South Bay By Jackie is your source for Redondo Beach events
- Soroptimist Dream Raffle
September 1 – December 31, 2021
Soroptimists International of Manhattan Beach are excited to announce the centennial edition of the annual Dream Raffle!
One Grand Prize will be awarded – a one night stay at the Westdrift Manhattan Beach hotel PLUS $500 cash. In addition, for every 20 tickets sold, there will be a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to Athleta. Funds will support programs to bring education opportunities to women and girls including the Live Your Dream Awards.
Tickets will be sold until December 31, 2021, unless all tickets are sold before the end date. The winner does not need to be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve.
Tickets are $30 each or two for $50, and available from members only.
For additional information and raffle ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.simanhattanbeach.org/raffle.
- Redondo Beach Library Activities for September
September 1 – 31, 2021
The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more.
A few require registration but all of them are FREE!
Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675
Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677
For more information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.
For updated information, visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.
- LA Kings 5K/10K Run/Walk
September 18, 2021
Join the LA Kings and the Kings Care Foundation for the annual LA Kings 5K/10K Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, September 18 at 6:45 a.m.
The LA Kings 5K in Redondo Beach is BACK, signaling the start of the 2021-22 NHL season is near! But before the LA Kings hit the ice for Training Camp and Pre-Season, let’s take it ocean-side to the streets of Riviera Village in South Redondo Beach.
Register for the LA Kings 5K on September 18th where you can run, glide, skip or skate your way through downtown shops and restaurants beside the sparkling ocean for 3.1 miles.
Entry fees include a ticket for a 2021-22 LA Kings home game, a race t-shirt and participant medal! All proceeds benefit Kings Care Foundation.
LA Kings players, Bailey, Ice Crew and more will be there and the event’s esteemed host, Daryl Evans!
- California Coastal Cleanup Day
September 18, 2021
California Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly beach and inland waterway effort to eliminate waste, will take place on Saturday, September 18 between 9 a.m. and noon.
You’ve been recycling for years, reduced your water consumption, turned in the old gas guzzler for a cleaner fuel ride and maybe even installed solar panels. What more can be done? Funny you should ask. Join thousands of volunteers up and down the coast as they gather to remove trash and debris that eventually ends up in the ocean.
California Coastal Cleanup Day was first organized in 1985 by the California Coastal Commission. Last year, over half a million volunteers removed almost 18.3 million pounds of trash and debris in only a few hours from beaches, rivers and lakes throughout the state.
Coastal Cleanup Day is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a chance for Californians to join people around the world in expressing their respect for our oceans and waterways.
- Lobster Rock Weekend @ Ragin Cajun
September 18 & 19, 2021
Head to Ragin Cajun for a Lobster Rock Weekend on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19!
The events features those fabulous crustaceans, food and drink specials and live music by Feed the Kitty, Tatiana Erse, Courtney McKenna and the Roach Kaylor Band.
No tickets required! First come, first served!
For additional information, visit the website at https://www.ragincajuncafe.com/.
Ragin Cajun is located at 525 South Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Terranea Resort Online Yoga Session
September 18 & 19, 2021
In celebration of World Wellness Weekend, Terranea Resort will host a complimentary, online Seaside Yoga Session on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at noon each day.
Virtually led by a Terranea instructor, participants will enjoy a mindful yoga session at their leisure and in the comfort of your home, while promoting balance and inner well-being during the scenic oceanfront session.
This fitness activity welcomes guests of all levels and will provide invigorating flow and a moment of tranquility.
To participate, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/357865859263978/.
- Festival of the Kite
September 19, 2021
Should you notice the sky above the coastline bursting with colorful, odd shaped objects exhibiting remarkable maneuvering ability, do not be alarmed. This is no alien invasion. No, it’s only the most ancient example of man yearning to fly. The annual Festival of the Kite takes place on Sunday, September 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier.
The Redondo Beach Pier hosts one of the longest-running kite festivals in the country. This all-ages, free event is open to the public and prizes are awarded for the best handmade kite, highest-flying kite and the youngest and youngest-at-heart kite flyers. The kite festival features live music, hot dog on a stick eating contest, Dance 1 student demo and giveaways courtesy of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. The festival will culminate with a mass group kite ascension flight on the beach adjacent to Redondo Landing, immediately south of the Redondo Beach Pier.
For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/festival-of-the-kite/.
The Redondo Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Yoga on the Pier
September 22 & 29, 2021
The Redondo Beach Pier Association hosts Yoga on the Pier every Wednesday in September from 6 to 7 p.m.
Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. All levels welcome. The class will take place on the west end of the Pier.
This is a socially distanced outdoor yoga class. Face coverings and/or masks are recommended. Visitors must adhere to the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer orders.
This class is FREE!
Schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting.
For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/free-yoga-on-the-pier/.
