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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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October 27-30

MEXICO'S CUAUHTEMOC VESSEL VISITS PORT OF LOS ANGELES, OFFERS PUBLIC TOURS

ARM Cuauhtémoc, a Mexican Navy barque, also known as the Ambassador and Gentleman of the Seas, will sail into the Port of Los Angeles next week and offer free public tours throughout the week on the LA Waterfront.

Tour hours:

Monday, October 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28,10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Thursday, October 30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations or tickets are not required. Free parking is available at the Outer Harbor, located at 3011 Miner Street in San Pedro.

Saturday, November 1

Dia de Los Muertos

Join us in celebrating San Pedro's Dia de Los Muertos Festival presented by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District! A fun evening for all in downtown San Pedro. For more information visit sanpedrodayofthedead.com.

Saturday, November 1

Native Garden Workday/Beach Cleanup

8 p.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
 

November 8-9

Weekend Tidepool Walk

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us as CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.
Fee: Free. Reservations required for groups; please call 310-548-7562.
 

November 8-9

THE FESTIVAL

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Shelton Brothers, purveyors of a world-class beer portfolio, bring the best beer festival in the U.S. to CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles! Some of the world’s greatest and smallest artisanal beer, cider, and mead makers will join us to meet festival attendees and share their stories and knowledge. You’d have to spend months and countless dollars for a chance to meet this many world-class brewers. And many will be creating special brews specifically for the event — you won’t be able to find them anywhere else! Produced in association with Brouwerij West and Sharefest Community Development. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT.

See the lineup and buy tickets at:
http://thefestival2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=Crafted

Sunday, November 16

The Los Angeles Winter White Bridal Event

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles. Presented by SF Productions, come celebrate bridal fashion, wedding planning and the formal debut of the new wedding publication "The Little White Book" – the first of its kind in the wedding industry, featuring a directory of the best of the best for Southern California wedding vendors in each category based upon specific criteria, including online customer ratings, social media rankings and creativity! Tickets ($15) and information at www.glambridalshow.com

 

Sunday, November 16

Salt Marsh Open House

10 a.m. to 12 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

November 22-23

Weekend Tidepool Walks

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us as CMA’s Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin Tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.
Fee: Free. Reservations required for groups; please call 310-548-7562.

Saturday, December 6

Holiday Faire

5 p.m. Downtown Harbor, 5th Street and Harbor Blvd., San Pedro. Free holiday festivities sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles.

Saturday, December 6

Wilmington Winter Wonderland

11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Located at Wilmington Waterfront Park, Harry Bridges Blvd. and C St., Wilmington
Mix hundreds of kids with 20 tons of snow and you have a great snow party at Wilmington’s largest park.

Saturday, December 20

Mom & Pop Up Shop - Holiday Edition

The SoCal Etsy Guild is back with a holiday edition of the “Mom & Pop-Up Shop” at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, 112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731. This one day festival showcases dozens of Southern California’s modern makers of handmade soaps and lotions, clothing and jewelry, treats both sweet and savory, and so much more. Combined with the makers inside CRAFTED’s permanent marketplace, you’ll get to shop creations from over 100 of the best local crafters around — all while enjoying live music, art projects for all ages, a hula hoop station, and face painting.

Each Monday through December 15

Fall Docent Training Class for Adults at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Docents guide schoolchildren on interpretive tours through the Exhibit Hall, providing information and conducting activities relating to the exhibits. Following 12 weeks of training (Mondays), docents will choose one morning per week to give tours. A desire to learn about the ocean, an interest in children and a willingness to work with CMA for two years are the primary qualifications. Applications will be accepted through September 8. Fee: $30 covers docent training manual. Financial aid is available.

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.

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.