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Summer Fun for Families in Long Beach: Part 2

Summer Fun for Families in Long Beach: Part 2


We still have another month of summer, and there’s plenty more summer fun to be had! This week we have more concerts, more movies, and some fun activities as well. Check out some of our favorites below. Don’t forget to check back next week for for more great content, brought to you by Long Beach Home + Living and ExploreLongBeach!

Summer Concerts in the Park

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Is there anything better than jamming out to live music while sitting outside in the crisp night air? Check out Summer Concerts in the Park! You can see the Long Beach Community Band, which has been entertaining crowds since 1947. They play a wide variety of music and play at a different park every 2 weeks. Concerts start at 6:30pm and are FREE! Another option is the Summer Concert Series at the El Dorado Nature Center. They feature a different band every 2 weeks and play at the El Dorado Nature Center. These concerts also start at 6:30pm and are free but there is a suggested donation of $5 to support the nature center. For both concerts, be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, snacks, and jackets — because it gets chilly when the sun goes down. Visit this link for more info!

Summertime Explorers Kids Club

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Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm, between July13 – August 31, 2nd and PCH will be hosting a Summertime Explorers Kids Club! Each week features a different theme like trains, dinosaurs, and Doc Mc Stuffins. Weekly activities include themed educational and interactive entertainment, a photo-op, crafts, prize raffles, and more. Themed costumes are also encouraged! This event is geared towards kids ages 2-10. Crafts and prizes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out this link to learn about each week’s theme!

Long Beach Summer Activities and Classes

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If you’re looking for a specific activity that’s still affordable, check out some of the programs from Long Beach Parks and Rec. They offer classes for kids of all ages (adults too!), and their programs range from one-time activities to ongoing classes. From cooking to music to sports and everything in between, you’re sure to find something that fits your needs, budget, and schedule. Visit this link to browse their summer schedule!

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Seaside Concerts at Shoreline Village

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If you’re looking for a Sunday afternoon concert on the water, look no further than Seaside Concerts at Shoreline. Every other Sunday, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Shoreline will feature a different live band between 1pm-5pm. This is such a fun setting to watch a band and there are plenty of fun shops and restaurants to visit while you’re there. Some seating is available but you can bring a folding chair as well. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Check out this link for more details.

PCH Movies and Moonlight

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What could be more magical than watching movies outside? Every Friday between July 15th and August 19th, 2nd and PCH will be showing movies at sunset (around 8pm-ish). Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You are permitted to bring your own snacks but there are plenty of restaurants if you want to eat first or get take out. There is also a Whole Foods if you want to grab snacks there. As always, remember a jacket or sweater for then the sun goes down. Schedule is posted here.

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