A host of events is slated for the island kicking off this weekend with the Catalina Island Chili Cook-off followed by a wine festival in Two Harbors, Taste Around of Avalon and Avalon Restaurant Week!

5.25.19 Fourth Annual Catalina Island Chili Cook-Off
Presented by the Rotary Club of Avalon
1:00 pm
South Beach on Avalon Bay
Tickets on Eventbrite

Three different categories of judging: Judges Choice Chili, Peoples Choice Chili and People’s Choice Salsa. $3,000 in prize money why not enter your prized recipe and have some fun while you’re at it. Chili entry includes free entry into event.

Adults $20.00, Children ages 5-11 are $5.00 or purchase a family pass for $75.00. Children under the age of 5 are free!

Live music, food, games, raffle and more. Spend the day at the beach, have a drink, taste some amazing recipes and enjoy! Family pass includes the following: 2 adult tickets, 2 children tickets, 4 alcoholic beverages, 4 non-alcoholic beverages & 4 snack items.

Platinum Sponsors include:  Catalina Art Association, Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Catalina Island Foundation, City of Avalon, Fine Line Construction, Holiday Inn Resort-Catalina Island, Jordhal Construction, Knuckles Swimwear. 

Gold Sponsors include:  Catalina Island Company, Catalina Express, CatBev, Chet’s Hardware, IEX Helicopters, Journey Catalina Tours, Leo’s Catalina Island Drug Store, Southern California Edison, Vons Avalon.

Silver Sponsors include:  Brown’s Bikes, Catalina Island Brew House, Custom Catalina Meeting Planning, Catalina Island Golf Carts, Connolly Pacific, Coyote Joe’s, Island Rentals Golf Carts, Lloyds of Avalon, Original Jack’s Country Kitchen, Ryan’s Legos, Southern Wine & Spirits.

5.30.19 Fifteenth Annual Taste Around of Avalon
Presented by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Restaurants in Avalon, CA, including Toyon Grille, Bluewater Avalon, Antonio’s Pizza, El Galleon, Avalon Grille, Afishinados and more!

Sample the latest and greatest from a wide variety of restaurants in Avalon and vote for your favorite foods. Take a break between bites and enjoy live music by The Isleños on Wrigley Stage from 6:00 pm to 8:30pm. The Isleños are a group of local boys who carve the sonic waves of Surf, Blues, and Rock music.

How it Works:
Purchase a Voting Card (1 per person)
$2 Advance purchase (May 27-May 29) at the Catalina Island Visitor Center on the Green  Pleasure Pier
$3 Day of the event at the Catalina Island Visitor Center on the Green Pleasure Pier
$3 Night of the event at Wrigley Stage from 5pm to 9pm

Stroll through town & visit each participating establishment. 
Sample all of their “Tastes” (typically $1-$5 per “Taste”) including:

  • Appetizers/Main Dishes
  • Sweets & Treats
  • Cocktails
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages

VOTE for your favorite “Taste” in each category. Establishments with the 4 Best “Taste” Winners are awarded $100 each! Tasters that turn in their completed Voting Cards are entered in a bonus drawing with a chance to win a $50 Catalina Island Gift Certificate. CatalinaChamber.com

5.31.19 – 6.6.19 Seventh Annual Avalon Restaurant Week
Presented by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Now in its seventh 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 in a variety of specially created prix fixe menus. Come out and Taste More of Avalon!

Lunch $10, $15, $20

Dinner $20, $30, $40

6.1.19 Eighteenth Annual Two Harbors Summer Wine Festival

The Catalina Island Company and Rotary Club of Avalon are pleased to present the 18th annual “Summer Wine Festival,” a tasting extravaganza featuring the finest in local and imported wines!

Taking place from 1-4pm on the beach in beautiful Two Harbors, Catalina Island, the Summer Wine Festival has become one of Two Harbors most popular events. Complete with a silent auction, live music, complimentary appetizers, and unlimited tastings of all of our participating wineries, this is an event you won’t want to miss. 

Tickets are just $45 per person and are now on sale! This event will sell out, so don't wait!  VisitCatalinaIsland.com

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The mission of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is to attract visitors and advocate for commerce on Catalina Island.  As the official Destination Marketing & Management Organization of Catalina Island, the nonprofit is governed by an elected board of directors and is funded in-part through the collection of Transient Occupancy Taxes paid by guests staying in area hotels and vacation rentals.  www.catalinachamber.com