Top 5 Spring Events in Manhattan Beach 2024

Top 5 Spring Events in Manhattan Beach 2024


As spring approaches, Manhattan Beach and the surrounding South Bay area prepare to host a series of exciting events that showcase the diverse interests and vibrant community spirit of this coastal region. From annual festivals celebrating local surf culture to culinary tours and kite flying competitions, these events offer something for everyone. Whether you're a longtime resident or planning a visit, these spring events are the perfect way to experience the unique charm and dynamic atmosphere of the South Bay. Join us as we highlight some of the season's most anticipated happenings.


1. ​​50th Annual Festival of the Kite

Get ready to fill the sky with color and excitement at the 50th Annual Festival of the Kite, a cherished community event that brings together kite enthusiasts, families, and friends for an unforgettable day of fun, music, and aerial artistry. This festival has been captivating hearts for half a century, making it one of the longest-running kite festivals in the country. The festival features several kite flying contests, open to all skill levels, providing a perfect opportunity for you to showcase your kite and enjoy the friendly competition. 

The best part? The Festival of the Kite is a free event, open to everyone. It's a wonderful opportunity to spend a day outdoors, immersed in the beauty of Redondo Beach, while participating in a community celebration that's as colorful as it is joyful.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2024

Where: Location: Redondo Beach Pier


2. Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration

Get ready to deck out in green and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Hermosa Beach style! Returning for its 28th year, the Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade is a cherished local tradition that brings together the community in a vibrant display of spirit and fun. Witness an eclectic mix of local nonprofits, unique vehicles, cool brands, and more as they march down the streets in this diverse celebration.

The festivities kick off at 11:00 AM with the parade along Pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue, which will be closed early in the morning to set up the parade route. The fun doesn't end with the parade! Stick around for an afternoon of live music on Pier Plaza, presented by SBMC, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Whether you're a local or just visiting, the Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and celebration is the place to be for an unforgettable St. Patrick's Day experience. Don't miss out on this annual party that promises good vibes, lively music, and a sea of green in the heart of Hermosa Beach!

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Where: Downtown Hermosa Beach


3. Curt Tucker's Foods of the World Tour: A Culinary Adventure

Join us for Curt Tucker's Foods of the World Tour, an exclusive one-day event that will take you on a delicious exploration of international cuisines right in the heart of Los Angeles. Designed for food lovers of all ages, this tour is a fantastic opportunity to dive into the world's diverse cultures through the universal language of food. 

Savor khinkali in a Georgian taste adventure, journey through the Himalayas with Tibetan and Nepalese flavors, and indulge in Thai classics. The finale? A groundbreaking ice cream treat, the Milky Bun, where warm donuts embrace cool ice cream for a final taste thrill.

By the end of the tour, not only will you have indulged in some of Los Angeles's best ethnic cuisine, but you'll also have gained a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our vibrant city. Don't miss out on this culinary adventure with Curt Tucker – it's your ticket to discovering the world through its flavors, right here in LA. Register online today and prepare for an unforgettable exploration of taste and tradition.

When: April 12, 2024

Where: Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, California 90254


4. 16th Annual Spyder Surf Fest

The Spyder Surf Fest stands out as a beacon of surf culture and community spirit. Now in its 16th year, this festival has become a cherished tradition, embodying the vibrancy and camaraderie that make Hermosa Beach unique. Scheduled for April 23 at Pier Plaza, following the Surfers Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony, it's a day dedicated to celebrating the best of surf culture, from live music and fashion shows to meeting surf legends and discovering the latest trends in the surf and skate industry. What makes the Spyder Surf Fest particularly special to us in Hermosa is its ability to connect generations, celebrate our local heroes, and remind us of our rich surfing heritage.

When: Saturday, April 27, kicking off at 1:00 PM

Where: The Pier Plaza, following the Surfers Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony

Learn more about this heartwarming event and how you can be part of it.


5. BeachLife Festival

BeachLife is back and bigger than ever before! This all-ages, accessible event is more than just a music festival; it's a vibrant celebration of the Southern California beach lifestyle, embracing music, art, and community spirit. BeachLife offers a unique blend of live performances, art exhibitions, and culinary delights, making it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the true essence of beach life. This year's lineup includes; Incubus, My Morning Jacket, Sting, ZZ Top and many more! A few things that make this festival so special is the location. Your feet are literally in the sand! Beachlife is a perfect way to spend the weekend with friends or family. – it's a community coming together to celebrate the spirit of the beach, making memories that last a lifetime. See you there!

When: May 3-5, 2024

Where: 239 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Read more here.



This spring, Manhattan Beach and the South Bay offer a diverse lineup of events that cater to a wide range of interests. From celebrating surf culture and international cuisines to enjoying live music and traditional festivals, these events are a reflection of the community's vibrant lifestyle and the area's rich cultural diversity. They provide opportunities for both residents and visitors to come together, creating memories and enjoying the season's offerings. As we move into the warmer months, these gatherings highlight the unique charm and spirit of Southern California's coastal communities.

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