One of the Long Beach Peninsula’s most fun festivals of the year arrives this coming weekend in Ocean Park, just a few minutes north of the Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station. It’s none other than the Garlic Festival, born out of love for garlic-laden cuisine.
Vendors will feature garlic food and condiments, garlic crafts and garlic decor. Who can resist garlic oysters or garlic sausage paired with garlic jam? How about chocolate covered garlic? Garlic birdhouses, garlic pottery and garlic soap round out the picture. Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the weekend. The North Coast Blues and Friends will perform, beginning at 1:30 pm until closing, both days.
The Garlic Festival will be held from 10am-5pm Saturday, June 15 and 10am-4pm Sunday, June 16. The location is Wilson field, where the Rod Run to the End of the World is held every year, 258th Street and Sandridge Road. Admission is free. For more information visit the Web site here.
Need a convenient place to stay? The Klipsan Beach Life Saving Station, in Ocean Park, has three great vacation rentals available. Promise you won’t leave the place smelling like garlic, and we’ll scrap the cleaning fee for this weekend! Check out the Web site and if you’re interested, email us for more information.
Bringing Dad to the beach this year for Father’s Day? We’ll treat him with a basket of S’mores Fixin’s! In addition to the free admission to the Garlic Festival, Dad can also get a free Father’s Day breakfast, provided by the Long Beach Elks. Yes, a fun beach trip this weekend can be amazingly affordable!