Who knew that the infamously funny Catalina Wine Mixer scene in the Will Ferrell comedy Step Brothers would actually inspire an event of the same name?! This annual party held at the stunning Descanso Beach Club takes a fun and unique spin on the scene for a weekend full of wine (of course!), mouthwatering food, an eclectic array of live music playing in the outdoors, arts and crafts, movie references in virtually all the décor, plus a Step Brothers screening at the historic Avalon Theatre. Movie nerds can geek out to the Step Brothers costume contest and theme party, too!
The Catalina Wine Mixer is better than the original; more fun, more good times, and endless wine for all.
It’s probably responsible for Step Brothers achieving cult movie status, but this novelty will have lots of fun waiting whether you’re a fan of the movie or not. It started out in 2015, and now it’s a full-blown three-day affair with a ton of activities from day to night. It starts at noon, so it’s perfect for you to soak up the gorgeous California sunshine with a hip, young crowd that loves revelries as much as you do. But don’t be mistaken: this is not your typical fancy-schmancy wine-tasting event. This event is all about DRINKING the wine. The beach club’s garden will be lined with vendors pouring out some of California’s best wines that make it feel like you’ve stepped in on someone’s SoCal day-drinking party.
The Catalina Wine Mixer is held at the Descanso Beach Club, 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, California. This beach club is among the most beautiful in Southern California, and is one of the last private beaches in the Golden State. Get to enjoy the luxurious amenities of the club such as chaise lounges, private cabanas, and super hospitable staff.
General Admission and VIP tickets are available; add-ons are optional.
You have a choice of a one-hour ferry ride, or a 15-minute helicopter ride to get to Catalina Island. Many companies offer ferry services from Long Beach, Dana Point, San Pedro, and Newport Beach to Two Harbors and Avalon. Private boat charters are also available.
Once here, most attractions and establishments are accessible on foot. Most residents of Avalon get around via golf cart, which can also be rented on a daily or hourly basis. Other transportation options in Catalina Island include the trolley, taxis, shuttles, and shore boats.
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The best place to stay for the event would be at the Descanso Beach Club, if you’re lucky enough to book a room. Many attendees take boats to the venue daily, but there are accommodations on Catalina island as well. From camping, glamping, and five-star inns, Catalina Island has something for everyone.
Make sure to carve some time out to explore Catalina Island once you’ve recovered from your hangover. The island has tons of adventurous things to do, like diving, taking the eco tour, or even an open-air Jeep tour. If you prefer to indulge in laid-back activities, there’s golf, spas, art, museums, and gorgeous beaches. Better yet, keep the party going: Catalina Island is, after all, one of the best party island destinations in SoCal!
Catalina Wine Mixer takes place next from September 6-8, 2019.
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