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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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Now through Sunday, May 7

Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Maritime Museum

Catch the maritime adventures of Clifford the Big Red Dog! Kids of all ages can "ride" the ferry, find hidden treasures, and visit T-Bones' beach.

Presented in cooperation with the Minnesota Children's Museum and sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

Saturday, March 11, Sunday, March 12, Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26

Weekend Tidepool Walks at Cabrillo Beach

Times Vary. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium as CMA Educators conduct tours of 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. Visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org for times. Free.

Saturday, March 25

WISTERIA REGALE at the Banning Museum

5-9 p.m. Join us in playing the classic detective game, CLUE, with a Banning twist. In addition to solving the “Mystery at the Banning Mansion” you will also enjoy an elegant dinner, hosted bar, live music and a silent auction. For more information, visit www.thebanningmuseum.org

Saturday, March 25

SLIME Snails & Slugs Presentation at White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve

11 a.m. Join Natural History Museum’s Jann Vendetti to become a snail and slug citizen scientist. Free. RSVP to: www.pvplc.org: Events & Activities/Whitepoint Presentations or call 310.541.7613.

Tuesday, March 28

American Cetacean Society Lecture

7:30-9 p.m. The American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles Chapter offers free monthly lectures in the John M. Olguin Auditorium on the last Tuesday of each month through May (resuming in September). For information and scheduled speakers, visit www.acs-la.org.
Fee: Free

Wednesday, March 29

Meet the Grunion

8 p.m.-midnight Cabrillo Marine Aquarium opens at 8pm and an auditorium program begins at 9pm, followed by guided observation at the beach, Cabrillo Beach closes at midnight. Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn! Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. Grunion hunters, 16 years or older must have a valid California fishing license if you plan to catch the fish.
Fee: $5 adults and $1 seniors, students and children

Saturday, April 1

Lego Shipbuilding Contest at Los Angeles Maritime Museum

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Compete for prizes and use STEM concepts to build ships out of Legos! Enjoy the "free play" area, be creative, and have fun! All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event.

Saturday, April 1

Beauty of Nature film series - Seasons at Warner Grand Theatre

5:30 p.m. An awe-inspiring tale about the “golden age of forests” when the ice retreated and animals roamed on beautiful natural lands. A visually stunning film by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud who brought us “Winged Migration.” (2016; 97 min) Cost $10. Youth free. Tickets: pvplc.org, Events & Activities

Tuesday, April 4, Tuesday, April 11, Tuesday, April 18, Tuesday, April 25 and Tuesday, May 2

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.

Friday, April 7

Discovery Lecture Series 2017

7-9 p.m.Presented by AltaSea and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
All lectures are 7pm at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, John M. Olguin Auditorium - Kristy L. Forsgren, California State University, Fullerton. Ovaries, Testes, and Copulatory Structures – Oh My! The Importance of Understanding Reproduction of Fishes
Visit http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org for more details.

Saturday, April 8

Team Leader Training at White Point Nature Preserve

9 a.m.-noon Help support and lead outdoor volunteer days. Volunteer for 2 events and sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Wednesday, April 8, Friday, April 9, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23

Weekend Tidepool Walk at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Times Vary. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium as CMA Educators conduct tours of 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. Visit cabrillomarineaquarium.org for times. Free.

Thursday, April 13 and Thursday, April 27

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

8 p.m.-midnight Cabrillo Marine Aquarium opens at 8pm and an auditorium program begins at 9pm, followed by guided observation at the beach, Cabrillo Beach closes at midnight. Watch the captivating grunion come up on the beach to spawn! Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. Grunion hunters, 16 years or older must have a valid California fishing license if you plan to catch the fish.
Fee: $5 adults and $1 seniors, students and children

Saturday, April 15

Salt Marsh Open House

10 a.m.-noon 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

Saturday, April 15

Sustainability Fest with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium as we celebrate caring for our Earth. Drop by to interact with local agencies and environmental groups, and find out what you can do to make a positive impact on our community’s environmental foot print! Learn about our coastal environment and take part in our Salt Marsh open house, habitat walks, coastal bird walks and sustainability “quick shops” from experts in the field. Come to CMAs Sustainability Fest to discover the ways YOU can make a difference in protecting this fragile place we call Earth.
Fee: Free

Saturday, April 22

Earth Day Chalkfest Hosted by the Port of Los Angeles

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join the Port of Los Angeles in the Main Plaza at Wilmington Waterfront Park and create family-friendly art with an Earth Day theme! Bring your own biodegradable chalk (the first 100 attendees will be provided free chalk) and let your creativity flow. Participate in a do-it-yourself mini desert garden workshop and learn about California native plants. Build a succulent plant garden to take home, while supplies last. This is a FREE event, hosted by the Port of Los Angeles.

