Long Beach Knolls Ranger
First Fridays celebrates its 7th Anniversary with “Day of the Dead” in Bixby Knolls. Businesses will participate in an altar contest and will host themed face painting, music, sugar skull coloring, and tasty treats in honor of the holiday.
The 5th Annual Bixby Knolls Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony will take place by the fountains at Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic Avenue, beginning AT 6:00PM. The entire community is invited to come celebrate this tradition with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and Hanukah Menorah, listen to holiday music, and enjoy some hot chocolate.
As part of Arts Month in Long Beach, Bixby Knolls is ready to celebrate ARTober at First Fridays on October 5. The Expo Arts Center will be loaded with two art galleries and live spray artists plus two large exhibits and staged readings from the Arts Council of Long Beach.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! First Fridays on February 3 lets the good times roll and welcomes Long Beach Mardi Gras to Bixby Knolls. Enjoy Dixieland music, food, king cake, mask making, and plenty of beads to keep things festive.
Calling all April Fools! First Fridays on April 1 promises even more of “the unexpected.” Catch the return of Beer & Politics featuring City Manager Pat West on the panel discussing “all things bikes.” B&P takes place at Nino’s Italian Restaurant, 3853 Atlantic, beginning at 6:30pm.
“Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go…” or at least the Knolls Ranger will do so on February 5 at the Bixby Knolls First Fridays event. “Universal Love” will be the theme woven throughout the participating venues this month.
Bixby Knolls welcomes their "official superhero" the Knolls Ranger. photos by Thom Wasper
Creative firm Smolarcorp and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association are introducing the “Knolls Ranger,” the official Superhero of Bixby Knolls.