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Press Releases

View current press releases from Catalina Island.

Catalina Island Marathon Applies for Certification From Council for Responsible Sport

Friday, January 24, 2020

Update: FEBRUARY 4, 2020 Catalina Island Marathon Joins Sustainability Movement Spectrum Sports Management has applied for...

Chet’s Hardware to move to new location

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Avalon, CA – One of the Island’s oldest businesses will be moving this spring, with Chet’s Hardware finding a new...

Catalina Island is the Perfect Place to Ring in the New Year

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Media Release Contact: Jim Luttjohann jluttjohann@catalinachamber.com 310.510.7643 Catalina Island is the Perfect Place to Ring in the...

Celebrate the Holidays on Catalina Island

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Dec. 4, 2019 Media Release Contact: Jim Luttjohann jluttjohann@catalinachamber.com Images available on request Celebrate the Holidays...

What's New on Catalina

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

What's New on Catalina Island Glenmore Plaza Hotel Glenmore Plaza Hotel has recently completed a $2 million renovation to the...

Catalina Film Festival Honors Academy Award-Winner Mira Sorvino

Thursday, September 26, 2019

AT 9TH ANNUAL FEST SEPT. 25-29 5-Day Fest Features Premieres, Parties & Events on The Queen Mary Long Beach & Catalina Island;...

2019 Harvey Cowell Business of the Year Awarded to the Catalina Island Co.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Announces Catalina Island Company 2019 Harvey Cowell Business of the Year...

Woodstock Comes to Catalina Island

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Woodstock Comes to Catalina Island Xceptional Music and the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau have once again...

Jazz Trax 2019 on Catalina Island

Monday, August 05, 2019

Press Release 33rd Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival October 2019 For a 33rd consecutive October, since 1987, in the historic 1929...

Catalina Island Medical Center’s Future Assured Through Land Donation by Catalina Island Company

Friday, June 21, 2019

AVALON, CA –It is now possible for a new hospital to be built on Catalina Island thanks to the generosity of the Catalina Island...

What's New on Catalina Island

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

June 4, 2019 Media Release The popular Southern California island destination of Catalina Island will greet the summer with new...

15th Annual Taste Around of Avalon Winners Announced

Friday, May 31, 2019

May 24, 2019 15 th Annual Taste Around of Avalon Winners Announced The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau,...

A Whole Season of Fabulous, Fun Foodie Things-To-Do

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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...

Prohibition Drink & Dinner Experience - First Fridays at the Museum - May 3

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

APRIL 16, 2019, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND – Acclaimed writer and food historian Richard Foss to present a unique drink and dining...

Care for Catalina Community-wide Clean-up Day A Great Success

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Community members rolled up their sleeves, and covered the Island’s most visited areas for day of service in honor of Earth...

Care for Catalina Kicks-off in Celebration of Earth Month

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Media Release Contact: Jim Luttjohan jluttjohann@catalinachamber.com 310.510.7643 Community-wide Clean-up Day Planned In support of...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend on California’s own Emerald Isle

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Visitors to Catalina Island can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in a whole new way. Area businesses are offering celebrations...

Fourth Annual Catalina Island Chili Cook Off, Call for Entries

Monday, March 11, 2019

Avalon Rotary Club Foundation is inviting cooks, chefs and novices to join in the fourth annual Catalina Island Chili Cook Off....

2019 Catalina Concert Series Line-up Announced

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The 2019 series of live, free, family friendly concerts will once again grace the oceanfront Wrigley Stage in Avalon on Catalina...

25th Annual Shop Catalina Night A Success

Monday, December 03, 2018

The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau’s annual Catalina Night on Saturday, December 1st was a great...

25th Annual Shop Catalina Night Announced

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Kick off the Holiday Season and take advantage of Local Holiday Discounts Avalon, Catalina Island The 25th Annual Shop Catalina Night...

Annual Marketing Conference Slated for November 1-2

Monday, October 01, 2018

Members of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau are invited to attend the 2018 Marketing Conference, November...

Celebrate California Wine Month on Catalina Island

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

While the winemaking regions of northern California and the Central Coast may seem like the obvious go-to locations for celebrating...

32nd Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival this October

Monday, September 03, 2018

For a 32nd consecutive October the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival will be held …26 miles across the Sea. In the historic 1929...

Spectacular Fall Musical Lineup on Catalina Island

Monday, August 06, 2018

How does an afternoon drinking wine on the sand while listening to light guitar played by Catalina based artist James Moody sound? How...