Long Beach is an great place for special events with it's seaside location and close proximity to Los Angeles & Orange County. Several large festivals call Long Beach home including the Long Beach Jazz Festival, the Long Beach Crawfish Fesitival, Long Beach Pride and more. What makes the city really special is their dynamic array of events all year long that are creative, engaging and fun for the whole family like the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival set for September 27th, 2014 at Rainbow Lagoon Park. It's a great Folk & Roots music event with pie eating contests, kids area with crafts and "Instrument Petting Zoo", Vintage Bazaar, and of course tons of banjos, beards, and mustaches! If you are looking for fun things to do in Long Beach or family events in Long Beach check out the Folk Revival Festival as well as a host of other events all year long in the city.