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Entertaining Redondo Beach Events All Year Long

Throughout the year, there are a ton of family friendly, exciting Redondo Beach events for Palos Verdes Inn guests to experience. From concerts and festivals to car shows and home tours, something fun to do is never hard to find. Many of the area's events are held at the charming Redondo Pier. We have compiled a list of area events to help you with planning your trip to the area.

2015 Calendar of Events in Redondo Beach

Plan your stay around these one-of-a-kind events in Redondo Beach:



Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival
January 18: 2:00 p.m.

Hawaiian Flower

Come out to the Southern California Slack Key Festival for a showcase of the most respected names in Hawaiian slack key guitar today, all on one stage in sunny Redondo Beach! Held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, this event is sure to leave you yearning for the “island life.” For more information, call 310-937-6607, contact Mitch Chang at, or visit


37th Annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K & 5K Run/Walk
January 31: Health & Fitness Expo, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
February 1: 6:00am–11:00 a.m.

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Join more than 10,000 race enthusiasts at Southern California’s greatest Super Bowl Celebration! Now in its 34th year, the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K & 5K Run/Walk, presented by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, is a great way to celebrate the biggest day in sports and enjoy the picturesque sites of Redondo Beach. There will also be a costume contest that is a big hit every year! Participants and guests can also enjoy great food, beverages and a variety of running accessories at the 2-day Health & Fitness Expo. Start your Super Bowl Sunday on a healthy, fun and festive note and finish in plenty of time to enjoy America’s Classic - Super Bowl XLIII!

For more information, call (310) 376-6911 or visit

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41st Annual Festival of the Kite
Sunday, March 8, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Southern California’s best and longest-running kite festival, sponsored by the Redondo Pier Association and Sunshine Kite Company returns for its 41st year. The festival includes live music and entertainment, games, martial arts demonstration, yo-yo competition, corn dog on a stick eating contest, vendors and lots of prizes! Awards will be presented to the highest kite flyer, youngest kite flyer, youngest at heart kite flyer, best hand-made kite, and best ground display. The festival will culminate with a mass kite ascension flight.

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SpringFest 2014 at the Performing Arts Center
Thursday, April 24 5pm – 11pm Friday, April 25 5pm – 11pm
Saturday, April 26 11am – 11pm
Sunday, April 27 11am – 8pm

Presented by the North Redondo Beach Business Association, the annual Springfest is fun for the whole family. FREE Admission • FREE Parking Carnival Rides • Kids’ Zone • Food Court • Gourmet Food Trucks. For more information, call (310) 376-6911 or (310) 943-9007 or email

4th Annual Earth Day Chalk Art Challenge
Sponsored by King Harbor Association
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10am - 2pm

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Art in the Garden
Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th Noon - 5pm
Location: 2909 Blaisdell Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Hosted by Friends of Redondo Beach Arts and Redondo Beach Art Group

Come by and see the lovely arts and crafts and many beautiful treasures including: fine art, photography, rain chains, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wooden bowls, silk scarves, mosaics and much more...all waiting for you to purchase and take home!

Artists in all media throughout California are invited to share and exchange their latest creative efforts. Call for Artists application is located on the Friends website or you may contact Sandra Liljenwall for further information For submission of outdoor installations and sculptures, please contact the Curator, Nina Zak Laddon directly at (310) 720-4943. Deadline for entries is May 1st.

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NEW! Movies on the Boardwalk at The Pier
Friday night is family night at The Pier this June!

Movies start at dusk – be sure to bring a blanket or beach chair

CA 101 2014 Art Exhibition
Friday – Sunday, June 20th to June 29th
Pier Plaza, Redondo Beach Pier

Gallery Hours:
Friday 6/20 - Opening Reception 5-9pm
Saturday 6/21 & 6/28 - 1-8pm
Sunday 6/22 & 6/29 - 1-6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 6/24 - 6/27 - 1-7pm
Curator: Nina Zak Laddon Exhibition Director: Sandra Liljenwall
Contact: Sandra Liljenwall, or (310) 617-2840

Balanchine Red Presented By The Los Angeles Ballet
Saturday, June 14, 7:30pm Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, Calif.
Contact: Los Angeles Ballet, 310-998-7782
Los Angeles City Ballet

34th Annual Riviera Village Summer Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 28-29

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The jewel of South Bay street festivals, the Riviera Village Summer Festival marks its 33rd year, with over 200 arts and crafts vendors showing their wares, children’s amusement park rides and carnival games, live music, a food court and wine and beer garden. There’s something for everyone at the Riviera Village Summer Festival. For more information, call (310) 531-8939.

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Summer of Music Free Concerts on The Pier
July 3 – August 30, 2014, Every Thursday & Saturday, 6 - 8pm.

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Bring your beach chairs down to the Redondo Beach Pier and enjoy free concerts every Thursday and Saturday evening. Dance or listen to a wide variety of musical sounds such as Classic Rock, Swing, Blues, Country, Pop, Latin, Blue Grass and other fabulous entertainment that resonates in the summer air. These concerts run throughout the summer and feature well-known bands and performing artists. For more information, visit

4th of July Celebration
Friday, July 5 – 9pm
Redondo Beach Fireworks & Seaside Lagoon Party.

