Catalina Island
33°20.9'N - 118°19.5'W
Avalon, California USA

        2011 Calendar of Events

Avalon Events Isthmus Events


Year Round
  2nd Wednesday each month - Catalina Island Conservancy Evening Nature Program
Investigate the natural history of Catalina. Refreshments are served, $1 donation asked to help with program costs. For up-to-the-date program information call (310) 510-2595 ext. 134 or visit
  1st Saturday each month - Catalina Island Conservancy Presents: The HIKE
A different hiking adventure each month. A small fee to cover costs includes transportation, lunch and a naturalist guide. Reservations are required as space is limited. For hike descriptions visit Call 310-510-0954 for reservations.
  Every Wednesday & Saturday – Jewels of Avalon Tile Walking Tours
This docent led walking tour of downtown Avalon highlights a wide variety of historic, reproduction and contemporary tile installations. These hour-long tours start at 2:00 pm at the Catalina Island Museum with a brief  talk on the history of island tile manufacturing. Ticket prices include Museum admission. Reservations are highly recommended. For more info call 310 510-2414 or visit

January 2012

February 2012

22 Easter Egg Hunt at Two Harbors,Hop on over to the Isthmus for the annual Easter egg hunt and search for the elusive Golden Egg sponsored by the Corsair Yacht Club. This has truly become an island tradition.
25 Avalon Harbor Underwater Annual Cleanup
This is the only time scuba diving is allowed in Avalon Harbor, with 500+ expected volunteer divers collecting trash and debris. Awards ceremony o follow on Wrigley Stage with prizes. Proceeds benefit the Catalina Island Conservancy Divers and Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. For more info call 310 510-2595 ext 123 or visit
TBD Ohana Catalina Challenge 
The Ocean Ohana Catalina Challenge is California's premier outrigger and paddleboard relay event

March 2012

10 Catalina Island Marathon, 10K/5K & Kids Run - Runners World Magazine lists this marathon as one of the 10 most beautiful and difficult marathons in the country.  Call Pacific Sports (714) 978-1528 or  visit their website.  

April 2012

14 17th Annual Conservancy Ball
The evening includes dinner, big band dancing and live & silent auctions. A fun way to support the Catalina Island Conservancy. For more info visit
TBD Rubber Ducky Derby

May 2012

5 Cinco De Mayo Weekend in Avalon
TBD Annual Silent Film Benefit, Mark you calendar for the annual Silent Film Benefit, truly a signature event for the museum.  We bring silent movies to life with organ accompaniment in the restored historic Avalon Theatre in the Casino Building. Avalon Theatre, 310-510-2414 
15 Avalon Ball, Journey back to the golden age of the Avalon Ballroom at the third annual “Avalon Ball”, featuring the music and dance of the 1920’s and ‘30s. For more information, go to

June 2011

2-5 Flying Fish Festival
3rd Annual Flying Fish Festival is a four day event to celebrate the return of the incomparable Catalina Flying Fish with a variety of family fun themed activities
  Conservancy Summer Naturalist Programs (various dates June 28 through Labor Day) Catalina Island Conservancy naturalists lead nature walks, hikes and campground programs. FREE For schedules & details (310) 510-0954 
25 "Yacht Dog" Dog Show

July 2011

June 29 — August 31 Kid’s Fishing Derby (each Wednesday) Meet a Recreation staff member on the Green Pier each Wednesday morning starting at 7:00 am. For more information call the City of Avalon Recreation Department    (310) 510-1987
3 25th Annual Two Harbors Children's Festival
3 Annual Dinghy Parade - Prizes awarded and guaranteed fun for all.
3 4th of July Independence Day Weekend Fireworks Show - "Fireworks over the Bay" 
4 4th of July Gold Cart Parade, Fireworks Display, Dinner at the Casino Ballroom, music by the USC Marching Band 310/510-1520
16 13th Annual Gold Star Dive - Divers hunt for gold stars in Casino Point Underwater Park. This Fundraiser benefits the Sheriff’s Department S.T.A.R. (Success Through Awareness and Resistance) Program and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. For more info call the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. 310 510-0174 or e-mail:

August 2011

6 Childrens Challenge - Meet on the beach for a fun filled day with team relays and races at the 13th Annual Children’s Challenge. Prizes will be awarded. Kids of all ages are welcome

September 2011

1-30 Pottery & Tile Exhibit - Walking tours, demonstrations and a lecture make this event an extravaganza! Catalina Island Museum Society (310) 510-2414
3 25th Jimmy Walker Buffalo Chip Toss - Your all invited! A true test of your athletic skills. Pick your chip carefully, check for optimum aerodynamics and see how far you can toss that "Chip off the old Rock."
13 Annual Catalina Wine Festival - A wine tasting festival including hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and a silent auction. Sponsored by the Catalina Island Women's Forum. Funds raised are for charity and support of CIWF programs. For reservations call (310) 510-1520.
17 9th Fall Micro Brew Fest - The Isthmus Beer Garden has opened. Celebrate in the delight of handcrafted micro brewed beer while you are entertained by live island style music. 

October 2011

1 & 2 Buccaneers Days, the 22nd time! Argh Mateys! Come celebrate at the  Annual Buccaneer's Day. Don your best pirate attire and set sail for Two Harbors for a day of treasure hunts, costume contests, great food, live music and a lot of fun..
Weekend of Oct. 6th Weekend of Oct. 13th Weekend of Oct. 20th
25th Annual Catalina Jazz Trax Festival - Casino Ballroom,  3 weekends of world class jazz and fun.  Ticket information Jazz Trax Hotline 866 872-9849 or
14-15 Cruisers Weekend - Sponsored by Latitudes & Attitudes, The Log Newspaper, Pacific Cruising Association and Two Harbors Enterprises.  Festivities include exhibits, cruising seminars, music, good food and drink.

November 2011

5 Catalina Island Triathlon, Avalon 714/978-1528
24 Thanksgiving Feast at the Harbor Reef, will the Pilgrims and Indians come again?


31 New Year's Eve Celebration at the Isthmus
31 New Year's Eve Celebration & Annual New Year's Celebration, Casino Ballroom, 310/510-1520

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