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International Surf Festival
and physical fitness for thousands of participants.
Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80’s.
The three signature events for the festival are the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament.
Other great events include a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest, beach run, paddleboard races, dory race, and youth events. The festival has hosted numerous international lifeguard teams including teams from Victoria, Australia. The 2017 host city for the 56th International Surf Festival is the City of Manhattan Beach.
The International Surf Festival kick-off dinner is held on the Thursday prior to the start of the Lifeguard Intracrew competition on Friday night. The dinner includes the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Medal of Valor award ceremony.
The International Surf Festival is presented by BEACHSPORT.org, the Chambers of Commerce and
Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Department of Beaches and Harbors.
REDONDO BEACH PIER CONCERT SERIES
A True Summertime #SundayFinday In The Los Angeles South Bay
Summer Sundays in Hermosa Beach, CA definitely live up to the popular social media hashtag of #SundayFunday.
That’s because, in addition to being a beach with the Pacific Open, beach volleyball, surfing, swimming biking on The Strand and all the other activities one does at this beach, there are free concerts on the sand.!
Called the Sunset Concert Series, it features bands playing on a stage with the pier as the backdrop. There’s even a warm-up band plus a DJ before the main show. It starts at 4:30 p.m., with the main band taking the stage after 6, and ends to a brilliant sunset – almost as if nature is supplying the final applause – at around 7:30 p.m.
The 2017 Summer Concert series is every Sunday in August and the schedule is as follows:
• Aug. 6 – Robert Randolph & The Family Band with special guests The Reluctant Apostles Featuring Katie Segal
• Aug. 13 – Everclear plus TBD
• Aug. 20– Day Of The Dead. Cubenses (Grateful Dead tribute band). Plus Marvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band
• Aug. 27 – Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute band) plus TBD
The events are free.
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The Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts presented by OneWest Bank is an annual event held each year at Polliwog Park. It will run from the first weekend of July through the first weekend in September. The Summer Concerts have featured such artists as the Doo-Wah Riders, Hollywood U2, Nathan Shrake, Elvis, and Beatles tribute bands, as well as a host of other talented musicians.
These performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues, or wheeled vehicles at any time in the concert area. Your cooperation to keep our parks clean is appreciated. Umbrellas and pop-up tents are allowed before and after the concert. Once the concert begins, you will be required to take them down. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated.
Handicap parking is available in the Historical Society parking area from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A sign will be posted on the driveway gate when this area is filled. Overflow handicap parking is available in the Begg Pool parking area located at the bottom of the ramp leading to Begg Pool, 1402 North Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Concerts run on Sundays from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, starting the in July through Labor Day weekend.
*Concert bands subject to change
Mark Mackay Band:
A blazing guitarist, an evocative vocalist and a songwriter steeped in authenticity: At the crossroads of country music and rock and roll is where Mark Mackay makes his stand. Fronting a powerhouse band, he rocks the room with rowdy charm and persuasive conviction.