• July 25, 2017 to July 30, 2017 - Recurring daily
  • Admission: $20 Per mini-season diver, many events FREE
  • 4504 North Ocean Drive
    Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308
  • 954-640-4209
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The biggest and most popular lobster mini-season event in Florida, attracting hundreds of divers for the Great Florida Bug Hunt.

BugFest this year includes:

- The Great Florida Bug Hunt (July 26 & 27), where you can win prizes even if you don't catch any bugs!

- Lobster Mini-Season kickoff party (Tuesday, July 25) at Plunge, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s newest beachfront hotel.

- BugFest Awards Party and chef contest (Thursday, July 27) hosted by Billy and Mitch from ScubaNation TV.

- Underwater pier and beach clean-up (Saturday, July 29) followed by a beachfront barbecue.

- Free music concert (Saturday, July 29) to benefit Diveheart, a non-profit which helps veterans, adults and children with disabilities build confidence, independence and self-esteem through scuba diving.