Manhattan Beach Events

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

  • Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

    October 2 & 3, 2021

    The annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair takes place Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 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.

  • The Village Market

    October 2, 2021

    Style on the Spot presents The Village Market on Saturday, October 2 from noon to 4 p.m.

    Enjoy some fresh air, music and unique vendors in the new Plaza at the Manhattan Village shopping center. The Village Market will run from February to December with live music performances and unique, local vendors spaced out in the Village’s outdoor plaza.

    Guests are asked to RSVP in order to stagger check-in times so the experience can be the safest for everyone coming to enjoy their Saturday afternoon. Along with an outdoor venue and staggered arrivals, safety is ensured by mask requirements, social distancing reminders, and designated eating/drinking areas. The first 100 guests to register will receive a FREE Village Market jute bag, perfect for carrying their market purchases.

    There will be only 100 tickets that include a gift bag. These are allocated to one per person RSVP with a ticket, and one per email address that has been submitted.

  • South Bay Water Wise Garden Tour

    October 10, 2021

    The annual South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    This a self-guided driving tour of 8 private gardens and one marsh. These gardens showcase a variety of drought tolerant and helpful features: rain gardens, rain barrels and rain catchment systems, grey water system, wild life certified gardens, and ocean friendly gardens.

    About 1 week before the tour, you will receive the addresses of the gardens so you can create a route. If you pack a lunch, you can eat in 2 of the gardens. The gardens are in Hawthorne, Torrance, Redondo Beach and Gardena. It’s a lovely way to spend the day!

    Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free.

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

  • The Best of Manhattan

    October 21, 2021

    The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce presents The Best of Manhattan on Thursday, October 21 at 5 p.m. at The Westdrift Hotel.

    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. The evening will begin at the reception area located outside of the ballroom at the Westdrift Hotel. Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, entertainment, and a special experience to celebrate the Chamber’s 80th anniversary. Guests are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire. For the remainder of the night, guests will be treated to a sit-down dinner, more entertainment, and a fantastic lineup of events as the winners are announced in each category.

    Tickets are $135/$165 per person.

    For additional information, visit the website at http://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/BOM/.

    The Westdrift Hotel is located at ​1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

  • Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

    October 24, 2021

    The annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk takes place on Sunday, October 24 at 9 a.m. in Manhattan Beach.

    Support local education and children with special needs by signing up for this special walk which 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 sponsored by Skechers USA and Nickelodeon.

  • South Bay Economic Forecast Conference

    October 28, 2021

    Cal State Dominguez Hills will host the South Bay Economic Forecast on Thursday, October 28 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.

    Take part in this annual event and take the opportunity to network with the Forecast speakers and attendees in virtual sessions. The Emcee and Moderator is Frank Mottek, Mottek on Money, KABC 790.

    Topics include:
    •What economic changes did COVID-19 accelerate?
    •Is inflation here to stay?
    •Are we seeing a housing market bubble?
    •What innovations will shape our region’s future?

    A complimentary craft brew and wine reception will start at 5:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $110/$125/$150.

  • South Bay’s Got Talent Auditions

    Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

    The South Bay’s Got Talent competition is returning to the James R. Armstrong Theatre on Saturday, January 8 at 7 p.m.

    Do you have what it takes to win the next South Bay’s Got Talent? Every year some of the best talent in the South Bay compete to win South Bay’s Got Talent. From dancers to magicians, bands to solo performers… ALL talents and ALL ages are welcome!

    •Audition application due date: Friday November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
    •Audition dates: December 6 & 7, 2021
    •Competition date: Saturday January 8, 2022

    First place winner receives a scholarship to the next World Championships of the Performing Arts, a small cash award and trophy. Additional awards given include 2nd and 3rd place and Judge’s Favorite.

  • TEDx Manhattan Beach

    November 6, 2021

    The next TEDx Manhattan Beach event, FUTURE REiMAGINED, will take place on Saturday, November 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mira Costa High School.

    TEDx is about ideas worth spreading, the concepts that change our community and change the world. Meet 14 visionary presenters from diverse fields; inspiring speakers who will amaze, educate, envision, and share the FUTURE REIMAGINED.

    Speakers include a Society Reimaginer, Connectivity Scientist, a Stress Reliever, Humanoid Builder, a Mentor Advocate, Student Perspective Seeker, Space Tourist Activist, and Community Artist are just a few presenters. Explore the interactive Expo, sample delicious food and beverages and enjoy new experiences shared with our community.

  • NextStep Charity Poker Tournament @ The 900 Club

    February 19, 2022

    NextStep presents the annual 900 Club Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, February 19 starting at noon.

    The 900 Club is a members-only establishment located in Manhattan Beach and this is your chance to gain entrance to this exclusive retreat! The event will bring together members the 900 Club, celebrity guests, local businesses and friends in support of NextStep.

    Check-in starts at noon with cards flying at 1 p.m. The buy-in is $100 pre-purchase or $150 at the door, and rebuys will be available. Players will enjoy free cocktails, fireball shots, and food!

    There are only 70 seats available so you have a real chance to win! Hey, it’s fun, it’s for a great cause and it’s tax deductible!