- The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Arts Council, announced the City’s first annual, Beyond The Beach Fall Celebration. This community-wide event will provide residents and visitors the opportunity to safely celebrate all things Fall in a city traditionally known for Summer activities.
From Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th Long Beach residents, businesses, and its arts community will transform the City into a fall-themed wonderland, where folks of all ages can safely enjoy the offerings of the City by the Sea.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Chamber and Arts Council on what we know is going to be a fun and unique experience,” Long Beach City Council President John Bendo said. “In these challenging times, this is a safe and enjoyable way to support our businesses and show off all the elements of our City that make Long Beach such a great place to live, work, and play.”
Residents are invited to out-BOO their neighbors by decorating their homes and entering to win one of several titles and prizes in the following categories:
- Best Balcony Decor (for our apartment dwellers with balconies)
- Best Special Effects
- Best Overall Theme
- People's Choice
- Judges' Favorite
Those wanting a front-row seat to see these creative homes will be able to access a digital map of the City showing the location of all entrants. There is also an option to view the entries online. Votes will be cast on the Chamber’s website and the winners will be announced on Oct. 31.
“We are excited to showcase all Long Beach has to offer after the summer season,” Ian Danby, chairman of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, said. “These few days will be a safe fun way for everyone to enjoy the creativity of our neighbors and artists, sample the delights of our bistros and taverns and take advantage of all the specials our businesses will be offering.”
The city encourages residents to wear masks and maintain social distancing during the celebration. For more information about the weekend, or to review a detailed list of the Safety Regulations log on to www.thelongbeachchamber.com/BTB.