Baywatch Community Calendar 7-4-24

Shakespear by the Sea begins its 27th season this summer of free performances in South Bay Parks. Easy Reader file photo


Shakespeare by the Sea presents “Cardenio,” “Henry 14”

Shakespear by the Sea returns to the Beach Cities, beginning Wednesday, July 10 with a performance of Cardenio: Double Falsehood Wed. at Valley Park, 2521 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. On Saturday, July 13 Cardenio moves to Domingues Park at 200 Flagler Ln, in Redondo Beach. On Sunday, July 14, Shakespeare by the Sea brings Henry 14 to Veteran’s Park, at 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach. On Thursday, July 18, Cardenio will be performed at Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. On Friday, July 19, Henry IV will be performed at Polliwog park. All performances are at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day 5k, Village Runner

The 31st annual 5k and Firecracker Dash sponsored by UCLA Health. Race starts at 8 a.m. Costume contest at 7:15 a.m. Catalina Ave. and Palos Verdes Blvd. Registration and race Info: Questions call (310) 375-2626.

Ironman, Hermosa Beach

Guys and girls alike compete by running a mile, paddling a mile in the ocean on a paddleboard, and then consuming a 6 pack of beer without puking. You won’t want to miss this competition, even if you are just watching from the sidelines. $35. 8 a.m. 30th Street and The Strand. Registration:

Redondo Beach Fireworks 

Bring your blankets and chairs for an amazing pyrotechnic show. The fireworks will be launched off a barge about 300 yards away from the Redondo Beach Pier. There will be several vantage points off the pier and along the beach to view the fireworks. 9 p.m. King Harbor, 208 Yacht Club Way.

4th of July, Seaside Lagoon

Open on a first come, first serve basis. Admission is sold until the lagoon reaches capacity. Fireworks show at 9 p.m. Supervised swimming, arts and crafts, food, music. Entrance Fee: youth $7, Adult $9. 12 p.m. 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach. Tickets:

Redondo Pier Concert

Running Hot, a Rolling Stones tribute band will be playing on the Redondo Beach Pier. Bring a blanket or low-backed beach chair. Free outdoor event. 6 – 8 p.m. 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Information: Stay for the fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Begg Pool

Kick-off your 4th of July celebration with the Aquatics staff and celebrate our nation’s independence! You and your family are invited for a day of water games, water balloon toss, swimming, and music! No food will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic to eat on the grass area. $5 per person. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1402 N. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach.

Live Music, Strand Bar

Dean Grech will play live 7 – 10 p.m. 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For a future line-up list visit


Friday, July 5

Parking Lot concert, Ragin Cajun RB

Through Sunday, July 7. Help celebrate 30 years in the South Bay with a free parking lot concert featuring six of SoCal’s best tribute bands. 2 – 6 p.m. 531 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. Questions call (310) 540-7403. Band line-up:

Aqua, Shade DJ Sunset Lounge

Party on top of the rooftop Sunset Lounge at Shade. RSVP on opentable. 7:30 – 11 p.m. Call (310) 921-8953

Pricey Diggs, Zinc Lounge MB

R&B, Americana, Yacht Rock, and a bit of Reggae. 5 – 8 p.m. Shade Hotel, 1221 N. Valley Drive. 

Bounceville, South Bay Galleria

Bounceville, the world’s best inflate park is at the South Bay Galleria until Sunday, July 7. Prepare for an unforgettable day of bouncing fun and excitement for the whole family! Whether you’re soaring down giant slides, conquering obstacle courses, or bouncing to your heart’s content, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 1815 Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets and bounce times:

Cruise at the Beach, Redondo Beach

Bring your Hot Rod, street rod, muscle car, classic, Exotic, or any other Custom cars & bikes down for a great afternoon & early evening event in the Redondo Beach Marina! Car & Bike show participants get FREE parking & maybe you will be selected as one of our Top 5 favorite vehicles of the night by one of our sponsors! 3 – 7 p.m. 245 N. Harbor Drive.


Saturday, July 6

Chad & the Ship of Fools, Redondo Pier

Formed in mid-2022, Chad and the Ship of Fools is a live side project led by Chad Carrier. Their live-shows are akin to Chad’s live solo show on steroids. 6 – 8 p.m. Fisherman’s Wharf, west end of the Pier. Bring low back beach chairs, snacks, and blankets. 

