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Entertainment & Events in Long Beach, California

Tickets

  • I Need A Miracle Tickets
    2642 North Los Coyotes Diagonal
    Long Beach, CA 90815
    562-425-3322
    I Need A Miracle Tickets provides the best for concerts, Lakers, Clippers, Angels, and Dodgers tickets. more

  • Box Office at Legends
    5236 East Second Street
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    562-756-3159
    This is the place to purchase tickets for concers, sporting events, live theatre and more. They offer free delivery and are open 24 hours a day. more

Special Events

  • Big Blast Weekend
    Located on the Queen Mary
    562-435-3511
    This four day extravaganza takes place in early July and it features a spectacular fireworks show and a carnival with many rides and amusements.

  • Belmont Car Show
    Post Office Box 3723
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    Belmont Shore
    562-434-3066
    This September event brings in more than 70,000 people each year. This is the largest one day car show on the east coast and features hundreds of classic cars for viewing.

Cinema

  • Edwards Long Beach 26
    7501 Carson Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90808
    562-429-3321
    First-class movies and critically acclaimed films are shown at this cinema that also features comfortable seating and a large concession stand. more

  • UA Marketplace 6
    6601 Pacific Coast Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    562-865-8989
    Comfortable seating and a large concession stand complements first-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films shown at this cinema. more

Night Life

  • Blue Cafe
    210 The Promenade
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-893-7111
    An authentic tavern and roadhouse that is often referred to as "the home of the blues in downtown Long Beach."

  • Observation Bar
    1126 Queens Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-435-3511
    This chic Art Deco bar provides live entertainment, dancing, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and panoramic views of the city and waterfront.

  • Shannon's Bay Shore Irish American Bar
    5335 East Second Street
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    562-433-5901
    This neighborhood cocktail bar offers pool tables, HD Plasma screen TVs and world famous BBQ sandwiches. All of this is served up in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

  • Basement Ultra Lounge
    149 Linden Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-9019090
    Located in an historical building in the East Village, this spot is the only underground lounge in Long Beach. Enjoy an incredible decor while sipping from the world class Martini bar or dancing to live entertainment or DJ music. more

  • Cave 49
    49 South Pine Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-590-5000
    This 7,200 square foot venue offers incredible food and exciting nightlife. more

  • Cohiba
    110 Broadway
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-491-5220
    Located downtown, this elegant hot spot offers specialty martinis, fine cigars, challenging pool games in a sophisticated lounge and dancing in the nightclub area. You are sure to enjoy your night out at Cohiba. more

  • Joe Jost's Tavern
    2803 East Anaheim Street
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    562-439-5446
    Opened in 1924 as a neighborhood barber shop, this busines continues today by serving up delicious beer and sandwiches and offering snooker, billiards, shuffleboard and a just plain friendly atmosphere. more

  • Bottoms Up Tavern
    1739 East Artesia Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90805
    562-900-9370
    Bottoms Up is a neighborhood bar with a great vibe for watching sports. Plus, they have pool & dart tournaments. more

  • Baddeley's Pourhouse
    3348 East Broadway
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    562-439-7220
    Baddeley's Pourhouse is a high energy sports pub with amazing HD TVs and a friendly staff. The bar and grill offers hot dogs, chili, pickled eggs and popcorn. They offer daily specials and events. more

  • Harvelle's
    201 East Broadway Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-239-3700
    Harvelle's Live Entertainment brings you some of the best in blues and jazz in Long Beach.  more

Concerts & Performances

  • Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
    555 East Ocean Boulevard, Suite 106
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    5620-436-3203
    This professional 83-member orchestra performs seven Classics and four Symphony POPS! concerts each season. more

  • Shoreline Jam
    1126 Queens Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    The Queen Mary
    949-735-0707
    Pepper and The Dirty Heads will headline the 4th annual Shoreline Jam festival two-day event. The 2014 Shoreline Jam is pleased to welcome back reggae favorites, J Boog and The Aggrolites, along with first-time Shoreline Jam performances from world artists Collie Buddz, The Grouch & Eligh, The Simpkin Project, Brewfish and Jet West. more

