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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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Wednesday, August 24

Music Under the Guns

6 p.m. Bring the entire family for “Music Under The Guns” aboard Battleship IOWA. The Pacific Battleship Center and the Long Beach Council are proud to host the US Navy Band, “The Cruisers.”

As the U.S. Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, The Cruisers feature eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers. Formed in 1999 as a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, The Cruisers are under the leadership of drummer Senior Chief Musician Leon Alexander. The group takes its name from the Navy’s versatile, flexible, multi-mission ship-the Cruiser-and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz and standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop as well as original material.

This event is presented FREE and held outside on the ship’s fantail. Limited seating is available. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring blankets and outdoor chairs. Concessions will be available, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Event is subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, August 28

Wildlife Tracking Presentation hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

11 a.m. Discover how reading the signs of wildlife can provide critical information on wildlife and their habitat with expert Ann Dalkey. Free. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro, 90731. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. Followed by a Native Plant Sale 12 – 2pm.

Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5

LA Fleet Week 2016

Free and open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, 11 a.m. to 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 flyovers! Register for your free ship tour tickets at http://bit.ly/LAFW2016

Visit lafleetweek.com or follow LA Fleet Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

#LAFleetWeek2016

Saturday, September 3

Light at the Lighthouse Music Festival

10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Light at the Lighthouse Music Festival is a free, family-oriented festival held at Point Fermin Park. This festival includes live music, guest speakers, puppet shows, dancers, crafts, food, and more!

Saturday, September 3

Concert Under the Guns at Battleship IOWA

6 p.m. Jefferson Starship may have built this city on Rock n Roll, but now they are launching LA Fleet Week at Battleship IOWA’s new summer concert series “Concert Under The Guns.” Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum selling albums, twenty hit singles, and sold out concerts worldwide. Here’s your chance to see this legendary group for FREE.

Immediately following the concert, there will be a Fireworks Spectacular over the Battleship. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring blankets and outdoor chairs. No coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Event is subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring blankets and outdoor chairs. No coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Event is subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Saturday, September 10

Team Leader Training Workshop at White Point Nature Education Center

9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Team Leaders provide support and oversight during Outdoor Volunteer Days! Ages 16 and up. For more information and to sign up visit www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Sunday, September 4

Hollywood Canteen Bob Hope USO Tribute Show at Battleship Iowa

7 p.m. Dress in your best 1940’s fashion and be a part of the act as the Hollywood Canteen comes back to life on the deck of the Battleship IOWA. Brush off your dance shoes and swing with the stars while listening to icons croon and starlets belt jazzy tunes. Flash back to an era gone by when Bing Crosby, the Andrew Sisters, Gene Kelly, Frances Langford and the stars of the 40’s entertained the troops with standards you remember and love all played by a big hot jazz band.

Celebrate Los Angeles Fleet Week by honoring our service members as CAC Studios joins Bob Hope USO and Battleship IOWA for a full-scale star-studded USO tribute show. This exclusive evening is an immersive, interactive show that will leave you with the one-of-a-kind experience in a Hollywood Canteen. Be a part of this Musical Tribute to the Hollywood Canteen as we honor the men and women who serve our great country.

Sunday, September 11

PVP Land Conservancy White Point Home Tour & Reception

Join the 2016 White Point Home Tour on Sunday, September 11 - Take a self-guided tour of distinctive homes and experience a unique art installation at White Point Nature Preserve. The tour is followed by a lively reception with beer, wine, appetizers and live music at Brouwerij West. Bid on art, jewelry, vacation homes, local excursions and more in our silent auction.

Tickets are $65 in advance; $75 on the day of the tour.

Registration 11 am - 2:30 pm, White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro
Self-guided tour 1 - 5 p.m.
Reception and silent auction 5 - 7:30 p.m, Brouwerij West, 110 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro.

For more information regarding tickets visit: http://pvplc.org/_events/Hometour.asp

Saturday, September 17

Water Conservation in Your Garden Workshop by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

9:00am - 11:00am. Discover drought friendly watering methods with Cris Sarabia, Stewardship Manager. Free. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro, 90731. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities. Followed by a Native Plant Sale 12 – 2pm.

Saturday, September 17

Port of Los Angeles Pet Parade

9-10 a.m. Bring your pet down to Downtown Harbor and join the parade! This Pet Parade is Pirate themed in celebration of "Talk like a Pirate Day" that following Monday, so don't forget to dress up your pet!

Saturday, September 17

Tall Ship Sunset Sail with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

5-7:30 p.m. Sail the LA Waterfront and enjoy an amazing sunset view with the Los Angeles Maritime Institute. Departing from Berth 78, Ports 'O Call Village, San Pedro. For tickets and for more information, click here.

