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Fall Events In Manhattan Beach

Pumpkin patch in Manhattan Beach

With Fall being in full swing, we think it’s time to try and drum up some excitement for events around town. The weather might be colder and wetter but that isn’t going to slow down all of the fun seasonal events that are scheduled for the next few weeks.

The Teen Center Bus Trip is scheduled for October 18th. If you have kids between the ages of 11-15, this is the perfect trip for them! They can dress up in costume and go trick or treating in Disneyland. Registration prior to the event is required and it can be done on the city's website.

If you’re into photography, the Creative Arts Center is opening up a new exhibit on October 21st that’s called “Both Sides of the Lens.” Photographers and Digital Artists (PADA) Group Members will be hosting the exhibit. The Exhibition page provides more information on the art exhibit and what you can expect to see.

Barsha Wines and Spirits are hosting a little Halloween fun for the adults on October 24th with a “Hallo-wine” event. Prepare your favorite costume for the event because we’re sure everyone will be clamoring for the $200 gift basket that will be given away to the best costume. Who said Halloween was only for the kids?

Of course Fall won’t be the same without the Manahttan Beach 23rd Annual World Famous Pumpkin Race Festival on October 27th.  The Halloween festival and pumpkin race will be at...

Sunscreen Film Festival Coming to Manhattan Beach

Sunscreen Film Festival PosterThis weekend, Hollywood is coming to Manhattan Beach.

Manhattan Beach businesses and studios will host parties and screenings for the Sunscreen Film Festival, a recognized annual event in the world of independent film. Sunscreen is an acclaimed national event attended by over 11,000 people each year. In past years, its guest list has included such A-listers as John Travolta and Kelly Preston. For eight years the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society has put on the festival, which is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A few years ago, MovieMaker Magazine voted it one of the “25 Coolest Film Fests” in the nation.

What’s different about Sunscreen is that its organizers put emphasis on participation. Anyone who attends will have the opportunity to attend workshops put on by established screenwriters and production managers about writing and making films.

More than 20 independent films will be screened this weekend, most of them at Arclight in El Segundo. Manhattan Beach Studios, a production studio on Rosecrans, will host the opening party on Friday night, October 11th. The Belamar Hotel will host the Awards Ceremony and party on Saturday night beginning at 9:15 p.m.

The full list of events and tickets are available on their Sunscreen Film Festival website.

We’re excited to show filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over the country how beautiful Manhattan Beach really is. Do you think Manhattan Beach is the right location for the festival? 


41st Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

Manhattan Beanch's Hometown Fair Banner

Summer may have just ended but Manhattan Beach comes to our rescue this weekend with its 41st Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair that will be held on October 5th and October 6th.

In 1972, local residents that wanted to strengthen the feel of community within Manhattan Beach started the historic Hometown Fair. The fair operates as a non-profit venture that is made possible by volunteers and city involvement. No commercial sponsors are a part of the production of the fair because it would take away from the fairs mission of strengthening the small town feel within the community.

The food booths won’t disappoint with a huge array of items to pick from. Whether you’re there for the BBQ or the funnel cakes and countless sweets, you’ll have a hard time walking away to enjoy the rest of the fair. 

Everyone at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Beer Garden

The Beer Garden will be on Dorsey Field at the north end and it will be open at 10:00am with tickets available until 5:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Four different charities operate the Beer Garden each year and the proceeds go to them. You can drink and help out the community, what more can you ask for? Not to be outdone, the Wine Garden will be serving premium wines as well as hosting wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00pm. Ayline Amiryan will...