Flying Fish Fest to land in Avalon

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In celebration of the annual return of Catalina Island’s famous flying fish, Catalina announces the Sixth Annual Flying Fish Festival, May 30 – June 2, a four-day festival of family fun.

The Flying Fish Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 30, with the Taste Around of Avalon.

In celebration of the annual return of Catalina Island’s famous flying fish, Catalina announces the Sixth Annual Flying Fish Festival, May 30 – June 2, a four-day festival of family fun.

The Flying Fish Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 30, with the Taste Around of Avalon.

It’s a chance to explore some of Avalon’s finest eateries and taste their most delectable menu items—all in one night. Participate by voting for your favorite food and beverage for Best Taste of Food, Drink (with and without alcohol) and Dessert. The festival also kicks off the start of Avalon Restaurant Week, from May 30 – June 6. Enjoy prix fixe menus at some of Avalon’s favorite restaurants.

 

2013 Flying Fish Festival Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 30

5 p.m.-9 p.m.: Flying Fish Festival Kick-off, the Ninth Annual Taste Around of Avalon event. Come out and taste a bit of Avalon and vote for your best food, drink and dessert!

7 p.m.: Avalon High School Theater Department presents Annie, Avalon High School Auditorium

8:45 p.m.: Flying Fish Tour, Santa Catalina Island Company. (310) 510-TOUR (8687)

Friday, May 31

Through June 6: Inaugural Avalon Restaurant Week

Throughout the day: “Gil” the Flying Fish strolls through town

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sand Sculpture creation at Wrigley Stage

12 noon-4 p.m.: USC Marine Touch Tanks at the Tuna Club

3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.: Family Kayak Relay Race, Descanso Beach, free activity – Must sign up in advance.

7 p.m.: Avalon High School Theater Department presents “Annie,” Avalon High School Auditorium

7:30 p.m.: Afishinados Famous Flying Fish Tour Afishinados Charters (310) 510-2440.

8:30 p.m.: Movie on the Beach-”Lilo & Stitch”- sponsored by CHOICES, Catalina Island Vacation Rentals & Catalina Island Real Estate

8:45 p.m.: Flying Fish Tour, Santa Catalina Island Company. (310) 510-TOUR (8687)

Saturday, June 1

Through June 6: Inaugural Avalon Restaurant Week

Throughout the day: “Gil” the Flying Fish strolls through town

7 a.m.-9 a.m.: Kids Fishing Derby at the Mole, bring your own fishing gear and bait. Prizes awarded to the winners.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sand Sculpture at Wrigley Stage.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Wooden Boat Building Competition – sponsored by Chet’s Hardware & Pebbly Beach Building Supply

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: USC Marine Touch Tanks at the Tuna Club

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Street Theater – Charles Frederick Holder and his boatman

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Gill the Flying Fish welcomes visitors/strolls through town

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Flying Fish Street Fair, Crescent Ave.

11 a.m-2 p.m.: Hands-On Science Activity for kids, Crescent Ave.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Exploring Art History Craft for kids, Crescent Ave.

1:45 p.m.: Wooden Boat Building Races at South Beach – sponsored by Chet’s Hardware & Pebbly Beach Building Supply

2:30 p.m.: Guided tour of the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden with Blanche Trask (free) (Trolley from Tour Plaza at 2pm -$)

6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Beach Bingo on South Beach, Catalina Kid Ventures

7 p.m.: Avalon High School Theater Department presents Annie, Avalon High School Auditorium

7 p.m.: Beer Garden Opens by Wrigley Stage

7:30 p.m.:  Afishinados Famous Flying Fish Tour Afishinados Charters (310) 510-2440.

8 p.m.-10 p.m.: Free Concert & Street Dance.

Xceptional Music Productions presents Xceptional 80s, Wrigley Stage, Crescent Ave.

8:45 p.m.: Flying Fish Tour, Santa Catalina Island Company. (310) 510-TOUR (8687)

Sunday, June 2

Through June 6: Inaugural Avalon Restaurant Week

Throughout the day: “Gil” the Flying Fish strolls through town

9 a.m.-noon: Sand Sculpture completed at Wrigley Stage.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: USC Marine Touch Tanks at the Tuna Club

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Flying Fish Street Fair, Crescent Ave.

11 a.m.m-2 p.m.: Hands-On Science Activity for kids, Crescent Ave.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Exploring Art History Crafts for kids, Crescent Avenue.

2:30 p.m.: Guided tour of the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens with Blanche Trask (free) (Trolley from Tour Plaza at 2 p.m. – $)

3 p.m.: Golf Ball Drop (Rotary) Tickets $5 each

7:30 p.m.:  Afishinados Famous Flying Fish Tour Afishinados Charters (310) 510-2440.

7:45 p.m.- 9 p.m.: Flying Fish Kayak Tour, Descanso Beach-$45pp, Advance reservations are required

8:45 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.: Flying Fish Tour, Santa Catalina Island Company. (310) 510-TOUR (8687).

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