Torrance Events

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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:

Community Beautification @ Seaside Heroes Park

Second Saturdays

Seaside-Heroes-Park-Community-Beautification-EventJoin volunteers at Seaside Heroes Park for the monthly Community Beautification Event the second Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m.

All are welcome to get down and dirty and lend a hand cleaning, weeding, and dead heading – including groups or individuals who need community service hours.

Even though the park is small, it’s a huge job to keep it looking good. As of January 2019, volunteers have put over 1300 work hours into the project. This is a labor of love and the organizers are immensely grateful to anyone who gives their time.

Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance

Fourth Sundays: May Through October

torrance historical society 3The Torrance Historical Society offers Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance every fourth Sunday through October. This FREE docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum at 1:30 p.m. and will point out many historic sites and landmarks in Old Torrance founded in 1912.

Ride the Trains @ Wilson Park

First Sunday & Third Saturday

Southern-California-Live Steamers sbbjSouthern California Live Steamers invites the public to Ride the Trains at Wilson Park.

They host public run days on the first Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the third Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. every month. The trains are located at the eastern end of the park near the picnic tables.

Southern California Live Steamers is a 501(c)3 non-profit and an all-volunteer organization that provides free rides during public run days. Each volunteer is a member of the City of Torrance volunteer program.

Torrance Beer Run

June 15 – 23, 2019

The first annual Torrance Beer Run will take place from Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 23 in conjunction with L.A. Beer Week.

Get your beer on in Torrance! Visit each of the breweries listed on the card during L.A. Beer Week and have your card stamped. When you have all 11 stamps, turn in your card and receive a Torrance Beer Run t-shirt. T-shirts can be picked up at Hop Saint and Smog City. It’s first-come, first served, so be sure to complete your card and turn it in quickly while supplies last.

For additional information, visit https://discovertorrance.com/events/torrance-beer-run/.

South Bay HYPE Mixer

June 18, 2019

The Torrance Chamber of Commerce presents the monthly South Bay HYPE Mixer on Tuesday, June 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen.

HYPE is all about Helping Young Professionals Excel! Bring plenty of business cards, bring a friend, bring a smile!

Admission is FREE for TACC Members and $5 for guests. Ages 21 to 45 welcome.

For additional information and ticket purchase, visit the website at https://www.torrancechamber.com/event/briohype/.

Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen is located at 21532 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503.

Third Fridays @ Strand Bewing

June 21, 2019

Strand Brewing Company presents Third Fridays on June 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. featuring the work of artist David Harris.

A confluence of local art and local beer, Third Fridays is a recurring event focusing on local artists and featuring their work in the Tap Room of the brewery. In addition to the art exhibits, the event features on-site food trucks and plenty of Strand Beer for purchase.

David Harris is a screenwriter by trade and a multi-media artist by passion. His work has been featured at Resin Gallery, Art Share DTLA, Radiant Space Hollywood, and the Ego Gallery. He delivers a raw and frenetic glimpse into the dualistic mind: equal parts simplistic joy of bringing life into the everyday mundane and the sadistic curiosity in watching it all burn.

For additional information, contact, Miah Smith at Miah@strandbrewing.com.

Strand Brewing is located at 2201 Dominguez Street, Torrance, CA 90501.

Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies

June 21, 2019

The Roadium Open Air Market presents Summer Fridays Drive-In Movies every Friday (June 21) this summer.

The Roadium is reviving its classic 1950’s drive-in for a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience this summer. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy a great film in this throwback retro setting, along with food trucks, movie concessions, and more!

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 8 p.m.

Summer Fridays Movie Lineup:

6/7/2019: Back to the Future
6/14/2019: Jurassic Park
6/21/2019: Moana
6/28/2019: Matilda (In-N-Out Truck)
7/5/2019: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
7/12/2019: Grease (Classic Car night)

South Bay Festival of the Arts

June 22, 2019

Festival-of-the-ArtsThe Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is proud to present the South Bay Festival of the Arts on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center.

The event will feature live performances, art displays, demos, craft beer tastings, food and children’s arts and crafts. All four of the Center’s stages – the Armstrong Theatre, the Ken Miller Stage, the Torino Plaza Main Stage, and the Nakano Theatre – will feature live entertainment throughout the Festival.

Some of the best local restaurants, caterers, breweries, and wineries will have food and beverages available for purchase during the festival. Local artists and craftsmen will have handmade merchandise available for purchase. There will also be drawings for prizes and pop-the-balloon prizes offered to festival-goers. Within the classrooms of the Center, instructors will be teaching crafts and giving demonstrations to visitors of all ages.

Torrance Antique Street Faire

June 23, 2019

Processed with MoldivThe monthly Torrance Antique Street Faire takes place on Sunday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features 200+ sellers offering antiques, collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, LP’s, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more. Have your antiques appraised for only $3, enjoy a free crafting activity with Karen’s Krafts 4 Kids and live music.

Rain or shine, free admission and pet friendly!

2019 DATES: Jan. 27 • Feb. 24 • Mar. 24 • Apr. 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July 28 • Aug. 25 • Sep. 22 • Oct. 27 • Nov. 24 • Dec. 22

For additional information, call (310) 328-6107 or visit the website at http://www.torranceantiquefaire.com/.

The Torrance Antique Street Faire is located at 1317 Sartori Avenue in downtown Torrance.