Affordable Summer Fun in Long Beach
Summer in Long Beach is packed with lots of low-cost or free activities for the whole family. From concerts and outdoor movies to relaxing at the beach or park, you can plan a special outing every week with plenty of summer magic, all without breaking the bank.
The Long Beach Municipal Band is celebrating its 114th year and will be spreading musical cheer throughout the city with a series of free summer concerts. Catch the band at a park near you this summer playing tunes from famous movie themes to Sousa marches. There are also free live music events at 2ND & PCH, Shoreline Village, and other locations throughout the city. Read about dates and locations in our round up.
Looking for a calm spot with little to no waves? Check out Mother’s Beach (5839 Appian Way) and Colorado Lagoon (5119 E Colorado St), which also feature playgrounds if the kids need a break from the water. Junipero Beach is also an ideal spot for a family beach day. It has a large playground located next to Saltwater Deck (2630 E Ocean Blvd), which serves breakfast and lunch. Bigger kids will enjoy the inflatable playgrounds in the water at Alamitos Beach and Bayshore Ave. Known as Wibits, these aquatic play structures are available every day for free until September 4.