South Bay By Jackie is your source for Hermosa Beach events
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:
April 26, 2019
The Surfer’s Walk of Fame Kickoff Party will be held Friday, April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Museum.
The kickoff party is being held to celebrate the following new inductees to the 2019 Surfer’s Walk of Fame:
Pat Ryan – South Bay Legend
Liz Benevidez – Female Legend
Ron Garner – Pioneer Legend
The Beach Boys – Cultural Legend
April 27, 2019
Participants will walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the event getting underway at 8:30 a.m. The Walkathon is uniquely different from other walks as live music will take place along the route as well as food and beverage vendors, fitness trunk shows, photo-booth and more. The Pet Parade begins at 7:45 a.m. The Opening Ceremony and Awards for Top Fundraising Teams, Individuals/Pets and Best Dressed Pet is at 8 a.m. This is a family friendly event and children of all ages are welcome.
All proceeds benefit the Richstone Family Center child abuse treatment and prevention programs. This is a very popular event and everybody will be there! Don’t miss this opportunity to take a few steps to help prevent child abuse.
For additional information, registration and to make a donation, visit the website at http://www.richstonefamily.org/.
The Manhattan Beach Pier is located at the western end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. #richstonewalk #richstonefamily
April 27, 2019
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
•Hypodermic Needles (“Sharps”)
April 27, 2019
The thirteenth annual Spyder Surf Fest will showcase the action sports industry’s most celebrated athletes, brands, fashion, music and more. The family festival will showcase interactive booths, orchestrate meet ‘n greets with the industry’s finest athletes and influencers and offer giveaways and prizes. Past notable surfers who have previously attended Surf Fest have include the legendary Tom Curren, Mark Occhilupo, Dane Reynolds, CJ Hobgood, Donovan Frankenreiter and many others.
On Saturday, the City of Hermosa Beach will induct four new individuals into the “Surfers’ Walk of Fame”, including Pat Ryan as South Bay Legend, Ron Garner as Pioneer, The Beach Boys as Cultural Legend and Liz Benavidez as Female Legend. The honorees will join fellow inductees and surf legends Greg Noll, Dewey Weber, Hap Jacobs, Dale Velzy, Leroy Grannis, Warren Miller and many more. The inductees will be celebrated with a pre-party the evening before held at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater at 710 Pier Avenue, located within the historical Community Center.
May 4 & 5, 2019
This popular annual event features live music, games, a reptile show (Sunday), food and fun for the whole family. The Beer Garden offers guests ice cold beer, wine and margaritas. Buy a ticket for a chance at the raffle with multiple payouts. Browse the silent auction for an amazing assortment of items up for bid.
If that isn’t enough, they offer a variety of cakes, cookies, pies and assorted goodies for your sweet tooth!
Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For additional information, call 310- 372-7077 or visit the website at http://fiestaolg.com/#schedule.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is located at 320 Massey Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
May 4, 2019
Pets in the Park serves as a FUNdraiser for the Friends of the Parks non-profit organization and provides local businesses with the opportunity to brand their company and meet many of the pet owners in the South Bay. The event is also designed to help educate the community on local laws and petiquette. While we all love our pets, some pet owners aren’t aware of local ordinances and/or being responsible pet parents. Funds raised at this event go directly back to the Hermosa community parks and recreation activities like Movies on the Beach.
Activities include a Pet Blessing with local clergy, face painting and DJ. The Pet Costume Parade and Pet Tricks contest are program favorites. Pup photos and family photos will be available. There will also be several pet rescue groups that will bring dogs, cats and even mini-horses that are looking for their forever home.
This event is FREE to attend, but of course, Friends of the Parks always appreciate donations!
May 4, 2019
The event will feature student art from the 19th Annual All Media Exhibit as well as 9 inch by 12 inch art created specifically for this event. These unique pieces will be available for sale the night of the event for $100.00. Local artists, student artists and community members have joined together to create these one-of-a-kind pieces.
Pre-sale tickets are $40.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit http://www.funddeed.com/projects/9×12.
Resin Studio is located at 618 Cypress Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
May 15, 2019
Funds raised will support Shakespeare by the Sea’s performances in Hermosa Beach’s Valley Park on July 10 & 11.
Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:30, must be seated by 7:30. Dinner/drinks available for purchase. 2 item minimum purchase per person required. Deadline for ordering tickets is May 5th.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://www.shakespearebythesea.org.
The Comedy & Magic Club is located at 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
May 18, 2019
Good World Power of Peace (GWPOP) is a non-profit movement composed of young creative minds. It is a collection of musicians, artists, chefs, students, teachers, philanthropists, scientists and philosophers working together to build, provide, develop, nurture, and encourage better human relationships from one community to the next.
GWPOP will begin by providing meaningful Tent Talks and offer thought provoking art and music, healthy exercise and fresh food in hopes of attracting a young audience to speak their mind. All GWPOP discussions, live performances, and art exhibits will be filmed and published across all social media, enabling them to grow this peace movement. This will immediately provide a digital catalogue of the live discussions and art.
The Hermosa Pier is located at at the end of Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
May 18, 2019
Don’t Tell Comedy is for people who love laughing and despise overpriced drinks! BYOB to a secret location (revealed at noon on the day of the show) and see the best comedians from around the country. You never know who might show up!
How does it work? Purchase a ticket and the exact location of the show will be emailed to you at noon on the day of the event. Head to the secret location to experience a diverse lineup of hilarious (secret) comedians! Previous secret locations have included storefronts, residences, rooftops, and the occasional steam ship. Come to Don’t Tell Comedy have a few drinks, laugh, and meet new people!
Tickets start at $20.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.donttellcomedy.com/tickets/hermosabeach?fbclid=IwAR1CEXKJnDLSmpJljiyPGF30tM55oiH-hAxQyor_ZbdfubBsQ463GHl1hAY
May 25 – 27, 2019
The family-friendly event includes live music, carnival rides, an enormous variety of food and beverages alongside painters, sculptors, photographers, handcrafters and jewelers in addition to featuring 30 local businesses and 10 local artists.
June 8 & 9, 2019
The Festival has grown considerably over the years and takes place on the lawn of the Community Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days.
The event features the work of nearly 100 talented artists in a variety of mediums including photography, glass, metal, paintings, ceramics and mixed media. Attendees will enjoy live music and food for purchase, along with arts and crafts for children.
For additional information, visit the website at http://hermosafinearts.com/
The Hermosa Beach Community Center is located at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.
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!
July 26 – 28, 2019
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.
August 6, 2019
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.