Sep 18-19 (Wed-Thur) Catalina Island

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm

Sep 18-19 (Wed-Thur) Catalina Island

Join the ranks of the rich and famous and visit Catalina.

This 22-mile-long island has a rich history, which includes playing host to countless Hollywood stars and getaway adventures for Southern Californians. 


The island was bought by William Wrigley (of Wrigley chewing gum fame) in 1919, who immediately set out on investing in the island to make Catalina a tourist destination. The small town of Avalon was erected, along with the Casino Ballroom in 1929. In 1921, he made Avalon the Spring Training home of his beloved Chicago Cub’s, building the Catalina Country Club to house the team’s lockers and provide a gathering place for players. The team continued to train on the island until 1951. 


The early 1900s was a golden age for Catalina—movie stars flocked to the island to relax and hide away from fans. Charlie Chaplin fished off his boat, Humphrey Bogart and Errol Flynn would frequent the island, John Wayne would walk around and throw quarters to the kids, and even Winston Churchill came to fish. Marilyn Monroe was also there when she was a child as well as later on.

Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, residents and visitors of Catalina Island left in fear of an attack. The island became a military base and training camp for soldiers.

Fly to the Catalina Airport in the Sky and spend the night with fellow FOG flyers for an unforgettable fly out experience. Check out for things to do and the Catalina Island Museum ( is a must.



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