Knabe Celebrates Marina del Rey’s 50th Birthday

Turning 50 isn’t always the stuff of celebrations, but Marina del Rey is hosting a party-packed weekend to mark the special occasion!

Events kicked off Friday evening, with a reception and traditional birthday cake, followed by a concert featuring Three Dog Night and fireworks that lit up the Marina!  The Birthday Bash continues all weekend with MarinaFest, including the tall ships, historic harbor tours, kid-friendly activities, gourmet food trucks and more.  Check out special deals at participating hotels and restaurants.

“Fifty years ago, my predecessors on the Board of Supervisors had a vision – and today that dream is the crown jewel of Los Angeles County,” said Supervisor Don Knabe.  “I hope this celebration reminds all residents of our great County that we have this unique and special place right in our own backyard, with something for everyone: free summer concerts, recreation activities, boat shows, top restaurants and a beautiful place to enjoy the coast of California.”

Marina del Rey was officially dedicated on April 10, 1965 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  It is the largest small craft manmade harbor in North America.