Even if you're not going to the Grand Prix, you can get in on the fun with the Tecate Thunder Thursday Grand Prix Kick-Off Street Party on Pine Avenue and at The Pike in Long Beach. This year's free event event will feature Pit Stop Competitions, motorcycle stunts and street performers, driver autograph sessions, and the Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pageant, with a DJ providing the soundtrack to the whole event. Race cars and other classic automobiles will also be on display. Check out the Tecate Thunder Thursday Schedule at the Downtown Long Beach Associates.
When: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 6:30 - 10 pm
Where: Pine Avenue from 4th Street down to Shoreline Drive and Aquarium Way
Parking: Two hours free with validation in the City Place structures; $10-15 flat rate at the Pike and Convention Center garages.
Note: street parking is now metered until 9 pm daily in some parts of downtown. Check the Downtown Long Beach Interactive Parking Map for lot and meter rates.
Photo © Kayte Deioma used with permission.