  • Long Beach Opera
    100 West Broadway
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-439-2580
    Founded in 1979, this opera theater company presents unconventional works from classical to modern genres. They are national renowned for operatic excellence and innovation in musical theatre. more

Plays & Productions

  • International City Theatre
    300 Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90832
    562-495-4595
    This professional, award-winning theatre performs innovative productions, world dramas, and numerous premieres. more

  • California Repertory Company
    213 Broadway
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Located at CA State Univ. Long Beach Campus
    562-432-1818
    An award-winning theatre company that presents the best in contemporary drama in a state-of-the-art intimate theatre. more

  • Long Beach Playhouse
    5021 Anaheim Street
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    562-494-1014
    This playhouse provides quality theatrical entertainment with provocative productions 50 weeks a year. more

  • Musical Theatre West
    4350 East Seventh Street
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    562-856-1999
    If you enjoy musical theatre, this company is sure to please. They are committed to bringing the best of Broadway to Long Beach with world renowned hits and lesser known musicals. more

  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
    6200 Atherton Street
    Long Beach, CA 90815
    562-985-7000
    Located at Long Beach State University, this center boasts 1,065 seats and fills them regularly for events such as contemporary dance, children's film and entertainment and both large and small theatre performances. more

  • Garage Theatre, The
    251 East Seventh Street
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    562-433-8337
    This talented ensemble produces forgotten or overlooked works and strives to take artistic risks and expose audiences to a diverse body of work. more

  • Globe of America, The
    1126 Queens Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-499-6638
    A unique setting offering professional Shakespeare productions and Children's theatre aboard the Queen Mary. more

  • All American Melodrama Theater and Music Hall
    429 Shoreline Village Drive
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-495-5900
    The All American Melodrama invites you to join them for some "Old Fashioned" fun. Ragtime piano tunes fill the air of this Victorian style theater, that features comfortable seats and cozy cabaret tables. You will be doubled over with laughter, as the comical troupe of professional actors present classic melodramas, movie satires, improv comedy shows,and holiday themed extravaganzas. The whole family can share in the Melodramatic fun as they cheer the hero, boo the villain, and sing along. The theater's entertainment line up also includes "late night," improv comedy shows performed by their resident group of talented improvisers, and small, intimate concerts featuring some of the areas best musical acts. There is an in house pub featuring a variety of food and drink. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Kaleidoscope Festival
    Located on Campus of Cal State Long Beach
    562-985-5252
    Held each April, this family fun festival features music, games, food, and entertainment.

  • Juneteenth Celebration
    Located at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
    562-570-4405
    This event takes place in June and it features dozens of concerts, art exhibits, theatrical productions, speakers, and many more activities that highlight and celebrate African American culture.

  • Grecian Festival by the Sea
    5761 East Colorado Street
    Long Beach, CA 90814
    Located at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
    562-494-8929
    This annual three day festival takes place each September and it offers authentic Greek food, a children's area, a game booth, and plenty of entertainment.

  • Shipwreck
    Located on the Queen Mary
    562-435-3511
    A one month long Halloween terror-fest that features seven haunted mazes, live DJ entertainment, and a dance party every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. more

  • International Sea Festival
    Located in Downtown Long Beach
    562-570-8920
    Happening during the month of September, this month long series of aquatics-oriented events is fun for the entire family, from toddlers to seniors.

  • Pier Daze Seafood and Pirate Festival
    5411 Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    Held at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
    562-434-1542
    A two-day event featuring fresh seafood, a pirate show, live music, a beach bbq, fun zone, classic woody show, the Pacific Open Water Swim and 5k run challenge, a beer garden, arts and craft vendors and more. more

  • Long Beach Jazz Festival
    3505 Long Beach Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90807
    562-424-0013
    A popular event in Southern California, this festival takes place in a great outdoor setting, near a lagoon and offers entertainment by some of the biggest names in jazz. There is also a wide array of displays including art, food and much more. more

  • E Hula Mau Hula Festival
    300 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Long Beach Convention Center
    909-930-3994
    This three day festival, held each September, celebrates all things hula with solo performances and competitions. There is also a Hawaiian arts and crafts fair, various workshops and lots of Hawaiian music. more

