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Catalina Island Annual Events

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Avalon

January 

Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run - This annual run crosses Catalina Island from Avalon to Two Harbors and back.
 

February

Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup - This is the only time of the year that SCUBA diving is allowed in Avalon Bay. 
 

March

 

April

Annual Rubber Ducky Derby
Catalina Art Fair and Exhibition (CAFE) - 3 day art fair featuring local and mainland artists, crafts and entertainment. Easter weekend. 
Earth Day - Green living displays and demonstrations, family activities and live music at City Park. 
Annual Conservancy Ball - This black tie event includes dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. 
Spring Fest - Food, music and games on Front Street.
 

May

Catalina Island Rugby Festival
The Avalon Ball - Glimpse the glamour of a bygone era. Dean Mora and the Avalon Ball Orchestra play hits from the 1920s and 30s.
Catalina Island Gran Fondo - Cycling event
Annual Taste Around Avalon - Kick off to the annual Flying Fish Festival.
Flying Fish Fish Festival - A 4 day event to celebrate the return of the Catalina Flying Fish.
 

June

Catalina: The Wild Side Dinner, Art Show & Sales
 

July

Annual 4th of July Parade, Fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom - Golf Cart parade, USC Marching Band, BBQ Buffet dinner and music in the Casino Ballroom.
4th of July Celebration at Casino Point - Live music, food and fireworks over Avalon Harbor
Annual Gold Star Dive - SCUBA divers search for gold stars in Casino Point Underwater Park.
Summer Art Series - Mondays & Tuesdays, 11 am to 3 pm, July 7 through August 26 at the Shops at the Atwater.
 

August

Ongoing Summer Events:
Descanso Beach Club Beach Party - Saturdays & Sunday from 2-5 pm.
Summer Concert Series - Sponsored by the Catalina Island Chamber, free family friendly concerts on Wrigley Stage on Front Street.
Summer Beach Bingo - Tuesday & Thursday from 6 to 7 pm by the South Beach Lifeguard stand. 
Kids Fishing Derby - Wednesdays at 7 am at the Green Pier.
Summer Art Series - Mondays & Tuesdays, 11 am to 3 pm, July 7 through August 26 at the Shops at the Atwater.
 

September

Catalina Island Women’s Forum Wine Festival 
Catalina Film Festival - Over 100 films screened at multiple venues with awards in up to 10 categories.
Annual Festival of Art - Artists from all over exhibit their fine art, sculpture, crafts and photography
 

October

The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - The annual event takes place over three weekend and features over 30 jazz stars performing at Descanso Beach Club and the Casino Ballroom.
Fall Fest - Community event featuring food, music and games on Front Street.
Catalina Air Show and Festival - Aerobatic aircraft performances, displays and concessions. www.catalinaairshow.com.
Annual Halloween Parade - Grab your costume and join the parade down Crescent Avenue.
 

November

Annual Catalina Island Triathlon - Swim, bike and run around Catalina Island.
Catalina Swing Dance Festival
Catalina Island Eco-Marathon 
Catalina Film Institute
 

December 

New Year’s Eve Celebration - Casino Ballroom
 

 

Two Harbors Annual Events

 

January

Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run - This annual run crosses Catalina Island from Avalon to Two Harbors and back.
 

April

Shipwreck Weekend - Live music, DJs, costume contests and more.
Easter Sunday in Two Harbors - Hop on over for our annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Corsair Yacht Club

 

May

White Seabass & Halibut Tournament - Annual Championship Series, sponsored by the Western Outdoor News & United Anglers
 

June 

Annual Summer Wine Festival - Fine wine, live music & much more
Yacht Dog Show - Don your doggie life jackets & head ashore to strut your mutt in our annual yacht dog snow.
Opening Day - Kick off the summer with a weekend of boating seminars, raffles & much more.
 

July

Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show - Watch our spectacular firework show over Isthmus Harbor, fireworks begin at dark.
Annual Children’s Festival - Join us on the beach for crafts & activities. Kids of all ages welcome
Annual Dinghy Parade - Follow us on a parade through the coves. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated dinghies.
 

August

Annual Children’s Challenge - Meet us on the beach for a fun filled hour of relays and races., followed by an ice cream sundae party.
Jimmy Walker “Buffalo Chip” Toss - Come test your athletic skills at our annual Buffalo Chip Toss. Prizes will be awarded for the furthest throws.
 

September

Annual Microbrew Festival - Enjoy great beer & live music. 
 

October

Buccaneer’s Weekend - Don your best pirate attire & set sail for Two Harbors for our Annual Buccaneer’s Weekend.
Cruisers Weekend - Cruise on over to Two Harbors & enjoy a weekend filled with seminars, exhibits & live music. 
 

November

Thanksgiving “Island Style” - Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner complete with all the trimmings at the Harbor Reef Restaurant. Reservations are required. 310-510-4215.
 

December

New Year’s Eve - Ring in the New Year with an evening of dinner, dancing & a champagne toast at the Harbor Reef Restaurant. Reservations - 310-510-4215.

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