This week's activities offer a chance to bid adieu to summer and embrace fall, all at once. Kids can begin a lifelong obsession with the taste of lobster at the Redondo Beach Lobster Festival, beginning Friday evening. Oh sure, there will be bands, and carnival games, and stand-up paddle board lessons, but let’s face it: the tasty crustaceans are the stars of this show.
And while the weather is still nice enough for such coastal festivals, the changing of the seasons also brings out a bumper crop of fall activities, with pumpkin patches leading the way. The Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad is among the first to open, while others get underway in the next week or two.
Our 10 picks for the week follow. For more activities, go to our Event Calendar and our monthly GoList. And stay in the know by signing up for our free weekly newsletter.