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.
2014 Calendar of Events in Redondo Beach
Plan your stay around these one-of-a-kind events in Redondo Beach:
Super Bowl Sunday 5K & 10K / Baby Buggy 10K / Health & Fitness Expo
February 2 | Redondo Beach Marina Parking Lot
Join thousands of other racers for the 35th annual Super Bowl Sunday races. Featuring awards, live music, and a costume competition, this celebration gets your Super Bowl Sunday started on the right foot.
Clam Chowder Cook-off
March | Redondo Beach Pier
Sample some tasty chowders and vote on your favorite. Proceeds benefit the wellness community.
Festival of the Kite / Yo-Yo Competition
March 9 | Redondo Pier
Festival of the Kite is one of California's oldest kite festivals. 2013 will mark the 29th year for the kite flying contest. The official start to the day is the Yo-Yo competition held on the Pier as well.
April 18-21 | Aviation Park
There is always fun for the entire family at Redondo Beach's annual carnival and community festival. SpringFest 2013 will feature classic carnival rides, local arts & crafts, exclusive Kids Zone, a food court and the enticing flavors of Southern California's favorite gourmet food trucks. Even better, SpringFest is absolutely free to attend! SpringFest will be held at Aviation Park the evenings of Thursday and Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. For times and more information, visit the website.
Mother's Day Art Walk on the Pier
May 12 | Redondo Beach Pier
Treat Mom to a special ocean view brunch or lunch after a stroll along the pier appreciating original art work and live jazz.
Redondo Beach Historical Society Architectural Home Tour
June | Heritage Court (298 Flagler Lane)
Tour a century old church, seven historic Redondo Beach homes, and the museums of Heritage Court.
Redondo Beach Triathlon
June 8 | Redondo Beach Pier / Veteran's Park
Swim, bike, and run in the "Sprint" or "Mini Sprint" triathlons. Awards handed out at the end.
Riviera Village Summer Festival
June 28-29 | Avenue I and Catalina streets
The 35th annual Riviera Village Summer Festival will feature arts and crafts, food, carnival rides, local acts, and summer fun for all ages.
Summer of Music Free Concerts on the Pier
July-August | Redondo Beach Pier
An outdoor summer concert series held throughout July and August.
Independence Day Fireworks Show
July 3 | Redondo Beach Pier
Come early and grab a great seat to watch the fireworks show while you have dinner on the Pier.
International Surf Festival
July 30-August 3 |Manhattan Beach Pier, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Torrance Beach
Featuring surf championships, sand castle design contests, beach volleyball matches, and more. The 2013 International Surf Festival unites thousands of participants for the 52nd year in a row.
Chalk Art Festival on the Pier
August | Redondo Beach Pier
The pier is transformed into a giant canvas for chalk artists. Prizes are awarded across a number of categories to artists of all ages and levels.
Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
September | Seaside Lagoon
Enjoy succulent fresh lobster while being entertained by live musical acts at the "Lobster Month" celebration.
Rods, Rides & Relics Classic Car Show
September | Redondo Beach Pier
Visit Redondo Pier for the tenth annual Rods, Rides, and Relics Classic Car Show to see the best classic cars of South Bay while a DJ spins classic rock.
Taste of the Pier and Boardwalk
October | Redondo Beach Pier
Enjoy the best culinary sampling that Redondo Beach has to offer while taking in the scenery along the pier. Fun for the whole family including events at SoCal City Kids Zone.
Day at the Beach Triathlon
October 5 | Hermosa Beach Pier
Join hundreds of other athletes and their supporters for the scenic Hermosa Beach Triathlon featuring a swim (wetsuit suggested), bike ride and run with grand views of the Pacific Ocean.
Sunscreen Film Festival
October 10-12 | Manhattan Beach
A west coast version of the Sunscreen Film Festival is set to be staged in Manhattan Beach this October, said Tony Armer, founder and executive director of the festival.
Annual Holiday Concert and Santa on the Pier
December | Redondo Beach Pier
Bring the entire family to sip on some hot cocoa and sing along to Christmas favorites with the jolly old elf himself.
King Harbor Christmas Boat Parade
December | King Harbor Marina
This free to view boat parade is seen from the seawall and various restaurants in Redondo Beach. See boats decked out in their best holiday regalia.