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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Saturday, October 25

Happy Harbor Halloween at the Port of Los Angeles

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Two Locations: Harbor Boulevard Promenade, Harbor Blvd. and 1st St., San Pedro and Wilmington Waterfront Park, Harry Bridges Blvd. and C St., Wilmington. Free costume parade with children’s games and face painting. View flier

Saturday, October 25


San Pedro’s best family Halloween party is back and only at CMA! Sea Scare is washing ashore with even more thrills and chills than before, with all-new apparitional activities, creepy crafts, dreadful demonstrations and eerie entertainment. Sea Scare brings back all your favorite attractions like Trick-or-Treat Trail, Seaside Boardwalk, the Sea Scare Party Zone, Skull Alley and so much more. Come in costume and join in on the masquerade of ghosts and goblins, Sea Scare 2014 is sure to be a frightfully good time for the whole family!
Fee: $5 adults, $1 children and seniors (FCMA members are free)
 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 25

Weekend Tidepool Walk

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.
3 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 26

Walk Cabrillo

Pack a snack and join a beach walk guided by CMA Educators who will be interpreting the various habitats that you will be exploring. Starting at the Aquarium courtyard, you’ll visit the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tidepools. Along the walk you will examine fossils, native plants, beach wrack and other interesting finds. All Ages
Fee: Donations are welcome and appreciated. Reservations required for groups
 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

October 25-26

STEAM Carnival

Hours Vary. The Los Angeles STEAM Carnival debuts October 25-26, 2014 at CRAFTED at The Port of LA., 112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) Carnival is a unique, high-energy event featuring tech-infused game attractions and carnival-inspired entertainment to thrill, amuse, and reimagine the way we learn. Join the many who have entered the Two Bit Circus workshop and been amazed by its creations! Tickets Required. For more information visit

October 27-30


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

Saturday, November 1

Native Garden Workday/Beach Cleanup

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
 8 to 10 a.m.

November 8 through 9

Weekend Tidepool Walk

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.
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

November 8-9


12 to 4 p.m. and 5 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:

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


Saturday, November 29

Small Business Saturday

Shop Local – Buy Handmade!

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities. This November 29, Shop Small and support local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate our neighborhoods. CRAFTED features more than 100 artists – real people making one-of-a-kind treasures and handmade creations, right here at home.

at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731

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 6

Handmade in the South Bay

One day show of handmade-only entrepreneurs committed to promoting one another and the values of buying handmade at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.
112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro CA 90731

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. - 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.-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

First Thursday of every month (recurring event)


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