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Where to Be in LB: Things to Do October 19-12

Long Beach Zombie Fest

Friday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21

Rainbow Lagoon Park

Long Beach Zombie Fest scares up a hell of a good time in truly chilling fashion with an assortment of activities for the whole family to enjoy. You're invited to shuffle your corpses to Long Beach for three days of fun this Halloween season. The infamous Zombie Walk in Long Beach will be taking place all three days, too. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. COME DEAD OR ALIVE!

DON'T HAVE A COSTUME? Halloween is a classic holiday for getting things done at the last minute, if at all. Long Beach Zombie Fest takes the stress out of costume shopping by providing a team of killer Hollywood artists from Cinema Makeup School to turn you into a flesh-eating zombie. This service is completely free, too!

Friday, Oct. 19: 5-10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20: 3-10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21: 3-10 p.m.

The Long Beach Zombie Fest offers games, mazes, live music, and good food. For more information visit

Tickets for Friday are $7, while Saturday and Sunday are $13. For ticket packages check out HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

LBSU Women’s Volleyball Fright Night

Saturday, Oct. 20 – 7-10 p.m.

The Walter Pyramid

At 7 p.m. at the Walter Pyramid on Saturday, Oct. 20, Long Beach State women’s volleyball hosts Cal Poly in a big-time conference matchup with a little bit of a twist.

Bring the whole family and bring your best Halloween costume to enter into a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded and candy will be distributed throughout the Pyramid.

Tickets start at $7. For more info visit

The 15th Annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

Saturday, Oct. 20 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2nd Street

The 15th annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team, will be Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is part of the Belmont Shore Art Walk on Second Street, and is free for artists ages 18 and up.

Attracting seasoned and emerging visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the Chalk Art contest will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas. There will be $1,000 cash awarded again this year.

Best in Show: $350

1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $150

Honorable Mentions: five awards at $50 each

Director's Awards: $50 to $100

Artists will draw on premium artist's paper that will be affixed to the sidewalk with blue masking tape. Artists are free to take home their artwork after the judging and/or to sell their art at the event. By drawing on paper, it also allows artists to move indoors if it rains.

For more information visit or contact the event organizer Justin Rudd at


Sunday, Oct. 21 – 12 p.m.

Bixby Knolls

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at noon, celebrate Oktoberfest in a unique way! Experience “Brewery Knolls” with great food and drink specials as well as various Oktoberfest activities, while strolling through Bixby Knolls.

Tickets are $25. You get your own commemorative mug and a wristband which will get you discounts at participating locations throughout the event and ONE COMPLIMENTARY BEER. This event is a fundraiser for the BKBIA (Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association) for its ongoing monthly programs.

On your route you’ll hit:

  • Rasselbock – Kitchen and Beer Garden (4020 Atlantic)

  • Dutch’s Brewhouse (4244 Atlantic)

  • EJ’s Pub (4306 Atlantic)

  • Willmore Wine Bar (3848 Atlantic)

  • Liberation Brewing Co. (3636 Atlantic)

  • Ambitious Ales (4019 Atlantic)

  • Lola’s Mexican Cuisine (4140 Atlantic)

  • Smog City Brewing at Steelcraft (3768 Long Beach Blvd)

Check out Walktoberfest on Facebook for more details.


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