Activities & Attractions
At the beach you can surf, watch birds at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands nature trails, jog, bicycle or skate on the 8.5 mile exercise path along the beach, ride horse trails in Central Park, Frisbee Disc Golf, Meadowlark (public) Golf Club, Dog Beach, Dog Park, Huntington Beach Sports Complex with baseball and soccer fields, Huntington Beach Playhouse, go fishing, build a bonfire, fly a kite, kite surf and shop.
Weekly events at the beach and beyond include swap meets, art fairs, Farmer’s Market every Friday at the Huntington Beach Pier, car shows every Saturday and visits to the Nature Center at Central Park open regularly. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to stay inside. Grab your suitcase, your friends and family and see what’s happening in Huntington Beach, California. For other cities and destinations in California.
There’s always something happening in Southern California. Huntington Beach is host to concerts, sports on the beach, charity events, fairs and much more. On the water, on the sand and downtown, and with ideal weather year-round, the Huntington Beach calendar is seemingly always full. Take a look at some of the most popular weekly and annual events that attract thousands of locals and tourists alike.
January – Polar Plunge on January 1
February – Surf City Marathon
March – Mardi Gras Festival at Old World
March – Beachcruisers Car Show
April – Easter Bunny Hunt
April – Taste of Huntington Beach
April – US Paintball League, Paintball Tournament
May – American Cancer Society Relay For Life
May – Annual Duck-A-Thon, Rubber Duck Race
June – AVP Pro Beach Volleyball
June – Concours d’Elegance, classic car and motorcycle show
June – Pier Swim Competition Open to the Public sponsored by City of Huntington Beach
July 4 – Parade and Fireworks show sponsored by City of Huntington Beach
July/August – Hurley US Open of Surf, BMX Beach Games
August – Huck Finn Fishing Derby for Kids sponsored by City of Huntington Beach
August/September – Huntington Beach Civil War Reenactment (Labor Day weekend)
September – BB Jazz Festival in Central Park
August/September – Boardfest
September – Surfing Contest open to HB residents and sponsored by City of Huntington Beach
September 15 – October 30 Oktoberfest
October 31 – Main Street Halloween Celebration
December – Cruise of Lights Huntington Harbour Holiday Lights Boat Tour
Surf City Nights: Every week on Tuesday, 5pm – 9pm. This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street. Featured will be a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers (musical and non-musical acts), restaurant samplings, sidewalk sales and specials from local restaurants.
Every week on Friday, 10am – 7pm. This popular Friday afternoon event is occasionally held on weekends – when no other major activity is scheduled. It is located in a wonderful beach-side setting, at Pier Plaza, which is adjacent to the Huntington Beach Pier at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. The event features more than 50 vendors selling unique, hand-made gifts and crafts. From knitted scarves to turquoise jewelry and surf-related merchandise, you can find something for everyone on your shopping list.