Gardena Events

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South Bay Farmers’ Markets Schedule

South Bay farmers' MarketsThe 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:

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 27, 2019

Drug-take-back-day Several South Bay cities will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to drop off unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container). This program is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

What you can bring:
•Unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs (do not need to be in original container)

What you can’t bring:
•Illicit substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana
•Liquids
•Hypodermic Needles (“Sharps”)

Cinco de Mayo Parade & Celebration

May 4, 2019

The City of Gardena presents the annual Cinco de Mayo Parade & Celebration on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mas Fukai Park.

Kick off the Cinco de Mayo celebration with a parade down Gardena Boulevard ending at Mas Fukai Park. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature City dignitaries, community groups, parade grand marshals and the Miss Cinco de Mayo Queen and her court.

The celebration continues at Mas Fukai Park and will feature live entertainment and delicious food.

This event is FREE to attend with a nominal fee for the food.

For additional information, visit the website at http://gardenaevents.com/.

Mas Fukai Park is located at 15800 South Normandie Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247.

South Bay Youth Fishing Event

May 11, 2019

The City of Gardena will host a South Bay Youth Fishing Event on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at Alondra Park.

Kids 5 to 15 years of age can learn to fish for free. Rod, reel and bait will be made available and are free to use.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

This event is FREE to attend.

For additional information, call (310) 217-9537 or visit the website at https://www.cityofgardena.org/events-calendar/.

Alondra Park is located at 3535 West Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA.

Community Yard Sale

June 15, 2019

The City of Gardena will host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mas Fukai Park.

Come out and grab some great deals on clothes, furniture, household items, toys, jewelry, electronics and more!

If you are a vendor and are interested in renting a 10×10 space for $25, come down to the Nakaoka Community Center for more information and to pick your spot.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/588198424980548/.

Mas Fukai Park is located at 15800 Brighton Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247.

Gardena Movies in the Park

June 22, 2019

The City of Gardena will host Movies in the Park on Saturday, June 22 and throughout the summer months at 8 p.m. at Mas Fukai Park. Movie start time is 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 – Movie TBA at Mas Fukai Park 15800 West Brighton Street. Movie begins at 8pm

Saturday, July 20 – Movie TBA at Nakaoka Center 1670 West 162nd Street. Movie begins at 8pm

Saturday, August 3 – Movie TBA at Rowley Park 13220 South Van Ness Avenue. Movie begins at 8pm

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/389283415008996/.

Mas Fukai Park is located at 15800 Brighton Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247.

Concerts on the Lawn

June 29, 2019

The City of Gardena presents Concerts on the Lawn on Saturday, June 29 and throughout the summer months from 5 to 8 p.m. on the City Hall lawn.

These concerts are FREE to attend and feature live music by various musicians. During intermission, attendees will enjoy ice cream, hot chocolate and coffee.

Concert dates are June 29, July 27 and August 10.

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/334614160593694/ .

Gardena City Hall is located at 1670 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

Gardena Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2019

The City of Gardena will host the annual 4th of July Celebration at Rowley Park on Thursday, July 4 beginning at 5 p.m.

The event features fireworks and food trucks. Attendees should bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas for an evening in the park.

The fireworks show will begin at dusk. Personal fireworks are not permitted.

For additional information, call 310-217-9537 or visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1048455638611609/.

Rowley Park is located at 13220 South Van Ness Avenue in Gardena.

National Night Out

August 6, 2019

National-Night-Out-2016The annual National Night Out takes place this year on Tuesday, August 6.

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.

Food, Wine & Cigar Festival

September 28, 2019

The City of Gardena hosts the annual Food, Wine & Cigar Festival on Saturday, September 28 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. General admission ticket prices 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.

Tickets are $25. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

For additional information, contact the Recreation Department at (310) 217-9537 or visit the website at http://www.gardenaevents.com.

Gardena City Hall is located at 1700 West 162 Street, Gardena, CA.