Here are some events upcoming in October:
13th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Where: Along 2nd st. Belmont Shore
Attracting more than 100 seasoned and emerging visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, the 13th-annual Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, presented by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.), will showcase the works of diverse artists who will use chalk as their medium, and the sidewalks of Belmont Shore as their canvas.
21st Annual Historical Cemetery Tour
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Where: 1095 E. Willow St. Long Beach, CA
Beginning in 1995, the HSLB has conducted an annual living history tour at the city’s two oldest cemeteries. Located on Willow Street between Orange and California and adjacent to one another, Long Beach Municipal Cemetery and Sunnyside Cemetery are “home” to more than 20,000 past residents of the area.
The tour takes place the Saturday on or before Halloween and features graveside presentations by professional and volunteer actors who relate the life and demise of the person lying in rest. Each year’s program features a number of stories – some are individuals who helped shape the city’s political past, others are ordinary people whose tales remind us that rich or poor, famed or nearly forgotten, everyone has a story to tell. Period costumes worn by all the performers further heighten the experience with an aura of authenticity. Many guests get so involved in the presentation that questions like “What was it like to live here in 1920?” are often asked of the performers.
Día de Los Muertos Festival
Where: 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 (Museum of Latin American Art)
Explore Día de los Muertos, a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones at MOLAA’s annual festival! Learn more about this important holiday as you enjoy free art workshops, live performances, gallery tours, face painting and craft vendors! Día de Los Muertos attire is strongly encouraged – Come dressed as a calavera! Food and drinks available for purchase.
Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Where: Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803
THE PARADE is Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:30 p.m. The stat/finish is at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803 (at the end of Marine Stadium; across from the fire station, by the tennis courts). The parade is on the concrete bike path that runs through the park from Colorado St. to Eliot St.
The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m. Great pumpkin drop at 2:15 p.m. Register to be in the human costume parade and/or dog costume parade at the orange registration tent in the park after 12:30 p.m. The parade expects 500+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about 45 minutes