South Bay By Jackie is your source for Hermosa Beach events
May 30, 2018
Last week I was invited to attend a Dine Around LA event taking place here in the South Bay. I received a call Tuesday morning asking if I would like to join the group after one of the attendees had to cancel at the last minute – and once I heard what it entailed, I shuffled my schedule around to make it happen.
Dine Around LA is designed exclusively for hotel concierges from the greater LA area as an opportunity for them to learn more about local restaurants to better serve their clientele. There are half a dozen events each year in different areas of Los Angeles, and Dine Around LA works directly with restauranteurs to schedule these outings.
Our group consisted of concierges representing about 25 different hotels from the greater South Bay area and a couple of Los Angeles Concierge Association members who report back to the greater LACA membership. This event would showcase seven restaurants in Redondo and Hermosa Beach.
July 26 – 29, 2018
Every year from 1984 through 2010, Hermosa Beach was a cornerstone in the AVP schedule and in 2017, it was a cornerstone in the schedule again. Appropriately, Hermosa Beach falls right next to Manhattan Beach on the 2018 schedule.
The 2018 Hermosa Beach Open will be made up of 24 Main Draw teams for men and women- 14 auto entries, 2 wild cards, 8 qualifier teams.
Watch the finals on NBCSN July 29, 9:00 -10:30 p.m.
July 27 & 28, 2018
This season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winter’s Tale will take place during July and August.
The Merry Wives of Windsor – a rollicking romantic comedy which tells of Falstaff’s folly: courting two married women at the same time. It’s mischief and mayhem galore.
The Winter’s Tale – the story of Leontes, a King who banishes his family wrongfully, and is taught the meaning of forgiveness through the inspired plan of a wise, loyal woman.
August 1 – 5, 2018
The host city for this year’s Festival is the City of Redondo Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.
Scheduled events include the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner, Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!), surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities.
August 3 – 5, 2017
The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau hosts the annual Summer Sidewalk Celebration in downtown Hermosa Beach from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The family-friendly event allows residents and visitors to browse through merchandise on the sidewalks of Pier and Hermosa Avenues, enjoy live music and take advantage of enticing discounts. Restaurants are also offering various specials and several businesses will offer children’s activities. This annual summer event brings the community together as business owners find the sidewalk sale to be the perfect opportunity to mingle with customers and showcase their merchandise in a festive atmosphere.
It’ll be a lively few days in town with Movies on the Beach, Summer Concerts on the Beach and the International Surf Festival taking place as well. So spend a sunshine-filled weekend in Hermosa Beach!
For additional information, visit the website at http://business.hbchamber.net/events/details/summer-sidewalk-celebration-3568.
August 5 – 26, 2018
The concerts will take place Sundays in August from 5 to 8 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza.
These concerts are some of the most popular events in the South Bay and the crowd numbers well into the thousands. Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot because EVERYBODY will be there!
The schedule and band line-up are as follows:
August 7, 2018
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.
August 11, 2018
You’ve seen them anywhere between one and six times at The Boxx and they’re bringing back your favorite artists August 11 through August 25 for The Usual Suspects.
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1871249476251990/?notif_t=event_calendar_create¬if_id=1532099522272750.
ShockBoxx Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
September 1 – 3, 2018
The largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California, the event features over 300 artists including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors and more. People flock to Fiesta Hermosa each year not only for the arts and crafts but for the music! There are two stages featuring live music – the Main Stage on the Pier and another in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden.
This year, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has partnered with South Bay Artist Collective to create a new experiential art zone at Fiesta Hermosa. The art zone will be located in the parking lot of Laurel Tavern and will feature an interactive youth art installation, pet adoption, Mira Costa Art Dept award-winner, art from the Collective’s members, live street art, and an innovative community building platform: FOMOgroups. The art zone’s focus is in building and promoting creativity and community in Hermosa Beach.
September 8, 2018
The event is one of Kiwanis’ special social fundraisers and features fine wines, craft brews, favorite dishes from local restaurants, a silent auction and live music. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass, hors d’oeuvre tray and unlimited sips and bites. Chat with locals, listen to live music, and casually tour the facilities, including the famous Hermosa Beach Historical museum just steps away.
Tickets are $65 per person.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tasteatthebeach.org/.
The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
September 8, 2017
The movies will be screened on the beach just south of the Hermosa Beach Pier. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with the move starting at 7:30. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this FREE community event! Attendees should bring blankets, beach chairs and picnic baskets. Refreshments, t-shirts, caps and blankets will be for sale on site with all proceeds benefitting Hermosa Beach Friends of the Parks. The schedule is as follows:
September 8: TBA
September 22: TBA
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2121964301383667/?event_time_id=2121964308050333.
September 14, 2018
Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. This event is 21 and over.
Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.
September 29, 2018
The route length is 3.4 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.
October 28, 2018
Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.
The event will also include a Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, children’s games and various booths. The whole family can participate in this annual walk along the shore. After the Walk, stay for the Great Pumpkin Race!
Local rock star drummer Sabina Sandoval facilitates this very popular drum circle which draws crowds of onlookers and participants. Drums and percussion instruments are provided so that no one is left out. Any donations received are used for the purchase, maintenance and repair of instruments and to keep the circle alive.
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: