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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, 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. 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

Thursday, September 28 - Sunday, October 1

Southern California In-Water Boat Show

The second annual Southern California In-Water Boat Show this September at the Cabrillo Way Marina in the heart of Los Angeles Harbor. Come aboard and compare a large selection of new boats, as well as some of the finest brokerage vessels on the Pacific Coast. Whether you’re a buyer, a seller or just evaluating the market, this is the premier boat show for a side-by-side comparison.

Trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, sailboats, catamarans, motoryachts, dockage, tenders, paddleboards, financing, gear & accessories, engines, services and lots more! If you love boating and sailing, don’t miss this show!

For more information, visit www.socalboatshow.com

Sunday, October 1

Sustainable Seafood Expo at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

noon-5 p.m. Location: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
Learn how the fish on your dish is caught or farmed and how various practices impact the marine environment. Taste delicious seafood from more than a dozen restaurants. Learn from environmental organizations, panel discussions and films on the topic. Tastes start at $5 each with an all-inclusive ticket available for $60. A VIP dinner will feature Adrian Grenier of Entourage fame. For information or tickets, go to www.sustainableseafoodexpo.org or call (310) 548-7562, ext. 211.

Friday, October 6-Sunday, October 8

San Salvador Visits Los Angeles Maritime Museum

San Salvador, the full-scale replica of the first European vessel to explore California’s coastline in 1542, will soon make her first voyage to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum on the LA Waterfront, in a visit sponsored in part by the Port of Los Angeles. Public dockside tours are scheduled on Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children and students under 17, and children under 5 are free. Ticket prices include a tour of San Salvador, entrance to the dockside exhibits, and admission to Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

For more info, visit http://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/san-salvador-october-6-11-2017/

Saturday, October 7

Beach Cleanup at Cabrillo Beach

8 - 10a.m. On the first Saturday of each month, 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.
Fee: Free and open to all ages

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/

Saturday, October 14

Salt Marsh Open House

2-4 p.m. Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and visit the 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.Free and open to all ages.

Wednesday, October 18

Birding with Wild Birds Unlimited at White Point Nature Preserve

8:30 a.m. 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, October 18

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.

Friday, October 20

LA Waterfront Movie Night: Moana

8-9:45 p.m. Enjoy a free outdoor showing of the Disney movie Moana at Wilmington Waterfront Park. Bring a blanket and chair and settle in at the park. No food or beverages will be provided.

Saturday, October 28

Port of Los Angeles Presents Happy Harbor Halloween

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, arts and crafts, face painting, games, and fun for kids of all ages! Two locations: Downtown Harbor in San Pedro and Wilmington Waterfront Park.

Saturday, October 28

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Education Center

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, October 28

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Presentation: Gardening with Local Plants

11 a.m. Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for a free Presentation: Gardening with Local Plants to learn how to create a native plant butterfly haven at your own home. October 28th, 11 am, White Point Nature Education Center, 1600 W Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731. Free to the public. Followed by a native plant sale 12- 2 pm. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, "Events & activities".

Saturday, October 28

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, October 28

11th Annual SEA SCARE at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium!

7-10 p.m. The best family Halloween party around is back and only at CMA! Sea Scare is washing ashore with lots of thrills and chills and of course gills. Trick-or-Treat at 13 different treat stations, participate in Creepy Crafts, experience Dreadful Demonstrations, enjoy Apparitional Activities or dance like a zombie at the Zombie Party Zone. Plus, Aquarium Members get a special FREE Early Entry into the event at 6pm. So come in costume and join in on the masquerade of ghosts and goblins, it’s sure to be a frightfully good time for the whole family! **Event Tickets: Save Money & Time, Buy Online. Event will sell out.
Members are Free with Valid Aquarium Membership, reservations recommended.
Pre-Sale: $7 Adults, $3 Children At the Gate: $10Adults, $5 Children
**To purchase tickets, visit www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org

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, 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. 

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. Celebrate the Heart of the Harbor and march across Wilmington in the spirit of the holiday season.

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.