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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.

Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum

Monday, March 27, 2017 to Monday, December 11, 2017
10 am to 5 pm daily
Thursdays May 25 - August 31, Open until 9 pm
The Catalina Island Museum provides an intimate setting for only the second major museum exhibition of artist Dale Chihuly’s work in southern California. The exhibition is open through December 11, 2017.read more

Summer Beach Bingo

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 2017
6 pm to 7 pm
Summer Beach Bingo Bring your beach chair and some friends to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:00pm for Beach Bingo. Bingo cards are $1 each and participants can win fun local prizes.read more

Kids Fishing Derby

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Wednesday, August 30, 2017
7 - 9 am
Kids Fishing Derby Free activity! Bring your own rod & reel or dropline (or purchase one on the Green Pier) and join our fishing guide! Prizes awarded every week following the derby. Prizes for most fish, biggest fish and oddest fish. Ages 3-16. Bait & gear also available on the...read more

Chihuly at Sunset

Thursday, June 8, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursdays 6-9 pm
The Catalina Island Museum provides an intimate setting for only the second major museum exhibition of artist Dale Chihuly’s work in southern California.read more

2017 Catalina Concert Series

Saturday, August 26, 2017
8-10 pm
2017 Concert Series The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Xceptional Music Company present this free, family friendly Concert Series, next to the Avalon Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. A beer & wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Saturday, August 26: The Xceptional Tribute to...read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us Sundays throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. Celebrate summer on Sunday, August 27 with the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Wheeland Brothers - Beach Party

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2-5 pm
Beach Party with Wheeland Brothers Join us Sundays throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. Celebrate summer on Sunday, September 10 with the sounds of the Wheeland Brothers ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

31st Annual Two Harbors Buffalo Chip Toss

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Sign Ups 2-3 pm
Toss - 3 pm
Come test your athletic skills and compete for the furthest toss at the 31st 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

58th Annual Catalina Channel Crossing – US Outrigger Championships

Saturday, September 9, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017
58th 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

Catalina Uke Festival

Saturday, September 9, 2017
1-9 pm
2017 Concert Series The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Xceptional Music Company present this free, family friendly Concert Series, next to the Avalon Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. A beer & wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Saturday, September 9: Catalina Uke-Fest featuring Taimane...read more

2017 Two Harbors Microbrew Festival

Saturday, September 9, 2017
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

2017 Catalina Concert Series

Saturday, September 16, 2017
7-9 pm
2017 Concert Series The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Xceptional Music Company present this free, family friendly Concert Series, next to the Avalon Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. A beer & wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Saturday, September 16: Santana Ways, 7pm-9pmread more

Cali Conscious - Beach Party

Sunday, September 17, 2017
2-5 pm
Beach Party with Cali Conscious Join us Sundays throughout the summer for great live music and drink specials. Celebrate summer on Sunday, September 17 with the sounds of the Cali Conscious ! Get the party started at Descanso Beach Club!read more

Catalina Wine Mixer® 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
Join us for the 3rd 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

2017 Catalina Film Festival

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
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 Communicator”...read more

Buccaneer's Weekend 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 to Sunday, October 8, 2017
CALLING ALL PIRATES! Chart a course for 4 days of swashbuckling fun at: BUCCANEER DAYS October 5-8, 2017 Two Harbors, Catalina Join us at Pirate Village on the deck and plaza of Harbor Reef Restaurant, where “X” marks the spot for: Fantastic gruel & grog (that’s food & drink for...read more

Catalina Island JazzTrax Jazz Festival 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Sunday, October 15, 2017
31st Annual 2017 Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival October 12-15, 2017 Tickets on sale at www.JazzTrax.com or 866-TraxTix Thursday, October 12 - Unplugged under the starts on Descanso Beach Guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. Friday, October 13 - Catalina Casino 3rd Force Saxophonist Marcus Anderson Saturday, October 14 - Catalina Casino...read more

REI Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition

Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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

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