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Movies at the Museum

This annual summer program takes advantage of our outdoor amphitheater and Avalon's beautiful summer nights. Catalina Island and magic are the main themes for this summer's film series featuring JAWS, The Wizard of Oz and more. Visit the website for the full summer schedule

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Guided Garden Tour

Saturday through Tuesday from 11am-2pm, the island offers complimentary guided garden tours of Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. Enjoy one hour with our naturalists as they lead you through a unique collection that includes species found nowhere else in the world!

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April 21, 2018

September 16, 2018

JAWS: The Art of Fear in Filmmaking

Immerse yourself in the creative vision and artistic direction behind the movie JAWS at Catalina Island Museum.

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June 19, 2018

August 23, 2018

Summer Beach Bingo

Grab your beach chair and some friends and head to the South Beach Lifeguard stand every Tuesday and Thursday 6-7pm through August. Bingo cards are $1 each and participants can win fun local prizes.

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June 20, 2018

August 29, 2018

Kids Fishing Derby

Bring your own rod & reel or dropline (or purchase on the Green Pleasure Pier) and join our fishing guide every Wednesday from 7-9am through August 29th! This free event offers fun prizes and bait & gear are available on the Pier.

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July 28, 2018

Catalina Island Concert Series

Free & family friendly! Tune into SantanaWays on the Wrigley stage. Music starts at 8pm, beer garden opens at 6:30pm.

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September 14, 2018

September 16, 2018

60th Annual Catalina Festival of Art

Artists from all over the country display their work in this annual 3 day festival along Crescent Avenue. Enjoy works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts and photography.

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September 21, 2018

September 23, 2018

The Catalina Wine Mixer

The Annual Catalina Wine Mixer at Descanso Beach Club! Experience the classic event from Step Brothers, full of fun, live entertainment, music and more.

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September 27, 2018

October 01, 2018

Catalina Film Festival

This annual celebration features more than 100 films, nightly events and entertainment.

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