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My Long Beach – Fun for Everyone! September 12-14

My Long Beach – Fun for Everyone! September 12-14


September 12th-14th, 2019

Pirates and birds and puppies, oh my!  There are so many cool and unique events going on this week that it was hard for us to pick our favorites!  We were able to narrow it down to these five though, and there’s a huge range of event types.  Get out your calendars and pencil in these great events, and don’t forget to check back every week for that week’s My Long Beach column!


Thursday September 12th from 8 am – 9:30 am

What could be more relaxing than a bird walk?!  Stroll through the grounds of the historic Rancho Los Cerritos and watch both resident birds and seasonal migrants. Participants will also listen to calls and songs and potentially observe other specific seasonal behaviors.

Meet in the lower parking lot at 8 a.m. sharp. Wear comfortable closed toed shoes and bring a hat and binoculars, if you have them. The rancho also has a limited number of binoculars to lend, thanks to the generosity of Vortex Optics.

This event is completely free and open to all ages! It will be canceled if it rains.



Friday September 13th.  Meet at 7:45 pm, ride from 8:15 pm – 10 pm

Enjoy a community bike ride by moonlight!  Come join the Moonlight Mash community for their monthly night ride on the first full moon of every month!

Theme: One of Long Beach’s great subcultures has been that of the Rockabilly. This month they will salute the fine people who still rock out in public and generally are just cooler than everyone else. So grease or pin up your hair, put on those leather jackets and swing dresses, and go ride through the streets of Long Beach in style!

Please bring your helmet and lights to ride!!  There will also be a post-ride gathering at a bar or restaurant, location TBD

They are also teaming up with Long Beach Bike Share to offer bicycle rentals at a discounted rate. Sign up using this link ( for just $2, then get an hour of ride time for free! After that, you’ll just pay the $7/hour rate (12¢/minute).

*Please don’t wear any attire that will greatly impact your ability to ride a bicycle, but please feel free to dress up (and paint your face)!*

Open to all ages!



Saturday September 14th from 8:30 am – 10 am

Come check out a FREE bootcamp session for the whole family!

Bring your fam to a FREE fun-filled bootcamp session in the park! All fitness levels welcome. You will play games, relays and do all sorts of fun stuff. You won’t even realize you’re working out.

FREEBIE alert: A goodie bag for the first 10 families that register.  LBBC members and non-members welcome! 

For questions or special accommodations: contact 562-343-5230 or email at 

Space is limited so please RSVP early to secure your spot. 



Saturday September 14th from 12 pm – 5 pm

It’s back, and it’s bigger and better than ever!  Shoreline Village’s Pirate Festival is a FREE celebration of all things pirate! We encourage young and old to throw on their best pirate attire for a weekend of eye patches, parrots, mermaids and walking the plank! 

This FREE event includes:

-Sword Fights and Skits by Imagine Pirates .com 12-5 pm

-Extreme juggling by Manis O’Tool & His Imperial Tibetan Yak Show Bob Bledsoe 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30

-The Rusty Blade Comedy Show 2-5 pm 

-Pirate themed Ukulele musicians 12-2 pm 

-Live music from Pirate Band Port O’Thority 12-5 pm 

– HB Mermaids grotto with interactive activities and Mermaids for photo ops 12-5 pm 

-Interactive Pirate Encampments by Port Royal Pivateers 12-5 pm 

-FREE Face Painting by Rainbow Painted Smiles 1-5pm and FREE Balloon Art by Twist and Smile 12-3pm (children only) 

-A FREE Tarot Card Reading by Marguerite Kusuhara 1-5pm

-A FREE Treasure Hunt with PRIZES (children only) 12-5 pm

-Pirate-themed harbor tour FREE to all persons dressed like pirates by Spirit Cruises 1:30 pm

-DJ music by DJ Delvek Entertainment 12-5 pm

– Children’s Pirate Costume Contests with prizes (time TBD) 

-a Pirate Stilt Walker 2-5 pm

-FREE Lawn Games 12-5 pm 

-Pirate and Belly Dance performances by JD Dance Company (time TBD) 

-special invited vendors $ Tyrannical Piratical Treasures,  Bianca’s Costumes and Mamilala Paints12-5pm

-Exhibitions by Creative Flow Long Beach and Long Beach Littles

-self service photo booth 12-5

-and last but not least REAL LIVE PIRATES!!!! 12-5 pm 

*This event is dog/pet friendly! Bring your fur baby in their finest pirate outfit–all dogs must be on leashes.

Check out their website for more information and follow their social pages to be the first to learn about cool Shoreline events!



Saturday September 14th from 11 am – 5 pm

An event just for you and your furry friend!  Doggie Paradise offers a full day of entertainment and workshops, puppy photo-ops, canine arts and crafts, doggie free runs, mobile grooming, splash pools, ball pits, treats, merchandise, adoption opportunities, cutest dog contests, and activities fit for all dogs and humans alike. Bark your calendars and bring your dogs along for this one of a kind event.


– General Admission Tickets* are $25.00 per person and includes event admission for one human and one dog to enjoy all activities such as doggie workshops, free runs, treat vendors, photo ops, splash pools, adoptions and more. Tickets for additional dog can be purchased for $5. 

– VIP Tickets* are $50.00 per person and includes event admission for one human and one dog, treat bag including matching shirt and bandana for pup and owner and branded doggie bottle, plus access to all activities such as workshops, free runs, arts & crafts, treat vendors, adoptions, and more!

Tickets for additional dog can be purchased for $5. 

*General Admission does NOT include access to the ship.*

*No Ins and Outs allowed.* 

*Dogs attending Doggie Paradise must have a form of registration for entry.*

Check out their website to purchase tix and don’t forget to follow them on social media for more fun events at The Queen Mary!  Dark Harbor is just around the corner!


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