Downtown Long Beach is going to be teeming with events through the end of the month, starting with the Folk Revival Festival this weekend.
The Folk Revival Festival on September 17 features a lineup of 17 folk bands, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, plus contests and events for all ages. Doors open at 11:00 A.M. at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Click here for tickets and more information.
Long Beach Comic Con also rolls in to town this weekend, September 17-18, at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The convention features celebrity guests and comic/entertainment industry professionals, a cosplay contest, exhibitors and more. Click here for tickets and more information.
Next week, the Arts Council for Long Beach celebrates its 40th anniversary at its annual State of the Arts event, co-hosted by Mayor Robert Garcia at The Liberty Art Gallery & Event Space, 435 Alamitos Ave., 9-10:30 a.m. The event features a continental breakfast, live music and arts awards. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
From September 23-25, the streets of downtown’s East Village Arts District are being taken over by the Music Tastes Good festival, a new music event by radio station 89.9 KCRW featuring multiple stages with more than 50 acts, plus food vendors. Click here for tickets and more information.
Pirates are set to invade Shoreline Village for its 11th Annual Pirate Festival September 24-25. Sat., 1-7 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m. Click here for more information.
The Longines Masters of Los Angeles, the grand slam indoor of show jumping, takes place in Long Beach for the first time during the last weekend of September, from September 29 to October 1. The competition features world champions in equestrian showjumping, including Olympic silver medalists Lucy Davis and Kent Farrington, plus notables like actress Kaley Cuoco, French actor and director Guillaume Canet, Georgina Bloomberg (daughter of Michael Bloomberg) and Jessica Springsteen (daughter of Bruce Springsteen). For tickets and more information, click here.
The Queen Mary’s famous Dark Harbor, featuring spooky mazes and haunted experiences, returns September 29 and runs through October 31. For tickets and more information, click here.