Upcoming Catalina Island Events

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There’s something for everyone! Choose from activities ranging from Summer Beach Bingo to black-tie events in the historic Casino Ballroom and everything in-between. Avalon events are listed at the top, Two Harbor events follow. Please note all events are subject to change.
Wind River

Wind River

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September 23-28, 2017

A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
Cast: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones
Directed By: Taylor Sheridan
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystrey
Rated: R
IMDB Rating: 8/10
Official Site: www.facebook.com/WindRiverMov

Catalina Film Festival 2017

Catalina Film Festival 2017

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September 27 - October 1, 2017

Annual celebration of Catalina’s rich film history features approximately 100 films screened at multiple venues around the island plus nightly events and entertainment. The festival is competitive with awards in up to 10 categories, including our festival partners’ prestigious awards; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s “Great Communicator” Award, the Chaplin Family’s Charlie Chaplin ICON Award, and the ISLA Earth Award - an honor presented by the Festival’s beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy. Catalina Film Festival. 818-787-1946

Mornings at the Nursery

Mornings at the Nursery

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Every Thursday weekly

7:15 a.m. to Noon - Volunteer at the James H. Ackerman Native Plant Nursery in Middle Ranch and enjoy a beautiful morning drive through the interior of Catalina. While at the nursery you will perform a variety of essential horticultural tasks, all while learning about Catalina’s unique environment and the native plant species found here. 48 hours advance notice required - leave Avalon at 7:15am and return by noon. Catalina Island Conservancy. 310-510-2595 ext. 112.

Lucky Logan

Lucky Logan

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September 29 - October 5, 2017

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rated: R
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Showtime: Shows Nightly at 7:30 p.m. (Adult $15, Senior & Child $13) - Every Tuesday Everybody $10
Official Site: http://loganluckymovie.com

Museum Chihuly Exhibition

Museum Chihuly Exhibition

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March 26 - December 11, 2017

The exhibition, Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum, will open on March 26, 2017 and run through December 11, 2017. Chihuly, an American sculptor, has mastered the alluring, translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon, to create works of art that transform the viewer experience.  He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific architectural installations in public spaces, and in exhibitions presented in museums and gardens worldwide.
Image: Dale Chihuly with Chiostro di Sant’Apollonia Chandelier, 2008
Chihuly at the de Young
de Young Museum, San Francisco, California

First Fridays at the Museum

First Fridays at the Museum

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October 6, 2017

6-8pm -  First Fridays at the Museum encourages residents and visitors to explore the museum’s galleries, digital theater and plazas, enjoy refreshments and a snack, and shop in the Museum Store. Each First Friday event features a theme and highlights one of the museum’s four main areas of focus: art, history, music and film. Events may include music and dance performances, lectures, gallery talks, or films.

It the Movie

It the Movie

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October 6-12, 2017

A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
Directed By: Andy Muschietti
Genre: Drama, Horror
Rated: R
IMDB Rating: 9.1/10
Official Site: http://itthemovie.com/

31st Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

31st Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

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October 12-15 & 19-22, 2017

Join us for the 31st Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, the longest running Smooth Jazz festival in America. In the historic 1929 Casino Ballroom, 20+ different stars of Smooth Jazz – two consecutive October weekends for Smooth Jazz lovers all over the world. Thursday night “Unplugged” at Descanso Beach Club and Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Casino Ballroom.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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October 13-19, 2017

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Rated: R
IMDB Rating: Not rated yet
Official Site: www.foxmovies.com/movies/kingsman-the-golden-circle

Windward Beaches Cleanup

Windward Beaches Cleanup

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2nd Saturday of each month

Volunteer in the great outdoors while combing the sand for debris to help keep our windward beaches pristine. Clean-up locations (Shark Harbor, Little Harbor, Ben Weston and Cottonwood) rotate throughout the year. Meet at the Catalina Island Conservancy House, 125 Clarissa, at 9am, return at 1pm. Transportation and supplies provided. Catalina Island Conservancy. 310-510-2595 ext.112.

Aero Club Social Fly-In

Aero Club Social Fly-In

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2nd Saturday of each month

Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with Aero Club pilots from around the region and viewing amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month.

Fall Festival 2017

Fall Festival 2017

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October 19, 2017

Live music, food, games, hayrides, pumpkin patch on the beach, and much more! Join the Avalon community from 5-9pm along Crescent Avenue (Front Street) as they raise money for local charities and kick off the Fall season. Fun for the whole family! For more information, please contact the City of Avalon Recreation Department.

First Fridays at the Museum

First Fridays at the Museum

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November 3, 2017

6-8pm -  First Fridays at the Museum encourages residents and visitors to explore the museum’s galleries, digital theater and plazas, enjoy refreshments and a snack, and shop in the Museum Store. Each First Friday event features a theme and highlights one of the museum’s four main areas of focus: art, history, music and film. Events may include music and dance performances, lectures, gallery talks, or films.

Triathlon & Duathlon 2017

Triathlon & Duathlon 2017

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November 4, 2017

Catalina Island is one of the most beautiful and unique settings to host a triathlon. The Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon attracts athletes who are looking to compete in that last race before the winter season break. This is a unique and beautiful setting that will challenge the beginner and thrill the veteran.
Triathlon: Swim ½ mile, Bike- 17K, Run- 3.1 miles - Duathlon: Run- 3.1 miles, Bike- 17K, Run- 3.1 miles
9:00 am: First Wave Triathlon (Avalon Pier) 5 Triathlon Waves leaving every 3 minutes (see schedule)
9:15 am: Duathlon & 5K Start (adjacent to Wrigley Stage)
10:30 am: 5K Awards
11:15 am: Triathlon Awards
Info: 949-975-1812

Catalina Trail Venture Weekend 2017

Catalina Trail Venture Weekend 2017

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November 18, 2017

Experience the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the island's wildlife. Sign up for either the 26.2 or the 13.1 miles and run some of the most beautiful, rugged and breathtaking trails you will ever experience! All marathon and half marathon finishers receive a medal & shirt! All 10K runners receive a shirt and the overall finishers & top three in each age group receive a medal. All Kids will receive a finisher medal. For more information visit runcatalina.com.

First Fridays at the Museum

First Fridays at the Museum

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December 1, 2017

6-8pm -  First Fridays at the Museum encourages residents and visitors to explore the museum’s galleries, digital theater and plazas, enjoy refreshments and a snack, and shop in the Museum Store. Each First Friday event features a theme and highlights one of the museum’s four main areas of focus: art, history, music and film. Events may include music and dance performances, lectures, gallery talks, or films.

24th Annual Shop Catalina

24th Annual Shop Catalina

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December 2, 2017

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - A one-night shopping extravaganza with holiday discounts of 10-25%, strolling Victorina costumed Holiday Carolers and prize drawings! Shop Catalina Night kicks off at Wrigley Stage at 5pm with a holiday tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa and his “helpers” on a City of Avalon Fire Truck. Pick up your Shop Catalina Treasure Card and month-long Discount Card, then hit the town and shop til you drop. Have your picture taken with Santa when you bring two canned goods to the food drive at El Galleon from 6pm-8:30pm. Shop Catalina event produced by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. (310) 510-1520


Events at Two Harbors

The rustic village of Two Harbors is a favorite destination for Southern California boaters. Two Harbors hosts numerous events from yacht dog shows to the famous Buccaneer Days. The Banning House lodge, an historic inn, camping, vacation rental villas provide lodging.
Buccaneer's Weekend 2017 - October 5-8, 2017
Thanksgiving Island Style - Two Harbors - November 23, 2017
New Year's Eve - Two Harbors - December 31, 2017
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