This Weekend in Long Beach: Events & Things to Do

What's Happening in Long Beach, CA This Weekend?

Here are our top picks for weekend events and activities in Long Beach this November. Enjoy!

1. Hotel Maya Dia de los Muertos

When: Friday, November 1st

Hotel Maya Dia De Los Muertos

Honor the dead and celebrate life at Hotel Maya's Dia de los Muertos celebration. While this Mexican holiday is for commemorating lost loved ones, it is not a day of sadness, but of joy and festivities. Hotel Maya will provide live salsa music, Sugar Skull face painting, Mexican food and drinks, and a beautiful alter where guests can leave artifacts and memorabilia for those they have lost.

2. Long Beach Airport "Festival of Flight"

When: Saturday, November 2nd

Festival Of Flight

If you're interested in aviation or if you're just looking for a (free) fun time, come out to the Long Beach Festival of Flight. This event is open to the public, so that all can enjoy the static aircraft displays of Long Beach Airport. There will also be a selection of food trucks and a beer garden.

3. Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade

When: Saturday, November 9th

Veterans Day Parade

Remember our fallen veterans at the Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade on Atlantic Ave. Starting at Houghton Park and ending at Michelle Obama Library, this parade honoring our troops will lead to a community street fair. At the fair, families can enjoy live music, refreshments, and even a Kid's Zone.

4. Autumn Festival at the Aquarium

When: Saturday, November 16th

Autumn Festival

Autumn Festival is a celebration of Asian cultures at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Explore the diverse traditions of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through family-friendly entertainment at the Aquarium. The festival will focus specifically on the traditional arts, cuisine, and marine environments of these Asian cultures.

5. Patchwork Show at Marine Stadium

When: Sunday, November 17th

Patchwork Show

Who wants to get crafty? The Patchwork Show at Marine Stadium is ideal for lovers of DIY arts & crafts. Over 200 talented local artists, crafters, designers, and entrepreneurs will be showcasing and selling their creative work, and it's free for the public to attend. Look out for the live indie music, too!

6. El Dorado Park Youth Fishing Derby

When: Saturday, November 23rd

Youth Fishing Derby

Kids with a knack for fishing should try their talents at the El Dorado Park Youth Fishing Derby. All kids 15 and under will receive free entry, along with a fishing pole and tackle. Prizes will be given out at the end, so bring your A-game for a day of fishing!

7. Long Beach Turkey Trot

When: Thursday, November 28th

Turkey Trot

Start Thanksgiving Day this year with a little early morning exercise. The Long Beach Turkey Trot includes a 5K and a 10K run, plus a half-mile Wingding for kids. This race is for a good cause, and it's a great way to spend time with the family on Thanksgiving.

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