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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
April 22, 2017 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 feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (310) 802-5341 or via email.

MAY
Family Campout
Saturday, May 20, 2017 through Sunday, May 21, 2017
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
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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

Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 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
2017 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 29 through September 4, 2016 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
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.

Concerts in the Park
Early July to Labor Day weekend from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Polliwog Park Amphitheater
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the Concerts in the Park 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.

Summer Surf Movie Series
2017 Dates TBA
Manhattan Beach Library Courtyard, adjacent to Manhattan Beach City Hall
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.

Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament
Friday, June 21, 2017 through 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
Thursday, August 3 to Friday, August 4, 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.

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.

Shakespeare by the Sea
2017 Dates TBA
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.

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.