September 17th-21st, 2019
Does anyone else feel like September is flying by? It seems like it was just Labor Day! September in SoCal is always a unique time. The rest of the country seems fall-ready, but we’re getting hit with another heat wave. It makes it hard to decide on a mood! Am I looking to go to the beach or decorate for Halloween?! Whatever your mood, we have another list of events for you this week! And don’t forget to check back weekly for the best events, brought to you by ExploreLongBeach and Long Beach Home + Living!
LONG BEACH HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
Tuesday September 17th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
One of my favorite things about Long Beach is the diversity. And because of this diversity, we also have a variety of rich cultural traditions in each of our communities. It is important to embrace and celebrate our cultural commonalities and differences.
Join Mayor Robert Garcia and Council member Roberto Uranga for the City of Long Beach’s 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Civic Center Plaza. The festivities will begin at 3:30pm, prior to the September 17th, 2019 City Council meeting. Their office would like to invite us all to come out and partake in the celebration. Enjoy some delicious food and live entertainment. We hope to see you there!
LONG BEACH DRUM CIRCLE – WAXING CRESCENT MOON
Tuesday September 17th from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
In our family, late nights are okay every once in a while, especially for a unique event like a drum circle! Every Tuesday night, Long Beach Drum Circle meets for drumming, dancing, meditating, making music, and making memories.
All hand-drums and percussion instruments are welcome.
To get to the drum circle, follow Junipero Ave towards the beach, cross Ocean Ave, go down the hill to the beach parking lot (FREE parking after 8pm), turn LEFT at stop sign. They gather at the end of the seawall/sidewalk/parking lot where the parking ends and the beach starts.
Stairs connecting the bluff to the beach are located east of the museum and at Molino Ave.
They have extra drums and percussion instruments. This is a public event and all ages are welcome!
LIVE AFTER 5 SEPTEMBER
Thursday September 19th from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Is it already the third Thursday of the month?! Live After 5 is a Downtown Long Beach Alliance sponsored event taking place on the Third Thursday of every month from 5pm – 9pm. This is a FREE family and pet-friendly event that showcases downtown neighborhoods, and brings live music, art, and entertainment! Hop on the free trolley or big red bus and explore Downtown Long Beach!
Live After 5 begins at The Loop. You can find music, beer, and food trucks here. From there, you can wander around on foot or take the free trolley to get to other participating businesses and take advantage of special Live After 5 deals! Check out the lineup for The Loop below, and visit the Live After 5 website for more info! Don’t forget to follow them on social media to be the first to hear about upcoming Live After 5 events and themes!
The Loop (Pine + Ocean)
Music: 5pm – 7pm Justina Beth-El
Music: 7pm – 9pm She Wears Black featuring Shy Buy Fly and The All Stars
Live Art By: Alepsis Hernandez, Kyra Art, and Sergio Espino
Sweets by Ladie Kakes
Savory by The Breakers Roadshow Food Truck
Pop Up by The Salt Lounge
Pop Up by Arts Council for Long Beach
THE QUEEN MARY NIGHT MARKET
Friday September 20th from 6 pm – 12 am
The Queen Mary Night Market is this Friday! The Queen Mary Night Market is an outdoor celebration of Southern California’s diverse food and art scene, held for one night at the Queen Mary Events Park.
Dine and shop by the ship for just $7. This Night Market will feature dozens of popular food trucks and local vendors, selling a range of goods such as jewelry, fashion, art, and more!
With the Queen Mary as the backdrop, a live DJ will be spinning a mix of hip hop, salsa, and reggae music. You won’t want to miss this unique event!
OKTOBERFEST AT STEELCRAFT
Saturday September 21st from 12 pm – 8 pm
Fall is in the air! Oktoberfest is back at Steelcraft! This is their Third Annual Oktoberfest event, and it’s going to be the biggest event yet! What to expect:
– New and exclusive beer releases
– Additional beer stations plus an outside beer garden in the parking lot
– Craft foods with a special themed menu
– Outdoor games for all ages
- A costume contest
- Live music with fun Oktoberfest tunes
This event is for all ages and admission is completely free. You must be 21+ to drink beer, but the games and entertainment are for everyone!
Stay tuned for Smog City Brewing + Smog City Bixby Knolls to announce their exclusive beers over the coming weeks.
Free customer parking available across the street at 3737 Long Beach Blvd. Check out Steelcraft’s website to learn more, and don’t forget to follow their social channels! There will be tons of events in the coming months and you won’t want to miss them!