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Catalina Island Events

There is always something happening on Catalina Island, year-round. From film festivals to fishing derbies, to fireworks, black tie balls and endurance races. View our Calendar of Events to see all the great activities taking place during your stay. You can also take a look at our annual Catalina Island events to view the events that take place in Avalon and Two Harbors every year.

JAWS: The Art of Fear in Filmmaking

Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
10 am to 5 pm Daily
The Catalina Island Museum presents an exhibit on "Jaws: The Art of Fear in Filmmaking." Immerse yourself in the creative vision and artistic direction behind the movie JAWS. From the collection of the film's Production Designer, Joe Alves, comes the original storyboard drawings, scouting photos, behind-the-scenes photographs of the film...read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, June 24, 2018
1-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us on Sundays throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. This Sunday, June 24th, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

2018 4th of July Celebration in Avalon

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Parade Begins at 1 pm
Join us for a day of fun as we celebrate the 4th of July, island style! The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1pm. Enjoy a music from the USC Marching Band, along with creatively decorated golf carts.read more

CYCLONE FIREWORKS HARBOR CRUISE

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Enjoy Catalina’s Historic Fireworks from Avalon Bay Climb aboard the Cyclone power boat and head out on the water for a unique perspective of Catalina’s historic 4th of July fireworks celebration. You’ll be right in the middle of all the action, as the rockets red glare and bombs bursting in...read more

4th of July Weekend Celebration at Two Harbors

Friday, July 6, 2018
All Day
Two Harbors Independence Day Celebration Join is for A 4th of July Celebration... on the 6th! Two Harbors Annual Independence Day Celebration is packed with patriotic fun for the whole family. In fact, there’s so much to do, we decided to move it to Friday the 6th. That way you...read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, August 12, 2018
1-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us on Sundays throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. This Sunday, August 12th, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, August 19, 2018
1-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us on Sundays throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. This Sunday, August 19th, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

32nd Annual Two Harbors Buffalo Chip Toss

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Sign Ups 2-3 pm
Toss - 3 pm
Come test your athletic skills and compete for the furthest toss at the 32nd Annual Buffalo Chip Toss. Choose your chip wisely! Prizes will be awarded for the furthest throws and all chips will be provided for the event.read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Monday, September 3, 2018
1-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. This Monday, September 3rd, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

59th Annual Catalina Channel Crossing - US Outrigger Championships

Saturday, September 8, 2018 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
59th Annual Catalina Channel Crossing – US Outrigger Championships Come out and see the women finish the longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S., 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon, on Saturday, at Casino Point. Then enjoy the after race Hawaiian festivities at the center of town; including...read more

2018 Two Harbors Microbrew Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2018
1-4 pm
With over 500 guests in attendance, and over 30 different breweries in attendance pouring selections from around the world, this is an event that won’t want to missed.read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, September 9, 2018
1-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. This Sunday, September 9th, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Catalina Island Women's Forum Wine Festival

Saturday, September 15, 2018
2 pm - 5 pm
Women's Forum Wine Festival Experience the annual Wine Festival along the Avalon Bay on South Beach, near Crescent and Clarissa Ave. Over 70 prestigious wines, silent auction, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and live music. Proceeds of the event support mentoring and scholarship programs.read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, September 16, 2018
1-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. This Sunday, September 16th, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Catalina Wine Mixer® 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018 to Sunday, September 23, 2018
Join us for the 4th Annual Catalina Wine Mixer at Descanso Beach Club! Experience the classic event from Step Brothers, full of fun, live bands, DJs, gourmet food and fine wine on Catalina Island. You don't want to miss this event.read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, September 23, 2018
1-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. This Sunday, September 23rd, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

1ST ANNUAL CATALINA MINI GOLF OPEN - First Prize: $10,000

Friday, September 28, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Don’t Miss Your Chance at $15,000 in Cash Prizes Mini golf lovers of all ages and skill levels are signing up to compete for a total purse of $15,000 at the 1st Annual Catalina Mini Golf Open, Sept. 28-30, 2018, at Golf Gardens in Avalon. This 3-day tournament on beautiful...read more

Buccaneer's Weekend 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Sunday, October 7, 2018
All Day
CALLING ALL PIRATES! Chart a course for 4 days of swashbuckling fun at: BUCCANEER DAYS October 4-7, 2018 Two Harbors, Catalina Aargh, mateys! Come celebrate our 29th Annual Buccaneer’s Weekend. Don your best pirate attire and set sail for Two Harbors for a weekend of treasure hunts, costume contests, great...read more

REI Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition

Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Trans Catalina Trail Expedition Come join REI in partnership with Catalina Island on the first ever fully supported Trans Catalina Trail Expedition where we will hike through the rugged island interior while camping next to pristine beaches. Covering 38.5 miles in 4 days, you will traverse the Island starting at...read more

REI Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition

Saturday, November 10, 2018 to Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Trans Catalina Trail Expedition Come join REI in partnership with Catalina Island on the first ever fully supported Trans Catalina Trail Expedition where we will hike through the rugged island interior while camping next to pristine beaches. Covering 38.5 miles in 4 days, you will traverse the Island starting at...read more