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Events

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

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Saturday, May 26

4th Saturday Presentations at the White Point Nature Preserve, "Alchemy Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls by Jeralyn Glass"

11 a.m. Experience this unique presentation by internationally known musician, professor and sound healing practitioner Jeralyn Glass to experience one of the most sought after sonic tools worldwide to open and ignite your brain waves, resulting in cleansing, clearing and clarity. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. For more information, contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at pvplc.org

Saturday, May 26

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Education Center

Noon–2 p.m. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 561-0917.

Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 15

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

8 p.m.-midnight Watch the silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn! The Aquarium opens at 8pm and an auditorium program begins at 9, followed by guided observation at the beach. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. June and July are open season, when grunion may only be taken by hand and a valid California fishing license must be displayed if you’re 16 years or older. Cabrillo Beach closes at midnight.Fee: $5 adults and $1 seniors, students and children

Saturday, June 9

World Ocean Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

10 a.m.-4 p.m. World Ocean Day 2018 is celebrated all over the world June 8th! Visit Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and celebrate the ocean with us on Saturday the 9th and see how important it is in our lives. Family-oriented activities like arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, animal stories, a close-up look at baby animals grown at the Aquarium and more will make this a special day for everyone. For more information visit the CMA website.

Saturday, June 16

Scout Day at the Port of Los Angeles

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Scout Day at Banning’s Landing is a fun-filled, educational opportunity for Girl Scout (from Brownie to Ambassador) and Boy Scout (from Cub Scout to Boy Scout) troops to tour the Port of Los Angeles on a boat, visit the interactive TransPORTer rolling exhibit and earn a unique Port of Los Angeles patch. To qualify, visiting troops must: visit two field trip locations around the LA Waterfront (locations to be released), obtain verification from the participating facilities and complete and submit a Scouting at the Port of Los Angeles Quiz. First day of activity starts April 2, 2018; all materials must be submitted for review by June 3, 2018. Click here for more information.

Friday, June 29

10th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever!

5-10 p.m. Hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, Cars & Stripes Forever!® is a free community celebration to kick off Independence Day weekend, featuring a classic car show (with more than 100 cars built before 1975), an exotic car display, live bands, food trucks, a beer garden, and grand fireworks finale. To register your car, please click here. To register your motorcycle, please click here. To view the event flier, click here. For more event info, click here.

Wednesday, July 4

69th Annual John Olguin July 4th Spectacular

Noon-10 p.m. Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and hosted by the Cabrillo Beach Boosters, this FREE all day celebration by the shore features music, family activities, a food truck festival, and culminates in a spectacular firework show at 9 p.m. on Cabrillo Beach. Admission is free. The address of Cabrillo Beach is 3800 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro.

Thursday, July 5

Trashmageddon Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Beach

8-10 a.m. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to clean the Trashmageddon after the 4th of July celebration! Same as our Saturday Beach Cleanup. There will be so much trash we need to catch it before it all blows into the ocean waters. Any help is truly appreciated.

Saturday, July 14

Port of Los Angeles Presents a Concert on the Waterfront

6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of free live music at Wilmington Waterfront Park.

Saturday, July 28

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium - Family Sandcastle Day

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pile some sand, add some water, do a little shaping and presto, your very own sandcastle! Bring your little shovel, a bucket and come on down for some sandy fun.

Friday, August 3

LA Waterfront Movie Night

8 p.m.-9:45 p.m. Enjoy a free outdoor film at Wilmington Waterfront Park. Bring a blanket and chair and settle in at the park. No food or beverages will be provided.

Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3

LA Fleet Week 2018

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fleet Week is an annual patriotic tradition where active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a major U.S. city for one week. LA Fleet Week® is a free, public event on the LA Waterfront taking place over Labor Day weekend, featuring guided ship tours, military demonstrations, live entertainment, and aerial demonstrations. Online ship tour reservations will be available in August and ship names will be announced two weeks before the event kicks off. For more information, visit lafleetweek.com and be sure to follow LA Fleet Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@lafleetweek). #LAFleetWeek2018

Monday, September 3

Conquer the Bridge Race

7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Southern Cal's finest 5.3 mile walk-run over the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge on Labor Day Monday, September 3.

Saturday, October 27

Happy Harbor Halloween & Pet Parade

10 a.m.-2p.m. Celebrate Halloween on the LA Waterfront with the Port of Los Angeles on October 29! First, kick off the day with a Halloween-themed Pet Parade from 10-11 a.m. (Halloween costumes are admired but not required.) Then from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., enjoy Happy Harbor Halloween, a free, family-friendly event that features a costume parade, music, reptiles, arts and crafts, face painting, games, and fun for kids of all ages! Two locations: Downtown Harbor in San Pedro and Wilmington Waterfront Park.

Saturday, December 1

56th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Los Angeles Harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington will celebrate the free and festive 56th Annual Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade on Saturday, December 1, at 6 p.m., along the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route through the Los Angeles Main Channel. Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 participating vessels of all shapes and sizes, from tugboats to tall ships.

Saturday, December 1

Port of Los Angeles Wilmington Winter Wonderland

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Each year, it snows in Wilmington for one day! Join the Port of Los Angeles at Wilmington Waterfront Park to play in the snow - even if it's warm and sunny outside! Enjoy free snow, face painting, games, and holiday crafts. A free event brought to you by the Port of Los Angeles. (Please note: in the event of rain, this event will be canceled.)

First Thursday of the Month

1st Thursday ArtWalk in Downtown San Pedro

5-9 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

First and Third Thursdays of the Month

First & Third Thursday Concert Series

6-9 p.m. Enjoy FREE live entertainment and a variety of food trucks in Downtown San Pedro every first and third Thursdays of the month at the corner of 6th and Mesa Streets.

First Saturday of the month

Monthly Beach Cleanup with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

8-10 a.m. Join CMA Educators in helping to keep our Coastal Park eco-friendly and clean! Come find out what marine debris is doing to our ocean and help us to collect and categorize what we find on 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. Free and open to all ages.

Every Thursday

Wilmington 'Heart of the Harbor' Local Harvest Farmers Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located on L Street between Avalon Blvd & Marine Ave in Wilmington. This hometown 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.

Every Friday

Downtown San Pedro Local Harvest Farmers Market

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Located on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and Mesa Street in San Pedro. Every Friday at the Historic Downtown San Pedro Local Harvest Farmers Market is unique at this event with local musicians. Shop for Certified California-grown, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. Enjoy fresh, hot fare from one of many vendors, with gourmet specialty foods and treats, and unique arts & crafts vendors.

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Live Music at the Grand Annex

Grand Vision Foundation produces live concerts and performances at the Grand Annex, a 150-seat music listening room, just a few doors down from the historic Warner Grand Theatre. Click here to check out their concert lineup for 2018. For more information, call (310) 833-4813.

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American Cetacean Society Lectures

7:30-9 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 through May (resuming in September). For information and scheduled speakers, visit www.acs-la.org.