Happy August! This month, there are plenty of activities by the beach and on the piers. Attend a fishing derby with your kids, witness cool robotics demonstrations, go on a port cruise or take part in a beach cleanup. Hurry and get your fun in the sun before the summer ends!
»The 58th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is happening on August 5 at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier. Take your kids ages 16 and under to show their fishing skills; be sure to bring your own fishing pole and tackle. Prizes are awarded for different categories.
»On August 6, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting its 3rd Annual Robotics Day. Watch local high school robotics clubs demonstrate their creations. Visitors will also have the chance to drive an underwater remotely operated vehicle through an obstacle course.
»The City of Huntington Beach is also hosting a fishing competition: its 48th Annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby on August 13 at Huntington Beach Pier. Kids ages 15 and under can win prizes for everything from fishing to dressing up as characters from the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A small amount of bait is provided for free, but participants should bring their own fishing poles and tackle.
» Aquarium of the Pacific staff members are embarking on a World Port and Sealife Cruise on August 13. Explore the coastline around the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports and watch whales, seals and sea lions out on the water.
»On August 20, Heal the Bay is hosting its monthly Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup. This month, members are cleaning up Will Rogers State Beach. Everyone is welcome to volunteer. Bags and gloves are provided, but you are encouraged to bring a bucket or reusable bag to help cut down on plastic.
More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar.
What events have you attended this summer? Tell us below!
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