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LA Waterfront

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, October 29

SEA SCARE at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

7-10 p.m. The best family Halloween party around is back and only at CMA! Trick-or-Treat at 13 different treat stations, participate in Creepy Crafts, experience Dreadful Demonstrations, enjoy Apparitional Activities or dance like a zombie at the Zombie Beach Party. 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. Pre-Sale: $7 Adults, $3 Children; at the Gate, $10Adults, $5 Children. To purchase tickets, visit

Saturday, October 29

Binoculars Test Drive with Wild Birds Unlimited

11a.m. - 1p.m. Join Bob Shanman of Wild Birds Unlimited to test out different binoculars. Portion of sales will benefit the Conservancy. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. RSVP at:

Saturday, October 29

Pet Parade and Happy Harbor Halloween at the Port of Los Angeles

10-11 a.m., Pet Parade: Halloween costumes are admired but not required. Meet at Downtown Harbor, corner of 5th Street and Harbor Blvd. Parking is available in the lot at Liberty Hill Plaza, located at 100 5th Street, and street parking along 5th Street.

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Happy Harbor Halloween: 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.

Friday, November 4

Wilmington Art Walk Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

6 to 10 p.m. On Avalon Blvd. between C & E streets. This is a free family event, filled with art, crafts, music, entertainment, food and much more!
There will be a photo booth, community alter, raffles and free kids crafts. For more info or to register for a booth please visit

Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Gift Shop Holiday Preview

10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Gift Shop will have many aquatic Christmas trees featuring marine animals, aquatic themes, and unique ornaments. Shop CMA for Christmas gifts and ornaments!

Saturday, November 12

Family Storytime – Stories, Songs and More for All at the White Point Nature Education Center

10 a.m. Share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of our natural surroundings. Retired Children’s Librarian Carla Sedlacek will read stories and lead activities featuring nature themes using exciting props and songs. Bring the whole family! Free. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at:, Events & Activities.

Saturday, November 19

Uses for Native Plants Workshop at White Point Nature Education Center

Experience how local plants are used in traditional and modern ways with Craig Torres. Bring your re-usable mug! $20 per person. Space is limited – advance RSVP required:

Saturday, November 19

Beauty of Nature Film Series

4 p.m. Join us for the film screening of UNBRANDED for a gripping story of sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro.

Tickets $10. Youth 18 and under free. Tickets at or 310.541.7613.

Saturday, November 26

Microplants on the Peninsula

11 a.m. - noon Explore tiny plants at White Point Nature Education Center, Naturalist Neil Uelman will give you a close up look at the smallest plants that grow here locally based on his recent research on biological soil crust. RSVP:

Saturday, November 26

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve

10 a.m.-11 a.m. Visit White Point Nature Preserve and attend a Naturalist-guided hike. Enjoy coastal views and learn more about the plants, animals, restoration area and more! White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center. For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at:, Events & Activities.

Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4

Victorian Christmas at The Banning Museum

Times Vary. It's a Victorian Christmas at the Banning Museum! For our Victorian Christmas event this weekend, the Banning Museum and grounds will be transformed into a Christmas festival featuring Victorian period entertainment , self-guided tours of the Museum, refreshments, children’s crafts, and a visit from jolly St. Nick! For more information, visit

Saturday, December 3

Port of Los Angeles Hosts Wilmington Winter Wonderland

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Each year, it snows in Wilmington for one day! Bring the family and let the kids play in the snow at Wilmington Waterfront Park. A free family event brought to you by the Port of Los Angeles. (Please note: in the event of rain, this event will be canceled.)

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

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.