Catalina Island: A Sampling of Things to Come
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Written by Catalina Island Chamber & Visitors Bureau   
Monday, May 16, 2016 06:09 PM

Don't miss out on these exciting events taking place in Catalina Island, California.

May 21, 2016: 29th Annual Silent Film Benefit
Experience the unique opportunity to view two of the funniest silent films ever produced: “One Week” starring Buster Keaton and “The Kid Brother” starring Harold Lloyd. The highly acclaimed Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will provide live musical accompaniment

June 2, 2016: 12th Annual Taste Around of Avalon
Enjoy the most scrumptious tastes of delectable food or beverages at some of Avalon’s finest dining establishments.

June 3-9, 2016: 4th Annual Avalon Restaurant Week
Catalina Island's most popular restaurants dish up mouth-watering food during the 4th Annual Avalon Restaurant Week

June 28 - September 3, 2016: Summer Beach Bingo (each Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday)

June 29 - August 31, 2016: Kid’s Fishing Derby (each Wednesday)

July 4, 2016: Annual 4th of July Parade, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom, Fireworks Display
The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner & music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display over Avalon.

September 17, 2016: Catalina Island Women’s Forum Wine Festival
This 20th annual fundraiser features over 70 wineries, delectable hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz., ocean-front on Crescent Avenue

September 16 - September 18, 2016: 58th Annual Catalina Festival of Art
One of the longest running and most acclaimed art festivals in California! Artists from all over the country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photography.

September 25, 2016: The Original Catalina Wine Mixer
The 2nd Annual Catalina Wine Mixer at Descanso Beach Club! Experience the classic event from Step Brothers, full of fun, live entertainment, music and more.

September 28 - October 2, 2016: Catalina Film Festival
Annual star-studded celebration of Catalina’s rich film history featuring approximately 100 films screened at multiple venues around the island

October 13-16, October 20-23, 2016: 30th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
The longest running Smooth Jazz festival in America since 1987. Thursday night “Unplugged” at Descanso Beach Club and Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Casino Ballroom.

November 5, 2016: Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon
The Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon attracts triathletes who are looking to compete in that last race before the winter season break. The Island is a unique and beautiful setting for the race that will challenge the beginner and thrill the veteran. Renegade Racing 5K Run/Walk While others tri at the Catalina Triathlon, why not join in the fun and experience the beauty of Catalina Island and the City of Avalon with the perfect 5K run/walk! Come for the weekend or for the day and experience all that Catalina has to offer.

December 31, 2016: 43rd Annual New Year's Eve Celebration, Casino Ballroom
Dance in the New Year at this black-tie optional event in the world famous Casino Ballroom.