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Manhattan Beach's Legendary Lineup of Events 2024

Manhattan Beach's Calendar of Events

Spike, Serve, Splash: :
Dive into the Thrills of Manhattan Beach 2024


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Updated on May 22 2024 7:00am

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Step into the vibrant tapestry of Manhattan Beach in 2024, where a kaleidoscope of thrilling events awaits under the sun-drenched skies of California's coastline.

Experience the vibrant pulse of Manhattan Beach in 2024 as the calendar fills with an array of exciting events that capture the essence of sun-soaked California living. From the rhythmic beats of the Concerts in the Park, creating a melodic backdrop to lazy Sunday afternoons, to the fierce competition of the Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament, igniting the courts with skill and determination, the city offers something for everyone. Dive into the adrenaline-fueled action of the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix and the International Surf Festival, where athletes push the limits of their abilities against the backdrop of crashing waves and cheering crowds. Embrace the spirit of camaraderie and athleticism at the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament, a beloved tradition that brings together teams for spirited matches on the sand. Whether you're a spectator or a participant, these events embody the dynamic energy and coastal charm that define Manhattan Beach.


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Manhattan Beach Grand Prix 2023 by A Faster Me

61st Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

July 21, 2024
Celebrating its 61st year of adrenaline-pumping action, the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix (MBGP) continues its legacy as one of the oldest and most prestigious single-day races in the United States, tracing its origins back to the vision of local cycling icon Ted Ernst in 1962. Ted's enduring passion for the sport, even at 92, shines through as he mentors racers and oversees the Kid's races each year. With a course renowned for its technical challenges, including two sweeping 180° turns and a deceptive uphill stretch near the finish line, the MBGP attracts elite athletes and community racers alike, offering a thrilling showcase of speed, strategy, and stamina. Drawing competitors from six continents, the event transforms Manhattan Beach into a bustling hub of cycling enthusiasts, featuring a vibrant vendor's area and food court where spectators can soak up the excitement and shop for the latest in bicycle gear and nutritionals. With nearly 1,000 racers and 3,000 spectators flocking to the course, the MBGP is a highlight of the cycling calendar, blending tradition with the thrill of fierce competition on the streets of Manhattan Beach.

55th Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament

July 18, 2024 to July 21, 2024
The 55th Annual Manhattan Beach Open Tennis Tournament, spanning from July 18th to July 21st, 2024, promises an electrifying display of skill and sportsmanship at Live Oak Park Tennis Courts and Mira Costa Tennis Courts. With match times varying each day from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, spectators can immerse themselves in the excitement free of charge at both venues. Whether you're a seasoned player seeking to elevate your game or a passionate enthusiast looking to witness top-tier competition, this event guarantees a thrilling weekend filled with tennis excellence and camaraderie.




International Surf Festival Events: by Matt Story

61st International Surf Festival

July 31 - August 4, 2024
Celebrating its 61st year, the International Surf Festival makes a splash in the coastal haven of Hermosa Beach for 2024, showcasing the South Bay beach cities and the unparalleled prowess of its lifeguard service. Drawing participants of all ages, from youngsters barely out of the shallows to seasoned veterans, the festival is a testament to the enduring allure of the sea and the commitment to physical fitness it inspires. Signature events like the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the iconic Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament epitomize the festival's spirit of camaraderie and competition. From thrilling surfing contests to exhilarating paddleboard races and everything in between, the festival offers a dynamic blend of excitement and tradition, welcoming international lifeguard teams and fostering connections across oceans.

Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament

August 2 - 3, 2024
The Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Charlie Saikley, the visionary behind this iconic event. As the "Godfather of Beach Volleyball," Saikley's passion for the sport and commitment to community engagement laid the foundation for what has become a cherished tradition in Manhattan Beach for over four decades. From his humble beginnings as a school teacher to his pivotal role in establishing the city's first organized volleyball program, Saikley's influence resonates through the vibrant atmosphere of the tournament, blending world-class athleticism with the laid-back beach lifestyle. Embracing Saikley's ethos, the event has evolved to include youth participation, fostering the next generation of volleyball enthusiasts while preserving the spirit of camaraderie and fun that defines this annual celebration. With each passing year, the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament continues to honor its founder's legacy, embodying the enduring spirit of community and sport.

