Labor Day Weekend Events in Long Beach CA 2014
What to do for Labor Day Weekend in Long Beach California?
There are so very many options for fun this exciting extended weekend in Long Beach! There is sure to be something for everyone. Here are just a few of the interesting events happening this weekend.
Art Deco Festival
Dapper men in plus fours and straw boaters, ladies in shimmering evening gowns with finger waves, sipping retro styled libations after a stroll on the promenade deck… this event transports you back in time to the days when the Queen Mary was a glamorous passenger ship.
“The 10th-Annual Art Deco Festival is presented in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, which celebrates and preserves the architecture, design, arts, music, dance, fashion and elegance of Art Deco. Visit their website for more information”
August 28th to September 1st. Tickets start at $15 and dress-up is highly recommended – see the ADSLA website for suggested attire.
Visit the Queen Mary website for more information and tickets.
New Blues Festival
On Sunday August 31st there will be a one day blues festival at the Police Officer’s Association Park at the Long Beach Town Center. Featuring blues artists such headliner Bernie Pearl and Jami Belushi (Daughter of actor and blues musician Jim Belushi)
This promises to be an exciting event with local, regional, and national blues acts.
Tickets are $20, available on website www.newbluesfestival.com
Doors open at 10 am on Sunday the 31st.
Long Beach Funk Fest
September 1st, the Long Beach Funk Fest returns, in it’s new venue at the Queen Mary Waterfront. Headliner George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic is performing, along with many popular funk artists in this one day festival.
From the Long Beach Funk Fest website:
“Our goal is to bring the funk music community together (musicians and fans) and invoke the spirit of the great 70′s funk fests, and to help nurture and develop funk’s acceptance and acknowledgment as a complete North American musical genre. Much in the way jazz and blues are considered “American art forms”, funk is American music too, our music, and has influenced countless other genres, musicians, and people around the world… The Long Beach Funk Fest is a green-driven festival, involving green sponsors and educating in ways to live with less impact on our environment. We strive to have the bulk of vendors and partners come from green companies and organizations. The Long Beach Funk Fest also helps to raise funds towards music education in Long Beach. This is a community-based event, involving the community and giving back to the community.”
Tickets are available on the LBFunkFest website.
Long Beach Greek Festival By The Sea
This year marks the 65th annual Grecian Festival in Long Beach. Located at the Greek Orthodox on PCH, there is parking and a free shuttle service from the CSULB parking lot on Atherton and Palo Verde.
From the Long Beach Greek Festival website, this festival features:
“Authentic Greek dance groups, free Greek dance lessons, authentic Greek food and Greek pastries, Greek cooking lessons, snacks, full meals and beverages, vendor booths, children’s area, and more”
August 30th through September 1st from 12 noon to 9pm daily at the Assumption Church grounds.
For more information, visit their website: LBGreekfest.org
No matter how you choose to celebrate this well-needed 3 day weekend, have a safe and happy holiday!
Keller Williams Pacific Estates