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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, August 19

Family Sunset Sail with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

5-7:30 p.m. 5-7:30 p.m.Take a sunset sail with the family. Tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for children. For more information, visit lamitopsail.org.

Saturday, August 19

Salt Marsh Open House

 2-4 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. Meet at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 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

Sunday, August 20

Summer Whalewatch with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

9 a.m.-noon Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff as they search the Catalina Channel for the largest animals in the world. Blue, fin and humpback whales spend part of their summer here to feed on huge amounts of krill. Boat leaves from San Pedro.
Fee: $30 ($25 FRIENDS members). Registration is required; please call 310-548-7562.

Saturday, August 26

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve

noon–2 p.m. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Saturday, August 26

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve

9 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: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Saturday, August 26

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Presentation, Amazing Honeybees

11 a.m. Join Nicole Palladino, Founder, Beequilibrium to celebrate National Honeybee Day who will explain the importance of bees to the food chain. Free. RSVP to: www.pvplc.org: Events & Activities/Whitepoint Presentations or call 310.541.7613.

Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 4

LA Fleet Week® 2017

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 taking place over Labor Day weekend, featuring guided ship tours, military demonstrations, live entertainment, and aircraft flyovers. Visiting ships will be announced two weeks before the event.

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

#LAFleetWeek2017

Sunday, September 10

PVP Land Conservancy White Point Home Tour & Reception

Self-guided tour, reception, music, food, silent auction with art, jewelry & more. www.pvplc.org

Saturday, September 16

4th Annual Horton's Hayride

2 p.m. The 4th Annual Horton’s Hayride returns to Berth 46 at The Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, September 16.

Join your host, Reverend Horton Heat, for an action packed day of live music, a classic car & hot rod contest, the Southland’s best food trucks, full bars and shop at some of the South Bay’s best retail vendors.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19 @ 10:00AM Pacific Standard Time through TicketWeb.com or by calling 1-866-468-3399.

Sunday, September 17

5th Annual Southern California Bocce Association Tournament

The 5nd Annual Southern California Bocce Association Tournament will take place on home courts located at Berth 95, San Pedro, south of the Catalina Express Terminal. Be sure to stop by and enjoy great food and cheer on the competing bocce teams. For more information, please visit sanpedrobocceclub.wixsite.com.

Wednesday, September 20

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at White Point Nature Preserve

Explore the birds making a home in the restored habitat at this beautiful preserve. Binoculars supplied for beginners. The program is free. All ages welcome. White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Saturday, September 23

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve

12 p.m.–2 p.m. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. White Point Nature Preserve located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Saturday, September 23

Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve

9 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: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Saturday, September 23

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Presentation, Attack of the Killer Algae

11 a.m. Presentation and book signing with author, Eric Noel Munoz about an exciting success story against invasive algae in our oceans. Free. RSVP to: www.pvplc.org: Events & Activities/Whitepoint Presentations or call 310.541.7613.

Saturday, September 30

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve

9 a.m.–noon Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Saturday, September 30

National Public Lands Day at White Point Nature Preserve

9 a.m.–noon Join us and our wonderful sponsors at Toyota to help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more! Lunch, raffle and fun provided! Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Saturday, October 7

Anchor Ball with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Come in a nautical costume and dance the night away! Advanced tickets are $100. Guests receive a map to a secret location. RSVP to info@lamitopsail.org.

Saturday, October 14

Red Bull Global Rallycross at the Port of Los Angeles

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.

For the second consecutive year, the Red Bull GRC season ends with a doubleheader in the series’ hometown of Los Angeles. Expect one of the deepest fields of the year to compete in the season’s marquee event.

For more information, visit http://redbullglobalrallycross.com/

Friday, October 20

Port of Los Angeles Presents a Movie on the Water

7 p.m. Enjoy a free outdoor showing of the Disney movie, Moana, at Downtown Harbor, San Pedro. Bring a blanket and chair and settle in at the dock. No food or beverages will be provided.

Saturday, October 28

Las Chikas - A Tribute to Celia Cruz at the Grand Annex

8 p.m. Regional all star band pays tribute to legendary Cuban queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz. Hear the classic hits, La Negra Tiene Tumbao, Carnaval and more. Full band featuring Lily Hernandez, vocals and Iliana Rose, keyboard.

Saturday, October 28

Port of Los Angeles Presents Happy Harbor Halloween & Pet Parade

Celebrate Halloween on the LA Waterfront! First, kick off the day with a Halloween-themed Pet Parade from 10-11 a.m. (Halloween costumes are admired but not required.) Then from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., enjoy Happy Harbor Halloween, a free, family-friendly event that features a costume parade, music, puppets, arts and crafts, face painting, games, reptiles, and fun for kids of all ages! Two locations: Downtown Harbor in San Pedro and Wilmington Waterfront Park.

Saturday, November 18

David Lindley at the Grand Annex

8 p.m. Master guitarist and string player, David Lindley pioneered the infusion of Americana and roots-rock with world music then went on to work with some of the biggest names in 60s and 70s rock, including Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt, David Crosby, Bruce Springsteen and many more.

Saturday, December 2

Port of Los Angeles Wilmington Winter Wonderland

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the family and teach them how to make a snowman - even if it's warm and sunny outside. Enjoy the snow, face painting, games, holiday crafts for free at Wilmington Waterfront Park!

Saturday, December 2

55th Annual L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

6-9 p.m. Join us in making the 55th L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat parade truly “Spectacular” as we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in the nation’s largest international trade gateway. 

Saturday, December 2

25th Annual Holiday Afloat Boat Parade

Enjoy the 25th Annual Holiday Afloat Boat Parade. Tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for children. Visit lamitopsail.org for more information.

Sunday, December 3

Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade

1-3 p.m. The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the annual Spirit of San Pedro Holiday Parade will be celebrating its 37th year.

Each year, this festive tradition brings families, little leagues, scouts, students, high school bands, equestrian units, and volunteers to downtown San Pedro to celebrate the holiday season and our community.

Sunday, December 10

Heart of the Harbor Wilmington Holiday Parade

Noon-2 p.m. Join the Heart of the Harbor as they march across Wilmington in the spirit of the Holidays.

First Thursday of the Month

1st Thursday ArtWalk in Downtown San Pedro

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 www.1stthursday.com

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.

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.