Smackfest, Beach Cities Wine & Beer Festival & Volleyball Classes
It’s time for the South Bay smackdown for 2017.
The beach lifestyle organization Smackfest Events has a full lineup of fun and lively events for the year in Hermosa Beach & Redondo Beach and here’s the list with dates.
Beach Volleyball Classes
Feb. 11, Hermosa Beach
The first beach volleyball classes of the year begin on this date; other classes take place during the spring and summer months.
Tower 12 Pre-Opening Party
Feb. 19, Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach’s newest bar, the beach lounge in the location of the former Fenner’s Faloon, is set to open and Smackfest Events is part of the pre-opening party. It’s from 3-7 p..m., and is open to anyone who has played in Smackfest, taken a class or been in a Smackfest league.
Co-Ed 4s Volleyball League
March 14, Hermosa Beach
The first co-ed beach volleyball league of the year begin this date; other classes take place during the spring and summer months.
Thursday Night Volleyball Classes
March 16, Hermosa Beach
The first Thursday night beach volleyball classes of the year begin this date; other classes take place during the spring and summer months. These are followed by a special Happy Hour at Sharkeez Hermosa Beach.
Co-ed Kickball League On The Beach League
This is a really cool and different kind of beach event. Remember kickball as a kid? Well this is a co-ed league that plays on the beach. As one can imagine, this is much more of a fun and social league than an all-out competitive one.
Beach Cities Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday, May 13, Bay Club, Redondo Beach
Bringing a unique event to the Beach Cities, Smackfest Events has expanded into what it knows the South Bay likes as much as volleyball: craft beer and wine! This event brings in local and national craft breweries and California wineries in a true South Bay social event. Some 500 people attended last year’s sold-out festival. Here’s a review of the 2016 Beach Cities Wine & Beer Festival
24th Annual Smackfest
June 17, Hermosa Beach Pier
The premier event on the Smackfest Events calendar, Smackfest is also one of the South Bay’s top events of the year. It’s everything the Beach Cities is all about: volleyball, creativity among the participants (people form teams with themes and play in costumes) and a beach party in the bars during and after the event. You can play as a team or go for free as a spectator. Approximately 1,000 people either play or watch this event.
Summer Celebration Co-Ed 4s Beach Volleyball Tournament
Aug. 12, Hermosa Beach Pier
A tournament for local weekenders, it’s a 4s tournament of co-ed teams. This is part of the NVL’s beach volleyball tournament taking place that weekend.
South Bay Oktoberfest
Saturday, Oct. 14, Bay Club, Redondo Beach
The fall version of the spring wine & craft beer festival, this has an Oktoberfest twist to it with a band (no oompha), girls in barmaid outfits and guys in lederhosen. Here’s a review of the 2016 South Bay Oktoberfest.
Smackfest Events 2017 Signups & Tickets
To sign up and play in the beach volleyball classes and leagues and tournaments, and to buy tickets to the wine & beer festival and Oktoberfest, go to SmackfestEvents.com.