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Free live entertainment!  Come to the courtyard in our Metropole Market Place for afternoon music.  Additionally, enjoy Saturday nights from 7 to 9 in the evening.  Food, beer and wine available from Coney Island West, Three Palms Pizza, Cafe Metropole, and Katie's Kitchen.  Delicious deserts and coffee from the Cookie Company and visit our eclectic stores all summer! 

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The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this FREE, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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Free activity! Bring your own rod & reel or dropline (or purchase on the Green Pier) and join our fishing guide! Prizes awarded every week following the derby. Bait & gear also available on the Pier. 7am-9am every Wednesday. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 

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Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am to 2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes.

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Bring your beach chair and some friends to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 6:00-7:00pm. Bingo cards are $1 each and participants can win fun local prizes. 

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"BBQ, Burgers, Beers & Boozy Shakes."  Come and enjoy!

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An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films.  Complimentary viewing for hotel guests!

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The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this FREE, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 

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Catalina Island's most popular restaurants dish up mouth-watering food during the 3rd Annual Avalon Restaurant Week. Join us and indulge in a variety of specially created prix fixe menus. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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Join us for the 8th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun themed activities. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this FREE, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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Catalina Island's most popular restaurants dish up mouth-watering food during the 3rd Annual Avalon Restaurant Week. Join us and indulge in a variety of specially created prix fixe menus. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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Join us for the 8th Annual Flying Fish Festival, a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun themed activities. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present this FREE, family friendly Summer Concert Series, next to the Bay on Wrigley Plaza Stage. Concerts are from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. A Beer & Wine Garden will be available at all concerts. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 

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5/28 11th Annual Taste Around of Avalon

Posted by on Mar 06, 2015

Kick-off to the Annual Flying Fish Festival! Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages from 5pm-9pm at some of Avalon’s finest dining establishments. Vote for your favorite “tastes” of food, drink and dessert as the Best Taste of the Year! Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. 

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Authentic recipes from the Mediterranean lands.  Come and enjoy!

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5/16 Catalina Island Gran Fondo

Posted by on Mar 06, 2015

It's back and it's going to be bigger than ever. The 4th Annual Catalina MTB Gran Fondo is a must attend event on any cyclists calendar. Breathtaking views, challenging climbs and lots of fun to be had after the ride! Three distinct routes will offer something for cyclists of all levels and abilities. 

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5/16 The Avalon Ball

Posted by on Mar 06, 2015

The 13th Annual Avalon Ball will allow you a glimpse of a glamorous bygone era. Enjoy the ocean breezes high above the moonlit waves, admire the sea-themed medallions set into rose-colored walls under an arching fifty-foot ceiling studded with Tiffany chandeliers, or join the dancers on a 10,000 square foot circular floor as Dean Mora and his Avalon Ball Orchestra play hits from the 1920s and 30s. Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.

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5/16 28th Annual Silent Film Benefit

Posted by on Mar 06, 2015

One of the greatest horror films of the silent era, The Phantom of the Opera will be showcased during the Silent Film Benefit. The film will be presented in the famed Avalon Casino Theater, one of the grandest movie palaces of the 1920s. Live accompaniment of the 1025 horror classic starring Lon Chaney will feature a 26-piece symphony orchestra and a soprano vocalist led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman. 1pm-3:30pm. Tickets: $20 museum members, $24 general admission. Catalina Island Museum.

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An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films.  Complimentary viewing for hotel guests.

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A buffet inspired by our family recipes.  Come and Enjoy!

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Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am to 2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes.

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Celebrating our mothers' and cherished memories of home-cooked meals.

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All day celebration Tuesday, May 5 in the upstairs patio at Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant. Enjoy food & drink specials all day and Mexican karaoke. Food & drink specials are available beginning Friday May 1st through May 5th.  

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5/2-5/3 Riviera Catalina Island Classic

Posted by on Mar 06, 2015

The 4th Annual Catalina Island Classic, a weekend-long Island skate invasion! Downhill skateboarding, ramp ripping and live music!

