Festive Catalina Island is an Ideal Fall Getaway
Renowned worldwide for its iconic Casino and, Green Pleasure Pier and crystal clear bay water, Avalon’s waterfront is also home to festivals that invite visitors to enjoy its ambiance while finding the perfect artisanal items, delicious foods and entertainment. From the 58th Annual Festival of Art to the 30th year of JazzTrax Festivals, celebrations of wine and food, or kicking off the Holiday Season with a festive open house. Fall is the perfect time to head to Catalina.
Cultural, Visual & Performing Arts Events:
Watercolor Workshop with Nick Mayer, August 29 – 31, 2016, All Day, $375. Information @ 323.447.4527
The Wailers, Live at DBC, September 3, 2016, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, prices vary. Information @ visitcatalinaisland.com/liveatdbc
Ukulele Festival with Taimane Gardner and The Kalama Brothers, September 10, 2016, day and early evening events on Wrigley Stage, in conjunction with the 57th Annual Outrigger Canoe Catalina Channel Crossing. Free events! Information @ catalinachamber.com or 310.510.1520
58th Annual Festival of Art, September 16-18, 2016, Avalon Waterfront. Information @ catalinaartassociation.org
Catalina Island Flea and Antique Show, September 17-18, 2016, Overlook Hall. Information @ 310.427.2450
National Museum Day, September 24, 2016, Free Admission to Catalina Island Museum, 10 am – 5:00 pm. Information @ catalinamuseum.org or 310.510.0025.
Catalina Film Festival, September 28 – October 2, 2016, times, prices and locations vary. Information @ Catalinafilm.org or 818.787.1946.
30th Annual JazzTrax Festival, October 13 – 23, 2016, prices and hours vary. Information @ jazztrax.com or 866.872.9849.
Food, Wine & Beer Events
CIWF Wine Festival, September 17, 2016, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. South Beach, Avalon waterfront. Information @ theciwf.org/wine-fest or 323.686.2493
14th Annual MicroBrew Fest, September 10, 2016, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Two Harbors. Information @ visitcatalinaisland.com/event/two-harbors-microbrew-festival-2016.
Parties & Celebrations
Catalina Island Wine Mixer, September 23-25, Descanso Beach Club. Prices and times vary. Information @ visitcatalinaisland.com/event/catalinawinemixer or 310.510.7410
Buccaneer Days, September 29 – October 2, 2016, Two Harbors. Information @ visitcatalinaisland.com
Halloween Celebration and Costume Party, October 29, 2016, El Galleon Restaurant, Avalon. 9:00 pm till close. Information @ 310.510.1188
Halloween Parade, October 31, 2016, 4:00 pm, Crescent Street, Avalon waterfront. Information @ 310.510.1520
Holiday Open House, November 17, 2016, Inn at Mt Ada. Information @ 310.427.2450
Triathlon & Duathlon, November 5, 2016. Information @ renegaderaceseries.com/catalina-island-triathlon-duathlon or 949.975.1812
Trail Venture Weekend, November 19, 2016. 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Information @ runcatalina.com or 909.399.3553
Catalina Crossing, Outrigger Canoes, September 10 – 11, 2016. Information @ catalinacrossing.org or 858.442.2536
Ocean Awareness Challenge, September 9 – 11, 2016, Emerald Bay. Information @ wsaoc.org/oac
Catalina Island Conservancy Educational Symposium, November 18, 2016, Information @ 310.510.2595
As details are confirmed updates will be posted on the calendar of events at www.catalinachamber.com/events.
For information on visiting Catalina Island go to www.catalinachamber.com or call 310.510.1520.