PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/13/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM081318
Subject:
Beach Streets Twilight Will Light Up Downtown Long Beach on August 25
Contact:
Kevin Lee
Public Affairs Officer
City Manager’s Office
562.570.6811
Kevin.Lee@longbeach.gov





“Beach Streets,” the popular Long Beach Open Street event, is returning to the Downtown area. The public is invited to participate in “Beach Streets Twilight” on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. At this exciting, nighttime event, participants can walk, bike, or roll along a car-free route. The event kick-off will be held in front of The Pike Outlets Ferris Wheel, at 5 p.m.

“Past Beach Streets events have attracted more than 50,000 people to our city, which is a great opportunity to introduce residents and visitors to various niche places and local businesses within Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “At the same time, these open street events promote health, fitness, and bikability in our community.”

The event route goes from Shoreline Village through the Pike Outlets, continuing to the Aquarium Way circle and loops back around. There will be decorative lighting for participants to enjoy along Shoreline Drive.

“I am excited that Beach Streets is returning to the Downtown this year. The event has so much to offer from amazing local bands to activities for the whole family,” said Councilmember Jeannine Pearce. “This is the first time that we are holding this event in the evening. We look forward to joining the families, with lights on our bikes and celebratory flags in the air. No doubt, it will be an event not to miss."

Attendees can look forward to many activities and entertainment this year. At the Pike Outlets Hub, participants can:

  • Stop by the bike decorating station with lights.
  • Dance to local bands such as Simbala (Latin-Rock Reggae), Black Noise (R&B/Soul), and headliners, Saved by the 90s, a 90s cover band.
  • Take free skate lessons with Skate Kids.

The Shoreline Village Hub features:

  • Kids activities, face painting, jumpers, and more.
  • Local bands such as 7 p.m. headliner, Jelly of the Month Club, a family-oriented band, as well as MOVE (playing covers from several decades), and the rock band Manual the Band.

Taste of Shoreline will be taking place simultaneously on the Esplanade, featuring local restaurants such as Q’s Smokehouse, Parkers Lighthouse, The Auld Dubliner and more.

There will be free giveaways, light displays, and a beer garden provided by The Auld Dubliner.

Local businesses, community groups, and organizations will be participating in the event and promoting activities that encourage healthy living for the whole family.

Vehicle-crossing will be allowed at Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive for access to the Pine Ave Circle for restaurant valet. Acceptable modes of transportation for the event are: bicycles, skates, rollerblades, skateboards, and walking. The only motorized vehicles allowed are ones officially marked as a means of transportation for those with disabilities.

For more information, the community is encouraged to visit www.beachstreets.com, “Like” and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeachStreets, and follow Beach Streets on Twitter and Instagram @BeachStreetsLB.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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