Labor Day weekend things to do in Los Angeles’ South Bay


Fiesta Hermosa: The Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau continues its Labor Day weekend tradition with more than 300 vendors selling arts and crafts, a kiddie carnival, entertainment and an array of ethnic food. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Hermosa and Pier avenues. Free bus shuttle service available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day from the Northrop Grumman Building O4 parking lot at 15092 Aviation Blvd. (Aviation Boulevard and Marine Avenue) in Redondo Beach. Go to for more details.
Summer of Music: Darrell Mansfield (blues), 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Redondo Beach Pier , 100 Fisherman’s Wharf. Free.
Street Food Cinema: The outdoor entertainment event series comes to Westchester Aug. 30 with a showing of “Edward Scissorhands,” starring Johnny Depp. Other highlights include food provided by Boba Ni Taco, Charbroiler on Fire, Cousins Maine Lobster, India Jones, Slummin’ Gourmet and more; music by Better Be; and interactive games and prizes. Westchester Park, 7000 w. Manchester Ave., Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music at 6:30 p.m., film at 8:30 p.m. Price range is $17-$6, children under 5 free.


Concerts in the Park: Dani Kerry (classic rock), 5 p.m. Sunday. Polliwog Park Amphitheater, 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 310-802-5448,
Community picnic: St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church will host an end-of-summer, free, old-fashioned picnic with barbecue hot dogs and hamburger. Activities include a pie-eating contest, three-legged race, horseshoes and croquet. 26825 Rolling Hills Road, Rolling Hills Estates. 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday. 310-377-2825 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.
Pancake breakfast: More than a half-century tradition at San Pedro United Methodist Church. Menu includes eggs, sausage, juice, coffee/tea for adults, milk for children and all you-can-eat pancakes. Cost is $10, with children under 12 free. Proceeds benefit the church’s on-site preschool. Informational missions table, bake and plant sale. San Pedro United Methodist Church, 580 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. 7-11 a.m. Monday. 310-548-1001 or
Free filming: Filming for the “Ask Dino Show” with guest and musical performer Larry Dunn of Earth Wind & Fire will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. Eighth St., San Pedro. Admission is free. 310-782-1440,


Conquer the Bridge: The sixth annual Labor Day Conquer the Bridge Race takes runners and walkers over San Pedro’s iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge with a 5.3-mile race at 8 a.m. on Monday. Online registration available for $50 at through 10 p.m. Thursday. Same-day registration is $60. Call the race hotline at 310-326-8530, Ext. 2, for more information.
Scottish Salute to America: Palos Verdes Symphonic Band with the 42nd Highlanders Regimental Pipes and Drums bagpipe band from the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Includes the music of Henry Fillmore, Sammy Nestico, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Leroy Anderson, the movie music of Danny Elfman and the continued commemoration of the 100th anniversary of composer Morton Gould’s birth. Tickets are $9, with children 12 and under admitted free. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic supper. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. 5 p.m. Monday. 310-792-8286,
Labor Day Solidarity Parade: The L.A./Long Beach Harbor Labor Coalition will celebrate the 35th annual Labor Day March and Rally, themed “Stop the War on Workers,” starting at 10 a.m. Monday at Broad Avenue and E Street in Wilmington. Assembly for the march begins at 8 a.m. The rally, which will feature speakers, music and food, will begin at noon at Banning Park, 1331 Eubank Ave. 562-595-1891.

Have we experienced enough 'Road Diet' (Lane reduction) in Pedro?  I know I hate driving on Westmont now for Dodson ms and Taper elem school drop off and pick up.  People are grumpy cut me off no matter what - can't even exit out of the Starbucks parking lot!  I used to avoid the traffic nightmare up at Dodson by letting my two older kids walk down to Starbucks in the afternoon. No More!
Is it going to be the same on Pacific Ave??? If not, then what's different.  Why are all these changes coming all at once to Pedro?  I go to Other cities and I don't see this at all.  My car is NOT the enemy.
What about buses? Are they going to completely stop all traffic on pacific ave?  What about people parking their cars.
I won't be frequenting establishments more because you slow my car - I will drive another route!

No matter what you think-
Please spread the word-and come the 27th!


Debbie Rouser


Leland Park Advisory Board, President

Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Vice President

The Harbor Community Benefit Foundation is excited to launch the pilot grant round of:
Harbor Schools: S.T.E.A.M. Initiative.  
S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) blends the arts and creativity with technical subjects, uses hands-on projects and programs to engage students, and uses the larger community as a laboratory for testing ideas.   (Grant submittal deadline is September 19th)  Attend the workshop on August 27th.  More information here.

Share your memories of the Port of Los AngelesDo you have photos that depict people working in or around the Port of Los Angeles?  Bring them to the Workshop on August 30th at Angel's Gate Cultural Center.  More information here.

Board Seat Available - Business CategoryDEADLINE TO APPLY - SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Be a member of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council Board.   Learn More

Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program

The South Coast Air Quality Management District invites you to participate in its Electric Lawn Mower exchange program, in San Pedro on Saturday, September 6th. You can trade-in your old gas-powered mower for a non-polluting electric model and save money while helping clean the air. Purchase a rechargeable, cordless electric mower for as low as $100, with the trade-in of a working gas mower.   Learn More


August 25, 2014 (Monday) - Executive Committee meets at 5:30.
View notice/agenda.
August 25, 2014 (Monday) - Green Committee meets at 6:00.
View notice/agenda.
August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) - Youth and Outreach Committee Special Meeting.  5:30pm.  View notice/agenda.

August 27, 2014 (Wednesday) - Community Vision (Issues) Committee Meeting. 6:00pm.  The agenda will be posted on the website 72 hours prior to the meeting.

