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Popular Malibu Community Events by Season (Updated for 2020)

Nicki & Karen » February 10, 2020

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Known for its pristine beaches and celebrity residents, Malibu is considered to be among the most desirable places to visit in California. Visitors have much to do in this beautiful community, which includes everything from shopping to surfing. You can spend days in the city and still find new activities to take part in and exciting places to visit. However, surfing and shopping aren’t the only reasons to visit Malibu. The many wonderful events that take place in the city throughout the year are highly varied and should be of interest to you if you want to better enjoy the city and all that it has to offer. Here are the annual Malibu events that you can check off your bucket list.

Malibu Events in Spring

Malibu is a wonderful place to be during the comfortable spring season. The breezy sea air and fantastic weather provide a peaceful and relaxing backdrop as you spend your time outdoors. In fact, Southern California is warm enough to visit beaches during the spring, which gives you the perfect opportunity to avoid the summer crowds. While you’re spending your time traveling through the city, there are numerous spring events that you should consider attending.

Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering (April 4-5, 2020)

Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering

The Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering is a popular springtime event that focuses specifically on celebrating the heritage of the Chumash Indians. During the event, visitors are able to witness Native American dancers, singers, and drummers celebrate their heritage. The performers will demonstrate traditional dances as well as special occasion dances. Food vendors, as well as arts and crafts vendors, will be on hand throughout the entire event. A few additional activities that you and your family might be interested in include a children’s art activity and Chumash storytelling. This event is set to take place at 24250 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and is scheduled to occur from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM on April 4-5.

Malibu Festival (May 6, 2020)

man playing guitar on stage

The Malibu Festival is a fun and creative event that’s designed for families. The event focuses on celebrating children and bringing the local school community together. Throughout the event, live performances will be put on by local musicians and even some of the youth in the community. Your children will also get to take part in many exciting crafts, games, and attractions during the festival. All proceeds from this event go to the local elementary schools in the city. This event is set to take place at 30237 Morning View Dr. in Malibu and is scheduled to occur from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM on May 6.

Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival (June 19, 2020)

People clinking wine glasses

The Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival is a highly popular festival for wine lovers from all over Southern California. This late spring festival provides visitors with an evening of wine, beer, spirits, and food. The ticket that you purchase will grant you access to a tasting of more than 200 delicious wines, beers, and spirits, which makes for some fantastic variety. This festival is being held at the Calabasas Country Club, which is located at 4515 Park Entrada in Calabasas. The event is scheduled to take place from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM on June 19.

Malibu Events in Summer

The summer season is considered by many to be the ideal time to visit and live in Malibu. The beaches, shops, and restaurants throughout the city are all abuzz with the excitement that comes with the height of the surfing season. When living in the city, you’ll experience great weather all throughout the summer. Because of the consistent sea breezes, it’s rarely ever too hot, the average temperature should be in the mid 70’s. Because of the fantastic weather, the summer is great for visiting the beach or engaging in some fun coastal activities.

Malibu Fine Arts Festival (June 27-28, 2020)

black and white art gallery

The Malibu Fine Arts Festival is a festival that’s dedicated entirely to furthering the appreciation of the fine arts throughout the local Malibu community. When you arrive at this festival, you’ll be greeted by aisles of gorgeous handmade art pieces that cover many different types of art that range from traditional to abstract. Along with the art pieces, visitors will be able to enjoy additional entertainment, crafts, and local food vendors. Admission is completely free. This event is being hosted at the Malibu Civic Center, which is situated at 23555 Civic Center Way in Malibu. It’s currently scheduled to take place from June 27-28 during the hours of 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Malibu Country Mart’s Annual Summer Block Party (August 10, 2020)

Malibu Country Mart

The Malibu Country Mart’s Annual Summer Block Party aims to bring the entire community together. The event is designed to provide fun for the entire family with festivities such as a henna tattoo station, a hair-braiding station, a spin art station, face painting, and a petting zoo. A steel drum trio and a caricature artist will be on hand to provide visitors with some lively and engaging entertainment. This event is being hosted at the Malibu Country Mart, which is located at 3835 Cross Creek Rd. in Malibu. It’s scheduled to take place from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM on August 10.

Maliwu: Malibu Canyon Music Festival (September 5, 2020)

live music show with person putting hand in air

Maliwu: Malibu Canyon Music Festival is dedicated to celebrating the musical history of Malibu and the Malibu Canyon. This music festival was created to embrace everything about the Malibu Canyon area for lovers of the California music culture. During the festival, music will be playing almost continuously playing as local and national rock bands and musicians share their music. This produces an almost electric atmosphere that is definitely worth experiencing. This event is set to be hosted at the King Gillette Ranch, which is situated at 26800 Mulholland Hwy. in Calabasas. The music festival will be held all day on September 5th.

