Reminder: Electric Light Parade (12/9)

The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce present the 5th Annual Electric Light Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Bundle up and bring your holiday spirit and join us at this wonderful Long Beach tradition. The parade travels through the West End of Long Beach on West Beech Street beginning at Ohio Avenue.  Antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles will be wrapped in Christmas lights for this delightful holiday event. Awards will be given to the most festive. Restaurants will be offering specials and kids activities after the parade. Hot Chocolate will be served throughout the parade route. Antique Fire truck rides will also be offered. Parking available at Long Beach Catholic Regional School yard via West Broadway. The official parade start is 6:30 pm and steps off from Ohio Avenue. All entries must be decked out in lights and have filled out an official entry form.  Click here for an entry form.

Electric Light Parade 2017 (12/9)

The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce present the 5th Annual Electric Light Parade on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Bundle up and bring your holiday spirit and join us at this wonderful Long Beach tradition. The parade travels through the West End of Long Beach on West Beech Street beginning at Ohio Avenue.  Antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles will be wrapped in Christmas lights for this delightful holiday event. Awards will be given to the most festive. Restaurants will be offering specials and kids activities after the parade. Hot Chocolate will be served throughout the parade route. Antique Fire truck rides will also be offered. Parking available at Long Beach Catholic Regional School yard via West Broadway. The official parade start is 6:30 pm and steps off from Ohio Avenue. All entries must be decked out in lights and have filled out an official entry form.  Click here for an entry form.

LI Pride Weekend in Long Beach: A Resounding Success

Newsday: Long Island Pride Parade draws thousands to Long Beach

“’The move to Long Beach was the right thing to do for so many reasons,’ said David Kilmnick, chief executive of the Long Island LGBT Network. ‘One is we’re in a community that’s opening up its arms and giving the LGBTQ community a big hug.'”

Pride on the Beach (6/9 – 6/11)

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For 2017, Long Island Pride moves to Long Beach, NY, to become a three-day destination weekend, including numerous events, a pride market & fair, a concert on the beach, and the 27th Annual Long Island Pride Parade. An FAQ for Long Beach residents can be found here addressing questions about road closures, alcohol permits, public transportation, etc.

Jellyfish Jamboree Earth Day Parade (4/22)

The Jellyfish Jamboree is a family-friendly parade being held on the boardwalk celebrate Earth Day.  The parade will begin on Riverside Boulevard and the boardwalk at 11am but guests are encouraged to arrive by 10:30am. You are invited to make a hat, costume or float out of recyclables with a sea creature theme.  The parade will march along the boardwalk from Riverside Boulevard to National Boulevard.  Awards will be presented for the best costumes at the Kennedy Plaza Earth Day Celebration.  Call 516-705-7218 for more information.  You can download an application by clicking on this link.