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Celebrate the New Year at this elegant black-tie optional dinner and dancing event in the world famous Casino Ballroom. Reservations go on sale July 2014. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 

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12/6 21st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014

Holiday tree lighting ceremony on Wrigley Stage at 5pm. Have your picture taken with Santa at El Galleon from 6-8:30pm. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 

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This community tradition features free Catalina Island Museum admission, discounts in the museum store, holiday cheer and a tasting in the museum’s Harbor Room and a Holiday Concert performed by a visiting orchestra. Catalina Island Museum. 

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11/28-11/301 Catalina Film Institute

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014

Students and industry professionals immerse themselves in a workshop setting surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Catalina Island. Take advantage of different programs and be creatively inspired by the enchanting scenery of historic and beautiful Catalina Island.  Participation in this event sup...

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Runner’s World rates the Catalina Eco-Marathon as the Best Island Run,” because it travels through an otherworldly place where, the magazine notes, “you can see buffalo, bald eagles, seals and palm trees during a single run.” The Eco-Marathon course travels through three distinct ecosys...

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Swim it, Bike it, Run it, Tri it! Experience the beauty of Catalina Island and the city of Avalon with the perfect end of season sprint triathlon. Come for the weekend or for the day and experience all that Catalina has to offer. Spectrum Sports Management

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Don your scariest costume and join the ghoulish gathering at the Rotary Halloween Costume Bash and Auction at the M Restaurant. Prizes will be awarded for the most be-witching costumes. Bid on terror-ific silent and live auction items. Musical entertainment and a magician will be on stage to cast ...

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10/31 Annual Halloween Parade

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014

Don your favorite costume and join islanders of all ages for the Annual Halloween Parade down Crescent Avenue starting at 4pm Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 

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10/16 Fall Fest

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014

Food, Music, Games! Join the community on Front Street – fun for the whole family. 

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Celebrate the second weekend of JazzTrax at the "M" Restaurant.

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Celebrate the first weekend of JazzTrax at the "M" Restaurant. 

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The Catalina Island Museum invites you to the opening reception for "Dance Your Cares Away: The Golden Age of Big Bands on Friday, October 10 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Tickets are free for members of the museum and $5.00 for the general public. Catalina Island Museum

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It was the time of the great depression. A nation in strife was ready to dance its cares away. A new music brought them to their feet. All broadcasted live from the Avalon Ballroom. Catalina Island Museum

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Features the newest and best talent in the smooth jazz genre.  This annual weekend event features 20 different smooth jazz stars performing “Unplugged at Descanso Beach Club” on Thursday evening and in the historic Casino Ballroom, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. 

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Hotel guests have complimentary viewing.  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 independe...

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Hotel guests have complimentary viewing.  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 independe...

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10/4-5 3rd Annual Catalina Air Show

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014

Celebrate the history of aviation on Catalina Island.  Air show is held off the Avalon Bay breakwater and at the Airport in the Sky. Aviation events include aerobatic aircrat performances, displays and concessions.  Catalina Air Show.

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9/27 National Museum Day

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014

Discover Avalon’s sole institution dedicated to art, culture and the history of Santa Catalina Island with FREE admission to the Catalina Island Museum in celebration of National Museum Day. Open from 10am to 5pm. Catalina Island Museum.

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Longest running annual event on Catalina Island. Artists from all over the country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photography. Highlights include charity art auction and kids art show. Catalina Art Association.

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9/24-9/28 Catalina Film Festival

Posted by on Sep 02, 2014

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...

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 Tours available at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Tickets are limited. Sponsored by the Catalina Island Museum. 

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A salute to the Arts with foods that spark our creativity. 

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

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This 19th annual fundraiser features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz. Net proceeds help support mentoring and scholarship programs. Tickets available at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 

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Longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S., 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon. Women race over to Catalina on Saturday; Men race back to the mainland on Sunday. Enjoy Hawaiian festivities, music and beer garden in Avalon’s center of town on Saturday. Proceeds go to support local ...

