The 16th Annual 2012 Original Lobster Festival was held this past weekend under the beautiful sunshine at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. Thousands of festival goers enjoyed fresh 1 and 2 lb. live Maine lobsters steamed in the World's Largest Cooker. There were 2 stages, a children's area and dance floor. A. J. Gibbs, Bonnie Musique Zydeco and Aquarius were a few of the live performances. All photos by Susan Slade Sanchez.