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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.

Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition

Come join REI in partnership with Catalina Island on a 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 the trailhead in Avalon and finishing...read more

REI Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition

Trans Catalina Trail Expedition Come join REI in partnership with Catalina Island on a 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 the trailhead...read more

2019 Yoga Event at the Museum

Sunday, February 17, 2019
9:30am
Yoga Event at the Museum First event is Sunday, 2/17/19 The Yoga Class will be hosted at the Museum at 9:30am, afterwards attendees will have access to the museum and all its exhibits (great chance to see the new Wrigley Centennial Exhibit). Then guests will have access to the spa...read more

An Evening with Oscar 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019
5 pm to 10 pm
An Evening with Oscar An Evening with Oscar at the Catalina Casino Ballroom, an event to benefit the Catalina Island Medical Center. Guests have the opportunity to watch the live Oscar telecast, enjoy a buffet dinner, and bid on silent and live auctions items. Red carpet arrivals being at 4:30...read more

2019 Catalina Island Marathon

Saturday, March 9, 2019
4:00 am
California’s Oldest Trail Marathon Coming up on its 42nd Anniversary, this "bucket list' marathon features the exciting and historic marathon course used largely since the first year on the Catalina Island Conservancy’s lands. This includes much of the rugged terrain, spectacular vistas, challenging climbs and special challenges enjoyed by thousands...read more

Avalon Ball 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Avalon Ball Now in it’s 17th year, the Avalon Ball is a fantastic journey into the past when Big Bands played for huge audiences which were broadcast to the nation in the Art Deco Casino Ballroom built in 1929 and located in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island...read more

7th Annual Avalon Restaurant Week

Friday, May 31, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
7th Annual Avalon Restaurant Week May 3, 2019 - June 06, 2019 Now in its 7th year, some of Avalon’s most popular restaurants are ready to dish up mouth-watering food during Avalon Restaurant Week. Join us for a foodie celebration from Friday, May 31st through Thursday, June 6th to indulge...read more

2019 4th of July Celebration in Avalon

Thursday, July 4, 2019
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

Catalina Wine Mixer® 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019
Join us for the 5th 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

60th Annual Catalina Channel Crossing - US Outrigger Championships

Saturday, September 7, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019
60th 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

2019 Catalina Film Festival

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019
2019 Catalina Film Festival Annual celebration of Catalina’s rich film history features approximately 100 films screened at multiple venues around the island plus nightly events and entertainment. The festival is competitive with awards in up to 10 categories, including our festival partners’ prestigious awards; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s “Great...read more

2019 Buccaneer's Weekend

Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Sunday, October 6, 2019
All Day
Chart a course for pirate adventure in two harbors Don’t miss Catalina’s legendary four-day pirate party, where you can channel your inner buccaneer and enjoy a weekend of swashbuckling fun, including live music, costume contests, treasure hunts and more. Whether you come for a day or stay for the weekend,...read more

2019 Catalina Island JazzTrax Jazz Festival

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019
33rd Annual Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival 2019 Opening JazzTrax Weekend: October 10-13 Closing JazzTrax Weekend: October 17-20 The longest running Smooth Jazz festival in America since 1987. On an island…26 miles off the southern California coastline in a tiny seaport village…In the historic 1929 Casino Ballroom…25 different stars of...read more

35th Annual Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon

Saturday, November 2, 2019
35th Annual Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon 2019 Saturday, November 02, 2019 Avalon, Catalina Island Swim it. Bike it. Run it. Tri it! Experience the beauty of Catalina Island and the City of Avalon with the perfect end of the season triathlon. Come for the weekend or for the day...read more

47th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
7 pm - 1 am
47th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration at the Casino Ballroom Dance in the New Year at this black-tie optional event in the world famous Casino Ballroom. Includes gourmet buffet dinner, dancing, champagne split to toast the New Year and party favors. Reservations go on sale August 1st, 2019. Click on...read more