Manhattan Beach Events

South Bay By Jackie is your source for information about fun and interesting Manhattan Beach events.

North Manhattan Beach Art Walk

September 23, 2017

North-Manhattan-Beach-Art-WalkThe North Manhattan Beach Business Improvement District presents the North Manhattan Beach Art Walk on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

The Art Walk will take place on Highland Avenue between 33 and 40 street in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Learn How to Fund Your Travel Goals

September 27, 2017

Learn-How-To-Fund-Your-Travel-GoalsJoie de Vivre Travel presents Learn How to Fund Your Travel Goals seminar on Wednesday, September 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the WeWork Manhattan Tower.

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.

Manhattan Beach 10K Run

October 7, 2017

MB 10K LogoThe Manhattan Beach 10K Run takes place Saturday, October 7, starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes just in time for the opening of the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair.

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 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

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

October 7 & 8, 2016

The annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair takes place Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

Meet the Finalists Mixer

October 12, 2017

meet-the-finalists-mixerThe Manhattan Beach Chamber will host the Best of Manhattan Meet the Finalists Mixer on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Bo Bridges Gallery .

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

There is no cost to attend this mixer!

For additional information, visit the website at

Bo Bridges Gallery is located at 1108 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Manhattan Movie Nights

October 14, 2017

Wonder-WomanStreet Food Cinema presents Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, October 14 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Golf Course.

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.

The Best of Manhattan

October 19, 2017

Best of Manhattan banner - sbbjThe Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Best of Manhattan on Thursday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at Verandas.

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.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

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.

World Famous Pumpkin Race

October 29, 2017

pumpkinraceThe City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department proudly present the annual World Famous Pumpkin Race on Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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.

Veteran’s Day Observances in the South Bay

November 11, 2017

veterans-day-2012If 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