Saturday, September 17

The 3rd Annual Horton’s Hayride

1 p.m. This event, located at Berth 46, is full of live music, a classic car and hot rod contest, the Southland’s best food trucks, a world-class burlesque show, bars, and carnival games for the whole entire family. Tickets are available to purchace through TicketWeb.com or by calling 1-866-468-3399.

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18

San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts

Event: San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts - 10th Year Anniversary
A free family event featuring dance, music & crafts!
Where: Ports O' Call Village, Special Events Dance Stage, Crafts, & Visual Arts
1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731

When: Saturday September 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday September 18, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE, and FREE parking on site
About: *Dance from 1-4 pm both days at Ports O'Call featuring 21 dance companies
*Live Music Sat @ 1:30 (Stephen Dick Flamenco Guitar), @ 3:15 (CunĖƒao) and on Sun from 4:30-6:30 pm (Wildwood Highway)
*Crafts and Visual Art
 For more information visit: www.TriArtSP.com
 

Friday, September 23

Movie Under the Guns

7:30 p.m. Bring the entire family for “Movie Under The Guns” on board Battleship IOWA. This month’s movie will be the 1995 animated musical adventure Pocahontas.

This tale of the romance between a young American Indian woman named Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan, disapproves of their relationship and wants her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, Smith's fellow Englishmen hope to rob the Native Americans of their gold. Can Pocahontas' love for Smith save the day? The film is rated G and features the voices of Mel Gibson, Irene Bedard, Christian Bale, Linda Hunt, and Billy Connelly.

The movie is FREE and will be held outdoors on the ships’ fantail. Limited seating is available. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring blankets and outdoor chairs. Concessions will be available, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Event is subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Friday, September 23

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Beauty of Nature Film Series - Touching the Void

 7 p.m. This gripping docudrama retells the mountaineering trek gone awry of Simon Yates and Joe Simpson, who falls and breaks his leg while climbing in the Andes. Yates attempts to lower him to safety but fails, forcing him to make a pivotal decision. Film is rated R.
Located at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater. Tickets $10 at http://pvplc.org/ youth free.

Sunday, September 24

PVP Land Conservancy Celebrates National Public Lands Day

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., White Point Nature Preserve. Volunteer to help beautify the nature demonstration garden and enjoy a Guided Ranger walk, Composting Workshop and Native Plant Sale. Coffee from Starbucks and lunch provided courtesy of Toyota. 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. For more information or to RSVP visit: http://pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Sunday, September 25

2016 Southern California Bocce Tournament

1 p.m. Watch your San Pedro Bocce Club play in the 2016 Southern California Bocce Tournament! This tournament takes place at the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promendade, near the Catalina Express building in San Pedro.
Come root for the your local team competing against teams from all over Southern California! For more information about the event, or if you are interested in becoming a Club member, visit sanpedrobocceclub.wixsite.com.

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9

Red Bull Global Rallycross: Los Angeles Double Header

Saturday, October 8, Gates open at 10 a.m.
Sunday, October 9, Gates open at 7 a.m.

Created to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars driven by star drivers against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features - the cars produce 600 horsepower, accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than two seconds, and can withstand 70-foot jumps. . The season finale ends on the LA Waterfront at the Outer Harbor at 3011 Miner Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731
For more information, click here.

Saturday, October 15

Tall Ship Sunset Sail with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

5-7:30 p.m. Sail the LA Waterfront and enjoy an amazing sunset view with the Los Angeles Maritime Institute. Departing from Berth 78, Ports 'O Call Village, San Pedro. For tickets and for more information, click here.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Port of Los Angeles Movie on the Water

8 - 10 p.m. Watch the 2016 movie, Zootopia, with the entire family! This animated family movie stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, and Idris Elba. Zootopia will be showing at Downtown Harbor, San Pedro. Be sure to dress appropriately.

Saturday, October 29

Happy Harbor Halloween at the Port of Los Angeles

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a free, family-friendly event that features music, puppets, arts and crafts, face painting, games, reptiles, and fun for kids of all ages on the LA Waterfront. After the event, you'll also have the chance to sail on one of the tall ships in costume, courtesy of the Top Sail Youth Program.

Monday, December 26 through Sunday, January 1

Tall Ship Adventure with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Free ship tours at Downtown Harbor. Check website close to event for details.

First Thursday of the Month

1st Thursday ArtWalk in Downtown San Pedro

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 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month

1st & 3rd Thursday Concert Series

6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy FREE live entertainment and a variety of food trucks every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month located at the corner of 6th Street & Mesa Street.

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.