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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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Sunday, October 2

Sustainable Seafood Expo

Noon - 5 p.m. Location: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Join FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium for an expo highlighting sustainable seafood—how to catch it, grow it, buy it and prepare it. Watch cooking demonstrations and taste seafood, wine and beer. Learn how the fish on your dish is caught or farmed, and how that impacts the marine environment and fish populations. See how easy it is to make delicious dishes using seafood that is good for the environment.
Presale tickets purchased before September 2: $30 (Friends members: $20). For information or tickets, go to or call (310) 548-7562, ext. 211

Saturday, October 8

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

10a.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.

Sunday, October 16

Barbershop Day at Battleship IOWA

By popular demand, the Battleship IOWA barbershop will once again open and hair will be hitting the deck. That’s right the actual ship’s barbershop that serviced generations of sailors and even trimmed up the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush will be open for business.

A-BarberShop from Long Beach will be cutting hair. There will be special promotional products available from our generous sponsors Somersets, Cremo, Sauvecito, and Head Blade.

Men’s haircuts are $20 (cash only). Special $11 self-guided tour tickets are available for any paying customer. Sit and take photos in the same chair President George H.W. Bush had his hair cut!

Appointments available every half hour with one of 4 barbers (lunch break from 12:30-1:30 PM). Visit to make your appointment.

*Guests must be physically able to maneuver up and down ladders as ship’s barbershop located on the third deck.

Saturday, October 22

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve

10 - 11a.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.

Saturday, October 22

Ocean Friendly Gardens Workshop at White Point Nature Education Center

11a.m. - noon Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter's Ocean Friendly Gardens Coordinator Cheryll Lynn will talk about advantages of replacing your lawn with native plants. White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro 90731. RSVP at:

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:

Sunday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 27 through Saturday

Sea Otter Awareness Week

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.- weekends. Noon - 5:00 p.m. - Tuesday through Friday. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) hosts Sea Otter Awareness Week! Stop by CMA to learn more about their important role in California's kelp forest ecosystem, the animals they eat and other fascinating sea otter facts! In addition there will be a CMA volunteer-run gift shop offering a wide selection of gifts (including sea otter stuffed animals and books.

Location:3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, Ca

Parking: $1 per hour and free to members of the Friends of CMA.

For more information, or to receive a calendar of events, please call (310) 548-7562 or visit our website at

Friday, October 7

AltaSea/CMA Discovery Lecture Series

7 - 9 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 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 2016 in the Aquarium’s John M. Olguin Auditorium. October 7: Dr. Patrick J. Krug, California State University, Los Angeles. See website for more details.

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

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.

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

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

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.