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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.  Dates, times, and costs below are subject to change. 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!

JANUARY
Light Gate Sunset
January 27th
On Highland Avenue between Manhattan Beach City Hall and the Manhattan Beach Library
14th Street and Highland Avenue
For more information, please visit the Light Gate webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

MAY
Older Adults Health Fair, 42nd Annual
May 15, 2020
Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Cost: Free
Celebrating the Health and Wellness of the South Bay Senior Community for 42 Years! There will be several information booths and FREE health screenings.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

Family Campout
May 16 to 17, 2020
Begg Field
1402 North Peck Avenue
Overnight camping on Begg Field
Cost: $TBA (resident)/$TBA (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.

Youth Tennis Palooza - Round Robin Match Play and Fun Day
May TBA, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Live Oak Park Tennis Courts and Mira Costa Tennis Courts
For more information, please 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
2020 dates are Sundays, 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 13, 2020 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 21, 2020 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
July 5, 2020 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, 2020 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 5, 2020 through September 6, 2020 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
2020 Dates TBA
Live Oak Park Tennis Courts and Mira Costa Tennis Courts
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
For more information, please 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)
July 29, 2020 through August 2, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Torrance
For more information along with the exact dates and times of events, please visit the International Surf Festival website.

Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament
July 31, 2020 through August 1, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
South side of the Manhattan Beach Pier
Cost: TBA (Please visit the registration page for price details)
For more information, please visit the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

Sand Castle Design Contest
August 2, 2020 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 2, 2020 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
2020 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.

Manhattan Beach Open Beach Volleyball Tournament by AVP
August 13 to 16, 2020
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 16, 2020 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 17, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $0.25 to $2.00
Manhattan Heights Park
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
For more information, please visit the Family Halloween Carnival webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

World Famous Pumpkin Race
October 25, 2020 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, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 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.

Light Gate Sunset
November 14th
On Highland Avenue between Manhattan Beach City Hall and the Manhattan Beach Library
14th Street and Highland Avenue
For more information, please visit the Light Gate webpage or 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 18, 2020 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
Holiday Crafts with Santa
2020 Dates TBA
Cost per person: Res: $5, Nonres: $6 (Children ages 2 and under are free) Pre-registration required.
Manhattan Heights Community Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
For more information, please visit the Holiday Crafts with Santa webpage or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.