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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!
When: Friday, November 1st
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.
When: Saturday, November 2nd
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.
When: Saturday, November 9th
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.
When: Saturday, November 16th
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.
When: Sunday, November 17th
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!
When: Saturday, November 23rd
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!
When: Thursday, November 28th
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.