This Weekend! Redondo Beach Lobster Festival and Oktoberfests in Torrance and El Segundo

Get your lobster bibs and lederhosen ready! This South Bay weekend is all about neighborhood festivals, seafood with claws, and big glasses of German beer. Read on for details.

16th Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

Last year’s Lobster Festival was a hoot and this year’s is likely to be even better! More than just a “crack up”, this event features plenty of music and family friendly entertainment.

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Get your claws off my lobster! Go to the Redondo Beach Lobster Festival and get your own.

Adult Admission (13 & over) is $12 at the gate on Saturday and Sunday. But you can save some cash with Half-price admission on Friday 9/23 and $2 off if you purchase tickets online for Satuday and Sunday. For our men and women in uniform, you get Free admission with military I.D. all weekend.

(On a side note, Friday night is a great night to go and enjoy the entire event in a relaxed setting. Saturday and Sunday get packed and busy!)

There are almost too many options for lobster and steak plates to mention; follow this link to buy tickets for entry and meals. If you’re not eating lobster, other food vendors will be there as well.

If you’re looking for a deal, go for the Surf ‘N Turf Couple’s Package. For $68 you get: two 8 oz. Angus Beef center-cut NY Strip Steaks, & two 4–5 oz. Maine Lobster Tails, two limited edition Lobster Festival t-shirts, and two general admission tickets. Sweet!

  • Redondo Beach Lobster Festival at Seaside Lagoon
    September 23-25: Friday 5 – 11 PM, Satuday Noon – 11 PM, Sunday Noon – 8 PM
    200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (Map)

Oktoberfest at Alpine Village, Torrance

It will be hard to miss this 44th consecutive celebration of “Oktoberfest at Alpine Village, which claims to be the largest and oldest Oktoberfest in Southern California.” The 32,000 square foot tent houses up to 3,000 party people, a Bavarian oompah band, traditional dancers, plenty of German food and gallons upon gallons of beer. Friday and Saturday nights are louder and geared for adults; Sundays are family days with kiddie jumpers, sweet treats and games.  “EVERY day is full of Oom-pah-pah music, contests, sing-a-long, bier prosting and of course the chicken dance.” Admission is $10 per person.

Oktoberfest at Rock & Brews, El Segundo

Not to be outdone by Torrance, El Segundo is bringing Oktoberfest to the North Side of the South Bay.

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Getting into the German Festival spirit at Rock & Brews in El Segundo. (Photo Courtesy of Rock & Brews)

Running Thursday through Sunday from now until October 30, Rock & Brews will be ground zero for a rockin’ Oktoberfest party. Their outdoor beer garden will feature “special-item menus, Munich beers, fun games and a mix of festive oom-pah music and classic rock hits.”

“German-inspired items featured on the menu will include schnitzel, three types of bratwursts and a flakey apple strudel.  The first 50 customers on every Saturday and Sunday (starting at 12noon) will receive $1 liters of Hofbrau beer.  An emcee will be in charge of the entertainment (including the chicken dance!) and will organize beer games such as a stein-holding contest and beer pong tournaments.”

The biggest reason to check out their party? Free admission!

Richmond Street Festival, El Segundo

This is one of my favorite neighborhood festivals in all of the South Bay! Downtown El Segundo is such a quaint place and historic Richmond Street is even more reminiscent of the “good old days” than even Main Street just a couple blocks away.

The Fair will take place in the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Richmond Street and the West 100 and 200 blocks of Grand and Franklin Avenues. There you’ll find booths with arts and crafts, live entertainment, food vendors, a beer garden, and rides for the kiddies.

Follow this link for the flyer and check out their website for more details!

Free Tickets to South Bay Food Fest

There’s still time to try to get free tickets to South Bay Food Fest, coming up on October 15.  Follow this link to find out what you need to do to win!

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