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There are several family friendly events planned throughout the year. Below is an overview of some of these events broken down by month or view the tabs in the left-hand navigation bar.  Please check the Parks and Recreation Calendar periodically for specific dates and times.  We also offer bus trips that are perfect for family outings or Older Adults!

April
Earth Day
2018 Date TBA from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the Earth Day webpage or contact the Earth Day Event Lead, Lisa Ryder, at (310) 874-2499 or via email.

MAY
Family Campout
2018 Date TBA
Begg Field
1402 North Peck Avenue
Overnight camping on Begg Field
Cost: Pre-registration is required. 
For more information, please visit the Family Campout webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date and time of this event, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Movie In The Park
2018 Date TBA
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: FREE 
For more information feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date and time of this event, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Fishing Derby

2018 Date TBA from 7:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the Fishing Derby webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date and time of this event, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Youth Tennis Pallooza - Round Robin Match Play and Fun Day
2018 Dates TBA 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Live Oak Park Tennis Courts and Mira Costa Tennis Courts
For more information, feel to visit the Youth Tennis Pallooza - Round Robin Match Play and Fun Day webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Concerts at Metlox Plaza
Sundays, May 24 through September 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Metlox Plaza
For more information, feel free to contact the Tolkin Group at (626) 535-0318 or via email.

June
Summer Surf Movie Series
Friday, June 16th, Friday, July 21st, and Friday, August 18th
Manhattan Beach Library Courtyard, adjacent to Manhattan Beach City Hall (Please note: Friday, August 18th will be at the MBO Center Court, Manhattan Beach Pier - South Side)
Cost: Free
For more information, please visit the Summer Surf Movie Series webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Begg Pool Kickoff Party
Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Begg Pool
1402 North Peck Avenue
Cost: FREE
For more information, feel free to contact Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date and time of this event, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Father's Day Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Manhattan Beach Pier- South Side, 100 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Standard Price: $50; Four Person Price $100
For more information, please visit the Father's Day Beach Volleyball Tournament webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email

July
Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert
Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the Salute to the Troops webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

4th of July Begg Pool Party Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Begg Pool
1402 North Peck Avenue
Cost: $5 per person
For more information, feel free to contact Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Summer Concerts presented by OneWest Bank
Sunday, July 2 through Sunday, September 3, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the Summer Concerts webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament
Friday, June 21, 2017 through Sunday, June 23, 2017
Live Oak Park Tennis Courts and Mira Costa Tennis Courts
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
For more information, feel to visit the Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

August
International Surf Festival (ISF)
August 3 to 6, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Manhattan Beach (Host City for 2017), Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Torrance
For more information, feel free to contact Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the International Surf Festival website.

Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament
Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
South side of the Manhattan Beach Pier
Cost: Please visit the registration page for price details
For more information, feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Sand Castle Design Contest
Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
South side of the Manhattan Beach Pier
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the Sand Castle Design Contest webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date and time of this event, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Jr. 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
South side of the Manhattan Beach Pier
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the Jr. 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date and time of this event, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Shakespeare by the Sea
Friday, August 11, 2017 and Saturday, August 12, 2017 starting at 7:00 PM
Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: Free
For more information, please visit the Shakespeare by the Sea webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact dates and times of these events, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Kids EXTREME
Sunday, August 20, 2017 starting at 9:00 AM
Begg Pool/ Begg Field/ Polliwog Park
1402 North Peck Avenue
For more information, please visit the Kids EXTREME webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

September
Teen Center Open House and Bike/Skateboard Safety Expo
2017 Date TBA
Cost: Free
Manhattan Heights Park - Teen Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
For more information, feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

October
Family Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $0.25 to $2.00
Manhattan Heights Park
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
For more information, feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

World Famous Pumpkin Race
Sunday, October 29, 2017 from PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Manhattan Beach Pier (Manhattan Beach Boulevard between Ocean Avenue and the Manhattan Beach Pier)
For more information, please visit the World Famous Pumpkin Race webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

November
Veterans Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Manhattan Beach Veterans Monument
15th Street and Valley Drive
For more information, feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

Pier Lighting and Downtown Business Association Open House
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Manhattan Beach and Pier
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.

December
Family Holiday Crafts Night and After School REC Open House
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email. For the exact date, please visit the Parks and Recreation Calendar.