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PORT OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES
2015 SUMMER SCHEDULE ON THE LA WATERFRONT

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – May 14, 2015 – The Port of Los Angeles is preparing for a family-friendly, fun-filled summer calendar of events on the LA Waterfront.

“The Port’s summer event program on the LA Waterfront is always a crowd pleaser,” said Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. “By hosting these free events year after year, we are able to introduce more people to this remarkably unique destination found right here at the Port of Los Angeles.”

Visitors can expect to attend annual fan favorites such as Cars & Stripes Forever! Pre-Independence Day car show and live music event, and the Port’s world-famous Lobster Festival. The Red Bull Global Rallycross in the outer harbor, July 4th fireworks show at Cabrillo Beach and free outdoor movies also return to the LA Waterfront in 2015.

This year, a new LA Waterfront Passport allows children and adults access to nine attractions on the LA Waterfront. Each passport comes with map and guide to the area’s attractions and historic points of interest, as well as discounts at participating restaurants and retailers. A unique stamp from each attraction will be placed in the passport as guests visit. These passports offer a wonderful educational tool and become a special keepsake for the entire family to enjoy. Passports are $22 for adults and $16 for children and available for purchase at the Battleship IOWA box office.

Participating attractions include:

Battleship IOWA
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
S.S. Lane Victory
The Banning Museum
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
Point Fermin Lighthouse
Fort MacArthur Military Museum
Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Here is a list of Port-sponsored events taking place on the LA Waterfront this summer:

MAY

Waves ‘N’ Wheels at the Port of Los Angeles
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Downtown Harbor, 504 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington
This free event will present the vehicles and vessels that work in Los Angeles Harbor in celebration of World Trade Week. In addition to the vehicle display, the Port offers free, 60-minute narrated boat tours of the Port of Los Angeles in two locations, both with free parking. Tours depart every 30 minutes and availability is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit lawaterfront.org or call (310) 732-3508.

JUNE

Fiesta Corazón del Puerto
Saturday, June 6, 2-10 p.m.
Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1004 W. C Street, Wilmington
This annual community event features music, dancing, food trucks, and community booths and information at Wilmington Waterfront Park (main plaza at C Street and Neptune Avenue). For more information, call (310) 847-7704.

Summer Concerts by the Sea
Sunday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, Noon-5 p.m.
Downtown Harbor, 504 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
Free concert series featuring live music, food and more each Sunday afternoon in June at Downtown Harbor, next to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro. For more information, visit lawaterfront.org or call (310) 732-3508.

Concert on the LA Waterfront
Saturday, June 20, 6-9:30 p.m.
Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water Street, Wilmington
This free concert on the water in Wilmington features fun family activities, plus live music from your favorite Mariachi Divas with entertainment provided by Ballet Folklorico Sol de Mexico. For more information, visit lawaterfront.org or call (310) 732-3508.

JULY

7th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever!
Thursday, July 2, 5-10 p.m.
Fanfare Fountain at Gateway Plaza, 600 N. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro
Pre-Independence Day celebration with a free classic car show, live bands, food trucks, beer garden, and a grand fireworks finale. For more information, visit lawaterfront.org or call (310) 732-3508.

Movie in the Park, “Big Hero 6”
Thursday, July 23, 8 p.m.
Wilmington Waterfront Park, 1004 W. C Street, Wilmington
Bring your chair and snacks for an evening of family fun and free screening of this Academy Award-winning Disney movie at Wilmington Waterfront Park (main plaza at C Street and Neptune Avenue). For more information, visit lawaterfront.org or call (310) 732-3508.

Movie on the Water, “Big Hero 6”
Friday, July 24, 8 p.m.
Downtown Harbor, 504 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
In case you missed the free Wilmington screening on July 23, view it right on the water on a floating barge in Downtown Harbor. For more information, visit lawaterfront.org or call (310) 732-3508.

AUGUST

Navy Days LA 2015
Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9, Tour times vary
World Cruise Center, 600 N. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro
Get an up-close-and-personal look at the lives of our nation’s sailors aboard an active U.S. Navy vessel. Enjoy free ship tours and meet the crew during their week in port in celebration of Navy Days LA. Ship name will be announced closer to the event date. Past visiting ships have included the USS Wayne E. Meyer, USS Abraham Lincoln, and USS Gary. For more information, visit lawaterfront.org or call (310) 732-3508.

SEPTEMBER

Red Bull Global Rallycross
September 12-13, Race times vary
Outer Harbor (Berth 46), 3011 Miner Street, San Pedro
Watch rallycross racing on the LA Waterfront at this back-by-popular-demand event taking place at the Port of Los Angeles Outer Harbor. Visit redbullglobalrallycross.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
September 25-27, 5-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sunday
Ports O’ Call Village, 1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
Come to the world’s largest lobster festival at Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro! Feast on fresh Maine lobster and enjoy live music, food and activities. Visit lobsterfest.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

For updated information and newly added events, visit lawaterfront.org, check the LA Waterfront Facebook page at facebook.com/lawaterfront, or follow @lawaterfront on Twitter and Instagram.

The LA Waterfront is a visitor-serving destination located in the Los Angeles Harbor area that includes more than 400 acres of property funded and maintained by the Port of Los Angeles. Featuring more than a dozen beautification and redevelopment projects utilizing open space with pedestrian promenades, walking paths, native landscaping, decorative lighting, and scenic views, the LA Waterfront attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.



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