Labor Day 2016 in Long Beach

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The farewell to summer and gateway to fall has arrived, with Labor Day coming up this weekend. Los Angeles and Long Beach are loaded with activities that are fun for kids and adults alike, giving us all a chance to salute the long weekend. Music events make up the bulk of what we highlight here, but don’t forget to check local attractions like the Aquarium of the Pacific for extended discounted hours on Sunday, or visit the annual Long Beach Greek Festival for food and culture. If you’re feeling brave, the weather temperatures this weekend will be great (with some occasional clouds), and the beaches will be busy but beautiful.

Here’s some of the big ticket events you can look forward to here in SoCal Saturday through Sunday:

E Hula Mau – 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

Friday through Sunday, Tickets Available Here

Southern California’s only competition for Hawaiian Hula and Chant includes live performances, arts and crafts, cultural foods, and workshops this Labor Day weekend. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at, where you can also check the weekend’s schedule of events.

Buskerfest – East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

Saturday, September 3 – 5:00 to 11:00pm.

Buskerfest is a celebration of street music, with tons of street performances done from the sidewalk and the backs of truckbeds. A Long Beach favorite, many local artists get their start as musicians here. A friendly competition can be voted on with the use of wooden nickels, which you can pick up from the information desk at Linden Ave. & 1st St.

Wet Carnival at the Queen Mary – 1126 Queen’s Hwy, Long Beach, CA

Saturday, September 3 – 2:00pm to 2:00am

Wet Carnival is a new summer event in SoCal that acts as a beach party and concert event all in one. With cabanas, bottle service, and  performances by artists like B.o.B, Lil Jon, Tyga, Kent Jones, DJ Maruricio, this will be a big event for the adults.

Long Beach New Blues Festival – El Dorado Park, Long Beach, CA

Saturday – Sunday, Sept 3-4, 2016 – 11:00am to 8:00pm

The New Blues Festival is a celebration of modern blues with over 30 acts on 2 stages, over 2 days. Featuring Bobby Rush, Lee Rocker, Big Llou Johnson, Bobby Cochran, Kingfish, Ray Goren, New Blues Revolution and several other musicians, the festival will also include food vendors.

 Los Angeles County Fair – 1101 West McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA

Friday, September 2nd until September 25th – Opens at Noon

An oldie but a goodie, the Los Angeles County Fair opens on Labor Day at noon this Friday. The L.A. Fair is a huge mixture of things to do, from shopping to rides to food options galore. The weekend performances opens that night with another round of blues featuring the Old School Funk & Soul Festival with The Brothers Johnson , Rose Royce, The Original Lakeside, Heatwave, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jimmie Walker, and Bad Company on Saturday.

About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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