Manhattan Beach Community & Destination Guide 2021-22

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DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN BEACH HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & PIER LIGHTING

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING WEEK, the businesses are lit, decorated, and ready to kick off the holiday shopping season with the arrival of Santa, reindeer, strolling carolers and the Mayor flips the switch to light the pier. https://www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/events

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JULY – SEPTEMBER Pull up your beach chair, blanket and picnic basket and enjoy an outdoor concert with local favorites and regional headlining bands at Polliwog Park. More information https://www.citymb. info/departments/parksand-recreation

NORTH END HOLIDAY STROLL HELD IN DECEMBER EACH YEAR, the businesses on the north end of Manhattan Beach celebrate the holiday season with entertainment, art and a festive fair. http://northmb.net/

MANHATTAN BEACH GRAND PRIX World-class female and male cyclists converge on a challenging loop course in Manhattan Beach vying for the cash prize in each level. Tiny cyclists also compete in the mini and trainer divisions at the end of the day. mbgp.com

MB OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT More information https://www. citymb.info/departments/ parks-and-recreation

MANHATTAN BEACH 10K Old Hometown Fair – first weekend in October, thousands flock to Manhattan Beach to enjoy food, entertainment, games, local bands, and shopping with local and regional artisans www.mbfair.org

SKECHERS PIER TO PIER FRIENDSHIP WALK

CHARLIE SAIKLEY 6-MAN BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT First Friday/Saturday of August The two-day volleyball tournament attracts every walk of volleyball life, costumes and all, to duke it out in honor of “the Godfather of Beach Volleyball”. https://www.citymb.info/ departments/parks-and-recreation

SKECHERS MANHATTAN BEACH HOLIDAY FIREWORKS SHOW

October, thousands of locals and celebrity entertainers turn out to entertain and to walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Pier and back, raising over a million dollars for local schools. skechersfriendshipwalk.com

SECOND SUNDAY IN DECEMBER, award-winning fireworks show from the Manhattan Beach Pier https:// mbfireworks.com

WORLD FAMOUS PUMPKIN RACES OCTOBER, thousands gather with carefully engineered pumpkins decorated and decked out with wheels and all to race them down the street towards the Manhattan Beach Pier. More information https:// www.citymb.info/departments/ parks-and-recreation

WEEKLY CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET TUESDAYS 11 AM – 3 PM, 30 plus vendors and entertainment in Downtown Manhattan Beach. https://www. downtownmanhattanbeach.com/ manhattan-beach-farmers-market

INTERNATIONAL SURF FESTIVAL

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First weekend in August, this 4-day festival of community and competitive events spans multiple beach and aquatic sports and activities. https://www.surffestival.org

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