Labor Day Weekend marks the last holiday of the summer season. Before the weather takes a turn you may want to spend your Sunday at the beach. Gayle Anderson has the details on “Shark Sundays” at the Santa Monica Pier and about other activities taking place this weekend in ‘Gayle On The Go’.
Sunday @ Noon
Fowler Museum at UCLA
The Fowler Museum at UCLA honors Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela with the exhibit “Mandela for President: South Africa Votes for Democracy.” It documents the landmark presidency of the South African leader with election ephemera, commemorative cloths, posters, and works of art created in response to the end of apartheid.
Sunday @ 3:30pm
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
With all of the recent reports about shark sightings, do not fear them, learn about them at “Shark Sundays” at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. You can watch and listen to informative presentations about the often misunderstood animals, including horn and swell sharks that cruise the tanks at the unusual aquarium.
41st Annual Orange International Street Fair
The Plaza @ Chapman & Glassell
714 633 4816
Every Labor Day weekend, Orange hosts an international street fair. The downtown event features food and entertainment from around the world. All proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations that serve the community.
This Weekend @ 10am
Here Comes the Love Festival
Leimert Park Village
4318 Degnan Boulevard
323 596 0955
Here’s another Labor Day weekend tradition. This is the Leimert Park Village African Arts and Music Festival. There are 30 live performances, lots of vendors, a natural hair show and giveaways.
Weekend in Polynesia
Pearson Park Amphitheatre
401 Lemon Avenue
We’re guaranteed a HOT TIME in Anaheim at the “Weekend in Polynesia.” In addition to this fire knife dance competition, there are signing contests as well as traditional food.
19th Annual Hula & Chant Competition
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Travel to Hawaii without getting on an airplane at southern California’s only hula and chant competition back this Labor Day weekend at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. This event is designed to learn and appreciate Hawaiian traditions.
Long Beach Greek Festival
5761 East Colorado Street
562 494 8929
Learn about the culture of Greece at the Long Beach Greek Festival. We’re invited to eat…drink…and dance!!!
This Weekend @ 10am
32nd Annual Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook Off & Carnival
23789 Stuart Ranch Road
Who is that behind those Foster Grant sunglasses? You never know! You might spot your favorite celebrity at the Malibu Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off and Carnival. This year the event is a proud sponsor of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters & Cruises
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
100 Aquarium Way
The children are heading back to school. The whales are heading back north for the winter. We can see the endangered Blue Whales along with Dolphin and other fascinating sea life off the coast of Long Beach for the next few weeks. Take your camera aboard one of the Harbor Breeze whale watching vessels and be prepared to be amazed.
The Seal and Sea Lion Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Learn more about Blue Whales as well as the sea lions and harbor seals you might see at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Meet the aquariums first male pup born in Long Beach. Little Toby the Harbor Seal, his mother, sister, and their sea lion friends are swimming and playing at the aquarium’s Seal and Sea Lion Habitat.
This Weekend @ 10 am
Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
This is the last weekend the SAWDUST SUMMER ART FESTIVAL. More than two-hundred Laguna Beach artists have been working all summer producing one of a kind ceramics, glass, woodwork, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography, textiles, clothing, furniture, and much more.
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Have a GREAT Saturday
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.