E.g., 11/30/2015
E.g., 11/30/2015

Catalina Island Annual Events

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


Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup - This is the only time of the year that SCUBA diving is allowed in Avalon Bay. 
An Evening with Oscar - A benefit for the Catalina Island Medical Center.




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.


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.
Annual Taste Around Avalon - Kick off to the annual Flying Fish Festival.


Catalina: The Wild Side Dinner, Art Show & Sales


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.


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.


Catalina Wine Mixer - First annual event, happening at Descanso Beach Club. Live bands, food booths, wine tasting.
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


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.


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


New Year’s Eve Celebration - Casino Ballroom