  • Chocolate Festival
    Post Office Box 3723
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    Belmont Shore
    562-434-3066
    A family friendly festival featuring events such as a chocolate pie eating contest, dessert making competitions, live music and of course, lots of sweets to try. more

  • Ragga Muffins Festival
    300 Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Long Beach Arena
    562-436-3661
    Celebrating and promoting awareness for reggae music, this two day event honors Bob Marley's birthday with an extensive line up of talented musicians. This is the largest reggae festival on the west coast. more

  • Belly Dancer of the Universe Dance Festival
    330 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Long Beach Convention Center
    562-433-6615
    President's Day weekend offers the fun and entertainment of this competition and festival dedicated to dancing. Belly Dancer contests for children and adults kick things off and the festivities continue with a fashion bazaar and dance exhibitions. Dance classes are available for all levels at this event promoting family fun. more

  • Long Beach Crawfish Festival
    Shoreline Village Drive
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Rainbow Lagoon
    This annual event at Long Beach's Rainbow Lagoon celebrates Louisiana music, food, and culture with zydeco and Cajun bands and delectable crawfish dishes served by authentic Cajun chefs. Highlights include live entertainment and activities for all ages, carnival games, a parade, Mardi Gras masquerade ball, beach bars, a giant food court, dance floor and lessons, and arts & craft booths. more

  • Brazilian Street Carnaval
    210 The Promenade North
    Long Beach, CA562-508-4504
    The biggest all-Brazilian event on the west coast with bands all day, one Rio-Style parade, one Bahia-Style parade. Brazilian food, craft, product booths, and beer available. more

Seminars & Symposiums

  • Prep Kitchen Essentials
    6459 Pacific Coast Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90803
    562-430-1217
    At this venue, professionals offer one of a kind cooking classes and more. This is a wonderful event for business or team building and great fun for a family.  more

Marathons & 10K Runs

  • Long Beach International City Bank Marathon
    Shoreline Drive
    Long Beach, CA 90808
    562-728-8829
    Each year, more than 15,000 people gather to watch this marathon. The event includes the marathon, half marathon, bike tour and 5k run. The prize package is valued at more than $50,000 and the course is a breathtaking tour of some of the most beautiful areas of Long Beach. more

Sporting Events

  • Congressional Cup
    Located at Long Beach Harbor/Alamitos Bay
    562-598-9401
    This annual seven-day sailing event is held in April and it is one of the oldest and most prestigious Match Racing Events in the world.

  • Amgen Tour of California
    Queens Highway
    Long Beach, CA213-438-8881
    This professional bicycle race features the world's top professional teams racing approximately 650 miles for eight days. Racing will begin in San Francisco and end with a sprint to the finish in Long Beach. The tour raises funds for cancer care and treatment. more

  • Toyota Grand Prix
    3000 Pacific Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90806
    562-981-2600
    In April, this celebrated event offers fun at 200 miles per hour. An 8,000 pound track is built through the city and the world's best drivers put the pedal to the medal to win this coveted title. more

  • Golden League Baseball Team
    4510 East Pacific Coast Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    562-597-9787
    This professional baseball organization hosts games at Blair Field and offers affordable family entertaiment. more

  • Long Beach Ice Dogs
    300 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    562-624-5575
    Professional hockey is perfect for a family event. The Ice Dogs offer 36 exciting home games from October through April and provide quality family fun. more

  • Southern California Golf Show
    300 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Located at the Long Beach Convention Center
    206-367-2420
    Come check out the latest and greatest in golf. Enjoy door pizes, lessons, and demos, also participate in their long drive and putting contests. Great for the whole family. more

Tours

  • Island Express Helicopters
    1175 Queens Highway South
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    310-510-2525
    Offering multiple air tours and charters, this company offers you a great way to spend a day. Leave from an exclusive heliport and see the beautiful California coastline from the air. more

  • Los Angeles Helicopters
    4225 Donald Douglas Drive
    Long Beach, CA 90808
    562-377-0396
    Los Angeles Helicopters services include helicopter flight training lessons at an FAA accredited flight training school, helicopter tours and charters. Whether interested in flying up close to the Hollywood sign or checking out the magnificent Southern California coastline, they have the tour package that can fit your desires and budget.  more

  

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