Some city services and operations in Long Beach will be closed on Memorial Day this Monday, May 30, as various businesses and events prepare to celebrate the national holiday.
All city-operated COVID-19 vaccine sites and mobile clinics will be closed for Memorial Day, as well as the Billie Jean King Main library and all branch libraries and library offices. All City Hall offices and public services, including utility departments, will be closed on Monday, but residents are encouraged to access the City of Long Beach website for questions/concerns and bill payments.
The El Dorado Nature Center and all park offices/community park facilities will not be in operation on Memorial Day, as well as public swimming pools. Street sweeping will not be scheduled on Monday and will resume Tuesday, May 31.
All city parks and hiking trails will remain open on Memorial Day, as well as the city-run Covid-19 testing site located in Ramona Park, next to the Community Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For those looking for fun activities and events to attend on the national holiday, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate Memorial Day within the city of Long Beach.
The Grasshopper Bar will be hosting a Vegan BBQ Pop-up on Memorial Day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., serving an entirely plant-based menu of pork, beef, shrimp, mac ‘n cheese, wings, and more.
Zendejas San Dimas, a Long Beach Mexican restaurant, is putting on a Memorial Day Jam on Sunday, May 29, featuring SOTO, Leather and Lace, and Flirt Band. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and the first performance starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are sold for $10 and can be purchased through eventbrite.com.
Rock for Vets is having its first in-person concert since the pandemic this Monday, May 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Jimmy E’s Bar + Grill. Performing live for the first time in nearly two years, Rock for Vets will put on a show which will also feature one or two other local bands. More information can be found here.
The 2022 Long Beach Seafood Festival begins this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is anticipated to be sold out online, and tickets may be purchased here. Attendees can expect to experience live music and DJ, play life-sized versions of board games such as Connect 4 and Giant Jenga, access to all food and merchandise vendors, and more. A Beer Garden is also available for adults 21 and over.
By Hannah Shields