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The Original Catalina Wine Mixer - September 21-23, 2018

If you haven’t been to the Catalina Wine Mixer in Avalon, we have only one question for you: What are you waiting for? This annual extravaganza at picturesque Descanso Beach Club features live music, DJs, dancing, fantastic food and cocktails, fun activities and fine wines from West Coast wineries for you to sample and purchase. Of course no Catalina Wine Mixer is complete without an official screening of Step Brothers at historic Avalon Theatre. Don’t miss out on all the fun this September 21 through 23. Get your tickets now!
 

Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
6:00 – 8:00pm VIP Dinner and Wine 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 – 12am AFTERHOURS @ Descanso Beach Club with DJ K Fresh (no cover)
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Descanso Beach Club
11:00am – 2:30pm DJ Tunes & Dancing with DJ K Fresh
2:30 10:00pm  Catalina Wine Mixer
12:00 – 2:00pm VIP Lunch & Wine with Malibu Rocky Oaks Winery at Catherine’s Terrace
2:30 – 6:30pm Wine & Micro Brew tasting on the lawn 
5:00 – 10:00pm VIP Lounge at Catherine’s Terrace
 
Live Entertainment on the Lawn at Descanso Beach Club

2:30pm –  3:45pm         Kelly Fitzgerald
3:45pm –  4:15pm          DJ Splyce
4:15pm –  5:30pm          Kalama Brothers
5:30pm –  6:00pm         DJ Splyce
6:00pm –  7:15pm          Tijuana Dogs
7:15pm –  7:45pm           DJ Splyce
7:45pm –  9:00pm          Side Deal
9:00pm –  9:30pm          DJ Splyce
9:30pm – 10:30pm          The Dan Band 
*Line up and set times are subject to change.

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

PAINT & SIP WORKSHOP
Satisfy your penchant for both art and the vine.
ANCIENT ART OF BATIK
Create colorful inspirations on cloth using wax and dye.
OUTRIGGER CANOE RACES
Team up and paddle for some South Pacific-style adventure.
PAINT YOUR OWN ROCK
Sip wine and turn ordinary rocks into beautiful works of art.
STRIKE A POSE WITH RUBY THE OWL
Get your picture taken with one of the world’s largest owl species.
CHARM MAKING WITH BROOKLYN CHARM 
Create your own one-of-a-kind wire-wrapped nautical charm.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8:00am – 11:00am Breakfast & Bloody Mary Bar at Descanso Fresh at Descanso Beach Club
09:00am – 1:00pm Bottomless Mimosa Brunch at Avalon Grille
01:00pm – 5:00pm Live Entertainment by the Wheeland Brothers at Descanso Beach Club
 
 

Tickets

Catalina Wine Mixer tickets are for Saturday, September 22, 2018. Friday and Sunday events either have separate tickets or are an additional cost. Official tickets for all Catalina Wine Mixer events are only available through this site. The authenticity of tickets acquired by any other means cannot be guaranteed.

$49
  • Saturday event at Descanso Beach Club
  • (2) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings

Add - On Tastings
$20

  • (5) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings
General Admission - Early Bird (SOLD OUT)
$99
  • Saturday event at Descanso Beach Club
  • (5) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings
  • Late Lunch at Descanso Beach Club (2:30-3:30 pm)
VIP Admission  
$369
  • 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
  • (5) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings
     

Cabanas and Chaise Lounge Rentals

Elevate you Catalina Wine Mixer experience with a private beach cabana or comfortable chaise lounge. Both include dedicated servers and optional bottle service. NOTE: Musical acts can be heard but not seen from cabanas and chaise lounge. Admission to Descanso Beach Club and/or Catalina Wine Mixer must be purchased separately. Call 310-510-7430 to reserve Cabanas and Chaise Lounge.
 
Cabana Rentals  (SOLD OUT)
Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm
$475 - up to 6 people (does not include event admission)
 
Presidential Cabana Rentals  (SOLD OUT)
Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm
$825 - up to 8 people (does not include event admission)
 
Chaise Lounge Rentals  (SOLD OUT)
Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm
$100 - for 2 people (does not include event admission)
 

Wineries

Wineries from up and down the West Coast will be exhibiting their finest vintages for you to sample and purchase. Please check back often as more wineries are added to our growing list.
 
 
Wineries
 

About

THE ORIGINAL CATALINA WINE MIXER
In 2014, a newly hired Catalina Island Company employee asked, “So when’s the Catalina Wine Mixer?” referring to the iconic scene from the hit comedy Step Brothers. When he was told there wasn’t one, he took it on himself to organize the first annual Original Catalina Wine Mixer in 2015 at Descanso Beach Club in Avalon, a day-long tribute to the Step Brothers, featuring music, food, drinks and a whole lot of fun. 
 
Since then, the Original Catalina Wine Mixer has evolved into a unique wine tasting event, where guests can enjoy the beauty and charm of Catalina Island as they sample a variety of offerings from notable West Coast wineries. Of course, there’s still a great line up of live music, parties and fun activities to go along with the traditional screening of Step Brothers at the historic Casino Theatre.
 
DESCANSO BEACH CLUB
There’s no place quite like Descanso Beach Club, one of the last public beaches in Southern California where you can legally have a cocktail in your hand and your feet in the sand. Located just a short stroll along the waterfront past the iconic Catalina Casino, this picturesque venue features Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar. The Club's huge ocean-view lawn serves as the hub for all the Catalina Wine Mixer fun. It’s also where dozens of wineries exhibit their vintages for thousands of wine lovers from all over Southern California to enjoy.
 

Info

 
GETTING TO CATALINA ISLAND
Your Catalina Wine Mixer adventure begins even before you get here. Most people take a relaxing cruise aboard Catalina Express or Catalina Flyer. Some experience the unique thrill of a 20-minute flight on IEX Helicopters. A few fly private planes into Catalina’s Airport in the Sky. While others set sail on their own boats and reserve a mooring with the Avalon Harbor Department. It doesn’t matter how you get here. Just get here.
 
WHERE TO STAY
We have two lodging packages available. Choose from the Catalina Wine Mixer Package or the Catalina Wine Mixer VIP Package
 
WHAT TO DO
Before or after the Original Catalina Wine Mixer, you can enjoy a variety of land tours (see bison), boat tours (see dolphins and sealions), fly through the air on the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour and try your skills at the Catalina Aerial Adventure. You can also tour the historic Catalina Casino, explore the Catalina Island Museum, take a hike through the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens, show of your skills at the Mini Golf Gardens and of course rent a golf cart and see the town.
 
WHAT TO WEAR
While we encourage everyone to bring their own island style to the Original Catalina Wine Mixer, keep in mind that it’s a sunny beach setting with warm sand and soft grass, so cool casual clothing and flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Temperatures tend to drop at night in September, so bring an extra layer. If you want to take a dip in the crystal blue waters of Descanso Cove, you’ll need a swimsuit. Don’t forget the shades and sunscreen.
 

Merchandise

Original Catalina Wine Mixer clothing, tote bags, souvenirs and keepsakes make ideal conversation starters. Everywhere you go, people will ask: "What the @#$% is the Original Catalina Wine Mixer?"
 
 

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