Location: Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, CA
REDONDO BEACH, CA--One of the top events of the year in Redondo Beach is the Lobster Festival, sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. Held each year in the fall when the Maine lobster is flown in fresh just 10 minutes away from Redondo Beach at LAX, the Lobster Festival is all about eating.
In addition to fresh, steamed lobster, visitors to the festival that spans an entire weekend can eat at a variety of booths serving cobblers, corn, BBQ, Chinese and just about anything else. You won't go hungry if you bring your money.
An admission fee allows you to enter the festival without purchasing lobster meals so you can enjoy the live music, shows, entertainment, vendors, and seaside location overlooking the Redondo Beach Harbor.
In past events we've see swimsuit fashion shoes, extreme water sports shows in the lagoon, and lots of great bands.
One of the fun events include a mechanical bull ride which has been featured under a big shaded tent, so guests could try their hand and ridin' em, complete with cowboy hat.
Most people wear lobster hats, however, at an event that usually has a lobster souvenir vendor selling lobster forks, lobster hats, lobster shirts, and all the lobster items you could possibly want--even lobster stuffed animals for the kids.
Just in case you don't know, there's an entire Southern California lobster culture that attends not one but three lobster festivals annually. All are held in Los Angeles County's South Bay - to Long Beach area. The lobster festivals are in Redondo Beach, San Pedro and Long Beach Lobster Festival
Invitation to see Redondo Beach from Chamber of Commerce President Marna Smeltzer