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Long Beach Family Events September 7-9

Long Beach Lobster Festival

Saturday, September 8 | 12:00pm-10:00pm

Rainbow Lagoon Park | E. Shoreline Dr., Long Beach 90802

Does your mouth instantly water when the words Lobster Fest are uttered? Then of course you will not want to miss the chance to enjoy a beautiful day in Long Beach enjoying Lobster in all of it’s forms. Enjoy lobster steamed in the world's largest cooker, lobster rolls, lobster sliders and even lobster-on-a-stick! Dining booths will be serving up all these tasty eats, plus beer, wine and specialty drinks (like the "Screaming Lobster"). All lobster is flown in nightly from Maine! In addition to the eats, your family will enjoy arts-and-crafts booths, a live sports tent, a karaoke lounge on Friday and Saturday night, dancing and live DJ, a comedy magic show with balloon twisting, live reptile exhibit, games, inflatable bounces and more.


Saturday, September 8 | 5:00pm-11:00pm

DTLB | 1st and Linden

It’s an evening of outdoor indie music and the celebration of our local and regional bands. Enjoy four stages set up on flatbed trucks using minimal plugged-in equipment. The gimmick is that musicians are "busking" for wooden nickels which means you can alott these "makeshift" coins to your favorite bands and root for them to win! Dance in the streets and cheer for your favorite local acts during this good-natured competition. While you're downtown in Long Beach remember to enjoy the sights of story-high murals and the tastes of local kitchens.

Space Expo at Long Beach Comic Con

Saturday + Sunday, September 8-9 | 9:30am-5:00pm

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center | 300 east Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802

Do you have a space enthusiast in your life? This is the event for any man, woman or child interested in a pop culture atmosphere AND the allures of science and exploration. Virgin Orbit is developing LauncherOne right here in Long Beach. Take a look into its progress and mission and hear from the experts! Also, find out how a local club is building R2-D2 and other Star Wars droids OR investigate the science of Black Panther’s sensational arsenal. This Space Expo truly unites the Space and Entertainment industries to strengthen them and create future scientists and engineers.

Belmont Shore Car Show

Sunday, September 9 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Belmont Shore | 2nd Street, Long Beach 90803

If you can’t help but rubberneck when you spot a classic car crusin’ down Ocean Boulevard then you won’t want to miss the 29th Annual Belmont Shore Car Show. Whether it’s an Impala, Bel Air, Model T or a Chevy Pick Up, with over 750 cars on display you are bound to spot and drool over the classic car of your dreams. Arrive in Belmont Shore early for the eye candy then find a local restaurant or bar for lunch and drinks as you enjoy Kickoff Sunday for the NFL. With streets closed to through-traffic this is a great opportunity for kids to appreciate classics in a laidback outdoor setting. The Belmont Shore Car Show is a fun event for the whole family


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