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Historic Downtown San Pedro


Looking to play or eat in Downtown San Pedro? You’ve come to the right place!

Historic Downtown San Pedro is an urban center where the whirl of culture, art, and commerce bring locals and visitors together for fun and food. Find exactly what you want, from entertainment, music and nightlife, to the perfect family-friendly outing. With more than three dozen restaurants, from casual to fine dining and featuring foods from all over the world, you’re bound to find something fitting for both your tastes and your budget. Several restaurants, pubs and coffee houses also offer outdoor dining so you can enjoy the beautiful southern California weather as you lounge.

Stroll through the shops and help support locally owned businesses. This unique port-side town with its diverse art scene and eclectic array of entertainment options offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking to impress on a first date or taking the kids to a production at the historic Warner Grande Theatre.

Discover the charm of this delightful town and visit the many art galleries and studios that have made this area a center for artists and art lovers. This Downtown community is anchored by the Warner Grand Theatre, a 1,500 seat historic art deco movie palace, Little Fish Theatre, which presents repertory theater in a converted garage, and the Loft Studios, a three-story warehouse with a concentration of fine artists. Home to over 90 visual artists, the streets in this area are lined with artists’ live work spaces.

On the first Thursday of every month, these art galleries and studios are opened to the public with artist demonstrations, receptions, and refreshments. Many of the businesses and restaurants also stay open late. This is a perfect time to take family and friends to hear great music, eat delicious food, and come together to socialize. Don’t feel like a sit-down dinner? No problem, you’ll find food trucks of all varieties parked up and down the streets.

On both the first and third Thursdays of the month, a FREE Concert Series takes place on the corner or 6th Street and Mesa Street. Each first and third Thursday is a unique event with free music, dancing, and performances from 6pm to 9pm. With the shining Tivoli lights crisscrossing down the street, the evenings takes on a vibrant and magical feel.

Every Friday from 9am to 2pm the San Pedro Farmers Market is set up on 6th Street between Pacific Avenue and Mesa Street. You can find farm fresh produce, honey, baked goods, salsa, cheeses, as well as prepared lunches, crafts, plants, and more! Come out to support our farmers and stock your fridge with fresh locally grown foods. Treat yourself to some jewelry, an unusual antique, or perhaps something handcrafted by one of the artisan vendors.

If visiting Downtown on Saturday or Sunday, jump on the San Pedro Downtown Trolley. The trolley is FREE and runs every weekend from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Jump off and on to visit Downtown, Ports O’Call Village, the Fanfare Fountains, CRAFTED, and Cabrillo Beach. For more information, a route map, and trolley schedule, visit our San Pedro Downtown Trolley page.

Fanfare Fountains San Pedro
Fanfare Fountains San Pedro

Featured in various film productions, Historic Downtown is the ideal location for movie-making. Its unique historic buildings mixed with modern eclectic charm provides a wide array of options for any kind of production. Add to that the backdrop of the beautiful Port of Los Angeles and you’ve got a perfect set.

Just steps away from the waterfront, you can spend your morning exploring the downtown corridor and then take an afternoon walk down to the waterside to watch the cruise ships come in, visit the Battleship IOWA or stroll along the Ports O’Call boardwalk.

Visit our South Bay Community Events Calendar for upcoming activities happening in Downtown San Pedro and around town.Downtown San Pedro Map

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