Gardena Events

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Outdoor Movies in the Park

July 21, 2018

Outdoor-Movies-in-the-ParkThe City of Gardena presents Outdoor Movies in the Park on select Saturdays (July 21) this summer.

The movies will be shown is parks throughout the city starting at 8 p.m. and food vendors will be onsite with food for purchase beginning at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, sit back and enjoy a movie under the night sky!

Admission is FREE!

Saturday, July 14: Coco @ Fukai Park located at 15800 Brighton Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247
Saturday, July 21: Jumanji @ Nakaoka Community Center located at 1670 W 162 Street, Gardena, CA 90247
Saturday, August 11: Black Panther @ Rowley Park located at 13220 South Van Ness Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at

National Night Out

August 7, 2018

National-Night-Out-2016The annual National Night Out takes place this year on Tuesday, August 7.

This unique crime and drug prevention event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

This annual event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness by generating support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Gardena Jazz Festival

August 26, 2018

Gardena-Jazz-FestivalThe City of Gardena presents the annual Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rowley Park.

Artists include Euge Groove, Alex Bugnon and more. Headliner will be announced on July 30.

Tickets are $25 – $120. Prices increase August 1st.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at or in person at the Nakaoka Community Center. If you have any questions, contact the Rec Division Office at 310-217-9537.

Food, Wine & Cigar Festival

September 22, 2018

Food-Wine-Cigar-FestivalThe City of Gardena hosts the annual Food, Wine & Cigar Festival on Saturday, September 22 from noon to 6 p.m. on the front lawn at City Hall.

The event features over 80 food, wine, cigar and other outdoor retail vendors for you to enjoy! General admission ticket prices are available and include entrance to the event and wine glass ONLY. Food tasting and wine tasting tickets are sold separately. VIP admission ticket prices includes entrance to event, 5 food and 5 wine tasting tickets, wine glass and assigned seating. Additional food tasting and wine tasting tickets may be purchased separately.

No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Tickets are $25.

South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

The South Bay has several terrific Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.

These are great community amenities that provide an opportunity to shop locally for the freshest, seasonal produce available.

Here’s a schedule by day of the week: