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Manhattan Beach: A Look Ahead for 2017

Jan 03, 2017 08:13AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Whether you live, work, or play in Manhattan Beach, your 2017 calendar is looking busy. The city is filled with activities all year long - from hallowed traditions to new and innovative experiences. Mark your calendar now for these highlights:

January 7: Opening reception for Pop-Up Art Show at Manhattan Beach Art Center.
January 13: Opening reception for Very Cinematic Narrative art show at Manhattan Beach Art Center
January 19: Life Aquatic storytellers event at Sloopy's.
January 27: 'Light Gate' sunset - one of only two dates per year where the sun is in perfect alignment with the iconic sculpture downtown.
January 28: South Bay Chili Cook-Off at the Manhattan Beach Fire Station, benefiting the Manhattan Beach Firefighters Burn Foundation.

February 4: "Swing Night" fundraiser for Mira Costa Jazz 1 Band at Manhattan Beach Toyota dealership.
February 10-13: Free fitness weekend across the South Bay through Beach Cities Health District, including many favorite gyms and workout centers in Manhattan Beach
February 25: American Martyrs 5K

March 7: Manhattan Beach City CouncilĀ elections
March 10-12: Free fitness weekend across the South Bay through Beach Cities Health District

April 7-9: Free fitness weekend across the South Bay through Beach Cities Health District
April 22: Earth Day at Polliwog Park
April 23: Earth Day Beach Cleanup with Beach Cities Read and Surfrider Foundation

May 20: Family campout at Begg Field/ Movie in the Park at Polliwog Park.
May 21: Fishing derby at Polliwog Park

June 3: Manhattan Wine Auction at the Manhattan Country Club
June 15: Mira Costa High School graduation
June 17: Begg Pool summer kickoff party
June 18: Father's Day beach volleyball tournament at the Manhattan Beach Pier
June 21: Manhattan Beach Open tennis tournament at Live Oak Park and Mira Costa tennis courts.

July 4: Salute to the Troops picnic and concert at Polliwog Park

August 3-6: International Surf Festival
August 3-4: Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament
August 6: Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim/ Sand Castle Design Contest
August 17-20: AVP Manhattan Beach Open beach volleyball tournament

September 11: Manhattan Beach 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
September 17: California Coastal Cleanup Day

October 7: Manhattan Beach 10K
October 7-8: Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair
October 21: City of Manhattan Beach Halloween Carnival
October 21-22: American Martyrs Parish Fair
October 29: SKECHERS Friendship Walk / World Famous Pumpkin Race at the Manhattan Beach Pier

November 4: TedX Manhattan Beach
November 15: Pier Lighting and Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association Open House
November 24: Manhattan Village Mall Santa Parade

December 17: Family Holiday Crafts Night
December date TBA: Holiday Fireworks

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