September 8, 2014 (Monday) - Regular Board and Stakeholder Meeting (check website a few days prior to meeting to view agenda)

Mailing Address:
NW San Pedro Neighborhood Council
638 S. Beacon Street, Box 688
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone Contact: (310)-732-4522


From a new battleship museum and craft marketplace, to concerts, festivals and movies, the LA Waterfront offers a variety of year-round events to entertain families and people of all ages. New events are frequently added to the calendar below, so check back often to see what's going on.
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First Thursday of every month (year-round) 1ST THURSDAY ARTWALK IN SAN PEDRO'S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT 5-9 p.m. 6th and Mesa Streets, Downtown San Pedro. This monthly event draws crowds to historic downtown San Pedro's eclectic art galleries, shops and eateries. Live music abounds and gourmet food trucks augment the great selection of restaurants just a block up from the Port's waterfront. Some restaurants offer 1st Thursday Night Specials. Whether you indulge in the nosh or just want to walk around, it's a great place to people-watch and experience the growing art scene in San Pedro. For more information, visit or
Thursday, September 12 PORT OF LOS ANGELES AND PSOMAS PRESENT THE PAPER YACHT RACES 4:30 p.m. family fun, 6:30 p.m. sail time. The Port of Los Angeles and PSMOAS will host the Paper Yacht Challenge — a paper boat race with proceeds to support two local charities: LAMI TopSail and San Pedro & Peninsula/Wilmington YMCA programs. Participants create pint-sized yachts and race them across the Fanfare Fountain at the World Cruise Center in San Pedro. For more information, visit

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Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15 PORT OF LOS ANGELES LOBSTER FESTIVAL Hours of admission vary by day. Ports O' Call Village. The motto is “Come for feast, stay for the fun” at the annual three-day Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, featuring reasonably-priced Maine lobster dinners, along with a variety of food and beverage booths, live bands and entertainment, children’s activities, games, crafts, and assorted vendor booths. For more information, visit
Saturday, September 14 COASTAL CLEANUP DAY AT CABRILLO BEACH 9 a.m.-Noon. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Drive San Pedro. You can make a difference! Adopt Cabrillo Beach and spend the morning with other volunteers who care to improve our environment. Afterwards, wander through the Aquarium to get a closer look at the animals and habitats you helped. For more information, call (310) 548-7562, or visit
Tuesday, September 24 ANNUAL LA WATERFRONT UPDATE MEETING 6-8 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Pedro. Annual update meeting where progress over the last year is discussed as well as what the coming years will bring along the LA Waterfront. For more information, call (310) 732-3508.

Friday, October 11 - Sunday, November 10 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TOTEM Various showtimes. 3011 South Miner Street, Outer Harbor at Berth 46. TOTEM, a fascinating acrobatic journey into the evolution of mankind, opens October 11th at the Port of Los Angeles. Since its Montreal World Premiere in April 2010, more than 2 million people across Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States have been mesmerized by the TOTEM experience. For information and tickets, visit

Click here for directions.
Sunday, October 20 AUTUMN SEA FAIR AT CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro. Celebrate the bounty of the sea! Enjoy a day filled with free activities, games, contests, music, exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, videos, sand sculpture contest and buried pirate treasure hunt. For more information, call (310) 548-7562, or visit
Saturday, October 26 HAPPY HARBOR HALLOWEEN AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES Noon-3 p.m. Harbor Boulevard Promenade, Harbor Blvd. and 1st Street, San Pedro. Free costume parade with children's games and face painting. For more information, call (800) 831-PORT.

Saturday, November 9 VETERANS APPRECIATION FESTIVAL AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES 11 a.m.-3 p.m. At the historic Battleship IOWA, Berth 87, Harbor Blvd. and 1st Street, San Pedro. Free festival to celebrate and honor all of Los Angeles' military personnel. For more information, call (800) 831-PORT.

Friday, December 6 HOLIDAY FOUNTAIN EVENT AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES 7-9 p.m. Fanfare Fountain, Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St., San Pedro. Free holiday concert featuring local artists. For more information, call (800) 831-PORT.

Saturday, December 7 WILMINGTON WINTER WONDERLAND AT WILMINGTON WATERFRONT PARK 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wilmington Waterfront Park, Harry Bridges and C Street, Wilmington. Mix hundreds of kids with 20 tons of snow and you have a great snow party at Wilmington’s largest park. For more information, call (800) 831-PORT.

vip ticket 2013 web 2013 First Class Ticket Info
Wow! We are a week away from the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. Accuweather is predicting temps in the high 70's to low 80's, a great break from this weekend's sweltering heat wave. We'll get back to you on Wednesday with more about what's on the entertainment menu, but in the meantime check out our Facebook page for great ways to win free tickets.
Now to something near and dear to our hearts:

First Class Tickets for the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival are now on sale online. This is the "way to go" according to food bloggers. Fast check-in at the front end, front of the line service at the lobster meal booth, a separate dining area and other exclusive perks. Best of all you will be helping our community since we donate a third of the cost of every ticket to Harbor Interfaith Services. There's even a short video explaining why your support is so important.

Tickets may be ordered three ways: online at, over the phone by calling Harbor Interfaith at 310-241-0292 or in person during normal business hours at the Harbor Interfaith offices 670 W. Ninth St., San Pedro. Last year profits from the First Class ticket sales went to support Harbor Interfaith’s food bank and family intervention services.

First Class Guests can choose from two options - with and without a lobster meal. With the meal tickets cost $41.00 and without the meal only $25.00. Credit cards are accepted at the First Class booth.

Help yourself to the best, and help us help others by enjoying a First Class experience at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival.

3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731  |  |  310.519.0936  | 

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