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:

Surfer’s Walk of Fame Kickoff Party

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

Richstone Pier to Pier Walk for Wellness

April 27, 2019

The annual Richstone Pier to Pier Walk for Wellness takes place Saturday, April 27 at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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

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”)

Spyder Surf Fest

April 27, 2019

The annual Spyder Surf Fest will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach.

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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta

May 4 & 5, 2019

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church presents La Fiesta 2019 on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

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.

Pets in the Park

May 4, 2019

Friends of the Parks present Pets in the Park on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at Valley Park.

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!

9 x 12

May 4, 2019

>Mira Costa High School Visual Arts Booster Club will hold its inaugural fundraiser, 9 x 12, on Saturday, May 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Resin Studio.

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.

Comedy Night

May 15, 2019

Join Shakespeare by the Sea for Comedy Night on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Comedy & Magic Club.

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.

The Power of Peace

May 18, 2019

GWPOP.org presents The Power of Peace on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the sand next to the Hermosa Pier.

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.

For additional information, contact Amanda at gwpoptalk@gmail.com or Pete at petemackinnon84@gmail.com or visit the website at http://gwpop.org/.

The Hermosa Pier is located at at the end of Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach.

Don’t Tell Comedy Hermosa Beach

May 18, 2019

Don’t Tell Comedy is coming to Hermosa Beach on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Fiesta Hermosa

May 25 – 27, 2019

The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Fiesta Hermosa Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day in downtown Hermosa Beach.

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.

Hermosa Beach Fine Art Festival

June 8 & 9, 2019

Support local artists at the annual Hermosa Beach Fine Art Festival on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

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.

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.

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.