The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors will present “Discover Marina del Rey Day” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 11th in Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way.
Live music at the event will include the Venice High School choral group, The Allegros, under the direction of Wendy Kornbeck, as well as the Susie Hansen Latin Band performing Afro-Cuban Latin jazz from 1 to 3 p.m.
Featured events include informational booths on health, safety and the environment; an arts and crafts workshop with staff from the Department of Parks and Recreation; Children’s Storytime presented by the Lloyd Taber Marina del Rey Library; and performances by the Bob Baker Marionettes. A search and rescue demonstration will be performed for guests by the United States Coast Guard and tours will be given aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut.
Those who are interested can join the Water, Awareness, Training, Education and Recreation (WATER) youth program for kayaking in the main channel and the Marina del Rey Anglers for youth fishing.
Attendees can meet the animators of the Whooza Kooza Crew promoting Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming KOOZA show near the Santa Monica Pier.
“Discover Marina del Rey Day” is a free community event. However, visitors who want to use the popular inflatables and games are asked to pay $5 for a wristband. The wristband entitles visitors to snack carts and a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
Food and beverages are also available for sale throughout the day at the park’s restaurant, Café Petra.
Parking is available for $5 in Los Angeles County Lot # 4, 13500 Mindanao Way. For event information, (310) 305-9545.