September 3rd-8th, 2019
Summer is coming to a close and Halloween is almost 2 months away. What is there to do in the mean time?! Long Beach Home Living and ExploreLongBeach have you covered! Check out our 5 favorite activities this week and be sure to come back every week for more fun events!
FREE FAMILY STORY TIME
Wednesday September 4th from 9:30am-10am
Head to GIGIL’s FREE Story Time this Wednesday! This class is a 30-minute family circle time that will include fun activities such as parachute play, bubbles, rhythm sticks, songs and games. They will be reading a few stories each week of a specific theme. This is a great opportunity to have fun with your kiddos and also connect with other moms! Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-ins will be accommodated based upon availability.
*Although this is a free class, they kindly ask that if you are unable to attend that you cancel your reservation to allow space for other families to sign up.
BEACH FRONT ROLLER DISCO
Thursday September 5th from 5 pm – 8 pm
It’s a beach front roller disco party at Bayshore and Ocean! (Address: 14 54th Place, Long Beach 90803) Watch the sun set as you coast along to summer jams with your besties! There will be roller skate lessons/practice from 5-6 pm and from 6-8 will be the roller disco! This event is open to all ages and all wheels. It’s $5 to get in and another $5 to rent skates if you need them. (They don’t have all sizes so it’s best to reserve them asap. Send your shoe size to MissMimiMasher@gmail.com and they will put a pair on hold!)
Friday September 6th from 6 pm – 9 pm
Get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights! You will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase. Shark Lagoon Nights are weather-dependent and can be canceled due to inclement weather. Only Shark Lagoon is open and available for guests during these free events.
LONG BEACH LOBSTER FESTIVAL
Friday September 6th from 5 pm – 10 pm, Saturday September 7th from 12 pm – 10 pm, and Sunday September 8th from 12 pm – 10 pm
The Long Beach Lobster Fest is this weekend at Rainbow Lagoon! This will be its 23rd year of providing Fresh Live Maine Lobster, prepared to mouth-watering perfection in the World’s Largest Cooker. You can dance away the calories to a variety of popular artists throughout the day on the dance floor, enjoy tasty eats in the food court, kick back in the VIP Lounge, take a Free Souvenir E-Photo, check out the Arts & Crafts booths, catch some sports action at the Live Sports Tent, explore the live reptile exhibit, sip on adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks — infamous Signature drink “Screaming Lobster” and Margaritas), and sing a tune at the Karaoke Lounge with a Live Band (Fri. & Sat. night). There is something for everyone, including kids, Magic Show (as seen on America’s Got Talent), Face Painting, Games and Inflatable Bounces. There are tables and chairs to sit in, but you are also welcome to bring your own folding chairs or a blanket to lie on the grass. Children 12 and under are free with purchase of an adult ticket. No outside food or drink except for one unopened bottle of water per person. Also, no pets except for service animals. Check out their website for more info and follow them on social media to be the first to buy tickets to next year’s Lobsterfest!
BELMONT SHORE 30TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW
Sunday September 9th from 9 am – 3 pm
Come down to 2nd Street this Sunday for the 30th Annual Belmont Shore Car Show! 2nd street will be closed off to allow the public to walk the street and admire over 450 Classic cars! This free event is great for all ages and will also include local vendors with food, drinks, and merchandise for sale. All of 2nd Street’s restaurants and stores will be open during this event as well. We recommend public transportation or walking because 2nd Street will be completely closed to any vehicles not on displa,y and parking in the surrounding areas can be tricky! Check out their website to learn more and follow them on social media for more Belmont Shore events, including info on next year’s Car Show!