Join us August 3-6, 2017 at Manhattan Beach, CA for the International Surf Festival, soak up the sun while you watch participants, ranging in age from 8-80, compete in a variety of events including a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest, beach run, dory race, and youth events and one of the fastest growing sports, paddleboard racing!
People love to swim, play and enjoy the beach. Volleyball is one of the most popular sports played on the beach and is a common site to see there. In fact, the Association of Volleyball Players (AVP) holds almost all of their events on the beach. In particular, this summer the AVP will hold an event at Hermosa Beach on July 20th - July 23rd as well as one at Manhattan Beach on August 17th - August 20th. People from all over the area and country will attend.
Have you ever dreamed of testing your tennis playing abilities against others of your level in a true tournament? If so, the 50th Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament is the perfect event for you. And even if you just love watching the game or enjoy an exciting day out, this tournament is a great way to spend a beautiful day in Manhattan Beach.
If you have ever considered visiting Manhattan Beach, now is a wonderful time to stop by. One of the exciting things happening here is the South Bay Film and Music Festival Photography Exhibit and Film Screening, which takes place June 22-July 1. Most of the events take place at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, which is open Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-9 pm and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday. There are several events during this festival that you likely will not want to miss.
The Strand Manhattan Beach, also known as Marvin Braude Bike Path, is a paved bicycle path that starts at Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades and continues 22 miles south to Torrance County Beach. There are a few places along the way where the trail becomes a road for a short while, but those are few and far between.
The Strand is frequently seen on television shows and in commercials and movies. Most of the path is for cycling only, but the section between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach has a separate walking path as well.
Though the name has a somewhat dubious 80s sci-fi ring to it, don't be alarmed. Be amazed! The Adventure Plex is one of the biggest and most incredible family-friendly destinations in Manhattan Beach. 16,000 square feet big, in fact, and every inch crammed with something the kids will love. (Not to mention the adults). What sets it apart from the zillions of other "family fun centers" in the country, though, is its dedication to healthy lifestyle choices. It's not a pizza-filled arcade, but a facility to learn, grow, and be active in.
Now that you are in Manhattan Beach, start making a list of things to do. You can go the usual route or you can take the road less traveled. It seems that many of life's funkiest treasures are found on this particular piece of highway so don't waste any more time. Get goin'.
Dearly Departed Tours- Go on a delightfully morbid tour of Los Angeles with founder Scott Michaels. Wanna see the house where the Menendez Brothers killed their parents? How about the house where Michael Jackson died? Are you interested in La Liz Taylor's final resting place? Is Helter Skelter your cup of tea? With Scott, you'll find these things and oh so much more here. You simply cannot miss this carnival of ghastly delights.
Enjoy Memorial Day weekend in Manhattan Beach with all of the best that California has to offer. Join in with the celebration at Fiesta Hermosa, which takes place on Hermosa Beach. This event occurs May 27-May 29 from 10 am to 6 pm. Hermosa beach offers the best of the Pacific Ocean. This is an annual festival and it is an excellent opportunity to see the local culture and what the area is truly about.
Fiesta Hermosa has been going on since 1972. Hundreds of local artists and vendors gather to celebrate the holiday and entertain visitors with ceramics, photography, handicrafts, painting, jewelry, sculpture, and performance art. There is live music featured on two stages.