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Long Beach Sea Festival Kickoff Extravaganza on June 1
Hosted by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

82 years, Long Beach residents have flocked to the local shoreline each summer to sail, build sand castles, fish, and watch exciting boat races, all part of the Long Beach Sea Festival. This three-month series of aquatic-themed events, conducted by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, offers unique and memorable fun for the entire family.

This year, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine will present the Sea Festival Kick-off Extravaganza to get the fun started on Saturday, June 1 from 1-7 pm at Marina Green Park, 386 E. Shoreline Drive. Admission is free.

The event features a variety of food trucks, family and children's activities, team strength events, and hula dance lessons. The entertainment includes a concert by the 80s music cover band, Knyght Ryder, and a screening of the movie "Finding Nemo" at sunset. There is truly something for everyone. For more information call 562.570.3204.

Some of the great Sea Festival events scheduled this summer include:  

Movies on the Beach, June 22 August 27, Granada & Mothers Beach 
Pirate Invasion, June 29 and 30, Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
4th of July Celebration, July 4, Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
Catalina Ski Race, July 20, South Shore Launch Ramp
Dragon Boat Races, July 27 and 28, Marine Stadium
Kids Fishing Rodeo, August 2, Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
Lucas Oil Long Beach Sprint Nationals, August 3 and 4, Marine Stadium
Great Sand Sculpture Contest, August 10 and 11, Granada Beach
Tiki Beach Festival, August 24 and 25, Granada Beach
Long Beach Lobster Fest, September 6 - 8, Rainbow Lagoon

The Long Beach Sea Festival is made possible by Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine with sponsorships from the Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Gas & Oil, the Long Beach Airport, Bellingham Marine, Anchor QEA and the Long Beach Water Department.

For a complete schedule of Sea Festival events, visit


Sea Festival is also a part of the City's 100 Days of Summer.  More information about 100 Days of Summer and other fun events throughout Long Beach can be found at