Southbay Summer Events!

There are so many fun local summer events coming up in the South Bay! Here are some of our favorites!

July 22 – Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

MBGrandPrixThe 57th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix July 22, 2018. Will be held at Live Oak Park in Manhattan Beach. There are several categories including a kids race that starts at noon.


Concerts in Pollywog Park


Manhattan Beach Concerts at the Park has several dates and bands. This fun tradition is free and is at Pollywog Park. It’s a great venue for families, friends and picnics. Opening bands are 3:45-4:30 and the headlining band go on at around 5pm.

Here is the lineup:

July 22 –    Alinea –Pine Mountain Logs

July 29 – Fate Unbound –Jungle Fire

August 5 – Good Vibe –Aileen Quinn and the Leapin’ Lizards

August 12 – Kato Rose –Hard Day’s Night

August 19 –Minor Problem –Doo-Wah Riders

August 26 – Pier Pressure –Blue Breeze Band

September 2 – Chroma Haze followed by Thin Ice –DSB



July 26-29 – Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament

The 51st Annual Tournament is held at Live Oak Park Tennis Courts and Mira Costa Tennis Courts and finals at Manhattan Country Club.


August 1-5 – International Surf Festival /

The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.  Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80’s.  The three signature events for the festival are the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament.  Other great events include a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest, beach run, paddleboard races, dory race, and youth events. The festival has hosted numerous international lifeguard teams including teams from Victoria, Australia.


MB6Man August 3-4 – 6-Man Volleyball Tournament



Hermosa Beach holds their very popular Movies at the beach.

Here is the schedule:

August 5 – Karate Kid

August 12 – Moana

August 19 – LA LA Land

August 26 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off




Hermosa Beach Concert Series

Held at the pier in Hermosa Beach. Concerts start at 5pm and is picnic style.

August 5 – English Beat

August 12 – Sashamon

August 19 – Big Head Todd & The Monsters

August 26 – Venice



AVP Open in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach

July 26 – 29 AVP Hermosa Beach Open

August 16-19 – AVP Manhattan Beach Open
August 16 – 2nd Annual Sunset Beach Party at AVP

These are only some of the great events held in our South Bay! Check back at Just Ask Molly for upcoming events and South Bay news!




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