(LONG BEACH, CA – June 22, 2022) The public is invited to a free Fourth of July fireworks spectacular at the Long Beach waterfront, presented by the City of Long Beach, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Harbor Breeze Cruises.
The night sky will alight at 9 p.m., with fireworks launched from the event park at Queensway Bay. Free viewing locations are available all along the downtown waterfront, including the Lions Lighthouse for Sight, Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor, and Marina Green. Long Beach residents are encouraged to enjoy the fireworks alongside their neighbors, family, and friends.
“We are proud to be able to provide Long Beach residents and our greater region a fun, safe way to celebrate July 4 with our amazing annual firework show, said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We encourage folks to come early to enjoy our restaurants, shops, and waterside green spaces before the show begins.”
“Home to Shoreline Village, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Pike Outlets and beautiful parks and shoreline, the Long Beach waterfront is a perfect spot to spend the Fourth of July,” said Steve Goodling, President & CEO of the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to be a part of this community event.”
“Watching the fireworks display over the Long Beach Harbor is a great way to celebrate Independence Day. The Port of Long Beach is proud to sponsor this Fourth of July classic; and I personally am looking forward to enjoying the show along with the greater Long Beach community,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.
“Harbor Breeze Cruises has been a cornerstone of the Long Beach waterfront for over 20 years, and we’re delighted to be a part of this family-friendly event,” said Dan Salas, Founder & CEO of Harbor Breeze Cruises.
Personal use of fireworks is illegal in the City of Long Beach. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend professional fireworks shows like the free event at the downtown waterfront. Visit www.visitlongbeach.com to plan your visit to the waterfront and view options for dining, shopping, and things to do before the show.
Harbor Breeze Cruises will be offering ticketed cruises for viewing – call 562-983-6880 or visit www.2seewhales.com for more information. Parking will be available at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and at public lots throughout the area, including at Shoreline Village and adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific.
About the City of Long Beach: Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program. For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov. Watch us on LBTV. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About the Port of Long Beach: The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including 575,000 in Southern California.
About the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau: Established in 1982, the Long Beach CVB is a private non-profit organization funded by city hotel bed tax and membership contributions from over 400 area businesses and community organizations. The mission of the Bureau is to contribute to the economic development of the city of Long Beach by selling, marketing and promoting Long Beach as a destination for conventions, meetings, tradeshows and tourism.
About Harbor Breeze Cruises: Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public whale watching, world port, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Its experienced Captains provide a comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each cruise. Harbor Breeze Cruises was founded by Dan Salas in 1990. Danny’s love of the ocean began at a young age. He began working at the San Pedro docks at the early age of 12. His fondness of the sea grew stronger as he grew older and he pursued a career as a tug boat captain. After 10 years of working as a tug boat captain Danny was ready to set out on his own. He bought his first boat in 1994 and shortly thereafter gave his first tour. Danny has worked on perfecting his harbor cruise business. He’s hired experienced captains and staff to help his business excel. Today Harbor Breeze Cruises offers more whale watching tours than any other company in the area.