SAN PEDRO ― Celebrate our opulent ocean at the Autumn Sea Fair, a free event open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19.
The Sunday seafaring event, facilitated by the city of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, takes place at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
Families can enjoy free activities and educational opportunities related to the sea. Partake in sand sculpture contests and a pirate treasure hunt on the inner beach. Children can practice casting a fishing rod, take part in various arts and crafts activities, and learn more about ways to help get involved in preserving our ocean.
Many marine conservation groups will be sharing information on how to be more responsible stewards of the sea.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Program Director Jim DePompei mentioned National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the water district and Catalina Conservancy divers will be there.
“We’ll have lots of organizations that deal with the health of the ocean,” DePompei said. “One of our missions here at the aquarium is conservation of the ocean.
“We’ll have live music inside the aquarium. We’ll have taiko drummers,” DePompei continued. “We have a bird walk. Our salt marsh will be open, [and] we’ll have staff out in the salt marsh.”
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is located at 3720 Stephen M. White Drive in San Pedro. The aquarium’s website is cabrillomarineaquarium.org.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium photo