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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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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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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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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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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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Asian inspired cuisine with a modern twist.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Island Style: Featuring foods from islands around the world.

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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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Come celebrate with the special women in your life.

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

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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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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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4/11 - 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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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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11/29-12/1 Catalina Film Institute

Posted by on Oct 09, 2013

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 supports the Catalina Island Conservancy and their work to keep Catalina’s wildlands wild. 

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11/9 Catalina Island Eco-Marathon

Posted by on Oct 09, 2013
Run over 20 miles of single track trails and ridgelines with views of the Pacific Ocean on both sides of the island. Run through a variety of eco-systems, each with unique plant and animal life. 

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2PlySwing is proud to bring swing music and dancers back to the Casino Ballroom. A weekend devoted to the heyday of the Swing Era with workshops for all levels, live music and more. 

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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. 

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10/31 Annual Halloween Parade

Posted by on Oct 09, 2013

Don your favorite costume and join island school kids and residents for the Annual Halloween Parade down Crescent Avenue starting at 4pm Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce.

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10/26-10/27 Catalina Air Show

Posted by on Oct 09, 2013

The second annual Catalina Island Air Show and Festival, celebrates the history of aviation on Catalina Island. Air show is held off the Avalon Bay breakwater and at the Airport in the Sky. Enjoy a weekend full of aviation events that include aerobatic aircraft performances, displays and concessions. 

 

 

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An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis, free for Hotel Metropole guests as the screenins are on our property.

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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 pilots from around the region and viewing amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month.

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Enjoy the expansive Catalina Island Conservancy Nature Preserve with its spectacular vistas while being challenged by the rugged terrain. Spectrum Sports Management.

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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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9/18-9/22 Catalina Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 02, 2013

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. 

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8/10, 8/24 - Summer Concert Series

Posted by on Jul 01, 2013

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.  

Saturday, August 10:  Xceptional Woodstock and CSN&Y
Saturday, August 24:  Xceptional 60's til Now

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Introducing the beers of Catalina Island Brew House. The M by Zest Catering & Events. 

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An opportunity for film enthusiasts to enjoy, discuss and celebrate brand new unreleased independent films on a monthly basis.  Screenings are usually at Hotel Metropole - free for hotel guests!  Suggested donation of $10 for non-members, or become a member and support the effort to celebrate and educate the art of independent films. Participation benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy and their work to keep Catalina’s wildlands wild.

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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 pilots from around the region and viewing amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month.

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7/4 Celebration on Casino Point

Posted by on Jul 01, 2013

The 2013 Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival takes place at The Point, immediately adjacent to the Avalon Casino, one of the most picturesque locations on Santa Catalina Island. The festival highlights a diverse line up of local musicians, spectacular fireworks and great barbecue fare provided by Steve's Steakhouse and the Santa Catalina Island Company. Beer, wine and other refreshments will also be available for purchase. From rock to reggae, the music festival will showcase five local bands: the Catalina Island All-Stars, IPA, Hot Off the Range, Something and Fighting Chance. There will be a surprise special guest appearance by an island music legend. Emperor Rosko - the famed 1960s DJ whose life was portrayed in the film Pirate Radio - will emcee the festival, entertaining the crowd with his lightening-fast "jive talk" and antics. 

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July 4th - Music Festival

Posted by on Jul 01, 2013

The 2013 Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival takes place at The Point, immediately adjacent to the Avalon Casino, one of the most picturesque locations on Santa Catalina Island. The festival highlights a diverse line up of local musicians, spectacular fireworks and great barbecue fare provided by Steve's Steakhouse and the Santa Catalina Island Company. Beer, wine and other refreshments will also be available for purchase. From rock to reggae, the music festival will showcase five local bands: the Catalina Island All-Stars, IPA, Hot Off the Range, Something and Fighting Chance. There will be a surprise special guest appearance by an island music legend. Emperor Rosko - the famed 1960s DJ whose life was portrayed in the film  Pirate Radio  - will emcee the festival, entertaining the crowd with his lightening-fast "jive talk" and antics. 

