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It’s Bigger and Better than the Original 

If you haven’t been to the Catalina Wine Mixer® in Avalon, we have only one question for you: What are you waiting for? Inspired by the hilarious “Catalina Wine Mixer” scene from Will Ferrell’s comedy classic Step Brothers, this annual extravaganza at beautiful Descanso Beach Club takes on a life of its own, as thousands descend on SoCal’s favorite island entertainment destination for one last summer beach party.
Join us for this jam-packed weekend of live music, DJs, dancing, great food, fine wine, fantastic cocktails and a special screening of Step Brothers at historic Avalon Theatre. There’s even a Step Brothers theme party and costume contest. Don’t miss out on all the fun from September 21 – 23. 


6:00 – 8:00pm VIP Wine Pairing with Rusack Vineyards at Island Spa Catalina with live entertainment by James Moody (included in VIP ticket)
6:30 – 8:00pm Weekend Opening Bash at Catalina Casino building entrance. Live Entertainment with Wheeland Brothers. Tacos, beer, wine and merchandise available for purchase.
8:00 – 10:00pm  Screening of Step Brothers at Avalon Theatre - $20 Includes screening and (1) Glass of Wine/Beer
10:00pm – Midnight AFTERHOURS @ Descanso Beach Club with DJ K Fresh (no cover)
11:00am – 2:30pm DJ & Dancing at Descanso Beach Club
2:30-10pm - Catalina Wine Mixer at Descanso Beach Club
12:00 – 2pm VIP Wine Pairing Lunch with Malibu Rocky Oaks Winery at Catherine’s Terrace
2:30 – 6:30pm Wine & Micro Brew tasting on the Descanso Beach Club lawn 
5:00 – 10:00pm VIP Lounge at Catherine’s Terrace
Live Entertainmet on the Lawn at Descanso Beach Club
2:30 – 4:00pm Kelly Fitzgerald
4:00 – 4:30pm DJ K Fresh
4:30 – 6:00pm Kalama Brothers
6:00 – 6:30pm DJ K Fresh
6:30 – 8:00pm Tijuana Dogs
8:00 – 8:30pm DJ K Fresh
8:30 – 9:15pm Side Deal
9:15 – 10:00pm The Dan Band

Activities at Descanso Beach Club 2:30pm to 6:30 pm

Grab a brush and a glass for this instructor-led workshop, where each stroke and every sip will satisfy your penchant for both art and the vine.
Don’t miss out on all the fun at our do-it-yourself tie-dye t-shirt booth, where you can put your own groovy twist on a colorful classic 60s craze. 
Get some friends together, or team up with some total strangers and paddle out into Descanso Cove for a little South Pacific-style adventure.
Ordinary rocks become beautiful works of art.
 Create your own one-of-a-kind wire-wrapped nautical charm.
 8:00am – 11:00am Breakfast and Bloody Mary Bar at Descanso Fresh at Descanso Beach Club
10:00am – 1:00pm Bottomless Mimosa Brunch at Avalon Grille
 1:00pm – 5:00pm Live Music by the Wheeland Brothers at Descanso Beach Club



Catalina Wine Mixer tickets are for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Events happening on Friday and Sunday have either a separate ticket or additional cost.

General Admission
  • Saturday event at Descanso Beach Club
  • (2) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings

Add - On Tastings

  • (5) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings
General Admission - Early Bird 
  • Saturday event at Descanso Beach Club
  • (5) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings
  • Late Lunch at Descanso Beach Club (2:30-3:30 pm)
VIP Admission
  • Friday Night Spa Wine Dinner at Island Spa Catalina
  • Friday Night Screening of Step Brothers at Catalina Casino
  • Entrance to Saturday’s Catalina Wine Mixer at Descanso Beach Club
  • Saturday Wine Lunch at Descanso Beach Club
  • Saturday Evening Lounge (includes snacks, dinner, house wine and no host bar) at Descanso Beach Club

How to Get Here
Most people come to Catalina aboard Catalina Express, Catalina Flyer or IEX. Some fly private planes into Catalina’s Airport in the Sky, while others come by private boat and reserve a mooring with the Avalon Harbor Department

Official Catalina Wine Mixer Gear

Get official Catalina Wine Mixer gear! Hawaiian & cork hats, boat flags, canvas totes, men's and women's t-shirts and wine glasses from our inaugural event. Merchandise will be available at the event and then online after the event.

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More Information


Friday, September 21, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018


1 St. Catherine Way
Descanso Beach Club
Avalon, CA 90704
United States


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