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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!

MARCH
CANCELLED - Summer Camp Expo
March 2, 2019
American Martyrs School
1701 Laurel Ave
Following the Manhattan Beach Little League Parade.
For more information, please visit the Summer Camp Expo webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

MAY
Family Campout
May 18 to 19, 2019
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 - Cancelled due to inclement weather. No make-up date will be scheduled.
Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Cost: FREE
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

Youth Tennis Palooza - Round Robin Match Play and Fun Day
May 5, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Live Oak Park Tennis Courts and Mira Costa Tennis Courts
For more information, feel to visit the Youth Tennis Palooza - 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
2019 dates are Sundays, May 26th to September 1st 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
June 15, 2019 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 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Manhattan Beach Pier- South Side, 100 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Standard Price: $TBA; Four Person Price $TBA
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

Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert
June 30, 2019 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.

 

July

4th of July Begg Pool Party Celebration
July 4, 2019 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
June 30, 2019 through September 1, 2019 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 25, 2019 through July 28, 2019
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 2 through 4, 2019 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 2 through 3, 2019 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 4, 2019 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 4, 2019 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
2019 dates are 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.

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament by AVP
August 15 to 18, 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
August 18, 2019 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 19, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 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 27, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Races Start at 12:00 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, 2019 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 20, 2019 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 7, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
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.