SAN PEDRO –The Port of Los Angeles has announced the waterfront’s summer season of events and entertainment for the entire family.
Added to the 2014 summer lineup is the Tall Ships Festival L.A. 2014, the grand opening of the Downtown Harbor and free family movie nights featuring a film projected from a floating barge over San Pedro Bay.
“The summer events on the L.A. Waterfront are about bringing community together,” said Gary Lee Moore, the port’s interim executive director. “These port-supported events also allow us to showcase the L.A. Waterfront, which has become a destination for both residents and visitors to enjoy.”
On Friday, June 20, San Pedro’s new Downtown Harbor public plaza will open to the public during a special celebration schedule to run from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature live music, jugglers and activities for children. The new 1.2-acre space on the north side of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum will open new access and leisure opportunity for pedestrians and boaters.
From Aug. 20 to 24, Tall Ships® Festival LA 2014 will take over the L.A. Waterfront, featuring more than a dozen international and domestic tall ships sailing in from across the Pacific. The five-day festival features boat tours, dockside demonstrations, maritime-themed entertainment, a children’s pirate camp, and arts and crafts, Tickets for the event can be purchased at tallshipsfestivalla.com or call (877) 4FLY-TIX. L.A.
Waterfront Summer Schedule
June 7: Commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day aboard the S.S. Lane Victory at Berth 46 in San Pedro, from 1-4 p.m. Learn more at lanevictory.org.
June 21, 2014 Fiesta Corazón del Puerto – Enjoy a family day of live music, food, and fun with free admission at Wilmington Waterfront Park, located at Neptune Avenue and C Street in Wilmington, from 2 to 10 p.m. For more information, call (310) 522-2100.
June 27, Sixth Annual Cars & Stripes Forever! car show from 5 to 10 p.m. In addition to more than 100 classic cars on display, the free event will feature live music, a beer garden, food trucks, and free rides on the Red Car. Fireworks start at 9:20 pm.
July 4, Cabrillo Beach Fireworks – Free fireworks spectacular at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. Learn more at cabrillobeachbathhouse.org.
July 10, Free Movie Night at Wilmington Waterfront Park – The fun starts at 7 p.m. at Wilmington Waterfront Park.
Aug. 1, Free Movie Night at Downtown Harbor – The classic 1988 film “Big” starring Tom Hanks will be shown at the Downtown Harbor in San Pedro, at 7 p.m. The movie will be projected from a floating barge.
Aug 9-10, Navy Days LA 2014 –Tours of Naval vessels are free to the public with reservations through portoflosangeles.org at least a month prior to the event.
Sept. 10, Paper Yacht Challenge – Test competitors of all ages on their boat-building skills, from 4 to 7 p.m. Register at portoflosangeles.org.
Sept. 12-14, Lobster Festival –Visitors can feast on fresh Maine lobster and enjoy live entertainment over this three-day event. Kids under 12 years are free.
Sept. 19-20, Red Bull Global Rallycross –For tickets and information, visit global-rallycross.com.
For a complete list of events on the L.A. Waterfront this summer, visit lawaterfront.org