Family portraits in Long Beach at the Concert in the Park

Gideon getting ready with a snack!

There are many things I miss about Long Beach. One of the Biggies is the Concert in the park. Ilana and I stumbled upon this Long Beach gem by accident in 2005. We heard some super loud music early one summer evening and decided to follow it! Ah, pre-child spontaneity at it’s best! The minute we approached and saw thousands of people picnicking in front of the Long Beach Municipal Bands tunes, we were hooked. Evidently this band has been playing free concerts in the park for 101 years in Long Beach. During the summer they play a different park every night. Our Favorite is at the Marine stadium. It’s set right on the water in a giant grassy field, and the sun setting in the background. Imagine 2000 people from 1 to 100 years old chilling with their drinks, picnic baskets, wine, kids, dogs. It’s a total family party atmosphere! If your interested in coming out, the concerts run every thursday night at 6:00 from about the 4th of july through august. It’s best to show up earlier in the day with your blankets to get a good spot.



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