DLBA Signature Events

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is pleased to present its 2018 Signature Events, which are always free and open to the public. We strive to create special events that appeal to a wide array of audiences and hope that residents, businesses, and visitors alike all come out to enjoy them! With the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the outline of the skyline, Downtown Long Beach is the perfect venue for events. Whether you enjoy music, dining, or supporting local businesses, Downtown Long Beach has something for everyone.

New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront

Date: December 31, 2018 | 5pm-10:30pm
Location: Waterfront – The Rainbow Harbor
Price: Free

This free family-friendly celebration runs from 5PM-10:30PM at Rainbow Harbor. Then at 9 p.m., the sky will light up for an East Coast countdown with a fireworks spectacular from Rainbow Harbor’s lighthouse peninsula!
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Celebrate Downtown

Date: Thursday, March 29  | 5pm-9pm
Location: The Streets
Price: Free

Celebrate Downtown recognizes the accomplishments made in DTLB and honors those who have made them possible. This evening mixer will feature live entertainment, recognition of the community’s contributions to DTLB, and the Spirit of Downtown Awards that will honor those who have served our community and embody the dedication, love and fortitude of great leaders. This is a free event for the public and is kid-friendly
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Taste of Downtown Series

Dates: Various | 6pm – 10pm
Location: East Village, Pine Avenue, and Waterfront
Price: Free Admission and $1 per Tasting Ticket

Taste of Downtown showcases Downtown’s culinary culture, where restaurants throughout DTLB come to a single place to offer patrons sample-sized portions of some of their best dishes, taking place in April, June and August in different Downtown LB locations – East Village Arts District, Pine Avenue, and the Waterfront.
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Summer and Music

Dates: June – September
Price: Free

Three-time winner of OC Weekly’s “Best Music Festival,” Summer and Music utilizes the talent and creativity of numerous DTLB businesses and artists in the name of showcasing outstanding local and regional acts at distinctly unique outdoor venues throughout the city’s core. Kicking off in June, the free and all ages events have included 720 Pine, Bicycle Drive-In, Dancin’ in the Streets, Twisted at the Pike, Shugazi, Buskerfest and more!
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Live After Five

Live After 5 is a Downtown Long Beach Alliance sponsored event taking place on the Third Thursday of every month from 5pm – 9pm. The monthly event is a free, family and pet-friendly event that will rotate through the downtown districts, bringing live music, art activations, entertainment and opportunities for community engagement throughout.

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