Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon is home to the South Bay’s biggest 4th of July celebration. Photo by Travis Silva
Summer of Music Free Concerts on the Pier presented by the Redondo Pier Association. 6 – 8 p.m. Bar Starz, Rock. Bring a beach chair or blanket. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a concert schedule go to redondopier.com.
The Redondo Beach 4th of July Fireworks America show. Show begins promptly at 9 p.m. and ends at approximately 9:20 p.m. A private party with reserved seating will be held at Seaside Lagoon beginning at 2 p.m. and lasts through the fireworks show. People can purchase tickets for the event at redondofireworks.com.
I AM IRONMAN
While it looks positively insane, the Ironman is a fun way to start the Fourth. Run a mile, paddle a mile in the ocean and then downing a six-pack of beer followed by an after party with a band right on the beach. Spectators, which number a couple of hundred, gather around to cheer and laugh. Then a punk band starts a mosh pit circle. 8 – 11 a.m. (appx.) On the Beach, 22nd Street, Hermosa Beach. Cost is Free. This is an unofficial event with no one stepping forward to claim to be the organizer. Somehow, it just seems to happen. Pre-Register.
21st Annual 4th of July 5K and Firecracker Dash. Race starts at 8 a.m. Register Online at racewire.com or for event schedule go to villagerunner.com. Village Runner, 1811 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach. 310-375-2626.
Summer of Music Free Concerts on the Pier presented by the Redondo Pier Association. 6 – 8 p.m. Danny Dean & The Rockabilly Rebels, Rockabilly. Bring a beach chair or blanket. Redondo Beach Pier, 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach. For a concert schedule go to redondopier.com.
TALES OF FREEDOM
Art Exhibit and Tales of Freedom. Celebrate and enjoy talented artists and true tales of freedom from addictions. We will enjoy Tacos by Antonio, refreshments, live music and live art. Come see amazing pieces of art created specific to the celebration of FREEDOM. 7 – 9 p.m. 1617 S Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. D, Redondo Beach. Donations are appreciated and will benefit Harbor Rock Recovery. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park Series presents South Bay Country, Country music. 5 – 7 p.m. Free to the public. Polliwog Park, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach. For a concert schedule please visit citymb.info/concertsinthepark.
MB GRAND PRIX
53rd Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. Live Oak Park, Manhattan Beach. Start/Finish at Live Oak Park, Manhattan Beach. Race runs north on Valley to Pacific, and south on Ardmore to 15th. Online registration at usacycling.org closes on July 3rd at 10 p.m. For details, maps, and parking go to mbgp.com.
Monday 7/Tuesday 8
City of Hermosa Public Hearing to consider certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report and related matters for the proposed E&B Oil Drilling & Production Project. 7 p.m. City Hall, 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach. For question please contact the Community Development Department at 310-318-0242.
Torrance Artists Guild presents Artist, Peggy Zask. 7 p.m. Ken Miller Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. Ms. Zask will discuss framing and presenting artwork. The meeting is open to the public. Visit torranceartistsguild.org.
Wednesday 9/Thursday 10
Presented by the El Segundo and Manhattan Beach Chambers of Commerce, 19th annual Mixer in the Park, hosted by Chevron. Members of the Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach & Redondo Beach Chambers of Commerce are also welcome. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $5 for Chamber Members $10 for Non-Members. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served. Bring plenty of business cards! 1800 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo. For more information or to donate a door prize, call the El Segundo Chamber at 310-322-1220.