The first-ever Meet on Beach multi-city community festival, presented by the Southern California Association of Governments' Go Human campaign and produced by Community Arts Resources, is set to reimagine the 21-mile stretch of Beach Boulevard on Sunday, November 17th, with a full day of live musical performances, local food, BMX demos, hands-on workshops, and free activities for all to enjoy. Beach Boulevard, originally named Highway 39, was established in 1933 to serve as the primary connector between seven Orange County cities including La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Westminster, and Huntington Beach, and these cities will all be part of the days' event.
Start your day bright and early in La Habra with La Habra Cross Fit obstacle demonstrations and Zumbathon, Team Soil BMX show, free bike safety checks, Child ID Program sponsored by New York Life, arts and crafts, and OC Juice and Pimp My Tacos food trucks.
Next, head south to Buena Park and Anaheim’s joint open streets event, which will allow participants to walk, bike, and play on 1.5 miles of Beach Boulevard from La Palma Avenue to Orange Avenue for the first time ever. Musicians, dancers, and artists will breathe new life into the historical corridor at activities along the open streets route. Knott’s Berry Farm’s Independence Hall in Buena Park will be bustling with activities and entertainment from dance to rock and roll with musical performances by The Satin Dollz, Redboy Productions and The Springsteen Experience. Enjoy the open road and stroll on down to the West Anaheim Youth Center and enjoy musical performances, games, local food trucks and more.
Walk or ride to hands-on workshops at Stanton’s Walkable Streets Lab and experience traffic safety through a new lens with “Safe Moves City,” an interactive exhibit in Garden Grove allowing children to experience realistic traffic situations promoting safety while biking or walking. Westminster's Civic Center will host an active and healthy fun fair for the whole family.
The celebration will continue at it's last stop in Huntington Beach, where Meet on Beach culminates with a party on the beach including a bicycle rodeo by the Huntington Beach Police Department, a live performance by the Ramsey Brothers Band, awesome booths and local food trucks, BMX and bike demonstrations, and more.
For more information, visit the Meet on Beach website or call 562-365-0605.