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Celebrate Summer at the Sunset Beach Party

Aug 14, 2017 10:04PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Summer's not over yet - and now's your chance to celebrate the best of the season from the loftiest perch in town. The Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association's "Sunset Beach Party" will be held on August 17 in the AVP stadium Skydeck from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Skydeck is at the top of the newly constructed AVP stadium just south of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The stadium will be home to the 58th annual AVP Manhattan Beach Open from August 17 through 20.

Thursday's Sunset Beach Party will feature bites from Manhattan Beach restaurants including Darren's Restaurant, Petros, Rock'n Fish, Zinc at Shade Hotel, Brewco, Lido di Manhattan Restaurant, 'Lette, Gelato Lounge, Fresh Brothers Pizza, and more. Music will be provided by Jamisen Jarvis and The Lucky Ones.

Tickets for the event are $55 for general admission, and $100 for VIP admission, which includes a special 4:30 entry time as well as reserved lounge cabana seating, table service, and premium beverages. Children under age 10 are free, but must be accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite.

The party will follow the 3:30 p.m. Walk of Fame Pier Ceremony for the 2016 Manhattan Beach Open champs Emily Day, Brittany Hochevar, Jake Gibb, and Casey Patterson - all of whom will appear at the Sunset Beach Party.

The AVP Manhattan Beach Open tournament is the longest running continuous event in the sport, and has become known as the "Wimbledon of beach volleyball." Throughout the weekend, world-ranked beach volleyball players will battle it out on the sand to earn the right to have their names enshrined on the pier.

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