The Long Beach Sea Festival is back, showcasing the upcoming events in the area from June to September. This year is already proving to be another amazing season filled with events the whole family can enjoy.
Tomorrow night (July 12th), at Granada Beach – Moonlight Movies on the Beach is featuring Jaws! What a perfect movie for a summer night on the sand.
This coming weekend (July 15th and 16th) the Catalina Ski Race is happening. This water ski race features competitors from all over the world, racing from Long Beach to Catalina and Back – 62 total miles! This is an exciting event to watch from the beach, as multitudes of boats rev their engines and take off towards Catalina. The race begins and ends near the Queen Mary. For more information, visit the Catalina Ski Race website.
Also happening this weekend (July 16th and 17th) is the Love Long Beach Celebration. This is a FREE 2 day event, featuring all the things we love about Long Beach. There will be DJ’s, vendors, food trucks, stand up paddleboard races, yoga, and more.
The Sea Festival goes until the end of August, and there are many more fun activities to come. For a full list of events and info visit www.lbseafest.com
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What to do for 4th of July in Long Beach, CA
Still haven’t made plans for this 4th of July? Fret not, below is a list of some fun activities around Long Beach for the holiday weekend.
The Classic Long Beach 4th of July experience is viewing the fireworks lighting the shores from fantastic vantage points along the coast – with the ultimate celebration and view on the deck of The Queen Mary.
Celebrate your 4th of July in style aboard one of the worlds most famous ships. The Queen Mary is holding its annual 4th of July event where you can enjoy a stroll through history as guests will transported into different time periods with each step they take. Start off in a Coney Island style carnival, complete with games, attractions and entertainment. Next, move over to the Nashville tailgate and enjoy a live DJ, Country band and line dancing. End it all with some dueling pianos in New Orleans and a glitz and glam party, Hollywood style. Once you’ve enjoyed your trip through America, enjoy an unbelievable fireworks display with one of the best seats in town.
Tickets are on sale now, visit The Queen Mary website for more info.
July 4th Late Night BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific (5-10pm)
Enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet and a front row seat to the spectacular Queen Mary firework display.
For more information and tickets, visit: www.aquariumofthepacific.com
Fireworks at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
This is a classic, family friendly event at the Los Alamitos Training Base. Gates open at 4pm – bring a lawn chair and blankets, along with a picnic. Fireworks begin promptly at 9pm. Entry is $5 per vehicle, and each attending adult requires a valid ID to enter.
For more information visit the city of Los Alamitos website.
Great American 4th of July Kids Bike Parade (10am)
Kids and adults alike are encouraged to decorate their bikes in a patriotic fashion and cruise the bike path is Long Beach.
4th of July Party at Cabrillo Beach (noon-10pm)
Live music, US military exhibits and fireworks.
Pier Pressure Yacht Party (7-11)
Three hour DJ dance party on the water with a front row view of the fireworks.
More information available here.
Wherever you spend the day, The Wahlberg Group wishes you a Safe and Happy 4th of July!
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Starting this month, Alfredo’s Beach Club will be hosting a Moonlight Movies series at Granada Beach in Long Beach. The series kicks off on June 21st with Pirates of the Caribbean and will screen a new movie each week until August 30th. The movies are free but dinner and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Below is a list of movies, locations, and dates
June 21 – Pirates of the Caribbean
June 28 – Pretty in Pink
July 5 – Goonies
July 12 – Jaws
July 19 – Finding Nemo
August 2 – The Sandlot
August 9 – Zootopia
August 16 – Toy Story
August 23 – Inside Out
August 30 – Star Wars The Force Awakens
If you can’t make it to any of these dates, there are plenty of other outdoor movies for you to enjoy this summer. Los Alamitos and Signal Hill are both putting on movies in the park. See the list below for dates and movies.
July 9 – Minions at Laurel Park
July 23 – Toy Story at Orville R. Lewis Park
August 6 – The Good Dinosaur at Little Cottonwood Park
August 20 – Finding Nemo at Laurel Park
Movies in the Park
Star Wars The Force Awakens
June 20 – Signal Hill Park
June 22 Bixby Park
June 24 – El Dorado Park
June 27 – Cherry Park
June 29 – MacArthur Park
July 1 – Whaley Park
July 5 – Seaside Park
July 6 – Heartwell Park
July 8 – Chavez Park
Hotel Transylvania 2
July 11 – DeForest Park
July 13 – King Park
July 15 – College Estates Park
July 18 – Grace Park
July 20 – Orizaba Park
July 22 – Stearns Champions Park
Norm of the North
July 25 – Drake Park
July 27 – Veterans Park
July 29 – Scherer Park
August 1 – Ramona Park
August 3 – Admiral Kidd Park
August 5 – Wardlow Park
August 8 – McBride Park
August 10 – Somerset Park
August 12 – Houghton Park
August 13 – Animal Care Services
The Good Dinosaur
August 15 – Signal Hill Park
August 17 – Coolidge Park
August 19 – Silverado Park
August 22 – Davenport Park
August 24 – Pan American Park
We hope to see you at one of these showings!
