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April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
April 11 – Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets, 6:00 p.m.
Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets, the free-to-the-public festival that annually marks the start of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend, will have plenty of fun for the entire family.
Presented by the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Thunder Thursday’s activities begin at 6:00 p.m., with NTT IndyCar Series pit stop competitions on Shoreline Drive, west of Pine Ave., taking place at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Tony Carbajal’s stunt motorcycles will wow the crowd at 7:05 p.m. and 8:05 p.m. and the always-exciting freestyle motocross demonstrations will take over Shoreline Drive at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Spectator viewing for these events will be located in and around the three grandstands adjacent to The Pike Outlets at Pine Ave. and Shoreline Drive.
Within The Pike Outlets, fans will enjoy live music and DJs on the stage in the Main Plaza. Food will be available in the Main Plaza, as will, for fans 21 and older, a Beer Garden hosted by the Auld Dubliner.
Car enthusiasts and racing fans will find a classic car show located on The Paseo, with local antique and vintage cars. Meanwhile, race cars will be displayed on Bay Street with professional drivers and crews from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli GT4 America and more signing autographs.
Fans will also have an opportunity to pick up an Acura Grand Prix weekend coupon booklet and a chance to win prizes and special offers with The Pike Outlet’s street team.
Parking for Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets will be available in the Pike Parking structure at Chestnut Place off Ocean Blvd.