The highly self-confident press release announcing the revamped Dive 'n' Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival boasts this “all new” event, which will “appeal to the whole family” with “family, food, fun and sun,” including live bands “Too Rude,” the “Couchois Brothers,” “Player” and the “John Brown Band.” And “kids will delight in their own children's area, featuring a Jim Gamble puppet show, pirate-ship bounce house, kids arts & crafts, book readings and the Wyland Mobile Learning Center. Professional wakeboarding demonstrations and fashion shows spotlighting all the latest Body Glove and Dive 'N' Surf fashions.” Lobster meals, too, of course.

Fri., Sept. 26, 5-11 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 27, 12-11 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 28, 12-9 p.m., 2008

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