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Already in full effect, the city of Long Beach is putting on its famous Summertime Concerts in the Park. Concerts will feature diverse musical styles and take place all over the city of Long Beach, as well as Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Cypress, Signal Hill, and Lakewood. The concerts are free, so get as many people together as you can, pack a picnic and enjoy some music.
Also, The Wahlberg Group is having a weekly drawing, between June 1 and August 31 for a handy, insulated picnic basket – perfect for taking to the concerts! Simply email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter. We’ll announce the winners weekly via email.
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Starting June 4, Lolas Outdoor Retro Cinema is returning to the iconic Sunnyside Cemetary for two amazing shows. Kicking off this weekend is rare screening of the groundbreaking concert film ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS: THE MOTION PICTURE. The event will open with a live concert tribute to the man himself, David Bowie, followed by a screening of the movie.
Gates to the event open at 6:30 with the concert starting at 7:30 and the movie starting at 8:30. There will be parking available on site but it will be on a first come, first serve, basis. Additional parking will be available on surrounding streets. Feel free to bring blankets and low back chairs to sit in, as well as food and drinks. Food trucks will be on site as well if you would like to buy food and drinks.
Tickets are available now online at on Eventbrite.
The following week Lolas Outdoor Retro Cinema is showing another iconic film in Prince’s Purple Rain. The movie will start at 7:30 followed by a Prince tribute DJ.
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May 27th marks the 80th Anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Queen Mary. Built in Scotland and taking three and a half years to complete, The Queen Mary sailed the North Atlantic Ocean for 31 years carrying more than 2 million people. Now she’s the iconic centerpiece of the Long Beach shoreline.
Since the ships retirement in 1967, The Queen Mary has been a popular attraction for tourists and photographers. It’s size and beauty is something that can only be understood in person and its dormant state in the harbor makes it easy to admire.
For more information on The Queen Mary or to book a tour visit www.queenmary.com
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This weekend marks the opening of the 33rd Annual Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade. Known for its boisterous crowd and colorful nature, this festival is a Southern California favorite and draws thousands of visitors into the city every year. This years theme is Solidarity Through Pride and the festival once again hopes to raise awareness and understanding for the entire LGBT community.
The festival runs this Saturday and Sunday and is jammed packed with live music, parties and contests to keep you plenty busy. The most well known part of this two day event is the Pride Parade, which runs down Ocean Blvd. on Sunday morning. The parade starts at 10:30 am, but get there early because it can be crowded and parking is a challenge.
The parade is free to attend, and tickets to the festival can be purchased at LongBeachPride.com
Below is a list of popular events to consider during your Pride weekend.
SATURDAY – Dej Loaf, Havana Brown, Sexual Deviants, Bite Dance, Deejay Tish, Santos de Los Angeles, Delta Work, Ido Politi, Kevin Dekimpe, Wasi
SUNDAY – Neon Trees, Trans Chorus of LA, Rocky Rebel, New Season, DJ Mike Bryant, Cheer LA, Alexx Mack, Corday, Adam Barta
SATURDAY – DJ Michael Moves, Kickers Cloggers, DJ Rosa
SUNDAY – DJ Michael Moves, Kickers Cloggers, LA Wranglers, Honey County, DJ Rosa
SATURDAY – Goodboy, Jack Pharoah
SUNDAY – Femme A, D. Painter
SATURDAY – Elvis Crespo, Lady Phizz, DJ, Eksel, DJ Rubin, Danza Azteca Grupo Cuahtli, Barby Comedia, Paquita, Amy Y Su Sonora, Ana Carla Sinclair, Show Celia Cruz
SUNDAY – Ivy Queen, Lady Phizz, DJ Twolips & MC JPlay, DJ Arnold, Brenda La Guzman, Banda Nueva Imagen Del Valle, Carmen Rios, La Academia, Samba Angles, Invasion Latina
Urban Soul Stage
SATURDAY – Deejay Spinn, Ronnie D Ron, Lady Cultura, Deejay Key Key, Kalypxo & Hym, Deejay Boom, Micah Tron, Deejay Ghen,
SUNDAY – Kristina DeBarge, Deejay Scarlett, Cesar Lopez, Deejay Keebler, Deejay Spank, Deejay Jiji Sweet
The Pink Party – Friday May 20, 7-11pm at WE Labs at the Packard
Teen Pride – Friday May 20, 4-9pm at Long Beach Pride Festival
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The Wahlberg Group are proud sponsors of Long Beach Little League Challenger Division.
