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The Downtown Long Beach Associates is pleased to present the 2014 Annual Calendar of Events.  There is a lot in store for 2014, including the popular Taste of Downtown series, Summer and Music (SAM), BikeFest of Long Beach, and the new 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 2014.

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New Year’s Eve

12/31/2013 - 1/1/2013
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Downtown Long Beach celebrates New Year’s Eve in style beginning with a family-friendly event at the waterfront featuring live music, a magician, balloon artist, a trackless train and a ten-minute fireworks preview show. The party continues on Pine Avenue with a festive adult celebration and concert taking up two city blocks.

 



Celebrate Downtown

2/13/2014 - 2/13/2014
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The DLBA’s Celebrate Downtown 2014 will take place on Thursday, February 13th. 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 info@dlba.org or call 562-436-4259.

 



Taste of Downtown (East Village)

3/12/2014 - 3/13/2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Taste of Downtown features some of Downtown’s finest restaurants serving up sample-sized portions of their signature dishes. The event takes place on back-to-back nights.

 



Thunder Thursday

4/10/2014
6:30 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

5/3/2014
3pm
Bike Fest celebrates the bike-friendliness of Long Beach and 2014 will feature a new spin on the event including a new Crit, a City Cross obstacle 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.

 



Summer and Music (S.A.M.)

6/1/2014 - 6/1/2014
Various Start Times
The Summer And Music (SAM) series kicks off a full season in June, of outdoor concerts to the streets of Downtown. Highlights include fan favorites- FunkFest, Buskerfest and much more!

 



Taste of Downtown (Pine Avenue)

6/4/2014 - 6/5/2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Taste of Downtown features some of Downtown’s finest restaurants serving up sample-sized portions of their signature dishes. The event takes place on back-to-back nights

 



Taste of Downtown (Waterfront)

9/17/2014 - 9/18/2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Taste of Downtown features some of Downtown’s finest restaurants serving up sample-sized portions of their signature dishes. The event takes place on back-to-back nights.

 



Promenade Beer & Wine Festival

10/11/2014
5pm - 10pm
The Downtown Long Beach Associates is presenting the Promenade Beer & Wine Festival on Saturday, October 11 from 5pm -10pm. The event will celebrate the growth of wine bars and craft beer brewed, sold and savored in Downtown Long Beach. The newly completed 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.