More than 8,000 people came for the first day of the festival to watch dozens of men and women compete in a variety of Scottish Highland games, many of which involve throwing things.
At 9 p.m., Long Beach got a head start on the new year by setting off fireworks over the bay at midnight East Coast time.
Ralph Labelson reached up to light the 12-foot-tall aluminum menorah he built while more than 500 people watched the symbolic beginning of the festival of Hanukkah
More than 400 people braved the chilly air Saturday evening to celebrate the Filipino tradition of the lantern.
More than 500 dogs and their owners were on hand for the 19th annual event in Marina Vista Park on Sunday.
Third Street at Pine Avenue was crowded with beer lovers who came out for the first annual event, which included dancing, music and lots of beer.
Although the original quote was actually about wine, a modified Benjamin Franklin saying has been passed around for many years: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
The debut exhibition is titled “Collecting Long Beach: Seven Decades from the Permanent Collection.”
The evening included vintage aircraft flyovers, skydivers, a sailing regatta, dancing and a bbq dinner, and was a benefit to several local charities including Children Today, the Miller Foundation and the Captain Rosa Memorial Scholarship.
Shoreline Park in Long Beach was invaded by pirates on Saturday for a planned two-day takeover.