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 HarborsInformation @ 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

Sporting Events

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

Educational Events

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.

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