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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 February. Enjoy!
When: Sunday, February 2nd
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and you need somewhere fun to watch the game. Grab a ticket to the Super Bowl Party at Shannon's at the Top - they have the biggest screen in downtown Long Beach! Plus, a ticket gets you access to the buffet, cool swag, and fun games. Presale tickets are currently on sale for $25.
When: Saturday, February 7th-23rd
Long Beach has a thriving theater scene, with plenty of opportunities to see live musicals and shows. One of the musicals that will be in town this February is Ragtime. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this is the story of three families in pursuit of the American Dream- and whose lives collide at the dawn of the 20th century. It's a powerful show, nominated for 13 Tony Awards® and exploring still-relevant American values. Tickets for Ragtime are available on their site.
When: Saturday, February 8th
Celebrate the most romantic month of the year at the 16th Annual Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival! There will be a homemade chocolate dessert recipe contest, a chocolate tasting, and even a chocolate pie-eating contest. Local businesses will be providing samples of delicious chocolate treats available for purchase. Tasting tickets are $10 for 12.
When: Friday, February 14th
Need Valentine's Day plans? Bring that special someone in your life to Cafe Sevilla for their 4-course Valentine's Day menu. If that didn't convince you, there will also be either a Flamenco or Latin Jazz show to accompany your dinner. Cafe Sevilla will be offering this special 4-course menu all weekend long in celebration of love.
When: Saturday, February 15th & Sunday, February 16th
It's time for the 27th Annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games at the Queen Mary! This series of activities and competitions is a celebration of Scottish culture and the Queen Mary's history- the ship was constructed 89 years ago in the small town of Clydebank, Scotland. Throughout the weekend, you can expect to see competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics.
When: Saturday, February 15th
This month, the Aquarium of the Pacific is hosting a Jazz Festival in their state-of-the-art Honda Pacific Visions Theater. Four different Long Beach-based jazz bands will be performing at the festival: The Bernie Pearl Blues Band, The Al Williams Jazz Society, saxophonist Alvin Hayes Jr., and New Blues Revolution. Tickets are $40 for side sections and $48 for the center section.
When: Saturday, February 22nd
The Aquarium of the Pacific will also be hosting the 18th Annual African-American Festival on February 22nd. This cultural celebration will feature Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers. In addition to musical performers, there will be arts, crafts, and even African animals brought by Conservation Ambassadors!
When: Saturday, February 22nd
Mardi Gras is a celebration of all things masks, madness, and music! Join the Long Beach Symphony and conductor Matt Catingub at Mardi Gras Madness, a lively concert featuring New Orleans-style jazz, dancing, and food. Tickets are available online.