Catalina Buzz — Catalina events in April
As winter warms into spring and Southern California hopefully shakes off the last of Covid’s restrictions, Catalina’s events calendar is beginning to resemble the island’s normal array of a festivals, concerts and galas.
Here’s just a few of the Catalina events we’re looking forward to in the next couple of weeks.
Catalina Spring Art Fair and Craft Festival, April 15 to 17: It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since this spring-time festival first took over Crescent Avenue. A bit smaller than the fall Festival of the Art, the Catalina Spring Art Fair and Craft Festival is still the perfect excuse to peruse the many creative offerings available on the island.
Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 16: Grab the littles and their Easter baskets and head over to the Descanso Beach Club for and island-style egg hunt starting at 10 a.m., complete with a visit from the Easter bunny.
Round the Island Cruise Shipwreck Edition, April 19: Opportunities to circumnavigate the island are few and far between, unless you have your own vessel. Even then, without a few experts sharing their stories, you’d be missing out on a wealth of fascinating information about this compelling destination. The Catalina Museum for Art and History is bringing back its annual Round the Island Cruise, creating the perfect opportunity to experience both Catalina’s spectacular coastline and its unique history, all while raises funds for this worthwhile organization. Click here for details.
26th Annual Conservancy Ball, April 23: Thanks to the Catalina Conservancy, this island is a wonderland of wild places and undeveloped wilderness. And thanks – at least in part — to a quarter of a century of black-tie galas in Casino Ballroom, the Conservancy has the funds to contine to fulfill its mission of protecting the island in its natural state in perpetuity. Want to be a part of the fun and the fundraising? Click here for details.
Community Cleanup, April 24: Looking for an easy way to give back? Join the Avalon community for a city-wide cleanup just in time for spring. Meet at People’s Park at 9 a.m. and don’t forget to bring a pair of gloves.
Springfest, April 28: April comes to an end with Avalon’s classic small town SpringFest festival along the waterfront. Featuring food, games and fun, SpringFest is both a way to bring the community together and raise funds for a variety of small island organizations. The fun begins at 5 p.m.
If the Catalina events aren’t enough to convince you to visit the island this month, check out the array of things to do both on land and on the ocean.