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- Sunsational Sandcastles: A Summer Sand Sculpture Contest
June 8 – July 6, 2021
The Roundhouse Aquarium will host Sunsational Sandcastles to celebrate World Oceans Day starting June 8.
Sunsational Sandcastles is a sandcastle building contest that invites people from across the United States and around the world to join a summer fun contest designed to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s education programs on marine science. People can create their sandcastles wherever they are with any type of sand or soil they have access to.
Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on July 9th. You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!
- Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Virtual Concert: Happy Together
June 13, 2021
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale presents its third virtual concert of the pandemic, Happy Together, premiering Sunday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
It is free to watch and available anytime after the premiere. Donations are gladly accepted.
The concert features highlights from previous concerts, including songs from Hamilton. Two new songs were taped outdoors and an additional two songs were done virtually.
Los Cancioneros Master Chorale has been providing quality concerts to the South Bay for 72 years….. not even a pandemic can stop them!
To watch the concert, visit https://www.lcmasterchorale.com/.
- Flag Day Celebration
June 15, 2021
The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge #1378 will host a Flag Day Celebration on Tuesday, June 15 starting at 5 p.m.
The South Bay community in invited to attend this moving tribute to the history of our country’s flag and participate in the retirement of flags.
Dinner will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. with the Flag Retirement at 7:45 p.m.
This is a family friendly event and all are welcome.
Reservations are appreciated.
For additional information and to make a dinner reservation, call 310-372-8488.
The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge is located at 315 The Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle
Ticket Purchase Deadline: June 18, 2021
A Hilltop Estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean or $5,000,000 is just a $150 raffle ticket away for the lucky winner of the 2021 Palos Verdes Dream House Raffle. The first and oldest house raffle licensed in California, proceeds help fund the Palos Verdes Art Center’s education, exhibition and outreach programs, keeping them available, accessible and affordable during these challenging times.
Tickets are $150 each or a 3-pack for $400 or a 5-pack for $600. The drawing will take place on June 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Ticket order forms, complete rules and further information about the raffle are available at http://cadreamraffle.com/.
- Classic Car Show Cruise Nights
Every Friday: June 18 through August 27, 2021
Classic Car Show Cruise Nights will take place this summer at the Redondo Marina!
Open to the public, this free event happens every Friday night from 3 to 6:30 p.m. from June through August and features a gathering of vintage automobiles on display in the Marina parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m.
Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their hot rods, street rods and muscle cars and strut their stuff. A favorite with local car enthusiasts, this popular event has grown tremendously over the years and features vintage and classic cars from all over Southern California.
- Kontrapunktus: OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel
June 19, 2021
KONTRAPUNKTUS is set to premiere its third virtual concert, OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, on YouTube Live via their Kontrapunktus Baroque YouTube channel on Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 PM PST.
Entitled OPUS SIX: The Magic of Handel, KONTRAPUNKTUS will be performing four richly nuanced, yet seldom played concertos by the immortal Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.
The movements to the music contain a full range of compositional styles, including airs, fugues, themes, and dance variations. It would be one of Handel’s last compositions in the Italian style.
- Riviera Village Garden Concert Series
June 19, 2021
The Village Garden in Riviera Village will host The Garden Concert Series on Saturday, June 19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Garden Concert Series is an exciting new performance venue located one block from the beach in Redondo. GCS is an intimate chamber concert performed by the Constellation Quartet with a selection of popular, film, and world music, and a new special guest each month. The concert this month features Cliff Beach, multitalented singer, songwriter and performer.
Funk music artist Cliff Beach has been performing live for more than 17 years in Los Angeles. The Berkley trained singer/songwriter/keyboardist and DC native has created a style of music he coins as “Nu-funk”, a hybrid of soul, traditional R&B, funk and neo-soul which he performs regularly throughout Southern California.
- Fair Trade Rug Event
June 25 – 30, 2021
Ten Thousand Villages presents the annual Fair Trade Rug Event Friday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 30 at the shop in Redondo Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event will feature a large selection of Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs with classic to contemporary designs in sizes from 2’x3 to 10’x14, with square, round, rectangle, oval and runner configurations. All of the rugs are hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan.