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Join friends and family for an old-fashioned BBQ, family game day and block party at Seaside Lagoon. Reserved seating ensures a prime view of the spectacular fireworks display and mind-blowing laser light show, synchronized to patriotic and nostalgic Southern California lifestyle music, and launched only yards away. For more information or to become involved, contact Pete Moffett at or visit

Tom Collier Boat Race
Date - TBA: 2:00 p.m.

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Enjoy a Hawaiian song and dance celebration featuring Hawaii’s hottest talent all on one stage in Redondo Beach. Held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, the Aloha Falsetto Festival is your chance to see an amazing part of Hawaiian culture up close. For more information, contact Mitch Chang at or visit

International Surf Festival
Thursday, July 31-Tuesday, August 5

The annual International Surf Festival takes place in Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, with competitions in surfing, running, lifeguard dory races, sand soccer, bodysurfing, volleyball, paddleboard swimming and much more. To see the complete schedule of events or to sign up, visit

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Summer of Music Free Concerts on The Pier
July 3 – August 30, 2014, Every Thursday & Saturday, 6 - 8pm

Bring your beach chairs down to the Redondo Beach Pier and enjoy free concerts every Thursday and Saturday evening. Dance or listen to a wide variety of musical sounds such as Classic Rock, Swing, Blues, Country, Pop, Latin, Blue Grass and other fabulous entertainment that resonates in the summer air. These concerts run throughout the summer and feature well-known bands and performing artists. For more information, visit

12th Annual Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12 - 4pm

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Come out to Redondo Beach and see how the Redondo Beach Pier’s walkway becomes a veritable canvas on which all can create their own chalk art. The first 150 people to enter receive free chalk. The festival is FREE to the public and open to all ages. Individual and team prizes will be awarded in various categories. For more information, visit

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18th Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
September 26: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
September 27: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
September 28: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Redondo Beach Lobster Festival is one of Redondo Beach’s most popular events that bring thousands of visitors and residents out for delicious Maine lobster, and great live music.

For more information or to sign up to receive email updates on ticket prices and availability, visit

4th Annual Banjo Day
September 28: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Aboard the semi-submarine “Looking Glass. Show up with a banjo, and admittance is free. Jamming is encouraged.

11th Annual Rods, Rides & Relics Classic Car Show
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10am - 3pm

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Over 100 of the best-kept cars in the South Bay are featured over the water on The Pier with a DJ playing oldies but goodies. Take a stroll along the pier, view the cars and then vote for your favorite.

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5th Annual Taste of The Pier
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 12 - 4pm

This popular event features art, bands, face painting, food tasting and more! Enjoy a variety of small bites, live music and strolling entertainers while you tour the pier and support the Cancer Support Community and Redondo Beach Educational Foundation. Each restaurant will sample a different menu item and non-food retailers will offer other items and specials.

Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Riviera Village
Friday, October 31: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Every year, the Riviera Village hosts trick-or-treating the night of Halloween. Streets are closed on Catalina from Avenue I to Palos Verdes Boulevard so kids can visit local businesses for candy or watch Jim Gamble and his puppets perform. For more information, visit

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Veteran's Day on The Pier
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In honor and appreciation of our veteran's, all servicemen and women with military ID can enjoy entertainment, discounts and specials across The Pier.

South Bay Galleria’s Santa's Arrival Breakfast
Date - TBA: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Children, ages 2 to 12, are invited to join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their friends at South Bay Galleria for this FREE event in the Food Court on Level 3. The fun-filled morning will be complete with face painters, balloon artists, train rides, breakfast from McDonald’s and a special keepsake gift. Reservations for Santa’s Breakfast can be made by contacting Guest Services at (310) 371-7546. For more information on the breakfast or Santa’s photo studio hours, visit


Riviera Village Holiday Stroll
Thursday, December 4, 2014: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Riviera Village will ring in the holidays with their annual Holiday Stroll. Meet Santa, ride a horse-drawn carriage, listen to strolling singers and enjoy street entertainment while you shop under twinkling lights and holiday ambiance! For more information visit

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4th Annual Holiday Concert & Santa on The Pier
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Grab a hot cocoa and join Santa on the pier for a festive holiday concert on The Pier. Sing along to all of your holiday favorites and bring a toy for Cheer for Children Charity.

21st Annual King Harbor Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

During the 21st Annual King Harbor Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade, the entire harbor along Harbor Drive lights up with brilliantly decorated boats parading sparkling, colored lights and seasonal decorations. This parade is FREE and can be seen from many of the pier or marina restaurants or along the break wall. For more information, call (310) 376-2459 or visit

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Awesome Redondo Beach events are at the ready all year long for guests of Palos Verdes Inn. Reserve your stay today to see why we are a superbly located Southern California hotel.