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Long Beach Bayou Festival
Long Beach Bayou Festival
Long Beach, California, USA
Mid June
Popular with music lovers and families, the Long Beach Bayou Festival, a Zydeco, Blues Creole & Cajun festival once again unites the Mardi Gras atmosphere, Cajun & Creole food delicacies and blues,Cajun & Zydeco music at Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach, CA for its 29th year on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 2014. Hours are 11:00 am - 9:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am - 7:00 pm on Sunday. Info: 562-912-4451, longbeachbayou.com. Featuring two stages of music with blues, zydeco and Cajun music plus continuous dancing on a large covered wooden dance floor, and easy dance instruction for all ages, the festival also boasts a festive costumed Mardi Gras parade led each day by the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, and a colorful French Quarter marketplace with gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, hush puppies and other Cajun and Creole delicacies, plus coffees and desserts such as sweet potato pie, beignets and an array of cobblers. Rainbow Lagoon Park is located on the North side of Shoreline Drive, between Shoreline Village Drive and Linden Avenue. Parking is available on the Marina Green Lot across from Rainbow Lagoon Park. Hilton Long Beach & Executive Center, located at 701 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831 is offering special room rates. Call the hotel at (562) 983-3400, and ask for the Bayou Festival rate to book a room at $145. The event is presented by Benoit Entertainment Group. A portion of the profits will benefit LALA (Louisiana to Los Angeles), a non-profit organization which raises educational funds for local youth to attend college. With crawfish and watermelon eating contests for the whole family, the Kids Corner also has extensive childrens activities which include making costumes, masks and umbrellas for the Mardi Gras Parade, arts and crafts, storytelling, magic, sing-a-longs, and kids shows plus games and activities for older kids as well.
Zac Harmon, Stoney B Blues Band, Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Tracy Niles, Bernie Pearl, Bill Magee Blues Band, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Joel Savoy, Jesse Legé & the Cajun Country Revival, Corney Mims & the Know-it-Allz featuring Barbara Morrison, Seville, Café R&B & more. See website at http://www.longbeachbayou.com
Rainbow Lagoon Park
use address: 295 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802 or Shoreline Drive & Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Sat, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sun, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Tickets: Adults: $25/advance, $30/gate Seniors (60+) and Students (18+): $20/advance, $30 at the gate Children 12 & under: free -Parking in lot across the street for $10

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