A weekend of wine and beer tasting is on tap for this weekend as LAWineFest takes over Harry Bridges Park next to the Queen Mary.
More than 40 award-winning wineries and craft breweries will participate in the event on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, including Long Beach’s Waters’ Edge Winery. Napa Valley winery 19 Crimes, which has a sponsorship deal with Long Beach icon Snoop Dogg—who even has his face on one of the company’s labels—will also be there.
“Long Beach really gave us a grand welcome in 2019, and we are thrilled to be back at the port,” said Sher Liliko, director and CEO of LAWineFest. “We weren’t able to celebrate our 15th anniversary in 2020, so this year we’re removing all stops.”
The festival will also include food trucks, and boutiques with crafts and clothing. There will also be live music on both days, with Greg Young and the Second Street Band performing on Saturday and Australian X-Factor star Nathaniel on Sunday.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club and the Los Angeles Jazz Society.
Parking is available for a fee, but organizers say carpooling, ride-sharing, and taking public transportation are recommended. People must be at least 21 years of age to participate.
if you go
When: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, October 2, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, October 3.
Cost: $100 for general admission at the gate, which includes a wine cup, unlimited wine and beer tastings, water and coffee; $125 for all-access tickets, which include access to the boutique winery and one-hour early entry on Saturdays; and $20 for a designated driver ticket. Tickets are also available online at LAWineFest.com for 20% off with code LONGBEACH.