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Upcoming Catalina Island activities

Among the upcoming activities planned for Catalina Island:

May 19-20: Catalina Island Hoe-Down, a festival featuring food, entertainment, live music, games; (310) 510-2595.

June 2: 20th annual silent film benefit, celebrating island's Hollywood locations; (310) 510-2414,

June 3: Plein Air Painting Exhibition, a display of more than 20 Catalina Island scenes by contemporary and historic artists; (310) 510-2414,

June 20 (and every Wednesday till Aug. 29): Recreation staff leads fishing contest beginning at 7 a.m., on the Green Pier; (310) 510-1987.

July 4: July Fourth parade, barbecue dinner and fireworks show. Plus, music by the USC marching band; (310) 510-1520,

Aug. 27-28: Marlin fishing tournament benefiting Catalina youth activities, in Avalon; (310) 820-4434, or e-mail

Sept. 1-30: Catalina Pottery and tile extravaganza, saluting locally made pottery, with pieces from private collections. (310) 510-2414,

October (first three weekends): Jazz festival, with 30 smooth jazz stars in Casino Ballroom; (866) 872-9849,

Nov. 4: Triathlon, half-mile swim, 16k bike race, 5k run. (714) 978-1528.

Source: Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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