Manhattan Beach Events

South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting Manhattan Beach events.

Concerts in Polliwog Park

July 2 – September 3, 2017

Concerts in Polliwog ParkThe City of Manhattan Beach presents the annual Concerts in the Park series kicking off Sunday, July 2 and running through September 3.

The series is a summer-long event held at Polliwog Park and takes place every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Concerts in the Park has featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Nathan Shrake, Elvis and Beatles tribute Bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians.

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament

August 17 – 20, 2017

AVP 2The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Manhattan Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Gold Series on Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20.

The Manhattan Beach Open happens every year, and every year, four athletes get to place their name in history. The AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open is known as the Super Bowl of beach volleyball – big stage, big money and big reward, as AVP stars enshrine their name on the Manhattan Beach Pier. The second tournament of the 2017 Gold Series and the last of the four California tournaments, this year’s edition goes “old school” with a 32-team format, double that of all the previous events on the schedule. Biggest field of the season… matches on nine courts… immortalized winners… all at the AVP Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open.

Kids Extreme

August 20, 2017

Kids ExtremeThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department presents the annual Kids Extreme on Sunday, August 20 at 9 a.m. at Begg Pool and Field in Polliwog Park.

This event promotes a fun and healthy way for kids to have a feeling of accomplishment and encourage self-esteem. Participants should be ready to swim, run and go over, under, through and between various obstacles. Mud, tires, hay, water, walls, and much more will be provided to challenge your physical ability.

Neptunian Woman’s Club Open House

August 24, 2017

Neptunian's-Womens-Club-2The Neptunian Woman’s Club hosts the annual Open House on Thursday, August 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the clubhouse.

The oldest philanthropic organization in the South Bay, this free event is open to all women in the South Bay!

Knit in the Park

August 26, 2017

Knit-in-the-ParkBeach Cities Health District presents Knit in the Park on Saturday, August 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Polliwog Park gazebo.

Bring your knitting or crocheting supplies and join Blankets of Love to make blankets for babies in need. Refreshments will be provided. The event is sponsored by Beach Cities Health District, the City of Manhattan Beach and South Bay Families Connected.

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE event regardless of your skill level! No registration is required.

Polliwog Park is located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

August 27, 2017

Catalina-ClassicThe Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race will take place on Sunday, August 27.

The longest, most demanding race on the paddleboard circuit,the Catalina Classic is a grueling, thirty-two mile long paddleboard marathon which takes off from Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Founded in 1955, the event is a herculean endeavor drawing qualified watermen from all over the world to compete.

The event was cancelled in 1961 due to dangerous conditions and languished for more than twenty years. It was revived in 1982 with a field of ten competitors. Since then, the sport has experienced an enormous resurgence in popularity, particularly in the South Bay.

Manhattan Beach Police Department’s 2017 #PinkPatchProject Fundraiser

August 28 & 29, 2017

#PinkPatchProjectOn Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29, California Pizza Kitchen in the Manhattan Village Mall will donate 20% of sales to the Manhattan Beach Police Department’s 2017 #PinkPatchProject Fundraiser.

This year, all proceeds will go to Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach to make Breast Cancer Comfort Bags for individuals battling breast cancer in the South Bay. The #PinkPatchProject is a collaborative cancer awareness fundraiser supported by the Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association and many other police agencies. The goal of this project is to raise funds to further the research, treatment, and care, of those who are battling and have battled breast cancer.

You must print the event flyer and present it to your server to participate in the fundraiser (includes dine in, take out, catering, and all beverage purchases).

For additional information, visit the MBPD Facebook page at Facebook page

After Hours Social

August 31, 2017


The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly After Hours Social on Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Two Guns Espresso.

Unwind after work while expanding your business opportunities. Attendees will enjoy small bites, refreshments and spirits. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

The cost is 10 for Members and $20 for non-Members.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at

Two Guns Espresso is located at 350 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Manhattan Movie Nights

September 9, 2017

Mean GirlsStreet Food Cinema presents Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, September 9 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Golf Course.

The event features live music, food trucks and a movie screening of Mean Girls. About Mean Girls: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Run time 1 hour 37 minutes.

Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.

Pub at the Club

September 10, 2017

Pub at the clubThe Manhattan Beach Badminton Club will host Pub at the Club on Sunday, September 10 from 1 to 5 p.m.

This annual craft beer, wine and food festival, transforms the entire Club into a tasting extravaganza. MBBC will welcome more than 20 local and regional premium craft breweries, 10 exceptional vintners and 10 amazing restaurants to the Club and will donate 100% of the ticket sales to their Junior Foundation Programs. MBBC Junior Foundation is a charity dedicated to developing champions on and off the court by supporting all athletes, including special needs and para-athletes.