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A one day Rugby Festival for players 40 years of age and older. Over 50’s match begins at noon. This is a charity event raising funds for the Cancer Support Community of Redondo Beach. Teams from the US and Canada. Catalina Island Rugby Festival. 

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5/2 Kentucky Derby Days at El Galleon

Posted by on Mar 06, 2015

Celebrate the race from 2pm-6pm, (post time 3:24pm) with mint juleps, hats, happy hour and early bird dinner specials. Contest for best men & women’s hats with 1st prize - Steak & Lobster Dinner! View the race on 11 large flat screen TVs and stay for the karaoke party after the race. 

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4/12 Annual Rubber Ducky Derby

Posted by on Mar 04, 2015

Annual fundraising event to support the local children’s theatre company “Kids At Play”. The derby begins at noon on South Beach. Adoption of ducks: Solo Ducks for 5 bucks; 5 Quackers for 20 smackers; 30 Racing Thrills for two 50 dollar bills. Corporate sponsorships are $100 (extra large duck). 

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4/23 Spring Fest

Posted by on Mar 04, 2015

Live music, food, games, and much more! Join the Avalon community from 5-9pm along Crescent Avenue (Front Street) as they kick off the “busy season”, and have fun doing it! Fun for the whole family. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 

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4/11 20th Annual Conservancy Ball

Posted by on Mar 04, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Corsair Yacht Club, this year we celebrate the 20th Annual Catalina Island Conservancy Ball! The black tie event includes dinner and dancing with silent and live auctions. Advance reservations required – tickets do sell out! Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities also available. Catalina Island Conservancy.

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Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am to 2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes. 

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An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films.  Complimentary viewing for hotel guests.

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Join us for our annual buffet featuring classic and contemporary dishes!

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4/4 Community Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by on Mar 04, 2015

Beginning at 9am sharp - arrive early, event is over quick! Location TBD. Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! City of Avalon Recreation Department.  Call us to find out more!

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Easter Weekend.  Located on Crescent Avenue, along the waterfront, this three day art fair features local and mainland artists, crafts, musical entertainment, kids activities and more.  Catalina Art Association. 

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Our tribute to farmers, fishermen, foragers and winemakers.  Come, enjoy!

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Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am to 2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes.

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Welcome the first harvest of Spring at the best restaurant on the island!

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This event will feature the exciting and historic marathon course, used largely since the first year, on the Catalina Island Conservancy’s lands. This includes much of the rugged terrain, spectacular vistas and special challenges enjoyed by Hans Albrecht and friends in the earliest days of the event under his management and enhanced over the years. Volunteers welcome & appreciated. Spectrum Sports Management. 

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An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films.  Screenings at Hotel Metropole are free for our guests!

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2/22 An Evening with Oscar

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 under

Please join us at for An Evening with Oscar at the Casino Ballroom, an event to benefit the Catalina Island Medical Center. Guests have the opportunity to watch the live Oscar telecast, enjoy a buffet dinner, and bid on silent and live auctions items. 5pm – 11pm.

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"Taste of Catalina" A menu inspired by the Island of Romance. 

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This is the only time scuba diving is allowed in Avalon Bay, with 500+ expected volunteer divers collecting trash and debris. Awards ceremony follows on Wrigley Stage with prizes & giveaways. Proceeds benefit the USC Hyperbaric Chamber and the Robert E. Given Fund for Ocean Conservation & Educational Research. 

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Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am to 2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and view amazing airplanes. 

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An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films.  Screenings at Hotel Metropole are free for our guests!

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"Retro Dinner Fare" Take a step back in time with a twist on American Classics.

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1/10 Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run

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The 34th annual run crosses Catalina Island from Avalon to Two Harbors and back! Run where the buffalo roam through the island’s interior and see both sides of the island. Proceeds from the run benefit local island charities.

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Fly-in or take the Wildlands Express from the Avalon Plaza to the Airport in the Sky.  From 10am to 2pm. Visit with pilots from around the region and viewing amazing airplanes. 

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Savor your first bites of 2015 with our opening event of the year.

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