These quality pieces last generations, and are created by true artisans who are able to sustain themselves due to fair trade labor standards. Ten Thousand Villages is able to bring these rugs to our area by partnering with Bunyaad, a fair trade rug company that works with over 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/redondobeach#fndtn-home or call 310-465-1600.
Ten Thousand Villages is located at 1907 South Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Beach Cities Relay For Life: Drive Through Luminaria Event
June 26, 2021
The community is invited to join the American Cancer Society and Beach Cities Relay for Life Drive Through Luminaria Event on Saturday, June 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.
Participants will stay in the safety of their cars and honor and remember loved ones from their vehicles; by driving through the Redondo Beach Performing Art parking-lot. Luminaria bags will be displayed curbside.
Luminaria bags can be purchased at http://lnkd.in/diCSh_a
For additional information, visit https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=100626.
Redondo Beach Performing Art Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278.
- Village Runner 4th of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash
July 3, 2021
The Village Runner presents the annual Fourth of July 5K Run/Walk & Firecracker Dash on Saturday, July 3 starting at 6:30 a.m.
All participants will receive an Independence Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too! Race packets will be available for pickup the following dates and times:
-Friday, July 2nd: Noon to 6pm at the Village Runner in Redondo Beach
-Saturday, July 3rd: 6:30am on Catalina Ave. near Palos Verdes Blvd.
Registration is $40/$45.
For additional information and registration, visit https://racewire.com/register.php?id=12215&fbclid=IwAR3TzaLviX-_jNo2FV2vISPwaKAxj9CZlwlpxSPWN3J05_DhUPSwt8NnnsA.
The Village Runner is located at 255 Avenida Del Norte, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. (Near Trader Joe’s and the Redondo Beach Triangle Parking Lot)
- Cops & Cones
July 6, 2021
The Redondo Beach Police Department Community Services Unit will host Cops & Cones on Tuesday, July 6 at Franklin Park from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Community Services Trailer will be on site giving out free snow cones to anyone who wants one. Several of the RBPD Officers will be there to hand them out and visit with the kids. Meredith (the Facilities Dog) will also be there with her handler, Sharon Rose, to spread some love and get lots of hugs. Everyone is encouraged to drop by. All Covid precautions will be observed – please wear a mask and keep a six foot distance from others.
July 6 – Franklin Park – 807 South Inglewood Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
July 20 – Veteran’s Park – 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
- BeachLife Festival
September 10 – 12, 2021
The second annual Beachlife Festival will take place September 10 through September 12 in Redondo Beach.
Come experience the biggest beach party in Los Angeles!
The event will take place in the Ruby’s parking lot and Seaside Lagoon each day with a curated lineup of top-tiered bands and legendary musicians, culinary stars, and multiple surf and lifestyle components for a three-day celebration of Southern California culture.
It’s going to be another spectacular three days of music and fun on the oceanfront!
Tickets are on sale NOW!
For additional information, visit the website at https://beachlifefestival.com/.
Seaside Lagoon is located at 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Swim the Avenues
September 12, 2021
The annual Redondo Beach Open Water Swim, Swim the Avenues, will take place Sunday, September 12 in Redondo Beach.
There will be a one mile ocean swim as well as a ½ mile ocean swim. There will be a wet-suit and non-wet suit category.
Packet pickup is on Saturday, September 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at The Village Runner.
The cost to register is $45.
For additional information and registration, visit https://raceroster.com/events/2021/48669/redondo-beach-swim-the-avenues.
The Village Runner is located at 255 Avenida Del Norte, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Rocktoberfest @ Seaside Lagoon
October 15 – 17, 2021
It will be a weekend of beer, brats, burgers and rock and roll!
Tribute bands will cover the greatest rock and roll music in the world from Queen, The Eagles, Pink Floyd to Led Zepplin, Oingo Boingo, Van Halen, U2, ZZ Top and more!
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the Eventbrite page or http://www.rocktoberfestival.com.
Seaside Lagoon is located at 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277