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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, July 22

Movie Under the Guns at Battleship IOWA

7:30-10:30 p.m. Battleship IOWA invites you to a FREE SCREENING of The Avengers. The movie will be shown on board the fantail of Battleship IOWA, as you sit under the stars, overlooking the beautiful LA Waterfront.

The Avengers is the 2012 blockbuster superhero film based on Marvel Comics. Created by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios, the Avengers are an elite crime-fighting team with such iconic members as Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson.

* Seating is first come first serve, please arrive with ample time to reserve your spot.
* For safety reasons no more than 450 guests will be allowed on board.
* Personal chairs and blankets are highly recommended.
* No outside food or beverage.
*Time and date subject to change.

CONCESSIONS WILL BE SOLD

Donations greatly appreciated

Saturday, July 22

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, July 22

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

Saturday, July 22

Family Sandcastle Day at Cabrillo Beach

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pile some sand, add some water, do a little shaping and presto, your very own sandcastle! Bring your little shovel, a bucket and come on down for some sandy fun.
Fee: Free and open to everyone

Saturday, July 22

Wildland Fires in Southern California at White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve

11 a.m. Jon Wren will describe wildland fires, their effects and influence on land development in Southern California. Free. RSVP to: www.pvplc.org: Events & Activities/Whitepoint Presentations or call 310.541.7613.

Sunday, July 23

Walk Cabrillo

1 p.m.-3 p.m. Pack a snack and join a beach walk guided by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 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 wracks and other interesting finds.
All Ages, donations acceptable

Monday, July 24

Meet the Grunion at Cabrillo Beach

8 p.m.-midnight Watch the silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn! The Aquarium opens at 8pm and an auditorium program begins at 9, followed by guided observation at the beach. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. June and July are open season, when grunion may only be taken by hand and a valid California fishing license must be displayed if you’re 16 years or older. Cabrillo Beach closes at midnight.
Fee: $5 adults and $1 seniors, students and children (Friends members free)

Saturday, July 29

Muller House Museum Summer Wine Taste

3-6 p.m. You are invited for an afternoon of sampling wines and hors d’oeuvres on the Muller House patio.
Join in the fun of the silent auction for items of local interest and the unexpected!
$25.00 per person. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit the San Pedro Bay Historical Society.
Visit our website for a reservation form. sanpedrobayhistoricalsociety.com

Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4

Coastal Field Research at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

1 p.m.-4 p.m. 7th through 9th grade student Combine Marine Biology with art as we do laboratory and field research in our daily trips to the Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park! Using the observational techniques and works of Muir, Rickets adn Audubon (among others) as inspiration, students will keep a field journal and participate in field research to investigate the rocky intertidal sandy beach and mudflats through pen, paper, a painter's brush and the lens of a camera. Pre-registration is required; please call (310)548-7562 for questions about registration.

Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4

Seashore Mornings at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

9 a.m.-noon Follow that Slime! 1st and 2nd graders delight in discovering the wonders of molluscs, slimeand much more in Cabrillo Marine Aquariums's week-long Science at the Seashore Program, "Galloping Snails and Other Fishy Tales." Participants will get up-close views of sea snails "galloping" and other fascinating seashore animals in the laboratory, aquarium and along the surrounding shoreline. Children will learn through stories, go crab fishing, find out what lives inoozing mud and make new daily discoveries. Hands-on activities will include handling live marine animals, using a variet of tools, learning about animals in the Aquarium exhibits, exploring nearby coastal habitats, and participating in ecological games. Register now as classes are limited in size to ensure individual attention. For more information, call (310) 548-7562.

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

7-9 p.m. Enjoy a free showing of the popular Disney/Pixar movie, Finding Dory, at two locations: Crescent Ave. and Miner Street (just south of CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles) in San Pedro and Wilmington Waterfront Park!

Friday, August 4

Arctic Climate, As Documented by Algal Rocks at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

7-9 p.m. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA) invites you to meet Claremont McKenna College Professir Branwen Williams an Oceanographer at the Discovery Lecture Series presented by AltaSea and CMA. Professor Williams uses the skeletons of marine organisms as tools to understand recent changes in the climate. She has worked throughout the world's oceans from the tropics to the poles, focusing primarily on extracting records of oceanic and atmospheric change from the skeletons of coralline algae and corals. This is a free lecture and will be held in the John M. Olguin Auditorium. Space is limited; please call the Aquarium at (310) 548-7562 to reserve your seat(s) or RSVP to lecture@cmaqua.org.

Friday, August 4

Discovery Lecture Series: AltaSea & CMA

7-9 p.m. CMA is collaborating with our new “neighbor,” the world-class urban marine research and innovation center, AltaSea. The 35-acre campus at the Port of Los Angeles is dedicated to uniting global marine research, education, business, government philanthropy and community. The 2017 Discovery Lecture Series in the Aquarium’s John M. Olguin Auditorium are on August 4: Branwen Williams, Claremont McKenna College; October 6: Bengt J. Allen, California State University, Long Beach; December 1: John O. Dabiri, Stanford. Visit our website for more details.
Fee: Free

Saturday, August 5

Monthly Beach Cleanup

8-10 a.m. On the first Saturday of each month, join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 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. Meet at the steps in front of the John M. Olguin Auditorium.
Fee: Free and open to all ages

Sunday, August 13

CicLAvia - San Pedro Meets Wilmington

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Streets along a route between San Pedro and Wilmington will be closed to vehicles and opened for Angelenos and visitors to bike, walk, skate, dance, and play. Free to the public, and a first for the Los Angeles Harbor Area, this event turns the streets into an open space for all to enjoy. Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles. Details at ciclavia.org.

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.

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 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.

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

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, 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.