Press Releases

View current press releases from Catalina Island.

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...

Pato Banton Returns to Catalina Island for Free Public Performance

Friday, August 03, 2018

Reggae music fans are invited to join in an island delight August 25 at 6:00 pm on the Wrigley Plaza Stage. Pato Banton will return to...

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

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Reservations are now being taken for the 46 th Annual, New Year’s Eve Celebration to be held in the world renowned Casino...

Celebrate the End of Summer with a Labor Day Getaway to Catalina Island

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The kids may be heading back to school before Labor Day Weekend, this year, but Catalina remains a cool end-of-summer getaway,...

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Announces Catalina Island Museum 2018 Harvey C

Friday, July 06, 2018

The Harvey Cowell Business of the Year Award is given in honor of Harvey Cowell, one of 15 visionary businessmen who on June 2, 1949...

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Announces Officers & Directors

Thursday, July 05, 2018

At its 69 th Annual Membership Meeting the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau inducted the 2018-19 Officers and...

Free Dance Meditation Concert on Saturday, August 4th on the Avalon Wrigley Stage featuring Michel P

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

A renowned meditation teacher and singer, Michel Pascal, is bringing outstanding musicians, Myron McKinley and Lauren Robin, to join...

The Historic Glenmore Plaza Hotel Renovated

Friday, June 08, 2018

Avalon Bay has been through many wonderful changes since the 1880’s, making it one of the most unique island resorts in the...

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Announces 14th Annual Taste Around of Avalon W

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau, sponsor of the fourteenth annual Taste Around of Avalon, is...

CalTravel Catalina Island Winners Announced

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Tourism Steward of the Year. The Catalina Island Conservancy’s rich heritage as a steward of 88% of the island’s land and...

Two Harbors Rotary Wine Festival 2018

Friday, May 04, 2018

Media Contact: Avalon Rotary President Bryce Noll The Two Harbors Rotary Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd at the...

Luau Larry’s is Celebrating 30 Years on Catalina Island

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Over the last 30 Years, nearly every visitor to Catalina Island has enjoyed Luau Larry’s. Home of the Wiki Wacker, Cheeseburgers...

Catalina Island, The Perfect Mother’s Day Getaway

Friday, April 06, 2018

What could be a better Mother’s Day present that an island getaway? With wonderful restaurants and more than half a dozen spas...

Spring Events and Activities on Catalina Island

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Spring brings a plethora of great events to Catalina Island, and offers a great excuse for an island getaway. Two brand new exhibits...

National Travel & Tourism Week on Catalina Island

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

National Travel & Tourism Week is May 6 -12. This Year’s theme invites the celebration of Travel Then and Now ....

Third Annual Catalina Island Chili Cook Off, Call for Entries

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

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

Avalon Rotary Completes 2018 Planting Project

Friday, March 09, 2018

For the second time in about a year, a community planting and beautification project has been completed along Avalon’s...