Upcoming Port-hosted events on the LA Waterfront

The following free events are hosted (and in some cases, sponsored) by the Port of Los Angeles. For all other events on the LA Waterfront, visit lawaterfront.org. For more information, please call Community Relations at (310) 732-3508. Event fliers with additional information are added as it gets closer to the event date.



LA Waterfront Movie Night Featuring Coco

Friday, October 5
6 p.m. (family activity) 7 p.m. (movie)
Wilmington Waterfront Park

Join the Port of Los Angeles for a free outdoor screening of the Disney/Pixar movie Coco along with free crafts and entertainment at Wilmington Waterfront Park. Guests are encouraged to bring snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs for their enjoyment.

Event Flier


Happy Harbor Halloween and Pet Parade

Saturday, October 27
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Downtown Harbor and Wilmington Waterfront Park

Celebrate Halloween on the LA Waterfront with the Port of Los Angeles! First, kick off the day with a Halloween-themed Pet Parade from 10-11 a.m. (Halloween costumes are admired but not required.) Then from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., enjoy Happy Harbor Halloween, a free, family-friendly event that features a costume parade, music, reptiles, arts and crafts, face painting, games, and fun for kids of all ages!

Wilmington Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 1
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wilmington Waterfront Park

Each year, it snows in Wilmington for one day! Join the Port of Los Angeles at Wilmington Waterfront Park to play in the snow - even if it's warm and sunny outside! Enjoy free snow, face painting, games, and holiday crafts. A free event brought to you by the Port of Los Angeles. (Please note: in the event of rain, this event will be canceled.)

56th Annual L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

Saturday, December 1
6-9 p.m.
Various locations along the Port of Los Angeles Los Angeles Main Channel; pre-parade festivities at Banning's Landing Community Center, at 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade starts in the East Basin near Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington and takes approximately 90 minutes to cover the entire parade route through the Los Angeles Main Channel. Officials and community leaders will take part in the parade as judges or passengers on approximately 60 participating vessels of all shapes and sizes, from tugboats to tall ships.

Event Website


Lunar New Year Festival

Saturday, February 9 
3-7 p.m.
Location TBA

Join the Port of Los Angeles for the fourth annual Lunar New Year Festival on the LA Waterfront. 2019 is the year of the pig! This FREE community event features a petting zoo, traditional dancers, Taiko drummers, lion dancers, face painting, arts and crafts, calligraphy and brush artistry, and a surprise grand finale!

STEM Funshop on the LA Waterfront

Saturday, March 9
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Banning's Landing Community Center

The STEM Funshop is an educational event for students of all ages designed to stimulate the brain with activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

World Trade Week Free Public Boat Tours

Saturday, May 18 
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Departing from Banning's Landing Community Center and Downtown Harbor

In celebration of World Trade Week, take a FREE 60-minute narrated boat tour of Los Angeles Harbor, courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles! Tours depart every 30 minutes from two locations in San Pedro and Wilmington.Tour routes are slightly different, so if you joined us in San Pedro last year, why not try Wilmington this year? No need to RSVP - tours are first come, first served. Don’t forget your camera!

World Trade Week Boat Tours

11th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever!®

Friday, June 28
5-10 p.m.
Harbor Boulevard and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro

Hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, Cars & Stripes Forever!® is a free community celebration to kick off Independence Day weekend, featuring a classic car show (with more than 100 cars built before 1975), an exotic car display, motorcycles, live bands, food trucks, a beer garden, and grand fireworks finale at 9:15 p.m.

Cars & Stripes Forever