Torrance Events

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Fun in the Sun

July 6 – August 17, 2017

Fun-In-The-Sun-SummerThe City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to stop by for some Fun in the Sun at a variety of parks this summer.

The program will offer innovative group-based, outdoor games designed to stimulate and challenge participants. The program is non-custodial and participants are free to come and go as they please.

This program is FREE and will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the following parks on the following dates:

WMoF Celebrity Lecture Series: Funding Amelia

August 19, 2017

Endorsed by Earhart BookThe Western Museum of Flight Celebrity Lecture Series presents Funding Amelia: Amelia Earhart’s Product Promotions on Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m.

Historian and author, Barbara Schultz, will present a history of the wide range of commercial product endorsements that helped to finance Amelia Earhart’s flying adventures. This fascinating story reveals the early age of celebrity product endorsements. In the 1930’s, executives of major commercial companies recognized the value of having their products identified with famous people.

Barbara’s book Endorsed by Earhart: How Amelia Financed Her Flying will be on sale and she will be available for autographs. Learn about the person behind the public persona and which products Amelia was willing to endorse and those she would not. It’s a fascinating story.

Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.

Concerts in the Park – Wilson Park Gazebo

August 19, 2017

concerts-in-the-park-torranceThe City of Torrance presents a FREE Concert in the Park on Saturday, August 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Wilson Park featuring the Bone Daddys.

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

For additional information, call 310-618-2376 or visit the website at

Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501.

Ice Cream Social

August 20, 2017

Ice-Cream-SocialThe South Bay Coastliners and Westminster Chorus will host a FREE Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Torrance.

Take a step back in time at this free family-friendly event hosted by the always entertaining South Bay Coastliners and the world champion Westminster Barbershop Chorus and guest quartets. Ice cream sundaes will be served all afternoon. This event is a fundraiser as well as a fun-raiser in support of the groups’ musical outreach. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Ice cream socials are a traditional gathering dating back to the 18th century in North America. The first ice cream social in America was in 1744, when Maryland governor Thomas Bladen served ice cream for a dinner party. When ice cream became more common to the public in the 1800s, organizations such as schools and churches started hosting ice cream socials. Today, it is often a neighborhood event or welcoming party, normally held during the summer, and nothing goes better with ice cream than classic Barbershop music!


August 20, 2017

Summer-FestThe Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce [TACC] Foundation is proud to present Summer Fest on Sunday, August 20 from 4 to 9 p.m. in front of the Depot Restaurant.

Guests will enjoy a delectable BBQ buffet by Chef Shafer, hosted beer, wine and martini bar, silent auction, and live music.

The event will benefit the Foundation’s new Junior Leadership Torrance [JLT] program designed to influence and inspire the future leaders of our community.

Modeled after the TACC’s highly-regarded Leadership Torrance program, JLT will consist of approximately 30 sophomore students from various Torrance area high schools who have been selected by Torrance Unified School District faculty. Selected students will have displayed an aptitude for the professional processes of the business world, and will participate in a series of activities and excursions aimed at sharpening their leadership skills and identifying career path opportunities in corporate, non-profit and municipal arenas.

Let’s Connect Mixer at The Shoe Box

August 22, 2017

Let's-Connect-Mixer-at-the-shoe-box The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at The Shoe Box on Tuesday, August 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This monthly fundraising event is a great opportunity to meet local business owners and entrepreneurs while mixing and mingling with like minded individuals. It’s always a fun and casual evening!

A Total Eclipse: A Chocolate & Wine Tasting

August 22, 2017

Total-EclipseMarsatta Chocolates will host A Total Eclipse: Chocolate & Wine Tasting on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The evening will take attendees through the process of actually “making” chocolate, from the bean to the bar – you’ll never look at chocolate the same way again. Learn about local winemaker, Kinship Wines, and the amazing vintages they create. One chocolate maker and one wine maker. How cool is that? Taste some amazing chocolates paired with some incredible wines!

Tickets are $48 per perosn. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Evening Under The Stars

August 26, 2017

Evening-Under-The-Stars-2017American Honda Motor Company and the Torrance Chamber host an Evening under the Stars: Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 26. The gala event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Honda Headquarters in Torrance.

The evening features Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, scrumptious bites from the finest South Bay restaurants and more than 80 varietals of wine. Professional sommeliers from The Disneyland Resort will be on hand to educate guests about wine.

As part of the event’s festivities, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction for exclusive items and experiences, including entertainment packages, sporting events and memorabilia, dining, travel, local outings and specialty items.

Movies in the Park – Torrance

August 26, 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.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

August 27, 2017

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, August 27 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.