Malibu Events in Fall

If you’re a fan of the fall season and enjoy the crisp weather that comes with it, Malibu will provide you with everything you’re looking for. The crowds start to thin in Malibu with the onset of the fall season, which allows you to enjoy all that the city has to offer without needing to navigate large crowds. It also starts to get a bit colder but it is still comfortable weather with temperatures in the mid to low 70’s. The sunshine is out almost all the time, which makes it easy to take a stroll in a local park or go down to the beach whenever you want without worrying about inclement weather.

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival (October 19-20, 2020)

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is a wonderful fall festival that provides visitors with a large number of activities and festivities to enjoy. During your time there, you can purchase Halloween pumpkins, make pumpkin pies, and watch some professional pumpkin carving. A well-stocked marketplace and food court will also be on hand to provide fall-themed items of all kinds. Some of the many activities that you and your family can take part in include pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, dancing, and a wide variety of games that offer prizes to the winners. This festival is being hosted at the Juan Bautista de Anza Park, which can be found at 3701 Lost Hills Rd. in Calabasas. The event is open from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on both October 19-20.

Malibu’s Annual Halloween Carnival (October 27, 2020)

man painting boy's face

The Malibu’s Annual Halloween Carnival is a family-friendly event that caters specifically to children from ages 2-10. The many highlights of this event include carnival games of all sorts, prizes, bounce houses, art activities, face painting, and access to the popular Baby’s Burgers food truck. A costume parade is scheduled to take place from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM. Towards the end of the event, your children can go “trunk or treat” for some candy and other goodies. This event is being held at 24250 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu from 3:00 PM-5:30 PM on October 27.

Malibu Half Marathon & 5K (November 7-8, 2020)

Group of marathon runners

The Malibu Half Marathon & 5K is a fun and competitive run/walk that has been held for the past three years along the popular and beautiful Zuma Beach. There are three races that you can take part in, which include a half marathon, a 5K run, and a kids 1/2K fun run. All of the proceeds raised at these races benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu. This event is being held at Zuma Beach, which is located at 30000 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Malibu. The kids 1/2K fun run is taking place from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM on November 7. If you want to take part in the other races, they are scheduled to take place from 7:00 AM-11:00 AM on November 8.

Malibu Events in Winter

Malibu is also a great place to be in the winter. Even though the temperatures dip somewhat, residents may experience high temperatures in the mid 60’s, which means that you won’t have difficulty getting comfortable when attending a local event or even stopping by the beach. There are many popular events that are hosted in Malibu during the winter, which provide you with ample opportunity to get in the holiday spirit.

15th Annual Malibu Christmas Woodie Parade at Malibu Village (December 9, 2020)

classic car for Malibu Christmas Woodie Parade

The Malibu Christmas Woodie Parade is a popular festival parade that starts at Paradise Cove and ends in a celebration at Malibu Village. During the parade, classic cars will line the streets in Malibu. Once the parade ends at Malibu Village, guests will be treated to live music and delectable holiday food. This event is set to occur at Malibu Village, which is located at 3822 Cross Creek Rd. in Malibu. The parade will last from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM on December 9.

Malibu Country Mart’s Holiday Celebration (December 14 & 21, 2020)

Christmas party table with decorations

Malibu’s Country Mart’s Holiday Celebration is an annual event at the Malibu Country Mart that celebrates the joyous holiday season. Whether you visit on December 14 or 21, you can take pictures with Santa, listen to carolers, create holiday-themed arts and crafts, enjoy winter treats, and write letters to Santa. All of the activities and treats are free. This holiday celebration is being held at the Malibu Country Mart, which can be found at 3835 Cross Creek Rd. It’s set to occur from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM on December 14 and December 21.

Breakfast with Santa (December 15, 2020)

Santa smiling in front of Christmas tree

Breakfast with Santa is an annual holiday tradition at City Hall in Malibu that focuses on raising donations for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The breakfast itself is set to include bacon or sausage, pancakes, hash browns, coffee, and orange juice. If you take your children with you, they can visit Santa from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. During the event, your children can also create a holiday craft and design a bookmark. The breakfast is being held at City Hall, which is located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd. in Malibu. Keep in mind that the breakfast lasts from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM on December 14.

MERRY MERRY MALIBU with Snow & Crafts 2020: Lumber Yard (December 15, 2020)

Christmas tree with festive decorations

Merry Merry Malibu is a fun and festive event that provides numerous holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy. The top activities for this year’s event include cookie decorating, crafts, stocking decorating, and creating an ornament. Several fantastic musical and theater performances are currently scheduled to take place as well. Drinks and food will be on hand throughout. This event is going to be held at the Malibu Lumber Yard, which is situated at 3939 Cross Creek Rd. in Malibu. It’s set to take place from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM on December 15.

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These events offer up a wide range of unique and intriguing experiences that could become cherished memories for you and your family. If you would like to learn more about living in this beautiful community, get in touch with our team of experienced local luxury real estate professionals today! Let us use our years of local real estate experience to assist you in finding your dream home in Malibu.

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