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 October! Enjoy!

1. Southeast Asia Day

When: Saturday, October 5th

Southeast Asia Day

Celebrate Southeast Asian culture at the Aquarium of the Pacific! The 15th Annual Southeast Asia Day honors the diversity and influence of the countries Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia. There will be musical performances, arts and crafts, and cultural craft demonstrations ideal for the whole family.

2. The Annual MOLAA Gala

When: Friday, October 11th


The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) holds an annual gala as their biggest fundraiser of the year, with all proceeds going towards their art education programs and exhibits. The main event of the evening is the awards ceremony which recognizes influential Latin Americans. The Award for Lifetime Achievement is being presented to Mexican-American sculptor, Robert Graham, while the Award for Philanthropy is going to business executive and philanthropist Sol Trujillo. There will also be a special performance by Grammy Award-Winning Los Lobos!

3. Steel Beach BBQ

When: Sunday, October 13th

Steel Beach BBQ

Climb aboard the fantail of the Battleship Iowa for the Steel Beach BBQ! This event will include food, craft beer, live music, and much more all in celebration of the U.S. Navy's 244th birthday. Ticket proceeds will go towards the Veterans Reintegration Center, which helps Veterans get accustomed back to civilian life after serving.

4. The Belmont Shore Art Walk & Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

When: Saturday, October 19th

Belmont Shore Art Walk and Chalk Contest

This unique art festival will transform the sidewalks of Belmont Shore into a chalk masterpiece. Over 100 chalk artists will be putting their skills to the test beginning at 9am, and a winner will be awarded a cash prize at 4pm. Walk the streets with your friends and family to watch the artists and their beautiful chalk creations!

5. The Boo Cruise

When: Saturday, October 26th

Boo Cruise 2019

What better way to celebrate Halloween than cruising Long Beach Harbor? The Boo Cruise is a night of costumes, dancing, and plenty of booze on board. There will also be a costume contest with prizes, so don't be afraid to go all out this Halloween.

6. Scarium of the Pacific

When: Saturday, October 26th

Scarium of the Pacific

Every Halloween, the Aquarium of the Pacific transforms into the "Scarium of the Pacific". Ideal for kids, this event is both spooky and educational. Get ready for underwater pumpkin carving, magic shows, spooky storytelling, and creepy creatures! 

7. Trick or Treat on 2nd Street

When: Thursday, October 31st

Trick or Treat on 2nd Street

Take the little ones to 2nd Street for Halloween trick-or-treating! Participating businesses will be handing out candy and other treats from 4-6pm, so get out there early for a night of Halloween fun.

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