Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

The 36th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The 36th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Arrive early to park as side streets close starting at 4 p.m., and traffic on Second closes at 5 p.m. The parade route begins at 6 p.m. on Livingston at Second Street traveling east and turns around at Bayshore Avenue heads back to Livingston. Enjoy over a dozen local marching bands, floats created by local businesses, city leaders, school groups and much more!

Brahms & Dvořák

This poignant program will feature an array of music from the Romantic period beginning with a rare work by British composer Lilian Elkington who was inspired by the return of the ship carrying the coffin of the Unknown Soldier.

This poignant program will feature an array of music from the Romantic period beginning with a rare work by British composer Lilian Elkington who was inspired by the return of the ship carrying the coffin of the Unknown Soldier. Her brilliant score, Out of the Mist (1921), was discovered in a pawn shop after her death and is one of her only known works. Next, Concertmaster Roger Wilkie will be put to the test in Brahms’ highly virtuosic Violin Concerto which will be followed by Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, a work delicately woven with Slavonic folk melodies evoking the composer’s political and personal emotion.

Program and artists subject to change.

Long Beach Veterans Day Parade

We are proud to invite you to the new 2017 Long Beach Veterans Day Celebration!

We are proud to invite you to the new 2017 Long Beach Veterans Day Celebration! Launching with the Veterans Day Parade, the Veterans Day Celebration will kick off into an open street fair. From Houghton Park to the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, Atlantic Avenue will be closed down and filled with many activities for residents and families to enjoy such as an open street fair featuring music, food, and vendors, live concert, Kids Zone, Touch a Truck, and Bar Garden. Additionally, this year’s Vets Fest will take place at Houghton Park at the Veterans Valor Plaza. Vets Fest will focus specifically on services for veterans and feature various resources, a Career Expo, and more. The Veterans Day Parade will step off at 10 am, with the open street fair and Vets Fest continuing immediately after and ending at 3 pm

Tropicália

Tropicália is a two-day festival that will take place at the Queen Mary.

Tropicália is a two-day festival that will take place at the Queen Mary. Come see Morrissey, Cardi B, Kali Uchis, Mac Demarco, Chicano Batman, Mazzy Star, and More perform at the Queen Mary Park November 3rd & 4th.

Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade

The Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade is the worlds largest Halloween pet event!

The Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade is the worlds largest Halloween pet event! The parade is expected to include a few hundred kids and adults in costumes, followed by more than 400 costumed dogs with their handlers. A few thousand human gawkers will line the parade route, including a panel of distinguished judges that will choose a few dozen human and canine costume winners. Haute Dogs will raise thousands for spay/neuter programs, adoption/rescue groups, Operation Santa Paws and other Long Beach service projects. Each participant must bring proof of rabies vaccination for their animals. The start/finish is at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803 (at the end of Marine Stadium; across from the fire station, by the tennis courts). The parade is on the concrete bike path that runs through the park from Colorado St. to Eliot St. The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m. Register to be in the human costume parade and/or dog costume parade at the orange registration tent in the park after 12:30 p.m. The parade expects 400+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about 45 minutes. SEATING Bring your own folding chair, or rent one of our 650 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $10/advance (reserved; click the “register now” logo) or $5/cash on-site, if not sold out, starting at about 1 p.m. The seats did sell out last year. Please bring correct change.

The Green Prize Festival

A one-day event highlighting urban farmers, green chefs, live entertainment, artists, green technology, environmental organizations as well as education through workshops, demonstrations and guest speakers.

A one-day event highlighting urban farmers, green chefs, live entertainment, artists, green technology, environmental organizations as well as education through workshops, demonstrations and guest speakers. The event will also feature a free bike valet, beer garden, green vendors, food trucks and children’s activities.

Historical Cemetery Tour

Join the annual living history tour of Sunnyside and Municipal Cemeteries.

Join the annual living history tour of Sunnyside and Municipal Cemeteries. Beginning in 1995, the Historical Society of Long Beach has conducted an annual living history tour at the city’s two oldest cemeteries. Located on Willow Street between Orange and California and adjacent to one another, Long Beach Municipal Cemetery and Sunnyside Cemetery are “home” to more than 20,000 past residents of the area.

The tour takes place the Saturday on or before Halloween and features graveside presentations by professional and volunteer actors who relate the life and demise of the person lying in rest. Each year’s program features a number of stories – some are individuals who helped shape the city’s political past, others are ordinary people whose tales remind us that rich or poor, famed or nearly forgotten, everyone has a story to tell. Period costumes worn by all the performers further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity.

The tour is appropriate for families and all ages. There is nothing scary about the vignettes or the location.

Tickets are sold online and at the gate from 8:30 a.m. until noon just inside the main gateway on Willow Street or at the Orange Avenue entrance. The tour takes approximately two hours to complete, and the last presentations are between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Presale tickets are $20.00

Pupcrawl for Dogtoberfest

The Pupcrawl is organized by Fix Long Beach, a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to spay and neuter services and community education since 2013.

The Pupcrawl is organized by Fix Long Beach, a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to spay and neuter services and community education since 2013.

Join the Pupcrawl and ride the Big Red Bus with us. Stops will be made at Malainey’s Grill, Shenanigans and Gallagher’s. Your ticket includes a drink ticket for beer, wine or champagne, appetizers at one location and just about all the fun you can handle. Drinks will be sold on board the Big Red Bus at an additional cost.

Meet at the Red Leprechaun at 5 p.m. and The Big Red Bus will pick up at 6 p.m., returning to The Red Leprechaun at 9 p.m.. The Red Leprechaun will be staying open late for dinner. All proceeds will go towards continuing our goal to spay, neuter and rescue in the Long Beach Community.

Fix Long Beach’s mobile spay/neuter clinics are held in local parks and provide the surgery to safely fix animals on site with licensed veterinarians.

Since the inception of the Fix Long Beach program, the number of animals taken into our local shelter as well as the number of animals being euthanized in Long Beach have drastically reduced.