The vision of IDEA FEST : LONG BEACH is to help energize the diverse neighborhoods of Long Beach by providing an exciting reason for people to visit, engage, and share. Envisioned as a yearly event, IDEA FEST : LONG BEACH will be organized in a different Long Beach area each year.
This inaugural event was held on June 7, 2014 in the Zaferia District of Long Beach, centered around Orizaba Park. We utilized park space, some surrounding streets, an urban garden, and local business/venues to hold classes, showcase performers, and provide food and gifts for visitors.
With over 600 participants, the inaugural event was a huge success and we look forward to bringing this event back to Long Beach again and again.