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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

Movie: Deadpool 2

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
Nightly at 7:30 pm
Movie: Deadpool 2 After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Starring › Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz Director › David Leitch Genre › Action, Adventure, Comedyread more

3rd Annual Catalina Island Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, May 26, 2018
1 pm to 6 pm
Chili Cookoff & Salsa Competition Listen to live music and sample some of the best chili Catalina Island has seen. A day of food, fun, and sun. Chefs from around the country will compete for the best of 3 different types of chili. There will also be a local salsa...read more

14th Annual Taste Around of Avalon

Thursday, May 31, 2018
5-9 pm
14th Annual Taste Around Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages from 5pm-9pm at some of Avalon’s finest dining establishments. Vote for your favorite “tastes” of food, drink and dessert as the Best Taste of the Year! The 2017 participating establishments were: Antonio's Pizzeria & Cabaret Avalon...read more

6th Annual Avalon Restaurant Week

Friday, June 1, 2018 to Thursday, June 7, 2018
Avalon Restaurant Week An encore to the successful first editions of Avalon Restaurant Week, some of Catalina Island's most popular restaurants are ready to dish up mouth-watering food during Avalon's Restaurant Week. Join us from Thursday, June 1 to Thursday June 7 to indulge in a variety of specially created...read more

REI Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition

Saturday, June 2, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 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

Two Harbors Summer Wine Festival 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018
1-4 pm
The Catalina Island Company & the Avalon Rotary Club are pleased to announce the 17th annual “Summer Wine Festival,” a tasting extravaganza featuring the finest in local and imported wines!read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, June 3, 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 3rd, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, June 3, 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 3rd, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Catalina White Seabass Jackpot

Saturday, June 9, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018
Check in: Saturday June 9, 7:30 -11 am
Tournament Start: Saturday June 9, 11:30 am
Weight-In: Sunday June 10, 10 am - 12 pm
Awards Ceremony & Raffles: Sunday June 10, 1-2 pm
Come out for the Western Outdoor News Catalina White Seabass Jackpot in Two Harbors!read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, June 10, 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 10th, enjoy the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Charles Phoenix: Catalinaland

Sunday, June 10, 2018
2 pm
Live Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating Southern California's Enchanted Isle! The Catalina Island Museum presents: Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, at the iconic Catalina Casino. Be preparted for your Catalina loving spirit to soar when Charles sweeps us away on a time travel storytelling and retro slide show adventure exploring...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

4th of July Weekend Celebration at Two Harbors

Friday, July 6, 2018
All Day
Independence Day Festivities at Two Harbors Friday, July 6th 10 am to 12 pm - Children's Festival Join us on the beach for crafts and activities at our 32nd annual Children's Festival. Kids of all ages are welcome. 2-3 pm - 4th of July Dinghy Parade Decorate your dinghy in...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

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