9/26 National Museum Day

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

National Museum Day honors America’s institutions dedicated to art, culture and history. The Catalina Island Museum annually celebrates this day by offering free admission for the entire day. All museum members, island residents and visitors are invited from 10am to 5pm. 

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9/24-9/27 Catalina Film Festival

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

Annual star-studded celebration of Catalina’s rich film history featuring approximately 100 films screened at multiple venues around the island plus music stage, VIP parties, nightly events and entertainment. The festival, which benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy, is one of Hollywood's prestigious events on the film circuit that is competitive with awards in up to 11 categories, including the festival's esteemed industry tribute awards.  Events and parties in the Metropole Market Place, downstairs from Hotel Metropole

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This 20th annual fundraiser features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz. Net proceeds help support mentoring and scholarship programs. 2pm – 5pm, ocean-front on Crescent Avenue (Front Street). Tickets available at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 

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One of the longest running and most acclaimed art festivals in California! 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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Come out and see the women finish the longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S., 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon, on Saturday, at Casino Point. Then enjoy the after race Hawaiian festivities at the center of town; including music and beer garden. On Sunday watch the men start their race back to Newport Beach from Lovers Cove. Proceeds of the event go to support local charities. Southern California Outrigger Racing Association.

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The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present "The Xceptional Tribute to ABBA", a FREE, family friendly Summer Concert, 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. Takes place at Overlook Hall. 

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The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present "An Xceptional Tribute to Woodstock", a FREE, family friendly Summer Concert, 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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Two faculty piano recitals free and open to the public. All on the faculty are professional teachers and concert artists. Kathryn Hull and Judith Braslow Zacher 

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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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A menu showcasing traditional ingredients with a contemporary twist, in our Metropole Market Place!

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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. 

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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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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. Takes place at Overlook Hall. 

 

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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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The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company are pleased to present "Catalina All Stars", a FREE, family friendly Summer Concert, 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. Stay at our hotel and walk to the concert!

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The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner & music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display over Avalon.  Just a stroll from Hotel Metropole!

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"The Melting Pot" Celebrating New American cuisine from coast to coast!  Just downstairs from the hotel in our Metropole Market Place.

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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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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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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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"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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