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Clawing at the remnants of summer? Don’t get crabby – or do get crabby! Grab these LivingSocial deals on seafood festivals around the country, and relish the last few weeks of the season in sizzling, savory style.

Californians can show some lobster love at the Long Beach Original Lobster Festival from September 11-13. Celebrate the end of summer with fresh lobster served hundreds of different ways, and keep the family entertained at the live sports tent, the children’s area, or at one of many live concerts, from decades dance parties to zydeco.

If oysters curb your seafood craving, head east to the Shuckeroo Beer & Oyster Fest on September 12 held at the Fairgrounds in Washington, DC, near Nationals Park. Enjoy over a dozen varieties of local oysters, and wash them down with unlimited samples of more than 60 beers during a three-hour tasting. Upgrade to a VIP ticket and savor an extra hour of beer tasting, 12 complimentary oyster-tasting tickets, and early admission to the event. A portion of the proceeds from oyster tastings will benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

Baltimore natives will love this deal on a Charm City favorite. Venture to Canton Waterfront Park for the second annual Baltimore Seafood Festival on September 19, featuring fresh shrimp, oysters, and, of course, Maryland blue crabs from local vendors and restaurants. Learn to serve up seafood like a pro with a cooking demo, or treat your kids to face painting and games in the family area. Remember the end-of-summer celebration with a complimentary souvenir glass and swag bag.

Party like a rock star at the Governors Island Seafood & Music Beach Party on August 22 as you chow down on a seafood platter of clams, calamari, and lobster rolls.  Cruise over on a ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, and kick back to tunes from bands like Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, Top Shotta, and Gary Nesta at the Governors Club, one of New York City’s only waterfront clubs, featuring a sandy beach and boardwalk to set the mood.

Or if you’re looking to throw a seafood-themed fête of your own, LivingSocial has the best deals on the juiciest Maine lobster and crab available for delivery from coast to coast.