TWO HARBORS—Avalon, as Catalina Island’s sole municipality, may be considered the happening place to be during Fourth of July weekend (in fact, most hotels are already sold out), but Two Harbors is not to be forgotten. Boaters especially can relax and unwind at the scenic location, which has limited internet access, among other perks for those hoping to disconnect and enjoy the purest form of island life. Children’s Festival and the Annual Dinghy Parade are two of the highlighted events in Two Harbors, both taking place on July 6.
Children’s Festival, heading into its 33rd year, is an extension of the Independence Day celebrations. Kids will love the crafts and activities planned between 10 a.m. and noon at Buffalo Park. Located behind Harbor Reef Restaurant, there is a bandstand, barbecue and multiple picnic tables, which accommodate up to 250 people. Electricity is also available in this area.
Later in the afternoon at 2 p.m., the 15th Annual Dinghy Parade will begin. Dinghy owners will have the chance to decorate their watercraft in a creative patriotic theme beforehand. When the decorations are complete, the parade will float through the West End coves and dinghies will meet at the fuel dock. Prizes will be award to those will the most creative dinghies.
Fireworks will light up the sky above Isthmus Cove on July 5 – once the sun goes down, the firework show will begin.
For questions or inquiries about the events at Two Harbors, contact Two Harbors Visitor’s Center at 310-510-4205 or visit catalinachamber.com. More about booking mooring reservations can be found at visitcatalinaisland.com/things-to-do/two-harbors/boating/mooring-reservations-and-fees.