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LA WATERFRONT
EVENTS

From a new battleship museum and craft marketplace, to concerts, festivals and movies, the LA Waterfront offers a variety of year-round events to entertain families and people of all ages. New events are frequently added to the calendar below, so check back often to see what's going on.

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Thursday, September 3

Free Preview at Peoples Place

The San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts has 2 free previews before the festival weekend in September. Each features four companies out of 21 selected for the final curated festival. For more information contact Louise Reichlin, Director of Dance for the festival: louisehr@LAChoreographersAndDancers.org.
www.triartSP.com

9/3/15 @ 8 PM PEOPLES PLACE
365 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Contact Jan Kain: 310-547-2348

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ LA Choreographers & Dancers
People's Place/ Jan Kain
Strickly Addikcted Dance Theater
Rebecca Green Moves

Saturday, September 5

Light at the Lighthouse Music Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event is a FREE concert by talented national and local performers, with Christian activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy a day of music and fun, food, fellowship, and prayer.

Point Fermin Park
807 W Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA. 90731
For more information visit http://lightatthelighthouse.org/LATL/home.html

Saturday, September 5

Native Garden Workday/Beach Cleanup

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join CMA Educators in helping keep our Coastal Park eco-friendly and clean. Choose between helping to maintain our Native Garden and Salt Marsh areas (while learning about the importance of their plant and animal inhabitants) or cleaning marine debris off Cabrillo Beach. Groups wishing to participate are asked to call during business hours Monday through Friday at 310-548-7562. Meet at the steps in front of the John M. Olguin Auditorium. For more information visit http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/

Monday, September 7

Conquer The Bridge

The 7th annual 5.3 mile run/walk over the Vincent Thomas Bridge

Register online at: www.active.com
Check us out on Facebook!: Conquer The Bridge
Visit our website at: www.conquerthebridge.com

Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13

Red Bull Global Rallycross

For the second year in a row Red Bull Global Rally Cross makes its way to the Port of Los Angeles! Global Rally Cross is a new form of motorsport that features wheel to wheel racing in fast paced heats. This event offers the most exciting and fastest racing in motorsports. It is sure to impress fans of all ages! For more information visit http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/events/

Sunday, September 13

Salt Marsh Open HOuse

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visit Cabrillo Beach’s own wetland habitat, Salinas de San Pedro, and discover the plants and animals that call it home! Using binoculars, magnifying glasses and other tools, CMA Educators and volunteers will help you observe and explore this habitat. Or simply sit back, watch the tide change and listen to the birds and other wildlife.
Fee: Free and open to all ages

Saturday, September 19

Coastweeks: Coastal Cleanup Day

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can make a difference! Adopt Cabrillo Beach and our Coastal Park by joining our Coastal Cleanup from 9am to 12noon. Spend a morning with CMA staff and other volunteers working together to improve our environment. Afterwards take some time and wander through the Aquarium to get a closer look at the animals and habitats you helped. Waivers are required – please see our website to download the waiver: www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org Groups are requested to call ahead: 310-548-7562.

Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20

San Pedro Festival of the Arts

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ports O′ Call Village, San Pedro
A FREE festival dedicated to the arts, showcasing dance, music, and crafts, San Pedro Festival of the Arts aims to bring art to people of all ages and showcase the beauty of San Pedro as a haven of the arts.
If you are an artist, you are invited to display your artwork for free at the annual festival, or if you would like to sell it, purchase a booth for $50. Forms for exhibitors and volunteers can be found at www.TriArtSP.com or for more information contact (213) 385-1171.
YouTube dance video of past fetival: http://youtu.be/wMJl5D1zdNQ

Sunday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 22 to Saturday, September 26

Sea Otter Awareness Week

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by CMA during Sea Otter Awareness Week and learn more about this amazing marine mammal. Learn about their important role in California’s kelp forest ecosystem, the animals they eat and other fascinating sea otter facts! Also, take time to visit CMA’s library and peruse sea otter books and videos.

Friday, September 25

Coastal Park Naturalist Application Deadline

Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5 4 - 6pm
Volunteers are trained to provide interpretation and monitoring of the Cabrillo fishing pier, Salinas de San Pedro salt marsh, Cabrillo Beach Tidepools and other Cabrillo Beach habitats Pre-registration is required to meet minimum class size of 13 students. Space is limited to 25 individuals. Please call 310-548-7562 for information and registration. Applications must be received by September 25.
Sorry, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Fee: $30 materials fee.

Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

“Come for feast, stay for the fun” is the motto for the world’s largest lobster festival, featuring family entertainment, live music, and of course, fresh Maine lobster. In addition to lobster, the festival offers a variety of culinary delights from vendors and food trucks, with seafood, sausages, barbecue, tacos, rice bowls, and vegetarian options. A wide range of beverages and desserts are not to be missed.
Ports O’ Call Village, 600 Sampson Way, San Pedro
For more information, visit lobsterfest.com.

Saturday, September 26

Wilmington Family Fiesta

Noon to 5 p.m. 
Wilmington Family Fiesta in the Park!
Banning Park
415 East M Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

Sunday, September 27

Public Tidepool Walk

Join us as CMA Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools. Before the walk attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then join the naturalist-led hike to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: Free. Reservations required for groups; please call 310-548-7562.

Tuesday, Spetember 29

American Cetacean Society Lecture

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles Chapter offers free monthly lectures in the John M. Olguin Auditorium on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) through May. For information and scheduled speakers, visit: www.acs-la.org

Wednesday, September 30 and October 7, 14, 21

SEA Club (grades 3-6)

 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons you can join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Activities include observing animal behavior; examining rocky shore animals at the tidepools; exploring the wonders of mud at the salt marsh; getting up-close with microscopes. No walk-ins please, registration is required; call 310-548-7562. Deadline to register is one week before the class begins.
Fee: $30 ($27 FRIENDS members) for the series and includes a SEA Club T-shirt.

Friday, October 2

AltaSea/CMA Discovery Lecture Series

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CMA is collaborating with our new “neighbor,” the world-class urban marine research and innovation center, AltaSea. The 35-acre campus at the Port of Los Angeles will be dedicated to uniting global marine research, education, business, government philanthropy and community. We will be continuing with our Discovery Lecture Series 2015 in the Aquarium’s John M. Olguin Auditorium. October 2: Dr. Danielle Zacherl, California State University, Fullerton. If We Make Their Bed, They Will Lie In It: Restoration of Native Olympia Oysters in Southern California.

Saturday, October 3

Native Garden Workday/Beach Cleanup

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators in helping keep our Coastal Park eco-friendly and clean. Choose between helping to maintain our Native Garden and Salt Marsh areas (while learning about the importance of their plant and animal inhabitants) or cleaning marine debris off Cabrillo Beach. Groups wishing to participate are asked to call during business hours Monday through Friday at 310-548-7562. Meet at the steps in front of the John M. Olguin Auditorium.
Fee: Free and open to all ages

Tuesday, October 7

Cabrillo Whalewatch Training Begins

Tuesdays, October 2015 through March 2016 7 p.m. to 9pm
Volunteers (college age and up) are trained as naturalists to narrate whale watching trips on boats that depart from local landings January through March observing gray whales, dolphins, sea lions and birds. Naturalists may also give presentations in school classrooms. Meet in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Training begins on Tuesday, October 6; the last day to join the program is October 20. No reservations required. For more information, call 310-548-7562.

Friday, October 9

San Pedro International Film Festival

Showcasing the best of the festival circuit, the 4th Annual SPIFFest will take place October 9-11, 2015 at the Warner Grand and other locations. Please check the website for more details. www.SPIFFest.org

Sunday, October 19

AUTUMN SEA FAIR

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of the sea with fun-in-the sun games and hometown spirit! It's a day filled with music, games, contests, fun activities, exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts and videos. Enter our sand sculpture contest. Hunt for buried pirate treasure. Create your own ocean creature costume from materials we provide! Pack a picnic or purchase food. For further information, call 310-548-7562. Fee: Free

Saturday, October 10

World Water Monitoring Challenge

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Are you ready for the World Water Monitoring Challenge? Join us as we take part in this effort to teach the importance of our most precious resource – water. Learn what you, your family and friends can do to conserve water and prevent water pollution. Take actual samples and test them to learn more about the health of our salt marsh. No experience is necessary. Open to all ages.

