Manhattan Beach Events

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

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:

Costume Figure Drawing @ MBAC

First Thursdays

LIVE-Costume-Figure-Drawing-MBACThe Manhattan Beach Art Center presents LIVE: Costume Figure Drawing the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.

LIVE is a FREE series of Thursday night community-building activities designed to enhance artistic skills and develop presentation confidence in local artists. Small refreshments and good vibes will be provided. LIVE is open to everyone 16 years and older. Events are FREE but a donation of $12 is much appreciated to help defray costs.

Hang out with your friends and work on your figure drawing skills with a live costumed model. No instructors and no pressure – draw as you feel! Attendees should bring their own materials; easels will be provided if necessary.

For additional information, call (310) 802-5440 or contact via email at

Manhattan Beach Art Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

SkyDeck Yoga

Every Monday & Saturday

Shade Hotel offers a complimentary Yoga Class every Monday and Saturday morning on the rooftop Skydeck at 10 a.m..

Gather a few friends for an hour long, all levels class taught by certified Yogi Katherine Guerra.

This event is ‘weather permitting’, so don’t show up if it’s raining, and attendees should bring their own mat. It’s a terrific way to start the day!

Call 310-546-4995 to reserve your spot!

For additional information, visit the website at or call 310-546-4995.

Shade Hotel is located at 1221 North Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach.

BCHD Events & Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 2019

Beach Cities Health District offers the community a variety of monthly activities and special events.

For additional information, visit the website at

Take a look at what’s scheduled for October…

Seniors Art Group

October 12 – November 16, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Community Counsel and the Beach Cities Health District are now offering a Seniors Art Group every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. from October 12 through November 16 at the Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building.

This group is designed to offer seniors in the South Bay community a place to come together to create, reflect and have fun. The group will be facilitated by art therapists and will include various projects using a variety of art materials.

The cost is $10 per session and includes all materials for each class. Participants can sign up for each class individually or all six weeks.

For additional information, contact Jeannie Beaumont at 310-683-3243 or via email at

The Manhattan Beach Assembly Hall Building is located at 303 South Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA (second floor).

Manhattan Beach Family Halloween Carnival

October 19, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Family Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Heights Park.

The eveent is designed for children ages 2 to 13. A costume contest and parade gets under way at noon with several costume categories. The judges will be awarding prizes for 1st through 5th place.

Each child participating in the Halloween Carnival is recommended to purchase a $10 bracelet. The bracelets includes unlimited use of carnival booths, jumper, Teen Center haunted house. It also comes with a one time combo meal with a choice of hotdog or pizza, drink and chips or fruit.

Additional tickets for activities such as face painting, snow cones, cup cake walk and food both can be purchased for $0.50 cents. Tickets for all events will be sold at the Information Booth and are $.25 each. Bills over $20 will not be accepted. Tickets are also required for goodies from the Snack Stand.

BeachLife Backyard Games

October 19, 2019

Tito’s Vodka will sponsor the Beachlife Backyard Games every month at a different location in the South Bay leading up to the BeachLife Festival in May 2020.

The BeachLife crew wants to stay busy in the off season, while giving back to the community. They’ve partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to throw some BeachLife Backyard Games for charity.

It’s always FREE to enter, super FUN, and they’ll donate $1,000 to local non-profits every time.

In addition to the games, the events will feature live music and after parties!

Manhattan Movie Nights

October 19, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Street Food Cinema present Manhattan Movie Nights on Saturday, October 19 at Westdrift Golf Course in Manhattan Beach.

It’s more than just a movie! Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic-ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more! Attendees will enjoy a screening of the original Ghostbusters, celebrating it’s 35 anniversary.

Doors open at 5:30, the music begins at 6:30 and the movie starts at 8:30.

Tickets are $6/$11/$15/$24. Limited tickets will be available at the door (cash only) starting at 6 p.m. Door may be held at any time to allow for advance ticket holders to enter. No dogs over 20 pounds will be permitted.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at

The Westdrift Golf Course is located at 1400 Park View Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Business Owner Emergency Preparedness Seminar

October 23, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Manhattan Beach Fire Department will host a Business Owner Emergency Preparedness Seminar on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Join the Manhattan Beach Fire Department Fire Prevention Division for an evening of important facts and tips to safeguard your business from a variety of looming hazards. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

– Fire\Safety
– Fire Extinguisher Demo
– AED Overview
– Mock Business Inspection
– Resources & Tips
– Facts and more

Snacks will be provided. Parking is available at the lower level parking at City hall on a first come-first served basis, Metlox Parking Structure, and street parking.

Kiwanis Club/Mira Costa Key Club Toy Drive

October 26, 2019

The Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club and Mira Costa Key Club present the annual Toy Drive on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the turn-around in front of the Mira Costa Administration Building.

Donations of new and gently used toys, stuffed animals, books, games, etc. are appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible.

The event benefits the L.A. County Toy Loan Program. The Toy Loan Program is a free service that allows children to borrow toys from a Toy Loan Center in the same manner in which they borrow books from the public library. The children borrow toys once a week. A child can earn a new toy by taking good care of the toys they borrow and bringing the toys back on time. The Toy Loan Program develops a sense of responsibility in children through the observance of an honor code and merit system that gives praise and recognition when toys are returned on time and undamaged.

The Mira Costa Administration Building is located at 1401 Artesia Boulevard in Manhattan Beach