E.g., 11/24/2017

Catalina Island Annual Events

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Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run - This annual run crosses Catalina Island from Avalon to Two Harbors and back.


Annual Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup - This is the only time of the year that SCUBA diving is allowed in Avalon Bay. 
An Evening with Oscar - A benefit for the Catalina Island Medical Center.



Annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball - This black tie event includes dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Catalina Art Fair and Exhibition (CAFE) - 3 day art fair featuring local and mainland artists, crafts and entertainment. Easter weekend. 


Catalina Island Rugby Festival
The Avalon Ball - Glimpse the glamour of a bygone era. Dean Mora and the Avalon Ball Orchestra play hits from the 1920s and 30s.
Annual Silent Film Benefit


Catalina: The Wild Side Dinner, Art Show & Sales


Annual 4th of July Dinner at the Casino Ballroom & Fireworks- USC Marching Band performance, BBQ Buffet dinner in the Casino Ballroom and fireworks from the Casino balcony.
4th of July Parade - Music and golf cart parade on Crescent Ave


Ongoing Summer Events:
Descanso Beach Club Beach Party - Saturdays & Sunday from 2-5 pm.
Summer Concert Series - Sponsored by the Catalina Island Chamber, free family friendly concerts on Wrigley Stage on Front Street.
Summer Beach Bingo - Tuesday & Thursday from 6 to 7 pm by the South Beach Lifeguard stand. 
Kids Fishing Derby - Wednesdays at 7 am at the Green Pier.


58th Annual Catalina Channel Crossing - U.S. Outrigger Championships
Catalina Wine Mixer
- Second annual event, happening at Descanso Beach Club. Live bands, food booths, wine tasting.
Catalina Film Festival - Over 100 films screened at multiple venues with awards in up to 10 categories.
Annual Catalina Festival of Art - Artists from all over exhibit their fine art, sculpture, crafts and photography


The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - The annual event takes place over three weekend and features over 30 jazz stars performing at Descanso Beach Club and the Casino Ballroom.
Fall Fest - Community event featuring food, music and games on Front Street.
Catalina Film Festival
Annual Halloween Parade - Grab your costume and join the parade down Crescent Avenue.


Annual Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon - Swim, bike and run around Catalina Island.
Catalina Trail Venture Weekend


Annual "Shop Avalon" Night
New Year’s Eve Celebration -
 Casino Ballroom