Fins Florida Mini-Season Kickoff Party Music! Beer! Free admission! El Prado Park (on the beach across from Town Hall)

Scuba School ‘Full Face Mask’ Demonstration

Tuesday, July 23, at 10:00am

(Try it out yourself for free in the water!)

10AM, Datura Avenue Beach Portal

Wednesday, July 24

Great Florida Bug Hunt Contest

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00am

Contest starts 12:01AM July 24 and ends 4PM July 25.
To sign-up, call 954-616-5909.

Great Florida Bug Hunt Weigh-In Checkpoint

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 5:00pm

Great Florida Bug Hunt Weigh-In Checkpoint
5-7PM
El Prado Park

The second annual Great Florida Bug Hunt

July 24 & 25, 2013 12:01am

The second annual Great Florida Bug Hunt will be held during Florida’s annual lobster mini-season on July 24 & 25, 2013. You must be a certified scuba diver and over 18 to participate. The deadline to register is midnight on July 23. 
Please see the Official BugFest Contest Rules!

Thursday, July 25

Bugfest Photo & Video Contests

Friday, July 25, 2013

4:30-6PM at
Jarvis Hall

Bugfest-By-The-Sea Master Lobster Chef Competition

Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:00pm

Master Lobster Chef Competition with Lenore Nolan-Ryan
6-8PM El Prado Park

Great Florida Bug Hunt Final Weigh-In Checkpoint

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Great Florida Bug Hunt Final Weigh-In Checkpoint
5-7PM
El Prado Park

Great Florida Bug Hunt Winners Announced

Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 8:00PM

Winers will be announced at 8PM
in El Prado Park.
To sign-up, call 954-566-6344.

The second annual Great Florida Bug Hunt

July 24 & 25, 2013 12:01am

The second annual Great Florida Bug Hunt will be held during Florida’s annual lobster mini-season on July 24 & 25, 2013. You must be a certified scuba diver and over 18 to participate. The deadline to register is midnight on July 23. 
Please see the Official BugFest Contest Rules!

Friday, July 26

Biorock Artificial Reef Presentation

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 6:00pm

Biorock Artificial Reef Presentation 6-7PM Jarvis Hall

BUGFEST BEACHFRONT LOBSTER COOKOUT!

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm at El Prado Park

BugFest Lobster Cookout with live Calypso Music!!

Fish Identification PowerPoint Seminar

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 3:00pm

Fish Identification PowerPoint Seminar 3-4:30PM Jarvis Hall

Saturday, July 27

Copenhagen Beach Dive!

Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 9:00am

BugFest-By-The-Sea 2013 ends with a free beach dive (well, you still need to buy air) on SS Copenhagen, a 19th Century cargo steamer listed on the National Register of Historic Places! The ship was featured on ScubaNation TV in May!

Post-Copenhagen Lunch

Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:00pm

Post-Copenhagen Lunch 1PM Sea Watch Restaurant

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