Saturday, October 10

Salt Marsh Open House

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Visit Cabrillo Beach’s own wetland habitat, Salinas de San Pedro, and discover the plants and animals that call it home! Using binoculars, magnifying glasses and other tools, CMA Educators and volunteers will help you observe and explore this habitat. Or simply sit back, watch the tide change and listen to the birds and other wildlife.
Fee: Free and open to all ages

Sunday, October 11

Sustainable Seafood Expo

12 to 5 p.m. Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
Learn how your fish should be caught and how you can lessen the impact on marine environment!
Seafood Samples, Chef Demonstrations, and Educational Displays.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org or call (310) 548-7562.

Saturday, October 24

Happy Harbor Halloween at the Port of Los Angeles

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free event with a pumpkin patch, costume parade, games, candy, and more!
Two locations:
Downtown Harbor, 504 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1004 W. C Street, Wilmington

Saturday, October 24

CMA's SEA FAIR

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The best family Halloween party around is back and only at CMA! Sea Scare is washing ashore with lots of thrills and chills. Sea Scare brings back all your favorite attractions like Trick‐or‐Treat Trail, Seaside
Boardwalk, the Sea Scare Party Zone, and Skull Alley. We also have some exciting Tricks and Treats to celebrate Sea Scare’s 10th Anniversary and the Aquarium’s 80th Anniversary. Plus, Aquarium Members get a special Early Entry into the event at 6pm. So come in costume and join in on the masquerade of ghosts and goblins, it’s sure to be a frightfully good time for the whole family!
Event Tickets: Save Money & Time, Buy Online. Event will sell out.
Members are Free with Valid Aquarium Membership, reservations recommended.
Pre‐Sale: $5 Adults, $1 Children At the Gate: $7 Adults, $3 Children

Sunday, October 25

Weekend Tidepool Walk

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join us as CMA Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools. Before the walk attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then join the naturalist-led hike to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: Free. Reservations required for groups; please call 310-548-7562.

Tuesday, October 27

American Cetacean Society Lecture

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles Chapter offers free monthly lectures in the John M. Olguin Auditorium on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) through May. For information and scheduled speakers, visit: www.acs-la.org

Wednesday, October 28 and November 4, 11, 18

Little Squirts (age 2 -4)

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons you can join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on marine science adventures. Activities include observing animal behavior; examining rocky shore animals at the tidepools; exploring the wonders of mud at the salt marsh; getting up-close with microscopes. Little Squirts is offered for 2-4 year olds participating with parent(s). (Little Squirts class size is limited to 10 students)
No walk-ins please, registration is required; call 310-548-7562. Deadline to register is one week before the class begins.
Fee: $30 ($27 FRIENDS members) for the series and includes a SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance available.

Sunday, November 1

San Pedro Dia de Los Muertos Festival

3-9 p.m. 6th Street, between Mesa & Centre Streets in San Pedro. Join us in celebrating San Pedro's Dia de Los Muertos Festival presented by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District! Historic Downtown San Pedro will be the place to celebrate Dia de los Muertos as the streets come alive with art, culture, delicious cuisine and live entertainment.

http://www.spdayofthedead.com

Friday, December 4

Holidays by the Sea

Free holiday concert at Downtown Harbor featuring local artists.

Saturday, December 5

Holiday Harbor Afloat parade

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Wilmington and San Pedro
Check back for more information soon!

First Thursday of every month (recurring event)

1ST THURSDAY ARTWALK IN SAN PEDRO'S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 6th and Mesa Streets, Downtown San Pedro. This monthly event draws crowds to historic downtown San Pedro's eclectic art galleries, shops and eateries. Live music abounds and gourmet food trucks augment the great selection of restaurants around the LA Waterfront. Some restaurants offer 1st Thursday Night Specials. Whether you indulge in the nosh or just want to walk around, it's a great place to people-watch and experience the growing art scene in San Pedro. For more information, visit www.1stthursday.com.

Every Thursday of every month (recurring event)

Heart of the Harbor Local Harvest Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located on L Street between Avalon Blvd & Marine Ave in Wilmington. This home town style Farmers Market has a variety of farm fresh certified California grown fruits, vegetables, assorted plants and flowers. Along with fresh cooked fare vendors, this market has a wide variety of gourmet specialty foods. Arts, crafts and jewelry from local area artists can also be found and purchased here. Musicians from the surrounding communities will entertain you while you shop, eat, or just leisurely stroll through. For more information visit localharvestfarmersmarkets.com.