City of Long Beach Sustainable Events

The City of Long Beach would like to highlight and recognize Sustainable Events throughout the City. The Long Beach community is invited to participate in these public events and take individual actions to make this city more sustainable.

Summer 2014 Sustainable Events:
Concert: Dustbowl Revival
Sunday, August 24th: 5:30 pm - 7 pm; Gates open at 4:30 pm for picnicking
Free (donations welcome!) Pets and smoking not allowed.
Location: Ranchos Los Cerritos
Please call 562-570-1755 if you have questions
Summer Concert: Steele Parade (Calypso)
Come for a sunset picnic by the lake while enjoying local musicians. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner. Cost is $3 per person. Kids 5 years and under are free. No pre-registration required.
Thursday, August 28th: Gates open 6:30; Concert from 7 pm to 8 pm
Location: Eldorado Nature Center
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: William McDaniel
Faces of the Tsunami: William McDaniel will discuss and sign copies of his book.
Monday, August 25th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: Danni Washington
Washington will discuss a multimedia series and outreach program that connect girls to women marine scientist role models.
Wednesday, August 27th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan
Discussion of Rigs to Reefs initiative and its aims to cerate a healthy relationship between offshore oil and gas development and resource conservation.
Tuesday, September 9th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: Lincoln Paine
Author will discuss his book, The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
Monday, September 24th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: Jerry Zucker
Produce and director Jerry Zucker will discuss portrayal of scientists in popular culture, particularly movies.
Tuesday, September 29th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: Steve Haddock
Glowing Aliens: Diversity and Bioluminescence of Deep-sea Jellies and Other Unusual Organisms.
Wednesday, October 15th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: Stephen Dunbar
ProTECTOR: Saving turtles, helping people. 
Thursday, October 16th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream
Aquarium of the Pacific Speaker: Ty Bowman
Images of the Gran Canyon in 2014 and Environment Impacts in the Last Sixty Years 
Tuesday, October 21st: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific $5 or
live stream