Saturday, April 22

Little Sisters of the Poor 5K

8 a.m. (Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.)
Join the Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro for a fun 5K Run/Walk at 22nd Street Park in San Pedro.
To register, visit lspsocal.weshareonline.org

Saturday, April 22

Take Action Day! Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Take action to help our local environment on Earth Day! Learn about the impact of microplastics and help clean our community’s beautiful Cabrillo Beach on #CMAtakeactionday ! Join local volunteers as we spend the morning cleaning marine debris off our beach for the benefit of both animals and people. Take part in our contests to help remove the smallest (and most dangerous!) pollution from the sand like Styrofoam, nurdles, bottle caps and more!
Volunteers are asked to help reduce our impact on waste generated by bringing their own reusable gloves and buckets/bags. For those who can’t we will have supplies, and light refreshments for all!, so be sure to bring your refillable water bottle! Groups are requested to call ahead.

Saturday, April 22

Composting 101 Presentation at White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve

11 a.m. Compost to a greener tomorrow with Denise Epport, President of Trifomis Corporation. Free. RSVP to: www.pvplc.org: Events & Activities/Whitepoint Presentations or call 310.541.7613.

Saturday, April 22

EARTH DAY Celebration at White Point Nature Preserve

9 a.m.-noon Families are invited to participate by helping to beautify the native plant garden and trails, taking a guided family hike through the preserve, enjoying special nature inspired art activities, and much more! Lunch and gifts sponsored by Toyota with coffee and snacks provided by Starbucks. RSVP at: pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Saturday, April 22

Family Sunset Sail with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

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

Tuesday, April 25

American Cetacean Society Lecture

7:30-9 p.m. The American Cetacean Society/Los Angeles Chapter offers free monthly lectures in the John M. Olguin Auditorium on the last Tuesday of each month through May (resuming in September), Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. For information and scheduled speakers, visit www.acs-la.org.
Fee: Free

Saturday, April 29

Channel Islands Adventure: Santa Cruz Island

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Discover the wonder of the Channel Islands as you join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Educators on an adventure to Santa Cruz Island, which is part of the Channel Islands National Park. We’ll cruise along the island coast; then go ashore where participants will follow along on a naturalist-led hike to observe the diverse coastal habitats and panoramic views. The trip leaves from Ventura. Visit our website or call for more details. Reservations are required; please call 310-548-7562.
Fee: $55 per person, $35 under age 12

Saturday, May 20

World Trade Week: Free Boat Tours

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join the Port of Los Angeles for FREE 60-minute narrated boat tours of Los Angeles Harbor in celebration of World Trade Week. Tours depart every 30 minutes from two locations in San Pedro and Wilmington. Remember to bring your camera! Dog lovers may also join with their well-behaved, leashed dogs for a special one-hour, dog-friendly free boat tour of Los Angeles Harbor, from 10-11 a.m.

Wednesday, May 24

30th Annual Seafood Feast

5:30-7:30 p.m.The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will host the 30th Annual Seafood Feast and Memorial Scholarship Fundraising event at the San Pedro Fish Market, 1190 Nagoya Way, Berth 78, at Ports O'Call Village in San Pedro. The Seafood Feast and Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 to honor the memory of longshore workers who have lost their lives working on the waterfront. Since the program’s inception, Propeller Club has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to local youth. For more information call (818) 951-2842 email propellerclub.lalb@verizon.net

Saturday, June 3

Fiesta Corazon del Puerto

Enjoy a family day of live music, food, and fun with FREE admission at Wilmington Waterfront Park.

Friday, June 30

9th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever!®

5-10 p.m. Hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, Cars & Stripes Forever!® is a free community celebration to kick off Independence Day weekend, featuring a classic car show (with more than 100 cars built before 1971), an exotic car display, live bands, food trucks, a beer garden, and grand fireworks finale. Registration opens in May 2017.

Tuesday, July 4

Fireworks on the Water with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

7-10 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July on the water! Tickets are $75 for adults, $25 for children. For more information, visit lamitopsail.org lamitopsail.org for more information.

Tuesday, July 4

67th Annual John Olguin July 4th Spectacular

This San Pedro 4th of July tradition is now in its 67th year! The FREE celebration features music, family activities, food trucks, and a spectacular firework show at 9pm on Cabrillo Beach.

Saturday, July 8

Concert on the LA Waterfront

Courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles, enjoy a free outdoor family concert at Wilmington Waterfront Park. Artist(s) and time TBA.

Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16

PORT OF LOS ANGELES LOBSTER FESTIVAL

Friday, July 14, 5-11 p.m.
Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 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, near Battleship IOWA on the LA Waterfront. 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.

Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4

Summer Camp - Catalina Voyage with Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Take your child on a unique camping experience! This 5 day camping voyage have a Marine Biologist, Anthropologist, Historian and amateur Astronomer aboard to give your child a fun, educational experience. Tickets are $650 and include meals.

Friday, August 4

Port of Los Angeles Presents a Movie on the Water and at the Park

7 p.m. Enjoy the hit Pixar movie, Finding Dory, with the family at Downtown Harbor in San Pedro and Wilmington Waterfront Park for FREE!

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.

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 flyovers! Visiting ships will be annouced two weeks before the event.

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

#LAFleetWeek2017

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

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, 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.

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.