Tickets on Sale Now
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
Museum Members $10
General Admission $12

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Run the Catalina Walking Quest anytime this summer to compete for a $200 AMEX Gift Card and other prizes.  You MUST use promo code CATCHALLENGE to be entered into the competition and to receive 15% off the listed price of $49 per team. Team size is 2 to 5 people. Good for the walking tour only. Must have a smartphone to play. 

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Live music on the M restaurant patio.  Bar menu and cocktails.  The M by Zest Catering & Events. 

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Celebrate the City of Avalon’s 100th Birthday! City of Avalon Recreation Department.

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A menu created with Dad in mind - BBQ, Burgers & Beer! M is proud to serve food prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. M wines compliment our menu by featuring value-driven wines from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5-close. The M by Zest Catering & Events.

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5/30 6th Annual Flying Fish Festival

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

Join us for the 6th 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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Moms are free on our Mother's Day Cruise and so are the mimosas. Join us to celebrate Mom.

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5/11 The Avalon Ball

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

The 11th 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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5/11 26th Annual Silent Film Benefit

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

Make 'em Laugh is the benefit's theme this year and it features four comedy "shorts" by the silent era's greatest comedians: Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin.  Also featuring live musical accompaniment on the Page organ in the Art Deco splendor of one of California’s last remaining movie palaces. Catalina Island Museum.

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A tribute to our mother's cooking and treasured family recipes. M is proud to serve food prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. M wines compliment their menu by featuring value-driven wines from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5-close.

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5/5 Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

All day celebration in the upstairs patio at Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant. Enjoy food & drink specials and Mexican karaoke.

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5/4-5/5 Riviera Catalina Island Classic

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

A follow up to last year’s Catalina Island Classic – a weekend- long Island skate invasion! Downhill skateboarding, ramp ripping and live music! 

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This all-day event at Joe Machado Field is a fundraiser for the Cancer Community Support Group. Minimum age to participate is 40 years. A Social Rugby Festival with teams from Canada, Australia and England including teams from California.

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Inspired by the traditional ingredients of Mexico. M is proud to serve food prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. M wines compliment their menu by featuring value-driven wines from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5-close.

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Interactive class featuring authentic recipes, ingredients and classic techniques. The M by Zest Catering & Events. Reservations required.

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4/18 Spring Fest

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013

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

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4/13 18th Annual Conservancy Ball

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013

Co-sponsored by the San Diego Yacht Club, 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. 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit with pilots from around the region and viewing amazing airplanes. 2nd Saturday of the month.

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Welcome the first harvest of spring ingredients.  Food will be prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources.  Value-driven wines will be available from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5-close. 

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April Fools Day Cruise where the most foolish customers drink for free...but you must prove you are a fool, so bring your most foolish hat and compete for the 'most foolish' prizes!

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Earth Day 2013

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013

Explore the natural side of Catalina Island and enjoy organic food, green living displays and demonstrations, family activities and live music at City Park.   Catalina Island Conservancy.

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View photographs, documents and film footage that reveal one of the most top secret operations of World War II: the transformation of Catalina Island into a military outpost for training, coastal defense and covert operations. Open daily 10am-5pm. Located in the Casino Building. Catalina Island Museum

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An Easter buffet featuring classics with a twist.  Food will be prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. Value-driven wines will be available from vineyards that promote organic and biodynamic farming and sustainable winemaking. Open 5-close.

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Aboard Catallac to begin Easter Sunday with a sunrise cruise. Coffee, pastries and mimosas will be available. This is a Special Events Cruise for 2013 with a special buy three get one free promotion.  Catallac will board at 6 am to cruise into position for the sunrise over the inner waters.  With any luck you will be joined by dolphin and sea birds to welcome the day. 

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