Nature Detectives Spring Camp at El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach

MARCH 16 - APRIL 15: Is your child up for the challenge to solve a Nature Center mystery? The City of Long Beach is offering an after school camp program called Nature Detectives, at El Dorado Nature Center for Kindergarten-5th Grade. As detectives, kids will use their observational skills, conduct research, and make new discoveries while exploring the trails.

Dates:
Location:
El Dorado Nature Center 7550 E Spring St., Long Beach, CA
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Cost:
$80

Activate Artesia Blvd. at The Uptown Jazz Festival in Long Beach

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21: Enjoy live music, pop-ups from local businesses, food trucks, a Kids’ Zone, Health Fair, and more! Re-imagine Artesia Boulevard and test out proposed street improvements that make it safer and more enjoyable to walk, bike, and roll along Artesia. 

Dates:
Location:
Artesia Blvd. & Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA
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Howl-o-Ween Storytelling Event at El Dorado Nature Center

OCTOBER 23: Delicious Shivers and Startled Gasps by South Coast Storytellers Guild.  Join them for spooky stories as the sun sets over the Nature Center. Free Event, Parking $8.

Dates:
Location:
El Dorado Nature Center 7550 E Spring St., Long Beach, CA
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Halloween Spookfest with City of Long Beach

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29: Join City of Long Beach at Admiral Kidd Park for trunk or treat, crafts, games and Hocus Pocus movie in the park.

Dates:
Location:
Admiral Kidd Park - Long Beach 2125 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach, CA
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Santa Fishing at El Dorado Park in Long Beach

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2021: Santa is coming to Long Beach to fish at El Dorado East Regional Park. He will be giving away fishy prizes and a big check for $25,000 for the park. Join in on the fun.

Dates:
Location:
El Dorado East Regional Park (Long Beach) 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA
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Easter Egg Hunt in Long Beach

SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Come join in all the fun with a free photo op with the Easter Bunny and search for hidden eggs throughout the park and face painting.

Dates:
Location:
Rotary Centennial Park 1729 Junipero Ave., Long Beach, CA
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Cost:
Free

Spring Camp with City of Long Beach

APRIL 18-22: City of Long Beach will offer in-person day camps at 22 different parks. Youth ages 5-12 will enjoy crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities and more. The fee is $30 for campers attending from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and $50 for those attending from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Location:
Cost:
$30 – $50

Parent & Me Workshop at El Dorado Nature Center

MARCH 9 • APRIL 13 • MAY 11, 2022: Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of stories, nature play, and outdoor exploration.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
El Dorado Nature Center 7550 E Spring St., Long Beach, CA
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Cost:
$20

City of Long Beach Youth Festival

SEPTEMBER 24: Youth ages 10-24 are invited to join the Long Beach Youth Festival to experience performances from local writers, poets, singers, and dancers, interact with organizations serving youth, engage in networking opportunities, and discover a wealth of resources that uplift and inspire!

Dates:
Location:
Lincoln Park - Long Beach Pacific Ave. & W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
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Cost:
Free

Día de los Muertos in Long Beach

NOVEMBER 5: Rainbow Lagoon will transform into a spectacular celebration and street extravaganza with a festive parade, arts and crafts, dance, world-class music and entertainment, and food and drinks.

Dates:
Location:
Rainbow Lagoon 400 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA
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Cost:
Free

Daisy Parade in Long Beach

DECEMBER 10: The parade will return to its historic format this year, and will take place on Saturday, December 10th, at 5pm on Daisy Ave. between PCH and Hill Street.

Dates:
Location:
Daisy Avenue Daisy Avenue and Hill Street, Long Beach
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Cost:
Free

Winter Break Workshop at El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach

DECEMBER 26 - JANUARY 6: Join El Dorado Nature Center for fun and exploration this winter! Each day the children will learn about a different aspect of nature through investigation, hands-on activities, games and crafts.

Dates:
Location:
El Dorado Nature Center 7550 E Spring St., Long Beach, CA
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Cost:
$20

Easter Egg Hunt Adoption Event in Long Beach

APRIL 1: Celebrate Easter at the shelter with Long Beach Animal Care Services. Enjoy music, photos, egg hunt, and Easter egg decorating to bring home or place in the pet's Easter baskets.

Dates:
Location:
Long Beach Animal Care Services 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach
Cost:
Free

Free Summer Kickoff Concert in Long Beach

MAY 26: Start the summer off with a free concert and free kids activities.

Dates:
Location:
El Dorado Park West - Long Beach 2800 Studebaker Road, Long Beach
Cost:
Free

READY Long Beach – Emergency Preparedness Expo

SEPTEMBER 9: READY Long Beach is a family-friendly event where you can check out emergency vehicles on display, learn life-saving tips, watch safety demos, and enjoy food, music, kids rides, prizes, and vendors.

Dates:
Location:
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) 6000 E. Atherton St, Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Día de los Muertos Grand Parade and Festival in Long Beach

NOVEMBER 4: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Día De Los Muertos featuring a grand parade, traditional music, Aztec dancers and Folklorico dancers, and live music performances.

Dates:
Location:
Rainbow Lagoon 400 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA
Cost:
$5 – $10

Free Family Events at Lincoln Park in Long Beach

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER: Join the City of Long Beach for free family events at Lincoln Park. Weekly activities include Tuesday Walking Group, Wednesday Intro to Fitness with Park Equipment, Friday Play Date in the Park, and Friday Come & Dance. Game Night on November 28 and December 21. Movie Night on December 28.

Dates:
Location:
Lincoln Park - Long Beach Pacific Ave. & W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Veterans Day Celebration in Long Beach

NOVEMBER 11: Join the City of Long Beach for a free family-friendly festival featuring a welcome ceremony, veterans recognition ceremony and community resource fair, plus DJ entertainment, live musical performances, Kids Zone, food trucks, giant inflatable obstacle course, historic aircraft flyovers, and community showcases.

Dates:
Location:
Houghton Park - Long Beach 6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Free Youth Fishing Derby at El Dorado Park in Long Beach

NOVEMBER 18: Kids can enjoy outdoor recreation, learn to fish, get expert fishing tips, and have opportunities to win prizes like fishing gear and gift cards. Fishing poles and tackle will be provided to participating youth to use for free during the derby, but youth may also bring their own gear to use.

Dates:
Location:
El Dorado East Regional Park (Long Beach) 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Daisy Lane Parade in Long Beach

DECEMBER 9, 2023: This special neighborhood tradition returns to its historic format this year.

Dates:
Location:
Daisy Avenue Daisy Avenue and Hill Street, Long Beach

Who-ville Winter in Long Beach

DECEMBER 16: Join the City of Long Beach for a joyful who-ville winter event with face painting, outdoor games, crafts, hot cocoa, Santa visit, and raffles.

Dates:
Location:
Silverado Park in Long Beach 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Long Beach

JANUARY 13: The parade kicks off at the intersection of MLK and Anaheim St., followed by a park celebration with performances, health and wellness area, youth area, vendors, and info booths.

Dates:
Location:
Martin Luther King Jr. Park - Long Beach 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

Monarch Day of Action in Long Beach

MARCH 16: Enjoy live music, crafts, and help plant native plants and spread seeds for Monarch butterflies.

Dates:
Location:
Willow Springs Park - Long Beach 2745 Orange Ave., Long Beach, CA
Cost:
Free

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