Catalina Island celebrates Flying Fish Festival

To celebrate the annual return of Catalina Island’s famous flying fish, Catalina will hold a Flying Fish Festival from May 28-31. The four-day festival will offer lots of family fun.

From May to September, the famous flying fish soar out of the water at
heights of up to 30 feet, gliding as far as a quarter mile. The flying
fish shows itself at
night when lured with lights.


The Flying Fish Festival kicks off on Thursday with the Taste Around of Avalon, a chance to explore some
of Catalina’s finest restaurants.


This year’s festival includes the
80th anniversary of the famous Casino Building.  A Saturday evening concert in the Casino
Ballroom will commemorate the architectural wonder, completed in May of 1929.
 The Good Vibrations will be play a tribute to the Beach Boys.  Tickets are $19.29.. 


Other events include evening
Flying Fish Boat Tours aboard the Blanche
, a street fair and beer garden, a professional sand sculpture creation,
free musical and theatrical entertainment, family kayak relay races, live marine
touch tanks, garden tours and beach bingo.

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