Hermosa Beach 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:

BCHD Events & Activities for June

June 1 – 30, 2019

Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.

For additional information, visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/.

Take a look at what’s scheduled for June…

Walking Through Foam

June 22, 2019

ShockBoxx Gallery will host Walking Through Foam on Saturday, June 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Come celebrate Jose Barahona as he walks us through his 37 year history of surfboard shaping, and his influence on the South Bay surf community. The event features the short film premiere of Liquid Salt, a surfboard raffle, a shaping exhibit and a vintage surfboard display.

This event is FREE to attend!

For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/934982250226923/.

ShockBoxx Gallery is located at 636 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA.

Hermosa Beach Triathlon

June 23, 2019

The Hermosa Beach Triathlon (formerly Day at the Beach Triathlon) will take place on Sunday, June 23 at 7 a.m.

The Hermosa Beach Triathlon is an entry level event that welcomes triathletes of all skill levels. Whether you are new to the sport of triathlon or looking for summer training, this event is for you. The event features a beginner friendly course in beautiful Hermosa Beach.

The course features a 1/4-mile ocean swim in the Pacific, 10-mile bike, and 3-mile run along the shores of Hermosa Beach.

Registration fee is $15. The Hermosa Beach Triathlon is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event. The fee will be waived for all USAT members. If you are not a USAT member you will be required to purchase a 1-day USAT pass.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://hermosabeachtri.com/.

The course starts and ends at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Pier Avenue.

Let’s Connect Mixer

June 25, 2019

The South Bay Business Women’s Association hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Locale 90 on Tuesday, June 25 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. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards and any flyers you might have to promote your business. Light appetizers will be provided.

It’s always a fun and casual evening!

Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://sbbwa.com/.

Locale 90 is located at 1040 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Free Jazz Concert on Pier Plaza

June 26, 2019

The City of Hermosa Beach will host a Free Concert on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. on Pier Plaza.

The concert will feature jazz musician David Benoit and special guest artists in a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Lighthouse Café, considered the epicenter of the West Coast jazz movement since it began showcasing jazz music in 1949. Among the many great musicians to perform at the Lighthouse Café were Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Woody Herman and Chet Baker.

Benoit, who grew up in Hermosa Beach and graduated from Mira Costa High School, is a GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger who is considered one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. The City will also honor the late Ozzie Cadena, and his wife, Gloria, with a plaque installed at 6 p.m. June 26 on Pier Plaza that recognizes their important role in the jazz scene in Hermosa Beach.

When the couple moved to Hermosa Beach in 1974, the plaque notes that Ozzie Cadena “was already a legend in the jazz world. By the 1980s, with Gloria by his side, he had established himself as a leading jazz promoter in Los Angeles and was booking the best the music had to offer at Hermosa Beach’s Lighthouse Café.”

Shakespeare by the Sea

July 7 through August 10, 2019

This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea presents two brand new productions staged at venues throughout the South Bay. Performances of The Comedy of Errors and Henry V will take place during July and August.

The Comedy of Errors – A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore!

AVP Hermosa Beach Open

July 26 – 28, 2019

Hermosa-Beach-OpenThe Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) presents the Hermosa Beach Open as part of the AVP Pro Tour Series Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.

Featuring the most decorated names throughout the 36-year history of the sport, the AVP will again showcase the talents of AVP stars and Olympians Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena, April Ross, Jake Gibb; rising stars and already accomplished AVP champions Alix Klineman, Sara Hughes and Summer Ross, among many others, as they battle it out for both the title and prize money.

Fans will also be able to catch the action at home on Amazon Prime Video and NBC / NBCSN.

International Surf Festival

July 31 – August 4, 2019

International-Surf-FestivalThe annual International Surf Festival will take place Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday, August 4.

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

Scheduled events include the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor Dinner, Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament (better known as 6-man!), surfing championships, the Dick Fitzgerald two-mile beach run, sand soccer, the Velzy-Stevens Pier to Pier Paddleboard Championship, sand castle contest, beach volleyball and several other activities.

Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series

August 4, 2019

5B Artists & Media present the 2019 Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series!

The concerts will take place Sundays in August from 5 to 8 p.m. on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier located at the base of Pier Plaza. These concerts are some of the most popular events in the South Bay and the crowd numbers well into the thousands. Arrive early to claim a prime viewing spot because EVERYBODY will be there! The schedule and band line-up are as follows:

Sunday, August 04 – TBA
Sunday, August 11 – TBA
Sunday, August 18 – TBA
Sunday, August 25 – TBA

Visit the Hermosa Summer Concerts Facebook page for updates and event information at https://www.facebook.com/hermosasummerconcerts?fref=ts

The concerts will take place on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier.

BCHD Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga in the Park

August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

Join Beach Cities Health District for the FREE Summer Fitness Series: Mindful Yoga in the Park every Monday in August at 6 p.m. at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach.

Get moving and de-stress with this free, public event that brings together community, fitness and fun! Everyone is welcome to participate — women, men and children — and you can participate at your own pace. By all means, invite friends, family and co-workers!

Registration starts at 6 p.m. with the hour long yoga class beginning at 6:30. All participants must sign a waiver. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, athletic clothing and bring a jacket in case of cool weather. Classes will be led by certified instructors from the Center for Health & Fitness.

For additional information and to register, call 310.374.3426 or visit the website at http://www.bchd.org/freefitness.

Valley Park is located at 2521 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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.

Beach Cities Volunteer Day

August 8, 2019

Beach Cities Health District presents Volunteer Day on Thursday, August 8 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Businesses, organizations and residents of the Beach Cities are invited to come together to volunteer in school gardens in Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach to help prep them for the upcoming school year. Activities include planting, harvesting and removing weeds in the gardens. It’s a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and use your powers for good!

Register online at http://www.bchd.org/volunteerday or contact Alejandra Sierra at (310) 374-3426, ext. 160 for more information.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2019

Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s at the Beach Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 21 beginning at 9 a.m.

Sign up to start a team, join a team, or to walk as an individual!

The route length is 3.4 miles long and starts at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/CA-CaliforniaSouthland?fr_id=10752&pg=entry.