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She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love... A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape... An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  Catalina Island Museum.

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Musicians perform live everyday in the courtyard of our Metropole Marketplace from 11:30-2:30!  Come enjoy our unique cobblestone village along with freshly baked goods and delicious coffees, or have lunch and wine at our M Cafe while relaxing to the summer sounds.

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9/27 National Museum Day

Posted by on Jul 04, 2014

Discover Avalon’s sole institution dedicated to art, culture and the history of Santa Catalina Island with FREE admission to the Catalina Island Museum in celebration of National Museum Day. Open from 10am to 5pm. Catalina Island Museum. 

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Longest running annual event on Catalina Island. Artists from all over the country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photography. Highlights include charity art auction and kids art show. Catalina Art Association. 

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9/24-9/28 Catalina Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 04, 2014

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...

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A salute to the Arts with foods that spark our creativity. 

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

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This 19th annual fundraiser features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz. Net proceeds help support mentoring and scholarship programs. Tickets available at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce.

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She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love... A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape... An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.

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Longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S., 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon. Women race over to Catalina on Saturday; Men race back to the mainland on Sunday. Enjoy Hawaiian festivities, music and beer garden in Avalon’s center of town on Saturday. Proceeds go to support local ...

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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. 
 

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Going out in style: Featuring the last of the summer season ingredients. 

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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.  

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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. 

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Asian inspired cuisine with a modern twist.

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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.

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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.

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

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She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love... A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape... An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  

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7/19 1st Annual Gold Star Dive

Posted by on Jul 04, 2014

Scuba divers search for gold stars in Casino Point Underwater Park. This event is a fundraiser for the LA County Sheriff’s Community Programs and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. ASCSA Avalon Station Community Services Association. 

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

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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. 

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Take a culinary journey across America featuring regional dishes. 

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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.
 

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The year 1964 was one of the busiest and most creative in the history of the Beatles. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the London premiere of A Hard Day's Night, the Catalina Island Museum will have a screening of the film in the Avalon Theatre at 7:00pm. Pattie Boyd has agreed to a live interv...

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Visit El Galleon Restaurant before and after the 4th of July Parade. Featuring music from the Hyperion Dixieland Band and folk singer Trevor Jones on guitar. Live Karaoke from 9pm to 1am. Choose from over 20,000 song titles! El Galleon Restaurant. 310-510-1188,

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Join the Catalina Island Museum from 3-10pm for its annual celebration of the 4th of July on Casino Point. This year's event will feature a special appearance by Pattie Boyd, best-selling author and one of the most celebrated women to witness the 1960's, live music and great food during the afternoo...

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Enjoy the annual golf cart parade down crescent avenue at 1pm thanks to the City of Avalon Recreation Department.  This year's theme is "Salute to Honored Veterans, Heroes in our Hearts"

Then enjoy a BBQ Buffet dinner & the music of USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony v...

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She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love... A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape... An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  

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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. 
 

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

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Meet at the Green Pier at 7am. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 

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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. 

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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.  Hotel Metropole guests are invi...

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Grillin' and Chillin': Kick off the summer season- a menu created with Dad in mind. 

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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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Join us for the 7th 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.

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Avalon’s most popular restaurants are ready to dish up mouth-watering food at fantastic prices during the 2nd Annual Avalon Restaurant Week. This foodie celebration provides locals and visitors alike the opportunity to indulge in a variety of specially created prix fixe menus at some of Avalon’s...

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She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love... A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape... An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  Catalina Island Museum

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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. 

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Avalon’s most popular restaurants are ready to dish up mouth-watering food at fantastic prices during the 2nd Annual Avalon Restaurant Week. This foodie celebration provides locals and visitors alike the opportunity to indulge in a variety of specially created prix fixe menus at some of Avalon’s...

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5/29 10th Annual Taste Around of Avalon

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Kick-off to the Annual Flying Fish Festival! Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages from 5-9pm 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! 

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Join us for the 7th 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. 

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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.

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Island Style: Featuring foods from islands around the world.

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After nearly two decades of using the Casino ballroom, Catalina Island Medical Center will offer a festival event on Front Street on May 22, 2014 from 9 am - 3 pm.
Crescent Avenue between Catalina Avenue and Metropole will transform for community healthcare consultations and low-cost medical tests.

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5/17 Catalina Island Gran Fondo

Posted by on May 30, 2014

It's back and it's going to be bigger than ever. The 3rd 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 abilit...

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5/17 12th Annual Avalon Ball

Posted by on May 30, 2014

The 12th 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 sq...

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5/17 27th Annual Silent Film Benefit

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Once a year moviegoers make a pilgrimage to Catalina Island and transport themselves back to the silent film era of the 1920’s. The Catalina Island Museum will present Charlie Chaplin’s acclaimed silent masterpiece City Lights during its 27th Silent Film Benefit. The film will be presented in ...

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Nationally acclaimed plein air artist, John Budicin, will be featured at our first Catalina: The Wild Side Salon. The 2-5pm afternoon event will include a selection of John's paintings available for purchase, as well as a discussion period with the artist. Light appetizers and drinks, plus the beaut...

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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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Come celebrate with the special women in your life.

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We celebrate our mothers' and the family recipes we cherish.

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5/3-5/4 Riviera Catalina Island Classic

Posted by on May 30, 2014

The 3rd Annual Catalina Island Classic,  a weekend-long Island skate invasion! 124 of the world's top downhill skateboard racers are invited to participate in the downhill skateboarding race on Avalon’s hilly streets. 

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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 West Coast, Texas, Virginia and England. Catalina Island Rugby Festival. 

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Part game, part tour, solve clues and challenges around Avalon, and be entered into a team competition for a free Quest awarded each month. Free Quest can be used in any of 25 Quest cities. Team size is 2 to 5 people. You MUST use promo code: CATCHALLENGE to be entered into the competition and to re...

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She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love... A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape... An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  Catalina Island Museum

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4/19 Community Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Hop on over to the old Pitch & Putt (between the Sandtrap & Avalon Schools - Enter by AHS Auditorium) for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 9am.    FREE and open to all children 3rd grade and under.  Bring your camera as the Easter Bunny is sure to stop by! City of Avalon Recrea...

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Join us for an Easter buffet featuring classics with a twist.

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Breakfast for dinner: What happens when dinner gets' scrambled? 

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

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4/17 Spring Fest

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Food, Music & Games! Join the community on Front Street – fun for the whole family. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 

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The Catalina Island Museum invites you to the opening reception for Chaplin and Goddard: A Secret Love Affair on Wednesday, April 16 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Tickets are free for members of the museum and $5.00 for the general public. The opening reception coincides with the 125th anniversary of Cha...

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She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love... A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape... An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  Catalina Island Museum

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4/16 Easter Egg Dyeing

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Meet in People’s Park between 2-5pm to get in the spring spirit! FREE event! We supply the dye and other art supplies; you bring the eggs!  Limited eggs also available for purchase ($.25 ea.). City of Avalon Recreation Department. 

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4/11 - 4/13 Shipwreck Weekend

Posted by on May 30, 2014
Celebrate spring break island style at our 2nd annual Shipwreck Weekend, complete with live entertainment & shipwreck themed events. 
 

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

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4/6 Annual Rubber Ducky Derby

Posted by on May 30, 2014

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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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.  All hotel guests are invited fo...

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Spring has sprung with a new array of seasonal ingredients.

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4/5 19th Annual Conservancy Ball

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Conservancy Marineros, this year’s Conservancy Ball will be a fun-filled elegant evening! The black tie event includes dinner and dancing with silent and live auctions. Register early – tickets do sell out. 

