Join REI on Catalina Island for a Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition where you will hike through the rugged island interior and camping next to pristine beaches. Family Free Days at the Catalina Island Museum are intended to inspire the next generation of museum visitors. Each free adult ticket is only valid on the day of the event. Volunteering at the James H. Ackerman Native Plant Nursery provides an excellent opportunity to gain access to the interior of Catalina Island and become more familiar with Island ecology and plant species while helping the nursery achieve its goals. Our island's sea life is so unique and it relies heavily on the strength of our kelp forests. Events may include music and dance performances, lectures, gallery talks, or films. I visited just a few weeks after it opened and my fiance and I decided that the upper deck would be fantastic for our wedding. Don't miss Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, the longest-running smooth jazz festival in the world. Here’s a look at what’s happening.Please note all events are subject to change. “I love watercolors because they have a way of being unpredictable,” she once explained, “and yet they can transform us by taking an instant of time and holding it still, so that we may reflect on it and be moved by it.” Through the pages of her sketchbook diary, Roski descended into the depths to bring the thrill of adventure and the humanity of Titanic back to the surface. Gayle Garner Roski: Journey to the Titanic, The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building, In 2000, Gayle Garner Roski had the opportunity to explore the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean to visit the haunting remains of the RMS, simple documentation though. From the island's discovery some 8,000 years ago to William Wrigley's purchase of the island and the rise of Avalon as Hollywood's favorite vacation spot, Catalina Island has a history that is rich in events and personalities, including the island's connection to the Chicago Cubs, its role in World War II, and much more. Epic parties like the Catalina Wine Mixer and Buccaneer Days; great concerts, including JazzTrax and the Catalina Concert Series; and cultural celebrations, such as First Fridays at the Museum and the Catalina Art Festival are just a few of the many must-do events not to be missed. The planning was easy thanks to Kellie Costello and her team. This year’s International Big Draw event theme is A Climate of Change. And every year, thousands of would-be swashbucklers set sail for Catalina's legendary 4-day pirate party in Two Harbors. The exhibition reveals his remarkable and ambitious plan using photographs, letters, original documents, plans, blueprints, maps, steamship artifacts, advertisements, tools and objects relating to the various projects and industries. Whether you are on the island, in the desert, or anywhere in between we encourage you to participate in this community effort. The drama of the RMS Titanic's maiden voyage haunts history with its dualities of ambition and failure, opulence and oppression, tragedy and hope. Starting in Avalon you will witness the rewarding coastal views and stunning scenery. Catalina Casino in Avalon hosts a number of annual galas, like An Evening with Oscar, the Annual Conservancy Ball, the Avalon Ball, and Avalon's New Year's Event Celebration. The museum … We just got married there this past weekend and it was wonderful. With it’s distinctive views of Catalina’s canyons and clear waters, the museum is an ideal setting for any event. . Swim it. 4th of July Parade - Music and golf cart parade on Crescent Ave. Summer Beach Bingo - Tuesday & Thursday from 6 to 7 pm by the South Beach lifeguard stand. Click on the image to view our comprehensive Meeting & Event Guide. From the world-famous Catalina Wine Mixer to the Catalina Film Festival, our homegrown 4th of July celebration complete with golf cart parade to the Catalina Island JazzTrax and everything in between. Avalon’s calendar is filled with events from art festivals to concerts on the beach. View photos and videos from the official opening Tipping Point; Are We Creating a Silence? The museum collection also contains boat models, sport fishing items, artifacts from the island's steamships and much more. Annual Halloween Parade - Grab your costume and join the parade down Crescent Avenue. 10/31  Halloween Parade "In late June, the Catalina Island Medical Center hosted a Celebration at the Catalina Island Museum. No matter what time of year it is, there's always something special happening on Catalina Island. Catalina Island Triathlon & Duathlon - Swim, bike and run around Catalina Island. A large metal maze laced with imagery cut to create beautiful interactive moments. The “Sound Columns” juxtapose the ephemeral with the eternal. New Year’s Eve Celebration - Casino Ballroom. Plus, they offer such a beautiful underwater experience for divers and snorkelers alike. I look forward to visiting again in the future! Annual Catalina Channel Crossing - U.S. Outrigger Championships. Click here for a listing of Two Harbors Annual Events. I wanted to say thank you so much for an unforgettable evening!" When creating your art, be sure to take inspiration from the environment that surrounds you. Wrigley's Catalina: A Centennial Celebration 10/10 REI Trans-Catalina Trail Expedition "Extinction as a concept, event as a conversation, overwhelms us so deeply, we remain silent. 10/8 - 11 & 10/15 - 18  34th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Cancelled The museum has over 10,000 photographs and negatives documenting island life from the early 1880s to the present day. More. Fall Fest - Community event on Crescent Avenue featuring food, music and games. Ending March 8, 2020, Catalina Island Museum. The Avalon Ball - Glimpse the glamour of a bygone era. Experience all the “Island Style” festivities of Two Harbors! Catalina Island Museum. Have your next event at the Catalina Island Museum! First Friday at the Museum (First Friday of each month) "We held a private dinner party on the rooftop patio of the Catalina Island Museum in early September, 2017. Calendar of Events. Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10 K. Annual "Shop Catalina" Night Catalina Island Museum's New ‘Titanic' Exhibition Debuts Join a virtual fundraiser and lend your support to the esteemed Avalon-based institution. The quaint city of Avalon is only one square mile and most everything, including hotels... Catalina Island offers stunning opportunities for photographers. The longest-running Smooth-Jazz festival held on two consecutive weekends includes three days of live music including “Unplugged at Descanso Beach Club” on Thursday night and performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Casino Ballroom. Four Family Free Days are offered each year. Visitors enjoy exploring the... For the adventurer, get your heart pumping with a visit to the Zip Line Eco Tour, try diving or island eco tour. Taste Around Avalon. Catalina Island Museum offers a variety of art and cultural events throughout the year including Virtual Events, First Friday Films and more. Located just 22 miles off Southern California’s coast, Catalina Island welcomes visitors year-round. Esther Williams: The Swimming Queen of the Silver Screen - Kari, February 2017. Catalina Island Museum. Inspired by recordings of extinct birds (cataloged by the Ornithology Lab at Cornell University) Turk created evocative sculptural forms.