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Celebrate Independence Day with Family Fun at Two Harbors Children’s Festival and Dinghy Parade 

TWO HARBORS— Gear up for a fun-filled Independence Day weekend at Two Harbors on Catalina Island on July 6! The annual Children’s Festival and Dinghy Parade offer a delightful combination of family activities and nautical flair.

Kick off your day at Buffalo Park with the 38th Annual Children’s Festival. This beloved tradition offers various activities and crafts designed to keep youngsters entertained for hours. From face painting and balloon animals to interactive games and creative workshops, there’s something for every child to enjoy.

Later in the day, join the festive spirit with the 19th Annual Dinghy Parade. Dress up your dinghy in a patriotic theme and cruise alongside fellow participants through the scenic coves of Two Harbors’ West End. Show off your creativity and vie for the coveted prize of “Most Creative Dinghy.”

This event is an ideal opportunity to create lasting memories with your family. Enjoy the beauty of Catalina Island, celebrate Independence Day in style and witness the imaginative spirit of the dinghy parade.

For more information about the Children’s Festival and Dinghy Parade, or to plan your trip to Two Harbors, please visit


Paint & Sip with Dylan Steward of Inspyr Arts Education


AVALON— Join the Catalina Museum for Art & History on July 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schreiner Family Plaza for a Paint & Sip event with Dylan Stewart of Inspyr Arts Education. Dylan, who owns Inspyr Arts in Long Beach, where he offers fine art and illustration classes for ages 6 to adult, will guide participants through a step-by-step painting tour to create their own masterpieces. Dylan’s impressive background includes designing and illustrating for 20th Century Fox Television, Best Buy, The Food Network, Emmy Magazine, Dermalogica and other major brands, as well as working as a costume illustrator for Emmy-winning costume designer Wendy Benbrook. Currently, he teaches fine arts, illustration and graphic design at Inspyr Arts while studying oil painting under master portrait artist Andrea Mosley. The event costs $20 for members and $25 for general admission. For more information, please visit


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