This Weekend! Hula, Hot Rods, and Street Food in San Pedro and Long Beach

Another Southern California weekend is revving up!  This one is packed with hot rods, street food festivals, movies and more.  Here are a few of the events the South Bay Foodies will be checking out.  Hopefully we’ll see you there!

Long Beach Street Food Fest

This festival provides one stop shopping for all things gourmet, greasy, and good to eat on the street.  Almost 40 trucks will be on hand dishing out their signature eats including a few of our faves like The Nom Nom Truck, Ahn Joo, and Tropical Shave Ice.  This is a pay-to-grub truck stop but buying the $7 advance tickets will save you a couple books over tickets purchased at the event.

Proceeds from the event will benefit local charitable organizations including the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation and The AIDS Food Store of Long Beach.

Long Beach Street Food Fest
Saturday, July 9, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Rainbow Lagoon Park , Long Beach CA (Map)

Hula Dancing and More at the Keali’i Nalani 20th Anniversary Hoike

20th_Anniversary_Ho'ike_flyerIf you’re hoping to get to Hawai’i this summer, get a head start on your hula by checking out this presentation of Hawai’ian, Tahitian, and Polynesian dance styles and music.  Ah, if only they were serving Mai Tais and Spam musibi during the show, the experience would be complete for me!  General admission tickets are $15.  Another $2 gets you parking on the El Camino campus.

Keali’i Nalani 20th Anniversary Hoike
Saturday, July 9 3PM and 7 PM
El Camino College Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA (Map)

Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show

Motor heads and race car fans will get an eye-full at this massive car show.  More than 200 classic cars and drag racing vehicles will be on display in an annual tribute to Long Beach’s contribution to drag racing culture.  The event culminates with a ground shaking display of dragsters revving their engines and spewing flames in the air.

Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo Photo Credit Susan Sabo Photography

Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo Photo Credit Susan Sabo Photography

This free event also features vendors and plenty of local shops along Atlantic Avenue.  Make sure you stop by The Factory Gastrobarfor food and drink specials including 10 microbrews on draft and two beer gardens; They’ll be open til midnight!

6th Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show
Saturday, July 9, 3 – 9 PM
Atlantic Ave & Carson St, Long Beach, CA 90807 (Map)

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest

This traveling event features live music, gourmet food trucks, and movies shown like they were meant to be: outside under the stars on a screen three stories tall and 52 feet wide.

This Saturday, the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest comes to San Pedro for a showing on Edward Scissorhands.  The truck lineup includes Kabob N Roll, the Cheeseball Wagon, Nom No Truck, Dogtown Dogs, and the Ludo Truck.

Outside food IS PERMITTED so be sure to pack a picnic basket along with your blanket and lawn pillows.

Tickets are $10 per person; kids 6-12 are just $5 and little bitty babies (5 and under) get in for free.  You can buy tickets at the event or online.

Edward Scissorhands at the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest
Saturday, July 9, 6:30 PM
LA Port – Bloch Field, 1500 South Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731 (Map)

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