There is an AMAZING event in San Pedro every year called The Great Air Raid. It is a World War II reenactment. In 1942, there was this something that traveled up and down the coast of California. The military shot over 1500 rounds at it. And it didn't come down. Some say it was weather balloon, others say it was aliens. The Great Air Raid reenacts the day and shoots off blanks and fireworks at the end of the evening. There is a big band and many awesome WW2 jeeps, cars and transports. Most people show up in period dress. And it's aways a BLAST!! You can read more about the actual event in 1942 here.