Jr. 6-Man Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament

Sunday, August 4, 2024
The Jr. 6-Man Charlie Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament offers a dynamic platform for young volleyball enthusiasts to showcase their talent and revel in the exhilarating spirit of the sport. With a focus on inclusivity and camaraderie, participants are encouraged to don their best attire and immerse themselves in the electrifying atmosphere of the event. Embracing alternative modes of transportation like biking or ride sharing due to limited parking, attendees can anticipate a day filled with thrilling matches, rally scoring, and the distinctive touch of playing with a white leather ball on the long court. Aspiring athletes have the chance to lay the groundwork for future participation in the iconic Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament while vying for coveted International Surf Festival T-Shirts and Medals. Allowing teams of various compositions—be it all boys, all girls, or co-ed—the tournament fosters a sense of unity and sportsmanship among participants, ensuring an unforgettable experience for players and spectators alike.




AVP Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament

August 16 - 18, 2024
The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament, presented by the City of Manhattan Beach and the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), stands as the unrivaled pinnacle of beach volleyball. As a part of the prestigious AVP Gold Series, this tournament holds the power to etch four athletes into the annals of beach volleyball history on the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier. With a star-studded lineup boasting decorated Olympians and former event champions, the 2024 Manhattan Beach Open is destined to be an extraordinary and momentous occasion for all passionate fans of the sport. While general admission is free, fans have the option to enhance their experience by choosing from a range of ticket options available. The main draw will feature 32 teams, and the qualifier, a two-day tournament, will see 77 teams compete in a thrilling single-elimination format divided into two phases. For more details on tickets and sales, visit the MBO by AVP website.




Catalina Classic 2021 presented by Bark

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race Paddleboard Race

August 25, 2024
On August 25, 2024, history will once again be made as the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race commemorates its 47th year of challenging the limits of endurance and camaraderie. Organized by the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Association, Inc., a dedicated volunteer 501c4 non-profit organization, this iconic event upholds the tradition of the original paddleboard race from Catalina Island to Manhattan Beach Pier. Since its inception in 1955 as the International Paddleboard Race, the Catalina Classic has earned its reputation as the oldest and most esteemed endurance paddleboard race worldwide. Covering a grueling 32-mile stretch from Catalina’s Isthmus cove to the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier, this historic marathon draws paddlers from across the globe, earning its title as the "Grand-Daddy of all paddleboard races." Rooted in a deep passion for the sport, the Catalina Classic remains a testament to the spirit of paddlers coming together to test their mettle against the open sea.

47th Annual Manhattan Beach 10K

October 5, 2024
Mark your calendars for a morning of excitement and endurance at the 47th Annual Manhattan Beach 10k, set to take place on Saturday, October 5, 2024, at 7:30 am. Lace up your running shoes and join over 4,000 participants for a picturesque journey through the heart of Manhattan Beach, featuring a course that winds through downtown streets and residential neighborhoods before culminating at the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier. As runners conquer the moderate to slightly difficult terrain, they'll be cheered on by the vibrant energy of live music and the promise of a post-race expo awaiting them at the finish line. With the honor of being designated the RRCA Western Regional Championship for the third consecutive year, the Manhattan Beach 10k promises to be an unforgettable celebration of athleticism and community spirit.

Family Halloween Carnival

October 26, 2024
Join the fun at the Family Halloween Carnival on October 26, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Manhattan Heights Park, located at 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. This spooktacular event promises an afternoon filled with exciting activities, including carnival games, costume contests, and festive entertainment for all ages. Families can enjoy a safe and engaging Halloween experience with plenty of treats and themed attractions. Don't miss out on this community favorite, perfect for creating lasting memories with friends and family. For more details, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.


Manhattan Heights Park, 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks

Dec 8, 2024
On December 8th, 2024, Manhattan Beach Boulevard will transform into a spectacle of color and light as the annual Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks illuminate the sky above the iconic Pier. Families and friends will gather along the boulevard, eagerly awaiting the dazzling display that marks the beginning of the holiday season. Against the backdrop of the majestic ocean, bursts of vibrant fireworks will paint the night, filling the air with excitement and joy, creating cherished memories for all who attend.


Manhattan Beach Pier, 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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