South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting Manhattan Beach events.
September 23, 2017
Over 34 artists will be displaying their work on Highland Avenue between 31 Street and Rosecrans Avenue. Stop by to see the surf-and-ocean themed art and mingle with the artists. All visitors are encouraged to linger and enjoy a delicious lunch at some of the great restaurants that line Highland Avenue.
For additional information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/484093375283204/.
The Art Walk will take place on Highland Avenue between 33 and 40 street in Manhattan Beach, CA.
September 27, 2017
Joie de Vivre Travel is a matching community for female travelers, and Financial Advisor Karen Paek’s seminar will cover ways to fund your travel, how to protect your assets and how to retire sooner. In addition, attendees will be able to take a JDV Travel Personality Quiz to determine their best travel companion, meet fellow travelers, and learn what’s hot in travel now.
Admission is FREE but RSVPs are recommended.
October 7, 2017
The course winds its way through the heart of Manhattan Beach with the final stretch taking participants along the oceanfront Strand.
There are two ways to register: online at http://www.mb10k.com/ or in person at the Village Runner store located at 1840 North Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach. Proceeds from the event are returned to the community in the form of scholarships to high school seniors living in Manhattan Beach and to various enhancements to the recreation facilities of local schools and parks.
The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a separate event from the Manhattan Beach 10K Run and does not provide shuttle service for parking on race morning.
For additional information and registration, visit the website at http://www.mb10k.com/.
October 7 & 8, 2016
A longstanding South Bay tradition, the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a fun-filled, family occasion featuring live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, games and rides. The Hometown Fair merchants offer an extensive assortment of quality craftsmanship. Exhibitors are by invitation only so as to provide a unique selection of items.
With over 200 vendors, there’s something for everyone: from ceramics and clothing, oil and water paintings to photographs and sculptures made from glass, wood and metal.
October 12, 2017
The Best of Manhattan strives to recognizes those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote on their favorites in several categories. Voting ends at midnight on September 29. To vote, visit the website at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestofmb.
There is no cost to attend this mixer!
For additional information, visit the website at http://business.manhattanbeachchamber.com/events/details/meet-the-best-of-manhattan-nominee-finalists-8686.
Bo Bridges Gallery is located at 1108 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
October 14, 2017
The event features live music, food trucks and a screening of Wonder Woman.
About the movie: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.(2 hours 21 minutes)
Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:00.
Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Please note: door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.
October 19, 2017
The Best of Manhattan strives to recognize those businesses and leaders who make Manhattan Beach the tremendous city it is. Each year the community has an opportunity to vote for their favorites in several categories. On top of the fun awards, the evening will feature dinner and dancing. The community is encouraged to come out and celebrate all that makes Manhattan Beach so great.
Tickets are $100 per person, a half table is $450 (5 seats) and a full table is $900 (10 seats). This event always sells out, so buy them while you can.
October 29, 2017
Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk.
This special walk will take place on Sunday, October 29 and goes from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m.
The annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is produced by SKECHERS USA and The Friendship Circle.
October 29, 2017
Never mind the Indy 500 and forget the Kentucky Derby – the hottest, most contested race of the year takes place right here in the South Bay! This national award-winning event is a favorite with locals and has been a Beach Cities tradition since 1990.
Anyone can enter the race and Pumpkin Racecar kits are available for $20 at the Live Oak Park Tennis Office while supplies last. Pumpkin Racecar Kits are fun and easy to assemble and contain everything you needed to build a Pumpkin Racecar. Free expert assistance, decorations and accessories are available at the event for those purchasing official kits. You may also make your own Pumpkin Racecar according to the Official Rules of the World Famous Pumpkin Race.
The race is fun, easy and free to enter! No registration is required and costumes are encouraged. Compete in single elimination Open Qualifying from noon to 4 p.m. for your chance to race in the Championship Finals beginning at 4 p.m.
November 11, 2017
If you plan to honor our warriors this Veterans Day, the following is a list of local military memorial sites located throughout the South Bay. Official services are planned at most of these sites. Contact city offices for specifics.
Gardena: Roosevelt Memorial Park & Mortuary, 18255 South Vermont Avenue
Gardena: War Memorial at Gardena City Hall, 1700 W. 162nd Street
Hawthorne: Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 West El Segundo Boulevard