We recently attended the first evening game of the season, and Coralyn Wahlberg threw out the first pitch. The game was lots of fun to watch, and very rewarding to participate in.
For more information about Challenger Division baseball, visit the Little League website.
The Dodger’s final game this season is Saturday, May 14th at 9:30am at Nieto field in Long Beach. We hope to see you there!
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Fun things to do for Halloween in Long Beach, CA
It’s that time of year again, and Long Beach offers many interesting events for the month of October. If you’re tired of the usual theme park fare of fog-filled mazes and rubber mask jump-scares, here’s a sampling of some of the alternative Halloween events in Long Beach.
MOLAA Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Saturday October 25, 2014
Information from the MOLAA website:
Don’t miss MOLAA’s Noche de Ofrendas, a Día de los Muertos celebration unlike any other! The evening includes:
- A special exhibition of celebrity inspired altars by actor Hector Elizondo, star of the highly anticipated film The Book of Life, filmmaker Sergio Arau (A Day Without a Mexican), lifestyle reporter and Good Day LA host Mar Yvette, television star Valente Rodriguez (The George Lopez Show), with more to be announced.
- Artwork and celebrity-inspired altars designs by the event’s honorary curator, Tony Dominguez, recognized as one of the greatest papier-mâché artists in the country whose work has been seen in films, music videos, television and commercials.
- A special live theatrical performance of La Muerte Vive, produced by Dominguez, and starring Santos de los Angeles and Ms. Ruby Champagne with a special guest appearance by Demetrius Navarro (Friday, ER and Los Beltran.)
- Musical performances from Rocio Libertad Mendoza with Trio Alma y Alma, Casa de Calacas, Macondo y su Sonora, and DJ Brazilia.
- A silent auction featuring unique travel, art and entertainment packages.
- Traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist.
- Specialty tequila-based drinks created by Herradura’s star mixologist, Damian Diaz.
- Calavera face painting on-site.
- An interactive Día de los Muertos-themed social kiosk photo booth.
It’s all happening SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014,
7:00pm – 12:00am, at MOLAA!
Ticket price includes hosted food, drinks and entertainment. Cocktail attire and Dia de los Muertos attire strongly encouraged. Please note that this event is intended for an adult audience.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit MOLAA’s exhibition and art education initiatives.
For tickets, or more information, please visit the MOLAA website.
Long Beach Zombie Walk 2014
What was once a one-day event has become a multi-day zombie, food, music, and horror festival on October 24-26, 2014.
From the Zombie Walk LB website:
“The Living Dead return to Long Beach for the 7th time on Friday, October 24th 2014 as LONG BEACH ZOMBIE WALK VII takes over Shoreline Village and Marina Green!
Join hordes of rotting revelers for the 7th annual zombie outbreak – taking over Rainbow Lagoon! We will once again be bringing you an apocalyptic festival of live music, an outdoor screenings of a classic zombie films, horror and cult cinema vendors, zombie authors, games, exhibitors, contests, kid friendly events and more! Keep posted – we’re lining up some new ghoulish attractions and creepy surprises for this year’s event!”
For tickets, or more information, please visit their website.
Outdoor Screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween in Sunnyside Cemetery
I attended the Nosferatu screening in Sunnyside Cemetery last year, and it was a really well organized and fun event. This month they are showing “Halloween”, the classic horror/slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
From the Eventbrite website:
On Saturday, October 18, Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema, in partnership with Long Beach Cinematheque, returns to Sunnyside Cemetery with John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN.
SpectiCast, in association with Compass International Pictures, is distributing a RESTORED and REMASTERED digital version of the groundbreaking 1978 chiller, supervised by cinematographer Dean Cundey – and the good folks at CIP have agreed to allow us an outdoor screening! And where better to experience Halloween than at Sunnyside Cemetery!
John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN reigned for decades as the most successful independent film of all time, premiering on October 25th, 1978 in Kansas City, where word-of-mouth saw it expend to Chicago, and New York where it became a steady box office sensation. Over 35 years later, the movie has made its money back more than 200 times! Today, it is the third most successful independent film of all time – often imitated, never surpassed.
Gates open at 6pm. Film begins at 8pm. Food trucks to be announced. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets.
Parking is available at cemetery on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ample street parking on side streets around cemetery. THOSE PARKING ON CEMETERY GROUNDS MUST STAY THROUGH FILM BEFORE EXITING, as the Cemetery only offers stacked parking.
ALL AGES event! This film is Rated R – those under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
A proceed of ticket sales will also support Sunnyside Cemetery, a non-profit historical institution celebrating over 100 years in Long Beach.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Eventbright page for this event.
The Howl’oween Parade – October 26, 2014
As always, stay tuned for more fun things to do in Long Beach!
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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!
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