Longshoremen Weekend Guide: July 12-15, 2012

It’s that time again. Your Longshoremen Weekend Guide is here. What will you do this weekend?

Thursday, July 12
Summer Concert Series on the LA Waterfront
Starts Thursday, July 12 at 6 PM
Admission: FREE. Bring your chair and enjoy free, live music. The Concert Series will launch with two Doo-Wop bands, Ventriloquist and Stack of 45′s. Pre-concert entertainment starts at 6 PM followed by the main stage act at 7 PM. Location: Gateway Plaza Fanfare Fountains in San Pedro, CA 90731 (Harbor Blvd.  and Vincent Thomas Bridge). For more information, visit the Port of LA website.

Free Concerts at Redondo Beach Pier 
Thursday, July 12 6PM to 8 PM
Saturday, July 14 6 PM to 8 PM
Admission: FREE. Summer of Music concert series at Redondo Beach Pier with Rough Church (Grunge/Garage Band) playing Thursday (July 12) and Justin Hopkins (storyteller/musician) playing on Saturday (July 14). Location: 100 Fisherman’s Wharf in Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Visit the Redondo Beach Pier website for more details and other future events.

Friday, July 13
Orange County Fair
Starts Friday, July 13 at noon
Hours: Wednesday to Friday: Noon to Midnight, Saturday-Sunday: 10 AM to Midnight
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Admission: $6 – $35. Children 5 years of age and under are free. Parking is $7; $15 for bus/limo. Fair theme for this year: Home Sweet Home. The annual OC Fair features food, petting zoo/animals, carnival rides and games, exhibits, concerts, entertainment and more. Location: 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Visit the OC Fair website for more information.

Saturday, July 14
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Family Sandcastle Day
Saturday, July 14 2012 10 AM to 3 PM
Admission: FREE. Build a sandcastle with your family or friends. Just bring your sandcastle building tools and creativity to this beach event. If you don’t have sandcastle building tools, the Aquarium Gift Shop will have supplies available. Location: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Drive in San Pedro, CA 90731. For more information, visit the Cabrillo Marie Aquarium website or contact them at (310) 548-7562.

Garden Party at the Point Fermin Lighthouse and Museum
Saturday, July 15 1 PM to 4 PM
Admission: FREE. Point Fermin’s Annual Garden Event is filled with lighthouse and Victorian garden tours,  special guest speakers and activities for kids. Location: Point Fermin Lighthouse and Museum, 807 W. Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro, CA 90731. For more information, contact the museum at (310) 241-0684.

Eat See Hear: Viewing of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Saturday, July 14, 2012 5:30 PM
Admission: $10-$20; free parking. One of LA’s outdoor movie, food truck and live music event series. This Saturday, check out Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure! The film will be played in San Pedro, at Bloch Field. Doors open at 5:30 PM, followed by a live band at 7 PM. Movie starts at 8 PM. Location: 1500 S Harbor Blvd. in San Pedro, CA 90731. For parking information and other details, visit the Eat See Hear website.

Sunday, July 15
Long Beach Antique Market
Sunday, July 15 6:30 AM to 2 PM
Early Admission: 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM
Admission: $5; Early admission is $10. Free parking. Over 800 sellers featuring antiques, collectibles, vintage items, home decor and more. Location: Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 4901 E. Conant Street in Long Beach, CA 90808. For more information visit the Long Beach Antique Market website.

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