Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation 75th Anniversary Festival

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Celebrating 75 years of service to Manhattan Beach!

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Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department 75th Anniversary LogoThis year the City of Manhattan Beach Department of Parks and Recreation celebrates 75 years of service to the community. The Department of Parks and Recreation provides the residents of this beautiful beach-side community with access to facilities for self-directed and organized recreation in all its forms. Along with outdoor space to play and exercise, it provides access to the serenity and inspiration of nature. The dedication to serving the community allows for special connections, human development, with an emphasis on wellness, the arts and lifelong learning. Please join us in our celebration of 75 years of service to the community of Manhattan Beach.

This day long event will highlight what Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation does best! To celebrate a sense of place and community! From games and activities for the whole family to fitness to sports to arts and aquatics there will be something for everyone. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the day, delicious food and local vendors.

75th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, July 24, 2016
8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Time Event
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Free Tai Chi
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Free Yoga in the Botanical Garden with Eden
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Coffee with The Lucky Ones
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Food, Games, Cupcake Decorating with Duff's Cakemix, Art Village, Chalk Walk, and activities for all ages
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Casual Encounters Live Band Karaoke
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Scott Whyte and Friends
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Glenn Patrik
7:00 PM to 7:15 PM All Band Jam and Cake

Art Village (Subject to Change and While Supplies Last)
Shopping and fun for the whole family!

Time Events
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Chalk Walk – (all day and free) Leave your mark on the sidewalk with colorful chalk
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Handmade Ceramics, Jewelry, Paintings and more – Shop till you drop and support your local artists. All items are made by Students, Staff or Instructors from Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Division programs.
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Handprints at the Gazebo – Make a commemorative plate or tile with your handprint, footprint or even pawprint. $5 - Voucher available for purchase at the Information Booth.
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tie Dye Tshirts – Relive the 70s with a tie dyed shirt of your own. $5 - Voucher available for purchase at the Information Booth.
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Raku at the Gazebo – Explore the ancient art of Raku and make a one of a kind artwork. $5 - Voucher available for purchase at the Information Booth.

 Fun for the Whole Family (Activities Subject to Change)

  • Activities
  • Yoga in the Park
  • Chalk Walk
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Free swim at Begg Pool (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
  • Classic Car Show

Food Vendors (Subject to Change and While Supplies Last)

75th Anniversary Logo Coloring/Design Contest
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry! Check out all the amazing submission at the 75th Anniversary Celebration!

Thank You to our 75th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors
Continental Development Rusnak

Chevron Logo   Duff's CakeMix Logo

Red Carpet Car Wash  Providence Little Company of Mary

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