Ongoing Events in Long Beach:
Bike Long Beach!
Every Saturday, all day
"Save money, have fun, and support local businesses. Ride your bike to local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer. Look for the yellow and green bike window decal in local businesses and ask about their discount/promotion."
Location: Long Beach City
First Saturday Stewards
Join us in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting the benches. Wear a hat and bring water.
Location: El Dorado Nature Center
Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
First Saturday of every month: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Corner of Pacific and 1st St. in Seal Beach
For more info, please email
Downtown Beach Cleanup
Every 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am with LB Clean
"Each time we have great prizes for you to win and The Pike Bar & Grill invites every helping hand to a free lunch! Supplies and refreshments are on us, but in order not to add more trash into the environment we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and plastic bags--such as grocery bags.
Location: Beachfront parking lot at Junipero and Alamitos/Shoreline Dr
El Dorado Nature Center Monthly Wetland Cleanups
Join us at Golden Shore Marine Reserve to learn more about our fragile weland habitats and how to protect them.
Art Walk Arts Fair
Every 2nd Saturday, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
"This monthly event provides the neighborhood with a public exhibition space for all art forms. Independent, folk, grass root artists as well as professional artists. Musicians, dancers, theatre and street performers are encouraged to participate. There are spaces for 45 artists' booths, two music locations and also a space for theatrical performers or any other form of artistic expression. Together with a street closure, local art galleries and businesses participate by hosting various art events."
Location: Monthly street closure on Linden Avenue between 1st Street and Broadway in Downtown Long Beach
Green Drinks Long Beach
3rd Wednesday of the Month at 6:30pm
The Green Drinks Long Beach Chapter meets every 3rd Wedensday of the month to share a drink and a green chat while supporting local businesses in Long Beach. We often choose places that have a greener focus such as sustainable or organic wines and foods. Each month we visit a new venue keeping that adventurous spirit alive. Green Speakers coming soon. If you have any ideas for speakers please email:
30-min Beach Clean Up
Every 3rd Saturday, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
"Help rid the beach of trash and debris. All ages welcome. Free parking, trash bags, gloves, door prizes, volunteer credit forms and refreshments."
Location: 1 S. Granada Ave 90803
Alamitos Bay Farmers' Market
Every Sunday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
"Situated in the parking lot near the bay, this market is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Grab what you need for the week, then head across the lot to the weekly Art and Craft fair."
Location: East Marina Drive south of East 2nd Street
World Trade Center Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
"Fresh produce, organic fruits and vegetables, crafts, and live music entertainment."
Location: 1 World Trade Center
5th District Farmers' Market
Every Sunday, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
"Over 60 farmers will provide you with all your in-season fresh produce needs."
Location: Corner of Spring Street and Clark Avenue
Local Harvest Farmer's Market
Wednesdays 3:00pm-8:00pm
In addition to the variety of farm-fresh produce, this market includes some great ready-to-eat vendors which makes it nice for a spontaneous mid-week picnic.
Location: Marine Stadium, Appian Way and Nieto
Greener Good Farmers Market
Wedensdays 3:00pm-8:00pm
This North Long Beach farmers market features fresh fruit, vegetables, hot food, and more available for purchase. The market also accepts EBT, credit, debit, and cash as forms of payment.
Location: 609 E. Artesia Boulevard (Corner of Atlantic Avenue & Artesia Boulevard).
Bixby Knolls Uptown Farmer's Market
Thursdays 3:00pm-6:30pm
Purchase fresh produce and organic food in the heart of Bixby Knolls, a 50s-era neighborhood with boutique retail, art and restaurants. Don't miss the free produce drawing at 5:00pm!
Location: 46th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Downtown Farmer's Market
Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm
Fresh Produce, organic and cooked food. Live music and crafts! Two hours of free validated parking in any CityPlace parking structure.
Location: North Pine (Pine/6th)
East Village Farmers Market
Every Saturday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
"The East Village Farmer's Market of Downtown Long Beach is a year-round affair that is surrounded by restaurants, shops and cafes."
Location: 1st Street between Elm and Linden Avenue
Cyclone Coaster Vintage Bicycle Ride
Every First Sunday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"The free, Cyclone Coaster ride (slow pace-a celebration of old and unusual bicycles) departs from Portfolio Coffeehouse at 10:00 am to ride along the beach path and surface streets in and around Long Beach. Riding, networking, swapping stories, swapping bicycles and swapping parts. Open to people of all ages with any type of bicycle and at any riding level".
Location: Portfolio Coffeehouse on Junipero and 4th St.
Friends of the Colorado Salt Marsh Mondays
Every Monday, 9:00 am
"Join FOCL restoration technicians as we restore the salt marsh at the Lagoon. Email for more info.
Location: Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach
Cal Heights Clean Streets
Every Thursday, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
"On a rotating schedule, we remove litter, trash, illegal signs and debris on Wardlow from the 405 to Orange Avenue and on Atlantic from the 405 to Carson St."
Location: Wardlow Rd at Atlantic Ave Meet behind EZ Lube. Street parking available around the corner on Lime Ave.
First Fridays Long Beach
Every 1st Friday, 6:30 pm
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community".
Location: Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls
Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners Meeting
Meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9:00am in the Board Meeting Room on the 4th Floor in the Brennan S. Thomas Administration Building.
Litter-Free LB
More than 147 tons of litter and dumped items are collected annually by volunteers participating in clean-up events hosted by the Environmental Services Bureau. Clean-up events happen year-round. A litter-free Long Beach depends on volunteers like you!
Beach & Wetland Clean-ups
"Save Our Beach" conducts monthly beach and wetland cleanups in Seal Beach and Long Beach. You can also contact Kim Masoner to arrange your own beach cleanup at
Sierra Club Long Beach Chapter
Mondays at 7pm
The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter arranges monthly conditioning beach walks and hikes (4-5 miles) with opportunities for all ages and levels of experience.
Location: Belmont Pier parking lot south of Ocean Blv at the end of Termino St

Additional Long Beach Event Calendars:

Aquarium Events, Aquarium of the Pacific Events Calendar
Calendar of Events, El Dorado Nature Center's Calendar
Green Events, Long Beach Green Guide
Local Events Calendar, Long Beach Local
Green LA Events Calendar

If you have additional Sustainable City events, please submit the information to:
Tiffany Chen, Sustainability Analyst at