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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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Saturday, April 30

Battleship IOWA Volunteer Recruiting Fair

Join us this Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm to learn about volunteer opportunities on the Battleship IOWA. Managers from all departments will be available to answer questions and conduct volunteer interviews. Lots of our regular volunteers will be on hand as well. It should be a fun, informative morning. Representatives will be available from the Tour, Ship Operations (restoration and maintenance), Security, Education, Training, Accounting, IT, Events, Radio, and Curatorial departments.
If you would like to attend, please sign up here.

If you already know that you'd like to join our volunteer crew, get a jump start on the process by completing our online volunteer application here.

Sunday, May 1

Weekend Tidepool Walk

10:30 a.m.-noon. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) for a last of the season tidepool walk at the Point Fermin Tidepools. Before the walk, attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then join the naturalist-led hike to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Go to the Information Booth at CMA to be pointed in the right direction.

Sunday, May 1

Tour de Cure 2016 Ship to Shore

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tour de Cure and help put a stop to diabetes! For more information and to register for the run, visit the website here.

Saturday, May 7

Tall Ship Sunset Sail

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

Saturday, May 7

Monthly Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Beach

8-10 a.m. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 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.

Saturday, April 23, Sunday, May 8

Meet the Grunion

9 p.m. Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn! Learn about the interesting mating rituals and biology of this curious fish. Attend the auditorium program, followed by guided observation at the beach. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. During April and May (closed season) grunion may be observed but not touched. March, June and July are open season, when grunion may only be taken by hand. Grunion hunters, 16 years or older, must have a valid California fishing license.
Fee: $5 adults and $1 seniors, students and children

Sunday, May 8

Theatre Under the Guns aboard Battleship IOWA

6p.m. Be a part of the inaugural, one-night only performance of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline as Battleship IOWA presents Theatre Under the Guns on Mother’s Day, May 8. The play will take place aboard the historic ship using several areas of the ship as backdrop.

Local San Pedro theatre group, Theatrum Elysium will infuse this play with expressive choreography, riveting music, explosive battle scenes, and a narrator to guide audiences through the flurry of adventure and romance around the Battleship IOWA.

For tickets, please click here.

Saturday, May 21

Waves ‘n’ Wheels & Free Harbor Tours

10 a.m.-3 p.m. In celebration of World Trade Week, the Port of Los Angeles will present the working vehicles and vessels of Los Angeles Harbor and offer free, 60-minute narrated boat tours departing from two locations: Downtown Harbor in San Pedro and Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington.
Click here for event flier.

Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, August 5

Pirate Paradise Summer Day Camp

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the LA Harbor's Pirate Paradise Summer Day Camp will run 8 weeks, beginning on June 15th and ending August 5th. Each week will include a unique program based on the week's theme.
For more information, please call (310) 833-1322 ext. 200.

Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, August 15

STEAM Summer Day Camp

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the LA Harbor's STEAM Summer Day Camp will run 8 weeks, beginning on June 15th and ending August 5th. Each week will include a unique program based on the week's theme.
For more information, please call (310) 833-1322 ext. 200.

Friday, July 1

8th Annual Port of Los Angeles Cars & Stripes Forever!

5-10 p.m. Free Pre-Independence Day celebration with a car show featuring more than 100 classic cars, live bands, food trucks, beer garden, and a grand fireworks finale.

Click here for event flier. 

Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24

2016 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival & Music Weekend

Friday, July 22, 5-11 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

“Come for feast, stay for the fun!” is the motto for the world’s largest lobster festival, featuring family entertainment, live music, and of course, fresh Maine lobster. In addition to the famous lobster meals, try lobster rolls, lobster quesadillas, lobster mac & cheese, and lobster fries. The festival also offers a variety of culinary delights from vendors and food trucks, with seafood, sausages, barbecue, tacos, rice bowls, and vegetarian options. A wide range of beverages and desserts are not to be missed. For more information, visit lobsterfest.com.

NEW FOR 2016: Festival grounds are even larger this year, located near Battleship IOWA at the Port of Los Angeles, not at Ports O' Call Village. Also, temperatures in Southern California are typically lower in July (vs. September), so a cooler, more comfortable setting is anticipated.

Satuday, August 20

Tall Ship Sunset Sail

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

Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5

LA Fleet Week 2016

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 that will run through Labor Day weekend, featuring guided ship tours, military demonstrations and an air show with live entertainment.

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

#LAFleetWeek2016

Satuday, September 17

Tall Ship Sunset Sail

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

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. Event is held in the Outer Harbor at 3011 Miner Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731
For more information, click here.

Saturday, October 15

Tall Ship Sunset Sail

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

Saturday, October 29

Happy Harbor Halloween

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

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

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.