The annual LONG BEACH MARDI GRAS at Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor returns on Saturday, March 2nd 2019!
As one of the largest annual free community events in Long Beach California, #MardiGrasLB invites you to join thousands of cheering revelers as Shoreline Village hosts an afternoon of live music, bead throws, a parade, novelty acts and more. Join folks of all ages in dressing up, dancing, and making merry.
The highlight of our annual family-friendly celebration is our Long Beach Mardi Gras PARADE!! All are welcome and participation is FREE!!
This event will benefit the Long Beach Boy Scouts They will have a booth selling beads, hats and masks (in limited supply) 100% of the proceeds will go back to the Long Beach Boy Scouts. Please visit their booth near the grandstands and support the Long Beach Boy Scouts and their Centennial year!
Shoreline Village parking WILL sell out for this event (401-435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802) , we recommend parking in either of the lots listed below:
• Long Beach Convention Center “Pine Avenue” lot, Pine Ave/Seaside Way (next to Convention Center), Long Beach, CA 90802
◦ Parking is $15 per car per entry
• Aquarium Parking/Queensway Bay Garage, 99 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
▪ The first 30 minutes are free
▪ 30 min to 1.5 hours – $3
▪ 1.5 to 2.5 hours – $6
▪ 2.5 to 4 hours – $9
▪ 4 to 5 hours – $12
▪ 5 to 8 hours – $15
▪ 8 to 24 hours – $16
▪ Daily Max – $16
-We are on the free Passport bus route and are near the Blue line train. A ride sharing service should also be considered.
-We will have a FREE BIKE VALET again this year for anyone who wants to ride their bike. During Mardi Gras, bikes are not allowed to be parked/locked on the boardwalk inside Shoreline Village.
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE (all FREE)
Hula Hoop Dancers, 12-1:30pm
Tarot Card Reader, 12-2pm
Stilt Walker, 12-3pm
DJ Gearson, 12-5pm
DJ Delvek, 12-5pm
Crawdaddio Live Zydeco, 12-5pm
Accordion Player (roaming), 1-4pm
Mask Making, 1-4pm (children only)
Face painting, 1-4pm (children only)
Photo Booth, 1-4pm
Caricature Artist, 1-4pm
Samba Dancers, 1-2:30pm
MARDI GRAS CORONATION (at Nautilus Shell), 1:30pm
Mime (roaming), 1:30-3:30pm
Chrisco and the Last Mile band, 2-5pm
BEAD THROWS, throughout the day
ALL events will take place INSIDE SHORELINE VILLAGE (from the Yardhouse to Parkers Lighthouse)
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS
Full details coming soon!
The parade will begin at 2pm in Rainbow Harbor at the Nautilus Shell. It will arrive at Shoreline Village some time later. If your group would like to dress up and participate in the parade please register on our website www.shorelinevilage.com There is no charge to enter in the parade.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT + REQUIRES NO TICKETS