“CHILL” at the Queen Mary
November 23, 2016-January 8, 2017
See the dome converted into a giant igloo and become the Ice Kingdom, an awe-inspiring exhibit featuring larger-than-life ice creations that tower 2.5 stories tall and use more than two million pounds of ice. CHILL also offers outdoor ice tubing, an ice skating rink and Holiday Village.
34th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
December 3, 2016 at 6 p.m.
More than 100 entries include bands, homemade floats and Santa Claus. This year’s theme is “A Candy Land Christmas”.
34th Annual Parade of 1,000 Lights
December 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Shoreline Yacht Club presents the 34th Annual Parade of 1,000 Lights. Best place to view the decorated vessels will be at Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor and from the Queen Mary.
Naples Island Boat Parade
December 17, 2016
This annual parade is held in the canals of Naples Island. View a spectacular display of decorated boats as they sail through the charming canals.
New Year’s Eve on Pine Avenue
December 31, 2016
Make your plans now to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Long Beach! With a family friendly celebration at the waterfront and the traditional New Year’s Eve Pine Avenue, Downtown Long Beach is the ideal place to ring in the New Year.
Whale Watching Through March
Observe the annual migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from the arctic to the warm lagoons of Baja, California.
27th Annual Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition & International Dance Festival
February 18-19, 2017
Competition will feature vendors, dance work-shops, celebrity judge shows and competitions.
Queen Mary Scotsfest
February 18 & 19, 2017
Pipe bands, highland dancing, parades, competitions, exhibits and performances along with Scottish food and drinks.
March 27 – April 2, 2017
Don’t miss this International, world-class yachting event.
March 31 – April 1, 2017
With a high-speed entry and very tight spacing between the cars and walls, there is no room for mistakes, making the opening round of the Formula DRIFT season one of the most exciting drift events of the year.
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
April 7-9, 2017
Dubbed the largest street race in the country, come see race cars reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour while zipping through the streets of downtown Long Beach. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the largest event in the city drawing in a crowd of around 170,000 spectators.
Tour of Long Beach
May 13, 2017
Check out one of the premiere bicycle fundraising events on the West Coast as the Tour of Long Beach supports pediatric cancer research at Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach.
Long Beach Pride Festival & Parade
May 20 & 21, 2017
The Long Beach Pride is the second largest event in the city and one of the largest Pride events in the country. With about 100,000 participants, the two day event features more than 250 marching groups and floats representing various religious, governmental, sponsor and social organizations.
The 85th Annual Long Beach Sea Festival
Dozens of waterside events including: kids sailing competitions, the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival and the Great Sand Sculpture event.
July 3rd Big Bang on the Bay
July 3, 2017
Celebrate Independence Day early! Enjoy a family style barbeque and live music. Fireworks will go off over Alamitos Bay at 9 p.m. Visit our website for more complete details on dinner and packages.
August 5 – 13, 2017
A one week dining event showcasing Long Beach restaurants! Held annually, Dine LBC features value-oriented three course menus from dozens of Long Beach’s best restaurants in twelve unique neighborhoods throughout the city.
30th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival
August 11, 12 & 13, 2017
Take top jazz artists of the year, set them atop a grassy knoll in a beautiful lagoon and you’ve got the Long Beach Jazz Festival. You’ll also find a wonderful variety of food, displays of art and much more.
69th Annual Catalina Ski Race
August 12, 2017
See 110 super boats racing between Long Beach
and Catalina Island. 8 a.m.
Annual Grecian Festival
September 2 – 4, 2017
Labor Day Weekend
Enjoy authentic Greek food, game booths and entertainment. Hours: Noon–9 p.m., all three days.
New Blues Festival
September 2 – 3, 2017
The New Blues Festival features top headliners. The Festival will be located at El Dorado Regional Park, 7550 East Spring Street.
E Hula Mau (Hula Festival)
September 2 – 4, 2017
A three-day Hula event at the Terrace Theater and Seaside Meeting rooms.
28th Annual Belmont Car Show
September 10, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The largest one-day car show on the West Coast attracts car enthusiasts from around the world.
JetBlue Long Beach Marathon
October 6-8, 2017
Course runs along the waterfront a vast majority of the time and a half marathon course that’s strictly beachfront property. Take part in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Bike Tour, Wheelchair Marathon or 5k run.
Queen Mary Dark Harbor
September – October, 2017
Explore mazes filled with Monsters, Maniacs and Mutants aboard a 1930s ocean liner, The Queen Mary. Add raging dance parties with live bands for an October celebration of the macabre.
Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
More than 550 dogs dressed in Halloween costumes will parade along the sidewalks of Belmont Shore.