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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!

MAY
Family Campout
May 19 to 20, 2018
Begg Field
1402 North Peck Avenue
Overnight camping on Begg Field
Cost: $35 (resident)/$38 (nonresident) 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.

Fishing Derby
May 20, 2018 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.

Youth Tennis Pallooza - Round Robin Match Play and Fun Day
May 6, 2018 from 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.

Concerts at Metlox Plaza
May 27, 2018 to September 2, 2018
Metlox Plaza
For more information, feel free to contact the Tolkin Group at (626) 535-0318 or via email.

June
Begg Pool Kickoff Party
June 16, 2018 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

Father's Day Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sunday, June 17, 2018 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
July 1, 2018 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.

4th of July Begg Pool Party Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 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.

Concerts in the Park presented by OneWest Bank
July 1, 2018 through September 2, 2018 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.

Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament
July 26 through 29, 2018
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.

August
International Surf Festival (ISF)
August 1 through 5, 2018 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
August 3 through 4, 2018 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.

Sand Castle Design Contest
August 5, 208 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.

Jr. 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament
August 5, 2018 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.

Shakespeare by the Sea
Friday, August 10, 2018 and Saturday, August 11, 2018 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.

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament by AVP
Thursday, August 16 to 19, 2018
Manhattan Beach Pier
South side of the Manhattan Beach Pier
Cost: FREE
For more information, please visit the MBO by AVP webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

Kids EXTREME
Augsut 19, 2018 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.

September

October
Family Halloween Carnival
October 20, 2018 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.

World Famous Pumpkin Race
October 28, 2018 from 12:00 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.

November
Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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.

Pier Lighting and Downtown Business Association Open House
November 14, 2018 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.

December
Family Holiday Crafts Night and After School REC Open House
December 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
NEW LOCATION: Manhattan Heights Community Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.