The Redondo Pier is located at 100-500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack
September 23, 2021
The Redondo Beach Library will host an Author Event with Gwendolyn Womack on Thursday, September 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom.
Meet award winning author Gwendolyn Womack, author of The Memory Painter; The Fortune Teller; and The Time Collector.
The zoom program is free, but you must register at http://www.redondo.org/library, click on events calendar and click on September 23 Local Author Talk, then click on more info to register.
For more information on programs and services at Redondo Beach Public Library, call (310) 318-0675, option 5, or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.
The Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Free underground parking is available at the Library.
- Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show
September 26, 2021
Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Redondo Pier Association present the annual Rods, Rides & Relics Car Show on Sunday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Redondo Pier.
A favorite with local car enthusiasts, Rods, Rides & Relics features some of the finest classic cars in the South Bay. 100 cars will be displayed over the water on The Pier. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite. (Cars in this event are by invitation only.)
The event is open to the public, admission is free and hanging out on the pier surrounded by classic automobiles is certainly a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on a lazy Sunday afternoon!
For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/car-show/.
The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.
- MBSAFE Community Meeting
September 27, 2021
MBSAFE will host a Community Meeting on Mnday, September 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Ramon Rendon, Harbor Interfaith Beach Cities Coordinator, will take us, step-by-step, through the journey of the homeless people as they engage with our outreach team. What lies ahead for the homeless people who come to our town? What are the services we hear so much about? What are the options for dealing with the homeless people living long-term on our streets, who desperately need but refuse services?
- Let’s Connect Mixer
September 28, 2021
The South Bay Women’s Conference hosts the monthly Let’s Connect Mixer at Beauty a the Bay on Tuesday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Come network with incredible business women of the South Bay and support a local business. (Men are also welcome at these mixers!)
Tickets must be purchased in advance. $5 SBBWA Members/$10 Guests.
For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at http://sbbwa.com/.
Beauty at the Bay is located at 831 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- 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.
- Rocktoberfest @ Seaside Lagoon
October 15 – 17, 2021
Ragin Cajun will host Rocktoberfest Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17 at Seaside Lagoon.
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!
Proceeds to support the American Cancer Society & the Beach Cities Relay For Life.
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
- Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party
October 25, 2019
The Redondo Pier Association presents Halloween on the Pier on Friday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wear your most horrific costume and plan to dance the night away. There will be prizes! Free Halloween themed balloons, boat rides (free admission for anyone in costume between 5 and 8 p.m.), DJ, selfie wall, sponsor giveaways, trick-or-treat on the boardwalk and pier (between 5 and 8 p.m.)
The event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome.
♫It’s a dead man’s party….who could ask for more???♫
For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/halloween-on-the-boardwalk/
Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
- Redondo Beach Community Awards
October 28, 2021
The Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Redondo Beach Community Awards on Thursday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m.
There are so many amazing individuals in the community and the Chamber invites you to submit nominations for both the “Man and Woman of the Year” Awards which will be presented at the Chamber’s annual Community Awards Ceremony.
Nominees do not have to be Chamber members and political figures are not eligible for the award.
The award is presented to two individuals who have distinguished themselves by significantly contributing to our community in the following areas:
- 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.
•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.
- Haunted Halloween Movie Night & Costume Contest
October 29, 2021
The Redondo Beach Police Department will host the Haunted Halloween Move Night & Costume Contest on Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m.
Be sure to dress in your best costumes for a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Attendees will enjoy candy and popcorn, games and a photo booth.
Bring your own beach chairs!
Mystery location will be revealed soon!
- 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.
- Let It Snow!
December 4, 2021
The Redondo Beach Police Department presents Let It Snow! on Saturday, December 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Seaside Lagoon.
The community is invited to Seaside Lagoon for an afternoon frolicking in REAL SNOW!
Enjoy cocoa, cookies and crafts, and photo ops with Santa. Take a ride down the snow hill, test your aim with snowball throwing and make a craft at Santa’s workshop. There will also be a Crazy Holiday Hat Contest with prizes!
Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy, coat or gift card for children and families in need.
Seaside Lagoon is located at Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA.
- Holiday Concert & Santa at the Redondo Beach Pier
December 11, 2021
The Redondo Pier Association presents the annual Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier on Saturday, December 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The event features live music and attendees are encouraged to sing along to all the most popular holiday favorites.
Santa will be holding court on the pier, so be sure to bring your list and be on your best behavior. The event also features giveaways and surfing Santa photos. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Love in the Mirror Toy Drive.
Holiday tunes performed by a surf rock band on the Pier overlooking the deep blue…..this is how the South Bay celebrates the season!
For additional information, visit the website at https://redondopier.com/holiday-concert-on-the-pier/
The Redondo Beach Pier is located at 100 – 500 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach.