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School’s out for summer, but curious minds never stop for a break! If you need some help keeping those energetic youngsters at bay, we have plenty of fun and educational events for the whole family to attend.

>> Dive into the rich and diverse culture of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Pacific Islander Festival on June 7-8. FCEC will be there providing the latest updates on safe fish to eat, so stop by our booth for the important information and to play our fun fishing game!

>> Join Marina Del Rey Anglers on June 7 for the 39th Annual Marine Del Rey Halibut Derby. All ages are welcome to participate in the oldest and largest halibut derby in Southern California.

>> Celebrate World Oceans Day at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on June 8 with fun-filled arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and workshops.

>> Want to learn more about sustainable living? Check out the Santa Monica Festival on June 14 which will showcase sustainable, family-friendly activities and performances, including art workshops, cooking demonstrations and more. FCEC will be hosting a booth at this event, so stop by to find out about the local healthy fish to eat and the 5 Do Not Consume (DNC) fish.

>> Hop on The Urban Ocean: World Port and Sea Life Cruise and explore the rich Southern California coastline with the friendly folks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on June 14.

>> Interested in getting up close and personal with some fascinating sea creatures? Partake in Catalina Above and Below on June 21.

For more fun fishing related events, visit our FCEC calendar!


Enjoy some fun in the sun or some late night fishy business at these local community events. They’re sure to go swimmingly for those that are young at heart.

>> Explore and celebrate Southern California’s Coast at the Urban Ocean Festival on May 3 – 4 at the Aquarium of the Pacific. FCEC will be in attendance at this event, so stop by our booth for a one-on-one conversation about the local fish contamination and some fun with our fish identification game!

>> Dare to touch a bamboo shark? Take advantage of this free opportunity hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific and try your hand at it during Shark Lagoon Nights on May 9, 16, 23 and 30.

>> The ocean contains 97% of the earth’s water. Learn what needs to be done to keep the fish afloat at the Aquarium of the Pacific on May 13. The Prospects of Humankind in the 21st Century: Keys to a Better Future presentation will explore the health of our planet!

>> On May 18 FCEC will be hosting booths at two fish-tacular events! Come visit us at the Sea Fair at King Harbor Yacht Club or the 22nd Annual Seal Day at Marine Mammal Care Center! We would love to share our knowledge on the local healthy fish to eat and the 5 Do Not Consume (DNC) fish with you.

>> Ready for the weekend? Check out Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s  Special Grunion Festival on May 30 to hatch grunion eggs and set those fishies free!

For more fun fishing related events, visit our FCEC calendar!

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With spring in full bloom and fish starting to bite, it’s time to join in on the fun, local fishing and community events that are happening all around us. Grab your family and friends and reel them in for a good time this month with these local events:

>> Meet Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Programs Director for a morning of Fishing with Uncle Larry on April 12. Bring your fishing gear and get free instruction on fishing techniques, etiquette and fish identification.

>> On April 19 start your day with a beach cleanup at Cabrillo Beach, and then celebrate with us at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Earth Day Fair. FCEC will be hosting a booth at this event where we will be showcasing our fish identification game! Come play and learn how to identify the 5 Do Not Consume (DNC) fish.

>> Make a difference for our marine life by taking a half hour out of your day to participate in a local 30 Minute Beach Cleanup at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier on April 19.

>> Do you love the largest species of fish? Head down to the Aquarium of the Pacific on April 24 to hear from an experienced diver about his many encounters in Diving with Whale Sharks.

>> The Earth love continues on April 26 – 27 at the Aquarium of the Pacific for a weekend long Earth Day Celebration. FCEC will be at this event too! So come on by, grab some FCEC learning materials and test your fish identification skills by naming some local healthy fish to eat and DNC fish.

>> Discover the shore and sea life in a new way with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium at their Walk Cabrillo guided tour on April 27.

For more fun fishing related events, visit our FCEC calendar!


The fish are swimming strong, so it’s time to catch all the fishing fun! There are plenty of family friendly fishing-related activities that will surely bring out the naturalist in all of us.

>> Grunions are marching onto the beach this month. Start the season off right at Meet the Grunion on March 2 with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and try to catch some of these slippery creatures while you still can.

>> The annual Fred Hall Show is the premier outdoor recreation show. Come out to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center to learn about the latest in fishing tackle and marine accessories from March 5 – 9. Stop by the Friends of Rollo booth where you will find Marina Del Rey Anglers and FCEC team members collecting pledges to fish responsibly by releasing the 5 local contaminated fish.

>> Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime? If so, join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium from March 6 – 14 on the Friendly Whales of Baja deep sea voyage!

>> It’s never too early to get introduced to marine life. Share the love of fish with your little one on March 15 at the Aquarium of the Pacific for Aqua Tots: Colors of the Ocean.

And if that’s not enough fun, check out the FCEC calendar of events for activities all month long!

*Photo courtesy of BD

Say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014. The New Year is finally here! Be prepared to be fully entertained by the fun festivities and excursions we have this month to start the New Year off on the right foot.

>> Ever wonder what it’s like to take care of penguins and lorikeets for a living? Join the Aquarium of the Pacific on January 4 and job shadow a Penguin and Lorikeet Biologist for an eye opening experience.

>> It’s been a wacky winter weather-wise! To learn more about how climate change is affecting the local community, come to the Annenberg Community Beach House to participate in the Forum on Regional Coastal Impact Sea Level Rise on January 7.

>> Did you know that there’s a real castle right here in Los Angeles? Discover where it is by joining The Rubel Castle Excursion on January 17.

>> On January 25-26 celebrate the creative spirit of people with disabilities by attending the Festival of Human Abilities at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

>> If getting fit and having more fun is at the top of your New Year’s Resolution’s list, make sure not to miss Kayak Palos Verdes with REI on January 26.

>> It’s fiesta time! Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a whale-sized fiesta with games, arts, crafts, exhibits and more. Don’t miss out on this family-friendly event on January 26. FCEC will also be there with our good ol’ fishing game, so be sure to stop by!

>> Lastly, fear sharks no more! Attend the Plight of the Oceanic Whitetip Sharks event at the Aquarium of the Pacific on January 30 and experience what it’s like to dive with these oceanic creatures from real deal shark enthusiasts!

And if that’s not enough fun, check out the FCEC calendar of events for activities all month long!

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This month there are a variety of spectacular events that spark the spirit of the holidays and create unforgettable memories for the whole family. Celebrate with your family and community this December and make it the best month of 2013!

>> Nothing says the holidays like lights, lights, lights and more lights! Attend the Hermosa Beach Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 5 and be merry!

>> It might not snow around these parts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t build a snowman! Join in on a Sand Snowman Contest at the Hermosa Pier on December 7.

>> Did you know that Santa surfs when he’s not riding his sleigh? Check it out at Redondo’s 3rd Annual Holiday Concert & Santa on the Pier on December 14.

>> Prevent cabin fever and head out to the Aquarium of the Pacific for the 2013-2014 Coastal American Art Contest on December 16 for an amazing art show.

>> December 26 kicks off the Whale Watching season. Don’t miss a once in a lifetime chance to see Pacific gray whales migrating past our coast!

>> Do you ever wish you could live under the sea? Take living under the sea for a test swim and find out what it’s like to have fish swimming overhead at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Winter Family Sleepover on December 29.

And if that’s not enough fun, check out the FCEC calendar of events for activities all month long!

*Photo courtesy of Okeanos.

This November, there’s a wide range of entertaining events for everyone in your life. Give thanks for your family and friends by spending some quality time together at these fun local events!

>> If you have been feeling stressed lately, start this month off on the right foot and head over to Golden Bridge Yoga on November 2 for a Free Yoga session provided by Heal the Bay!

>> Not sure what to do for date night? Attend the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Night Dive for an evening surrounded by fish, fabulous food and cocktails on November 8.

>> Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Stay in shape and healthy the fun way, by signing up for the GI Joe Pier to Pier Run/Walk at Huntington Beach Pier on November 9.

>> Celebrate the Harvest Moon, a popular Asian Tradition, at the Autumn Festival on November 9-10.  Cultural demonstrations, crafts, acrobatics and music are sure to lead your family into an exciting weekend. FCEC will be hosting a booth at this event, so make sure to stop by to play our fun fishing game!

>> Free fishing! Catch the Angler Outreach Team on the Cabrillo Pier on November 16 for an educational and fun fishing session.

>> Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Square pants! If your kids are fans of the show, make sure to go to SpongeBob Appreciation Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific on November 17 for a special 4D film!

>> Not into cooking a whole feast? Experience an out of the ordinary Thanksgiving Lunch with your fishy friends at the Aquarium of the Pacific on November 28.

And if that’s not enough fun, check out the FCEC calendar of events for activities all month long!

*Photo courtesy All Posters.


The times are a changin’, but don’t worry we won’t fall short on any fun events this season. There are plenty of family-friendly activities all month long that will certainly provide fresh perspectives on some fishy news.

>> Tired of the same old thing? Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific on October 5 and enjoy some diversity with live performances, music, dance and cultural craft demonstrations at the 9th Annual Southeast Asia Day.

>> Get over hump day! Enjoy some mixing and mingling at the Instacanvas Gallery Show at Hamilton Gallery to benefit Heal the Bay on October 10.

>> Don’t forget pets are family members too. Bring the whole pack out to Santa Monica Pier on October 11 to view a classic: Snoopy, Come Home, presented by Front Porch Cinema.

>> Young anglers will want to stop by the Whittier Narrow Recreation Center on October 19 to enjoy a fun, yet educational morning reeling in some fish with the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation Junior Fishing Club. This remarkable club meets every third Saturday of the month and serves to enhance knowledge of safe fishing practices.

>> Want to make a big difference, but short on time? We got you covered. Come out on October 20 for a 30-Minute Beach Cleanup at Belmont Shore. A little help goes a long way to keep our beaches clean and marine life safe!

>> Need something spookier to do? On October 26 & 27 Heal the Bay is hosting Fishy Fest, which is an annual celebration of Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos at the Santa Monica Bay Aquarium. Be sure to come out and enjoy some spine-tingling facts about sharks and other misunderstood creatures!

Find out what other fun and fishing related events are going on this month on the FCEC calendar of events.

What other events will you and your family be attending this month? Let us know!

*Photo courtesy of Don Bastian Wet Flies.


Just because summer is over, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Take a look at some of the family-friendly happenings going on this September. From concerts, to local cleanups, to festivals, to free fishing sessions, September is another month that is sure to be fun-filled.

>> Grab your fork and head out to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach for The Original Lobster Festival September 6-8.

>> Get your workout in this weekend on a scenic course! Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting their 2nd Annual Aquarium of the Pacific 5K September 8, and then you can head down to Rainbow Harbor for some local fishing.

>> Enjoy the last 29th Annual Twilight Concert series performance of the summer on September 12 at the Santa Monica Pier and share your favorite tunes of the summer with us.

>> Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere! September 21 is the official California Coastal Cleanup Day, where various organizations and communities come together for one day to clean up our local beaches and waterways. Keep our ocean and marine life safe and lend a cleaning hand this Coastal Cleanup Day with Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium or Heal the Bay.

>> Get ready for some reeling and take a stroll to the Cabrillo Pier or to the Santa Monica Pier on September 28 for a free fishing session! Explore fish caught off the pier and find out how to identify the local contaminated fish with the Angler Outreach Team.

>> Join us as we attend Aquarium of the Pacific’s annual Baja Splash Festival in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month September 28-29. There will be plenty of live entertainment, crafts, educational programs and ethnic cuisine to fill your entire weekend!

Find out what other fun and fishing related events are going on this month on the FCEC calendar of events.

What events will you be attending as fall kicks off?


Summer isn’t over until you’ve gone fishing! If you haven’t had a chance to go on a fishing trip, then August is your month! Take a look at some of our favorite fishing-friendly happenings this month:

>> Celebrate the final month of summer at the Redondo Beach Pier with fun community events including free summer concerts every Thursday and Saturday through the end of summer.

>> Put on your Los Anglers fishing hat and head on out to the Belmont Pier on August 2 for the 60th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo.

>> Are you an Ocean-lover? Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is hosting an Ocean Appreciation Weekend August 3 – 4 with interactive games, crafts, face painting, educational presentations and more!

>> Head out to the Cabrillo Pier for a free fishing session on August 9! Learn how to catch local safe fish to eat and how to identify the local contaminated fish with the Angler Outreach Team.

>> Ever been to a swap meet just for fishing? Check out the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation’s Fishing Swap Meet on August 10 in Long Beach and stock up on fishing supplies!

>> See the Sea, Si? The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites you to their floating lab on August 24, where you will learn about the world of plankton, shore animals and other sandy bottom fish.

>> Are you in for a whale watch adventure? Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium search for whales, dolphins and seabirds aboard a 90-foot-yacht in San Pedro on August 25.

For more summer fun and fishing related activities, check out the FCEC calendar of events.

What events will you be enjoying these last days of summer?