The Long Beach Office of Events showcases the vitality of the City of Long Beach by hosting, promoting, or sponsoring special events that enhance a strong sense of community, diversity, athletics and culture.

Annual events organized and overseen by the City of Long Beach Events Office include: the Fall Festival, Arts & Crafts Festival, concerts, parades, the Fireworks Extravaganza, holiday events, races, and so much more. This office also oversees the permit process for special events. The Events Office works with other City departments to make sure all necessary permits, licenses, agreements and insurance are in place for these events.

Who Needs a Events Permit?

Festivals, athletic events, races/walks, parades, surf contests, volleyball, film shoots, etc. require a special permit. An Event Permit is needed for any event that impacts the public, public property and/or requires City services, including street closures, Police, Fire, Recreation etc... Download the appropriate permit application from the list below.

How Does It Work?

Filling out a permit application is just the first step.

Once an Event Permit Application is submitted, the Office of Events, and various Departments including Police, Fire, and Recreation, reviews the application for all necessary licenses, agreements and insurance coverage. Once approved, the office will contact the applicant and guide them through the process.

Please note: Submitting an Events Permit Application or Wedding Application does not guarantee permission from the City of Long Beach.

Special Event/Use of City Property Permit Application Process

Film Permit Application 

Block Parties (all block party permits go through the Long Beach Police Department)

Wedding Ceremony (no reception) on the Beach (all wedding ceremonies on the beach go through the City Clerk's Office)

If you have additional questions about events in the City, about filing a permit application for your event, or about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Office of Events at (516) 705-7414, or send an email to If you send us an email, in order for us to serve you better, please include as many details as possible about your event, including the date, estimated participants and overall attendance. Thank you!


Click on the links below for the latest current events listing, Official City of Long Beach Downloadable calendar, City Council Meeting Schedule, and Zoning Schedule.

Calendar of Events

Downloadable Calendar

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Sponsorship We rely on our community partners to help offset the cost of many of our City sponsored events.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for one of our many events, including the concert series, fireworks, race series and so much more, please contact 516-705-7414.




Farmers Market Opening Day - May 1

Hydrant Flushing - May 1 -15

Beach Passes Go On Sale - May 11

Pacific Playground Grand Re-opening

Arts Council Porch Fest - May 18

Beach Park Opens Weekends Only - May 25

Arts in the Plaza Opening Day - May 25

10 Mile Race to Remember - May 26

Memorial Day Parade - May 27


Flag Day - June 14

Chamber of Commerce Boardwalk Fair - June 22 & 23

Mt Sinai South Nassau Health Fair - June 28


Beach Concert - July 3

Fabulous 4th of July 4K - July 4

Beach Concert - July 10

Fireworks Display - July 12

Biathlon - July 13

Waterfront Warriors Race & Parade - July 14

Beach Concert - July 17

Blood Drive - July 18

Arts & Crafts Boardwalk Fair - July 20 & 21

Movie on the Beach - July 20

Beach Concert - July 24