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5th Annual BikeFest: Downtown Hosts the Party at The Finish Line


On Saturday May 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) will host the 5th Annual BikeFest at the official finish line of the Tour of Long Beach, a Miller Children’s Hospital fundraiser. This free family-friendly event will honor Long Beach’s rich bicycling history and the city’s famous vintage collecting culture with a vintage bike exhibit, bike + fashion show, bike contest and live swing bands.

19th Long Beach Crawfish Festival at Rainbow Lagoon, July 28th – 29th

at Rainbow Lagoon

It’s the 19th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival. Serving seasoned Cajun Crawfish dinners, prepared to mouth-watering perfection by Bristol Farms. Live entertainment mixes Cajun, Brazilian, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style jazz and blues music.

Long Beach Mardi Gras Returns to Rainbow Harbor

Mardi Gras returns to Rainbow Harbor

A rollicking Long Beach tradition returns Saturday, February 18, 2012 as Long Beach Mardi Gras once again invades Rainbow Harbor! Enjoy an afternoon of live music, food and drink specials, and the wildest annual parade to hit the shores of Long Beach!

Home at the Long Beach Jazz Festival With Everette Harp and Michael Franks

long beach jazz festival

The Long Beach Jazz Festival filled Rainbow Harbor with music. The annual Long Beach Jazz Festival always delivers as a brief holiday, a respite, one last mini vacation with extended family before the end of summer. This year the tradition continued and all the elements came together; an exquisite summer day by Rainbow Lagoon followed by the full moon’s magnetic glow that evening blending with the live music’s energy.

Original Lobster Festival Signals the End of Sea Festival 2011

Original Lobster Festival Signals the End of Sea Festival 2011

The 2011 Original Long Beach Lobster Festival, Fri., Sat. and Sun., September 9 thru 11 in Rainbow Lagoon, will help add a delicious touch to the waning summer season. The Lobster Festival, 2011 Long Beach Sea Festival event, will highlight three days of feasting on tons of fresh Maine lobster, steamed in the world’s largest cooker and served by Bristol Farms master chefs.

Long Beach Jazz Festival Returns Aug. 12th – 14th

Brian Cullbertson

Brian Cullbertson One of Southern California’s longest running and eagerly anticipated annual music events, the Long Beach Jazz Festival brings music lovers from around the world –year after year- with its always dynamic blend of sounds and unique coastal venue offering relaxation for every generation.

The Battle Is On For Summer And Music’s (SAM) Third Annual Battle of the Tribute Bands


On Saturday, June 18, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., five of Southern California’s most respected tribute bands will perform in head–to–head competition for $3,500 in cash prizes and tribute fame at Summer And Music’s (SAM) third annual Battle of the Tribute Bands.

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