Torrance Events

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Torrance Antique Street Faire

June 25, 2017

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission, free parking and pet friendly – can’t beat that!

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.

Truxton’s American Bistro Ribbon Cutting

June 29, 2017

Truxton's American BistroThe Torrance Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting for Truxton’s American Bistro on Thursday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at Hillside Village.

The community is encouraged to attend and welcome Truxton’s to the South Bay. Truxton’s captures the essence of a classic bistro where the neighborhood eats, drinks and gathers. The menus reflect America’s diversity, influenced by international and regional flavors and ingredients.

Torrance 4th of July Fireworks Show

July 4, 2017

fireworks 3The City of Torrance will host the Fourth of July Fireworks Show on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at the Torrance Civic Center.

The 20-minute show will feature a patriotic soundtrack to complement the more than 1,000 shells being fired.

The internal Civic Center parking lot will be closed for the launching of the fireworks, however surrounding parking lots will be open for the general public to view the show. In addition, the Toyota Sports Complex and a portion of the Courthouse parking lot will be open for public viewing.

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 9 – August 17, 2017

Shakespeare by the Sea - sbbjThis season, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of MacBeth and Taming of the Shrew will take place during July and August.

Macbeth: “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Seduced by supernatural prophecy, Macbeth and his Lady embark on an ambitious quest to win the Scottish Throne. In the aftermath of their success, we glimpse a world torn apart when a volatile, paranoid tyrant becomes King.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Gazebo

July 15, 2017

concerts-in-the-park-torranceThe City of Torrance kicks off the summer with FREE Concerts in the Park on Saturday, July 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Wilson Park.

A new performance venue, the Wilson Park Gazebo will host a variety of entertainment year round and will be inaugurated with the first concert of the summer. Pack up some chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and gather family and friends for a beautiful summer evening in the park!

Torrance Rose Parade Float Luau Fundraiser

July 29, 2017

Luau FundraiserThe Torrance Rose Float Association will host a Luau Party Fundraiser on Saturday, July 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.

The family friendly event features live music, a spectacular Hawaiian show, plenty of island food, photo booth and activities for the kids. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt, dress or grass skirt, if they dare. The evening will include opportunities to support the Torrance Rose Float Association with drawings and a silent auction.

In addition, this will be one of the last chances to visit the Toyota USA Automobile Museum which will be closing at the end of September.

The cost is $50 for adults; $25 for children 3-12, Under 3 free.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the webiste at or call 310-618-2425 or via email at

Movies in the Park

July 29, 2017

movies in the park - sbbj 2The City of Torrance Community Services Department and local Homeowners Associations are proud to sponsor Movies in the Park.

These movie nights will take place at various parks throughout the city this summer. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Pack up a picnic basket, blanket and lawn chairs and join friends and neighbors for an evening of family-friendly cinematic entertainment as the parks convert into outdoor movies theaters.

International Surf Festival

August 3 – 6, 2017

The annual International Surf Festival will take place Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6.

The host city for this year’s Festival is the City of Manhattan Beach. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.

The festival kicks off with the Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!) on Thursday, August 3 at 9 a.m. at the Manhattan Beach pier.

South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions

August 7, 2017


The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

Do you possess star quality? Have you been practicing and perfecting a talent that you want to share with the world? Are you ready to step onto the stage and into the spotlight? Then get ready for the 2017 South Bay’s Got Talent competition!

Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance

Fourth Sundays: May Through October

torrance historical society 3The Torrance Historical Society offers Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance every fourth Sunday through October. This FREE docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum at 1:30 p.m. and will point out many historic sites and landmarks in Old Torrance founded in 1912.