An air-sea rescue demonstration by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be one of the main activities at the Discover Marina del Rey event Sunday, Oct. 7 at Burton Chace Park.
The free community and family-oriented event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a new recreational boat show this year as well as activities for the family. There will also be children’s rides and games, watercraft lessons, in addition to helpful information on recreational boating, health, safety and the environment, said a county Beaches and Harbors Department spokeswoman.
The air-sea rescue demonstration will take place in the Marina’s main channel at noon and live music by the Susie Hansen Latin Band will follow from 1 to 3 p.m.
Additional children’s attractions include performances by the Bob Baker Marionettes, a unique arts and crafts workshop by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, jumpers, games and more.
Beaches and Harbors’ WATER youth program staff will offer leisure kayaking in the main channel for children and adults, and a stand-up paddleboarding clinic will be presented by Action Watersports.
Other event attractions include a free mobile museum aboard the Los Angeles County History Museum’s Seamobile, which offers a hands-on learning experience to help middle school-aged children explore the ocean off the California coast through a simulated marine environment, and the Marina del Rey Anglers will sponsor youth fishing for the park’s visitors ages 7 to 15.
Although admission to the event is free, some activities and attractions, such as choosing a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, will require the purchase of a $5 wristband. Food is also available for purchase at the park’s Hornblower Café.
Discover Marina del Rey is sponsored by county Supervisor Don Knabe and the Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Burton Chace Park is at 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.