First Saturday clean up, Veterans Memorial HB

A group of Vets will meet at 8:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month to clean the Memorial and perform various tasks, such as flag exchange, minor landscaping, etc. If you would like to volunteer, visit the memorial site on cleaning day and/or contact the City of Hermosa Beach for more information at (310) 318-0280. Pacific Coast Hwy. and 11th Place. 

Cancer Networking Group – via Zoom 

Cancer Support Community South Bay (CSC South Bay) free networking group for those who have been diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer and their loved ones. Share and learn from others who are going through a similar experience of their own. Facilitated by a licensed mental health professional. Join online group, visit and select the online calendar to attend a welcome orientation meeting. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More information contact Carla Bick,


Sunday, July 7

Concert in Polliwog Park

Sega 90s is a Los Angeles and Orange County based cover band dedicated to keeping the upbeat and irreverent spirit of the ‘90s alive, now with some hits from the early aughts thrown in for good measure. 5 p.m. Bring low back beach chairs, blankets, and snacks. 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd. 

Concert in El Segundo Park

Summer concert in Library Park – Upstream. The concert starts at 4:30 p.m. Food trucks, kids crafts, games, and giveaways. Bring blankets and low back chairs. Dogs must be on a leash. All ages are welcome. 600 block of Main Street. 

SC Mini Steamers, Torrance

Public run days for the Southern California Live Steamers mini-train rides are the first Sunday and the third Saturday of each month. Free. Donations appreciated. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. Information:

National Championship Volleyball, Hermosa

Though Thursday, July 11. The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) and Beach Volleyball Clubs of America (BVCA) will host its annual junior volleyball tournament on the north and south side of the Hermosa Pier. All day. Information and event times:


Monday, July 8

Mindful yoga, Manhattan Beach

The Beach Cities summer free fitness series is back with mindful yoga on the sand near the volleyball courts, 1400 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach. On-site registration is also available at check-in. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration closes at 12 p.m. Walk-ups are welcome. 

Through the Years with Maestro Fox, El Segundo

Join the El Segundo Concert Band celebrate 20 years with Maestro Steve Allen Fox being Music Director and Conductor: A musical journey and memories working with Fox, including Patriotic, film, classical, and more. Free admission. Pre-show with Brass at 6:30 p.m. and Segundo Saxes present at intermission. United Methodist Church, 540 S. Main Street. 


Tuesday, July 9

Outdoor dining task force meeting, MB

The Outdoor Dining Task Force holds meetings open to the public and gives the broader community an opportunity to participate in the research and development of the program recommendations. A complete list of the appointed 15-member Outdoor Dining Task Force and more information regarding the program can be found at 1 – 3:30 p.m. Police/Fire Community Room,400/420 15th Street, Manhattan Beach. 

Coffee chat with Mayor Joe, Peet’s Coffee

Join Manhattan Beach Mayor, Joe Franklin on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month between 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. for a chat. 328 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Check the City’s calendar on the website or email the Mayor, to confirm the location. 

Virtual happiness chat, BCHD

Support your well-being with casual discussions focused on connection and resilience. 12:30 – 1 p.m. Register at Zoom link provided immediately with the confirmation page after registering. For questions call (323) 457-4827 or e-mail Jackie Uy,


Wednesday, July 10

Cones with a Cop, Handel’s Manhattan Beach

Join your Manhattan Beach Police Department Officers at the most anticipated summer event! Cones with a Cop. Handel’s will provide 1 small scoop of ice cream (for free) to anyone who attends this event. 1 – 3 p.m. 3300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Questions? Contact Officer Borello

Open house, Anderson Park

The City of Redondo Beach invites you for the annual open house event at Anderson Park senior centers. Volunteers, instructors and staff will be available to share information regarding our classes, excursions and activities. Games, prizes, and refreshments provided. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 3007 Vail Avenue, Redondo Beach.

Fabric painting, MB Art Center

Make your own block-printed wall art! Kids (Age at least 8 yrs. but less than 15 yrs.) will learn how to mix custom inks, try out block-printing tools and create a patterned print on fabric. Kids will leave this class with some new skills and understanding of printmaking, as well as framed, hang-ready pieces of art. 1 – 3 p.m. 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Sign up: Questions? Call (310) 802-5440 or

Shakespeare by the Sea, Valley Park

Shakespeare by the Sea free community theatrical renditions of classic Shakespeare. Cardenio: Double Falsehood. A lost play by John Fletcher & William Shakespeare. Bring low back chairs, snacks, and blankets. 7 p.m. 2521 Valley Dr., Hermosa Beach. Information and event times


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