Mardi Gras is Here in Long Beach 2017
LONG BEACH MARDI GRAS returns on Saturday February 25, 2017 toShoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor! One of the largest annual free community events in Long Beach, California, #MardiGrasLB invites you to join thousands of cheering revelers as Shoreline Village hosts an afternoon of music, art, festivities, and more, as folks of all ages dress up, dance, and make merry along Long Beach’s beautiful Rainbow Harbor! Activities run from 12pm – 5pm!
Of course, the highlight of our annual family-friendly celebration is our Long Beach Mardi Gras PARADE!! Parade starts at 3pm in front of Long Beach’s legendary Aquarium of the Pacific! Dancers, stilt walkers, mimes, clowns, musicians – all are welcome! Participation is FREE!! Let us know you’re coming by signing up for the Parade at www.longbeachmardigras.com!
Every year we crown a new King and Queen, and this year we’re excited to honor:
King Brian Addison
Winner of the Los Angeles Press Club’s award for Journalist of the Year for his work at the Long Beach Post and Longbeachzine, Brian Addison’s name has become synonymous with impactful journalism in Long Beach. After serving as editor of Long Beach Post from 2011 – 2014, Brian served as Communications Manager for Downtown Long Beach Associates, and ultimately launched his own marketing company, Addison Communications, this past December. A vocal lover of all things Long Beach, and dedicated volunteer with organizations that address issues ranging from human rights, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS services, and economic development, Brian has received Recognition from Mayor Robert Garcia and Senator Ricardo Lara for his many contributions to his beloved community of Long Beach.
Queen Jeannine Pearce
A CSULB alumna, Jeannine Pearce took her passions for civic duty and social activism all the way to her current position as Long Beach City Councilor for the 2nd District. Jeannine has served as Public Policy Director of the Los Angeles for a New Economy (LAANE), where she campaigned in the front line to ensure the rights of hotel workers; Steering Committee Member of both Building Healthy Communities Long Beach and Housing Long Beach; and co-founded the LGBTQ-Labor Alliance, along with Long Beach’s Porter Gilberg and Gerrie Schipski, and famed civil rights activist Cleve Jones. Jeannine has received several Recognitions, including Steward of the Second District (2015), the Go Long Beach Award (2014), the Women’s Democratic Study Club’s Betty Karnette Community Activist Award (2013), and Long Beach Post’s “40 Under 40” (2013). In June of 2016, Jeannine was a candidate in one of Long Beach’s tightest and most fiery City Council races – and emerged victorious, currently serving our community in City Hall.
PLUS, join us at our Grandstand on the grass just north of Yardhouse as this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies Jewels Long Beach announces our Parade participants throughout the parade!
SPONSOR THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!
Want to get your brand or name in front of thousands of Long Beach revelers? Email the Mardi Gras team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about how your business can participate in this year’s Festival and Parade!
More info to come as we line up new surprises and activities to make this our biggest Mardi Gras celebration yet! Save the date, and don’t forget to sign up for the Parade at www.longbeachmardigras.com
Laissez les bon temps rouler!!
We thank the following sponsors for their support in making this free community event possible!
Port of Long Beach
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
The Frida Cinema
The Current Living
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Movies on the Beach – Belmont Shore & Naples Island – Long Beach
What a great idea to enjoy a movie on the beach with family & friends. This is truly a lifestyle worth living. Come on out and enjoy our great weather.
Alfredo’s Beach Clubs “Moonlight Movies on the Beach” &
Movies at Mom’s Beach House
New Season Starts Saturday June 21, 2014
and runs through September 9, 2014
Movies are FREE and there is plenty of FREE PARKING.
Dinner, Snacks and Popcorn available for purchase.
Movies on the Beach Start at Dusk (approx. 8 p.m.)
Movie Screenings Start June 21, 2014 and run through September 9, 2014
Naples Island Location – 5825 E Appian Way, LB 90803:
Saturday June 21st – Movies at Mom’s
Saturday July 12th – Movies at Mom’s
Friday August 8th – Movies at Mom’s
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Saturday September 6th – Movies at Mom’s
Belmont Shore Location – 5101 E Ocean Blvd, LB 90803:
Tuesday July 1st – Granada Beach
Tuesday July 15th – Granada Beach
Tuesday July 22nd – Granada Beach
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Tuesday July 29th – Granada Beach
Tuesday August 5th – Granada Beach
The Wizard of OZ
Tuesday August 12th – Granada Beach
Tuesday August 19th – Granada Beach
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tuesday August 26th – Granada Beach
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Tuesday September 2nd –Granada Beach
Tuesday September 9th –Granada Beach
Latin American Festival 2013
Downtown Long Beach
5th Annual Latin American Festival returns to Downtown Long Beach on Saturday, September 7, in a new location. Co-produced by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the event will take place on Historic Old Pine Avenue at 7th Street from 5pm – 10pm.
The evening’s festivities will include live performances from acclaimed bands La Santa Cecilia and Raul Pacheco Y Los Dragones de Cumbia. La Santa Cecilia is a Los Angeles based music group that has performed with music legends like Elvis Costello and is known for their modern hybrid of Latin rhythms and rock and roll. Raul Pacheco Y Los Dragones de Cumbia was formed by Ozomatli front man Raul Pacheco and is known for its lively and danceable Cumbia sound.
Numerous vendors selling hand-made clothing and original artwork, a beer and margarita bar provided by Agave’s, interactive opportunities, health & wellness information and authentic Latin Cuisine will also be featured at the event. Live music and dance performances will take place throughout the night on two stages and a children’s activity area will feature a variety of activities geared to younger guests. The Arts Council for Long Beach will provide piñata making and dance classes in the A Lot, located on the west side of Pine Avenue, just south of 7th Street.
Long Beach has so much to offer its residents and visitors. If you or your family or friends are looking to move to a city that offers events throughout the year, great neighborhoods, beautiful communities, award winning schools and beautiful homes then Long Beach is for you. We are centrally located South of Los Angeles and North of Orange County. We offer miles of beaches and bike paths. Call us for more information today. Hablamos Espanol.
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