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DLBA Signature Events

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is pleased to present the 2015 Signature Events Calendar.  There is a lot in store for 2015, including the popular Taste of Downtown series, Summer and Music (SAM), BikeFest of Long Beach, and the stand-out the Promenade Beer & Wine Festival; just to name a few.  With the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the outline of the Downtown skyline, Downtown Long Beach is the perfect venue for events such as these.  Whether you enjoy music, dining, beer & wine tasting, biking, or just supporting your local businesses, Downtown Long Beach has something for everyone in 2015.

Click here to download the complete DLBA 2015 Signature Events Calendar.



New Year’s Eve

12/31/2014 - 1/1/2015
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Downtown Long Beach will celebrate the New Year with a high-energy street party on Pine Avenue with 10 outdoor bars and 3 stages with a big headliner to be announced October 10th. Tickets will go on-sale October 10th for $25 pre-sale and $35 at the gate. A family friendly event with fireworks at 9pm will take place at the Waterfront beginning at 5pm.


Celebrate Downtown

2/19/2015 - 2/19/2015
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The DLBA’s Celebrate Downtown 2015 will take place on Thursday, February 19th. The event will laud the accomplishments made in Downtown this past year and honor those who have worked to make Downtown successful. This evening event mixer is free and will feature live entertainment, recognition of contributions within the Downtown community, and the Spirit of Downtown Award. The DLBA hopes you will join us as we work together to build and strengthen Downtown Long Beach.
The event is free, but space is limited and an RSVP is required. Please email or call 562-436-4259.


Taste of Downtown (East Village)

3/18/2015 - 3/19/2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The first of a three part series. Experience unique flair of the East Village is displayed through art and music while Downtown restaurants serve up sample-sized portions of signature dishes. The event takes place on back-to-back nights.


Thunder Thursday

6:30 PM - 10 PM
Thunder Thursday is the official kick-off event for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Pine Avenue comes alive with a daredevil motorcycle stunt show, freestyle motocross demonstrations, a professional pit stop competition featuring celebrity drivers, static race car displays, driver autographs, live music and more.


Downtown Long Beach Bike Fest

1 PM - 10 PM
Bike Fest celebrates the bike-friendliness of Long Beach and 2015 will continue to promote a new spin on the event including a Crit course and Gold Sprints from the stage. Bike enthusiasts and can enjoy the competitive elements or kick-back in the Beachwood & Friends craft beer garden with live music, vintage bikes, vendor village and more.


Taste of Downtown (Pine Avenue)

6/3/2015 - 6/4/2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The second of a three part series. Taste of Downtown moves to the heart of Downtown, where restaurants serve up sample-sized portions of signature dishes, and live music echoes through the streets. The event takes place on back-to-back nights.


Summer and Music (S.A.M.)

6/27/2015 - 6/27/2015
Various Start Times
The Summer And Music (SAM) series kicks off a full season in June, of outdoor concerts to the streets of Downtown. June 27 - 720 Pine / July 18- Bicycle Drive In / August 1 - Twisted at the Pike / Sept 5 - Buskerfest


Taste of Downtown (Waterfront)

8/26/2015 - 8/27/2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The final event of the Taste of Downtown series. Guests will enjoy the best view in town along with signature cuisines from Downtown restaurants and live music.The Taste of Downtown features sample-sized portions of their signature dishes. The event takes place on back-to-back nights.


Promenade Beer & Wine Festival

6pm - 10pm
The Downtown Long Beach Associates invites you to the Promenade Beer & Wine Festival, on Saturday, October 10 from 6pm -10pm. The event will celebrate the growth of wine bars and craft beer brewed, served and savored in Downtown Long Beach.Located on the Promenade, Downtown Long Beach’s culinary and craft beer hot-spot, is home of Beachwood BBQ & Brewery, The Stave, Congregation Ale House, Michael’s Pizzeria; and the site of the festival featuring food pairings, live local bands and beer & wine tasting with souvenir tasting glass.