Gardena Events

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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.

PetrolFest 2018

September 1, 2018

PetrolFestThe Good Life Society will host PetrolFest 2018 on Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carroll Shelby Warehouse.

Petrolfest 2018 features a day of games, prizes, food, cars and more! Enjoy exclusive Shelby Cobra beer and other awesome event items along with all those exoctic cars, classic cars and modded cars.

This event is open to the public and admission is FREE.

To register a car for this event, visit the website at

For additional information, visit the Facebook page at

The Carroll Shelby Warehouse is located at 19021 South Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248.

South Bay Food Swap: Summer Spectacular

September 16, 2018

South-Bay-Food-Swap-Summer-SpectacularThe next South Bay Food Swap will take place on Sunday, September 16 beginning at 11 a.m. at The Honest Abe Cidery.

South Bay Food Swap is an eclectic gathering of artisan food lovers, who exchange extraordinary, handmade and homegrown food creations. Their mission is to bring together the community by sharing a love and passion for creating, and growing, fabulous food representative of various cultures and world travels.

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house. It’s a modern take on an old tradition. Your homemade creations become your own personal currency that you can use to swap with other participants. No cash is exchanged. Artisanal goodies change hands and everyone goes home happy and inspired.

Anyone can participate! Home bakers/cooks, canners, gardeners, food bloggers, professional chefs, students…pretty much anyone who likes to grow, make, or share food.

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: