Pacific Islander Festival June 1-2, 2013 from 9 am to 5 pm, Aquarium of the Pacific, www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/pacific_islander_festival/
Long Beach Bayou Festival (Rainbow Lagoon Park, June 22-23, 2013), www.longbeachfestival.com, View Photos.
Summer and Music is a series of music festivals including Dancing in the Streets in June, Long Beach Funkfest and Indie Rock at the Waterfront in July and Buskerfest and Bicycle Drive-In in August, summerandmusic.com
Pier Daze - Pirate Invasion of Belmont Pier (Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier June 29-30, 2013), http://alfredosbeachclub.com
July 4th Fireworks and Party on the Pier Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier at Belmont Shore Beach, July 4th, 10 am - 10 pm) http://alfredosbeachclub.com/events.html
Crawfish Festival (Rainbow Lagoon, August 3-4, 2013), features Louisiana musicians www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com, View Photos.
Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival (Marine Stadium, August 3-4, 2013), two-day Dragon Boat races, food, music, arts, crafts and Chinese acrobats. www.lbdragonboat.com
The Great Sand Castle Contest (Granada Beach, Aug. 10-11, 2013), BBQ, arts and crafts, kids zone and sand sculptures. Info or castle-building classes: (562) 434-1542 lbsandcastle.com
Long Beach BBQ Festival (Rainbow Lagoon Park, Aug 16-18, 2013) Award-winning BBQ teams from around the world prepare all kinds of BBQ. Western bands, dance floor, two bars, craft vendors, children's stage.
Taste of Brews Beer tasting festival at Shoreline Aquatic Park (AKA Lighthouse Park) August 24, 2013, 12-4 pm, www.tasteofbrews.com
Tiki Beach Festival (Granada Beach, Aug. 24-25, 2013 sunrise to sunset), Two luaus with food, entertainment, an island market place, cultural center, tiki carvers, outrigger and catamaran cruises, kids zone, www.alfredosbeachclub.com/tiki_festival.htm
Lobster Festival New England lobsters, drinking, music and dancing at Rainbow Lagoon and Marina Green, Sept 6-8, 2013, www.oentertainment.net