Catalina Island Events

Upcoming events on the island include:

9/18-9/22 Catalina Film Festival
Annual celebration of Catalina’s rich film history features approximately 100 films screened at multiple venues around the island plus nightly events and entertainment. The festival is competitive with awards in up to 10 categories, including our festival partners’ prestigious awards; the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s “Great Communicator” Award, the Chaplin Family’s Charlie Chaplin ICON Award, and the ISLA Earth Award – an honor presented by the Festival’s beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy. Catalina Film Festival. 818-787-1946,

9/19-9/22 55th Annual Catalina Festival of Art
Longest running annual event on Catalina Island. Artists from all over the country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photography. Highlights include charity art auction and kids art show. Catalina Art Association. 310-510-2788,

9/28 Catalina Island Conservancy Half Marathon
Enjoy the expansive Catalina Island Conservancy Nature Preserve with its spectacular vistas while being challenged by the rugged terrain. Spectrum Sports Management. 909-399-3553,

10/3-10/6, 10/10-10/13, 10/17-10/20 The Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
This annual three weekend event features 30 different smooth jazz stars performing “Unplugged at Descanso Beach Club” on Thursday evening and in the historic Casino Ballroom, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Art Good features the newest and best talent in the smooth jazz genre. 866-872-9849,

10/17 Fall Fest
Food, Music, Games! Join the community on Front Street – fun for the whole family. City of Avalon Recreation Department. 310-510-1987,


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