It’s the most wonderful time of the year — at least on Catalina Island. With the promise of cooler temperatures and fewer crowds just around the corner, not to mention plenty of things to do and warmer waters to do them in, it’s not a secret that fall is just about every Catalina residents’ favorite time of year.
We’re looking forward to quite a few things this September, starting with the Catalina Art Festival Sept. 14-16 and the Catalina Women’s Forum Wine Festival Sept. 15. There’s a reason the Catalina Art Festival is the island’s longest running event – you can’t go wrong with amazing artists showcasing their creations along Crescent Avenue, with Avalon Harbor providing the perfect backdrop. On Saturday, take a break from the art to enjoy the Wine Festival, which will take over South Beach. How can you go wrong with a glass of wine in your hand and your feet in the sand? Personally, we plan to be barefoot.
If you loved the Catalina Island Museum’s JAWS: The Art of Fear in Filmmaking exhibit, you’re going to love who’s getting the Catalina Film Festival’s 2018 Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award. Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfus’s career didn’t start – or finish — on Amity Island, but it’s certainly one of the veteran actor’s best-known roles. Speaking of JAWS, your last chance to see the exhibit is Sept. 16. And speaking of the Catalina Film Festival, it’s scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at several locations in Avalon, including the Avalon Theatre, Overlook Hall and City Hall.
It’ll get tasty around here at the end of the month – especially for those who love lobster. Lobster season opens Sept. 29 and we’re getting hungry just thinking about it. Whether you prefer hoop nets or scuba to catch your limit, don’t forget you can have Bluewater Avalon or the Lobster Trap cook your catch.
And if that’s not enough, pumpkin spice is back at the Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. BRB, gotta go getta latte.