IN PICTURES: Brunch Life Fest debuts in Long Beach with mimosas and more

Day drinking? Check.

Lawn games? Check.

Good vibes? Check.

The first ever Brunch Life Festival in Long Beach brought together all the Instagram-worthy elements of the most important meal of the day: brunch.

With live music and plenty of mimosas to go around, the Rainbow Lagoon Park was filled with hundreds of people. Local restaurants and food trucks including Restauration, Padre and Mess Hall Canteen provided the food to the 21 and older event.

Posing for photos at the entrance to the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Soular System performs during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park, was created by a group of friends who grew up in Long Beach, bringing together local restaurants from Long Beach, OC and LA, for local brunch tastings, mimosas’s, craft beer, and craft cocktails. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Brenda Aguilar of Santa Anna during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Roma performs during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Friends gather at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park, on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Posing for pictures at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

A classic car a the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Chef Manuel Banuelos of Padre Latin Table & Craft Cocktails, makes tortas during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Chef Manuel Banuelos and Fernada Alejandra of Padre Latin Table & Craft Cocktails, makes tortas during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park.  Photo by Stephen Carr.

Roxanne’s Lounge bartender Guillermo Lopez’ mojitos at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Maria and Clay Glashbern of Oceanside with mojitos at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Roxanne’s Lounge bartender Guillermo Lopez makes mojitos at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Friends gather at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park.  Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival featured local brunch tastings, mimosas’s, craft beer, and craft cocktails. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Fresh mimosas poured at the Pearson Brothers Mimosa Bar during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park.  Photo by Stephen Carr.

Fresh mimosas poured at the Pearson Brothers Mimosa Bar during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Attendees line up for mimosas at the Pearson Brothers Mimosa Bar during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Fern Nueno of Liberation Brewing Company, pours cold beers at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Joanne and Dan Sundstrom, of Ten Mile Brewing Company, serve some of his cold beer Dat Yacht Life IPA, with fresh squeezed orange juice, at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Dan Sundstrom, owner of Ten Mile Brewing Company, serves cold beers at the first Brunch Life Festival. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Refreshing drinks are poured at the Roxanne’s Lounge garden bar at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Jeff Olivares of Mussels and Pearls, grills up some fresh oysters during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Jeff Olivares of Mussels and Pearls, grills up some fresh oysters during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Alegria Cochina Latina Chef Walter Cotta serves up duck and empanadas during the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Fresh Salud juices, at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Missi Kolstad, left, and Phil Battis serve up fresh Salud juices, at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Hamachi Ceviche by Bastards American Canteen, at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Bastards American Canteen, serves up some cannoli’s at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Ashly Saenz of Bastards American Canteen, serves up some cannoli’s at the first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

The first Brunch Life Festival, held at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Saturday, August 4, 2018. Photo by Stephen Carr.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.
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