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Part game, part tour, solve clues and challenges around Avalon, and be entered into a team competition for a free Quest awarded each month. Free Quest can be used in any of 25 Quest cities. Team size is 2 to 5 people. You MUST use promo code: CATCHALLENGE to be entered into the competition and to re...

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An educational and entertaining afternoon that will forever change your appreciation of wine.


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5:30pm and 7:30pm dinner seating. Raffles! Advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets just $15 adults; $8 children. Proceeds to benefit Catalina Kid Ventures, a non-profit Avalon preschool. Catalina Kid Ventures.

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This event features rugged terrain, spectacular vistas and special challenges on the exciting and historic marathon course run on Catalina Conservancy's lands. Spectrum Sports Management.

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Sample top of the line diving dry suits. Dry suit certification and weekend special!

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3/2 An Evening with Oscar

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014

Celebrate the Academy Awards in style at An Evening with Oscar. Decadent food, dancing and the Oscar telecast will complement live and silent auctions at this black tie optional gala in the Casino Ballroom. An Evening with Oscar benefits the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation. 


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Part game, part tour, solve clues and challenges around Avalon, and be entered into a team competition for a free Quest awarded each month. Free Quest can be used in any of 25 Quest cities. Team size is 2 to 5 people. You MUST use promo code: CATCHALLENGE to be entered into the competition and to receive 15% off. Good for the Catalina walking tour only. Must have a smart phone to play.

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Join Avalon Goes...for this annual fundraising event in the world-famous Casino Building. 1:30pm VIP Reception & Cocktail party at the Catalina Island Museum. Includes tray passed appetizers, beverage and first chance at the silent auction. Upstairs in the Avalon Theatre at 3:00pm, enjoy a live performance of Judy Pulls the Curtain, a farce about making it big in Hollywood. Old Hollywood/30's & 40's hats and attire are encouraged. Tickets: VIP Reception & Performance - $30 adults, $20 students; must be pre-purchased.

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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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Celebrate Valentine's Day with classic food pairings for a date night or any special occasion. 

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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.

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1/11 Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014

The 33rd 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. Spectrum Sports Management. 

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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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Celebrate New Year's Day with brunch reservations from 10am to 2pm.


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To mark Avalon`s centennial in 2013, the Catalina Island Museum will host an exhibition devoted to the colorful, strange and often shocking history of Catalina Island. The exhibition will highlight people, events and moments that shaped the unique culture of Avalon.  Open Daily 10am-5pm. Located in the Casino Building.

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12/31 41st Annual New Year's Eve Gala

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

Dance in the new year at this black-tie optional event in the world-famous Casino Ballroom.

Plan now to attend the 41st Annual New Year's Eve Gala, Tuesday, December 31, 2013, in the world-famous Casino Ballroom. Entertainment will be provided by The Xceptional Music Company Rock Orchestra, featuring ten incredible musicians who have played with Wayne Newton, Art Neville, Kenny Loggins, and more. They will be bringing music from the "60's until now" with a few songs that harken back to the era of the big band to honor the great traditions of the Casino Ballroom. The Gala includes a buffet dinnerdancing, champagne split, one bottle of wine in a specially engraved bottle (#15 in a series), and party favors. A photographer will be onsite. A trio from the band will play during the dinner hour, and the full band will perform from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Coat & Tie are required; Black Tie is optional. 

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12/13 Holiday Museum Open House

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

A beloved community event, the annual Holiday Open House features free admission to the museum’s special exhibition, major discounts in the museum store and a special tasting in the museum’s Harbor Room. 

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A holiday tree lighting ceremony on Wrigley Stage at 5pm begins the night, and you can get your picture taken with Santa when you bring two canned goods for a food drive.  Then “Shop At Home” Night starts, our annual shopping extravaganza: holiday discounts, strolling carolers and prize drawings.  It's a fun event for the whole family. 

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