Things to do in Long Beach this weekend including … markets and vegan food • Hi-lo


If you are looking for 4th of July events let us stop you there, this listing is do not a list on the theme of July 4th. That’s not to say this list is unpatriotic, but we’ve got a really good summary of everything there is to do in Long Beach before and on Independence Day here.

Now that we’ve got that sorted out, we’ve got another poolside movie screening, as well as a night market, vegan vendor pop-up, bar grand opening, farmers market, and more.



A bird’s-eye view of the Hilton Pool deck. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

Grab a bite and watch a movie from the top of the Hilton Long Beach hotel’s outdoor pool deck on Wednesday, June 30. This week they will be screening “Pretty in Pink”.

The Hilton’s outdoor pool deck will feature on-site food and a fully stocked bar, so guests have a few hours to drink and dine before the movie begins at 8 p.m. And yes, you can most definitely swim while you watch the movie.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $ 20. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Hilton Long Beach hotel is located at 701 W. Ocean Blvd.


From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Long Beach Vintage Etc. will hold a night market (indoor and outdoor), where customers can shop for everything vintage and antique. From clothing and home decor to dishes and knickknacks, there will be a lot to browse.

In addition, each kiosk in the store will offer a discount, between 20 and 50%.

Long Beach Vintage Etc. is located at 737 Pine Ave.


Image courtesy of BKBIA / Facebook.

The monthly outdoor community event, First Fridays, returns for the first time since the pandemic, on Friday July 2, with a July 4 themed celebration.

For those who have never been, the free event is a sort of community block party at Bixby Knolls where local artists and businesses come together to connect with the community.

Expect food, music, art, shows, pop-up vendors, special discounts, and extended shopping hours at stores along Atlantic Avenue.

The 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. event spans a few blocks in Bixby Knolls, but the center is at the Expo Arts Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave.


Under the new ownership of David Baumann (left), Leslie Koa (center) and Tod Hipsher (right), the popular Fern’s dive bar on Fourth Street will be renamed The Bird Dive Bar and will open on June 30, 2021. Photo by Sebastian Echeverry.

Newly renovated and renamed The Bird (formerly Fern’s Cocktails) opens to the public for the first time on Friday July 2nd.

Come see how new owners David Baumann, Leslie Koa, and Tod Hipsher revamped Alamitos Beach’s 25-plus bar and have a 6pm drink until it closes.

If you’d like to uncover the story of how Fern came to be The Bird, check out this in-depth story here.

The bird is at 1253 E. Fourth St.


Vegan vendors will be swarming the Pike Outlets from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday July 3.

Shop for vegan food and baked goods, skin care, makeup, and other animal-free products from 18 vendors. You can find the vendors at the outlet center near Forever 21 and H&M, across from West Seaside Way.

The event is free.

The Pike Outlets is located at 95 S. Pine Ave.



In this file photo, a woman wears a mask while shopping at a farmer’s market in downtown Long Beach on Friday, March 20, 2020. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

Chances are you are already familiar with the weekly Farmer’s Market on East Spring Street and Clark Avenue, but if you aren’t, this Sunday you can check out all the fresh, organic, baked goods and the other sellers who make the farmers. Long Beach Market one of the city’s most popular.

The market is free to enter and is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farmers Market Long Beach is at 5000 E. Spring St. Click here for more information on vendors and merchandise.


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