Things to do in Long Beach this weekend including … bike wall tours and a pumpkin patch • the Hi-lo
Well, what do you know, a list this weekend with no music. Not that this list is missing, however. Before the first weekend of October, we found an airy bike ride where you can experience all of the POW! WOW! ongoing art installations, an all-you-can-eat wine festival, a craft fair focused on the fall season, a tour of art workshops and more.
And we’ve had pumpkins since October. Duh.
POW! WOW! LED ARTISTS WALL TOURS (Thursday)
Walk around Long Beach with an artist Nat Losbaker Thursday September 30th to see this year’s POW! WOW! Real-time painted wall installations during the city-wide mural festival. The four mile bike ride will hit nearly every mural in town starting at the Pedal Movement Junipero Beach stand and ending at El Barrio Cantina.
The free event invites anyone with a bike, roller skates or skateboards to join. Pedal Movement bicycle rentals can be booked online, click here. You can also get 10% off your rental by using tThe promo code: BIKEpowwow202.
The tour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tours will be available until October 5. Click here for more information.
Pedal Movement The Junipero Beach stand is located near the beach parking lot, next to Ocean Boulevard and Junipero Avenue.
PUMPKIN MARKET – FRONTIERE EL DORADO (Saturday)
El Dorado Frontier’s fourth annual pumpkin market returns on Saturday, October 2 in the Gold Rush-inspired mini theme park. Guests can search for the perfect pumpkin to take home and enjoy the park’s many special vacation activities, such as a 12-minute narrated train ride that traces the origins of the Jack O ‘Lantern. There will also be a variety of photo opportunities, including one in front of a 16 foot reclaimed wooden pumpkin.
Kids can participate in carnival games, treasure hunting activity, carousel ride and more.
Presale tickets can be purchased online for $ 15 ($ 17 at the door), which includes unlimited train and carousel rides. Pumpkins are not included in the ticket price. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.
El Dorado Frontier is at 7550 E. Spring St.
LA WINE FEST – HARRY BRIDGES MEMORIAL PARK (Saturday and Sunday)
The 15th edition of LA Wine Fest will take over the vast grassy slopes of Harry Bridges Memorial Park (near the Queen Mary) on Saturday October 2 and Sunday October 3 with unlimited wine and beer.
Tickets get you unlimited installments of beer and wine from 29 wineries and seven breweries, plus bottled water, coffee, and sample-sized bites. The festival will also feature food trucks, artisan shops and live music. Click here for a list of participating wineries and businesses.
Ticket prices range from $ 80 to $ 100. Entrance for the designated driver costs $ 20. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Harry Bridges Memorial Park is located at 1126 Queens Hwy.
LONG BEACH OPEN STUDIO TOUR (Saturday and Sunday)
Check out the studios of many of the city’s artists this weekend on the Long Beach Open Studio Tour, a free event meant to connect local artists to the community.
The month-long event will feature over 50 artists and their spaces in different neighborhoods of Long Beach. This Saturday and Sunday (Oct 2-3), guests can visit artists at Zaferia, Rose Park and East Side.
The organizers have created special maps that guests can use to find participating studios. Click here for maps and for more information.
Visitors must wear masks indoors, in accordance with the state’s mandate.
AUTUMN CELEBRATION CRAFT FAIR (Sunday)
The weekly arts and crafts fair at Marketplace on PCH and Second Street is ready for fall this Sunday, October 2 with vendors selling fall-inspired items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Customers can find unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, home decor, crystals, handmade soaps, personalized embroidery and more.
The market is free and is located in the courtyard behind Trader Joe’s.
Find the market at 7475 Pacific Coast Hwy.
“FREE DAY ON DAY” – JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF ALPERT (Sunday)
The Alpert Jewish Community Center invites the community to visit its center on Sunday, October 3 for a free day of swimming and exercise classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free classes include zumba, spin, yoga, aqua aerobics, martial arts and more. Click here to see the courses available and to reserve a place.
The Alpert Jewish Community Center is located at 3801 E. Willow St.
CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISING CENTER FOR MIGRANTS PAGBANDON FILIPINO – ST. LUCY CATHOLIC CHURCH (Sunday)
The Filipino Migrant Center is hosting its 11th anniversary celebration and fundraiser at St. Lucy Catholic Church on Sunday October 3 with food vendors, live music and performances with different organizations sharing health resources for residents of Southern California.
The organizer has chosen this year’s theme as ‘Pagbangon’ or ‘Ascension’, as a reflection of each other’s victories and struggles over the past year and a half.
The event is a fundraiser and costs $ 25 to $ 100 to attend. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Saint Lucia Catholic Church is located at 2301 Santa Fe Ave.
NIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS – PACIFIC AQUARIUM (Sunday)
Professional and novice photographers have special access to the Aquarium of the Pacific on Sunday October 3 to photograph its wildlife after opening hours from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event will also include a meeting vendors, test out new gear, attend an introductory workshop, and meet like-minded photo enthusiasts.
Tickets cost $ 36.95 and can be purchased online, click here.