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.



Chalk Festival on the LA Waterfront

Saturday, April 20
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wilmington Waterfront Park

Join the Port of Los Angeles in the Main Plaza at Wilmington Waterfront Park and create family-friendly art with an Earth Day theme! Bring your own biodegradable chalk (the first 100 attendees will be provided free chalk) and let your creativity flow. Participate in a do-it-yourself mini desert garden workshop and learn about California native plants. Build a succulent plant garden to take home, while supplies last. 


Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, May 26
Showtimes vary
In front of Battleship IOWA (Under the Grand Chapiteau)

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Port of Los Angeles with a new Big Top show, Amaluna. Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil’s 33rd production Amaluna is a celebration of love and a tribute to the work and voice of women. Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet.

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Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

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

STEM Funshop on the LA Waterfront

Saturday, May 18
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).


Fiesta Corazon del Puerto

Saturday, June 29
5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Wilmington Waterfront Park

Enjoy a family day of live music, food, and fun with FREE admission, sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles. New for 2019, the event will feature a night farmer’s market from 5-9 p.m. and a free movie in the park from 8-10 p.m.


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), exotic car display, motorcycles, live bands, food trucks, beer garden, and grand fireworks finale at 9:15 p.m.

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Cars & Stripes Forever

LA Fleet Week® 2019

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2
8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Los Angeles World Cruise Center

Fleet Week is an annual patriotic tradition where active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a major U.S. city for one week. LA Fleet Week® 2019 is a free, public event on the LA Waterfront taking place over Labor Day weekend, featuring guided ship tours, military equipment and demonstrations, live entertainment, food trucks, and more. Online ship tour reservations will be available in August and ship names will be announced two weeks before the event kicks off. For more information, visit lafleetweek.com and be sure to follow @LAFleetWeek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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LA Fleet Week 2019

Happy Harbor Halloween

Saturday, October 26
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Two Locations: Downtown Harbor and Wilmington Waterfront Park

Celebrate Halloween on the LA Waterfront with the Port of Los Angeles with 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!

Harbor Halloween

Wilmington Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 7
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.)

Winter Wonderland

57th Annual L.A. Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade

Saturday, December 7
6-8 p.m.
Various locations along the Port of 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. 

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