After the middle of October, life on Catalina slows down and a slower pace of island life emerges. The crowds dissipate, the weather is ideal and there are still plenty of upcoming events on Catalina Island. Here’s just a few that we’re looking forward to.
Halloween. This fall holiday offers something for everyone. A hometown parade includes pre-school to grade school kids who show off their costumes along Crescent Avenue. During the evening, adults will find more grown up pursuits in the watering holes and bars in Avalon.
First Friday. The Catalina Island Museum events are always a must-do and First Fridays are no exception. For November, the museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos by inviting families to share their traditions.
Triathlon. Athletes from around the country challenge themselves at the Catalina Island Triathlon, a grueling swim-bike-run competition that takes advantage of Catalina’s rugged topography. Competitors will start and end in Avalon on Nov. 2.
Just read. Avalon’s library, a branch of the Los Angeles Country Library system, has been closed for several months, undergoing a much-needed renovation and expansion. On Nov. 4, casual readers and avid bibliophiles alike will get to celebrate the library’s updated digs, located at 215 Sumner Avenue.
In honor of their service. For more than a century, Island residents have answered the call when their country has asked for their sacrifice – becoming entwined in the history of Catalina. On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, we’ll be thanking them for their service at the Avalon Veteran’s Memorial.
Get ready to PLAY. One of the fall must-do events on Catalina has long been the Avalon PLAY Preschool auction. Benefiting the island’s co-op preschool, the auction features local crafts and decadent packages as well as tempting food and beverages. This year the auction will be held Nov. 14 at the Toyon Grill, one of the stops on the Avalon Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour.