The event celebrates its 15th year of all things wine at Harry Brides Memorial Park October 2-3
LONG BEACH, CALIF. – June 3, 2021 – LAWineFest returns to Long Beach October 2-3, with a renewed passion for all things wine, at Harry Bridges Memorial Park, near the Queen Mary.
Featuring award-winning wines from around the globe – plus craft brews and more – the new, larger location in Long Beach will provide a perfect space for LAWineFest to return to its mission of providing a relaxed space where fun, exploration and wine education is balanced with fun artisan shopping boutiques, live music, great food trucks and more. Long Beach is the perfect central location for the 15th Annual LAWineFest, with neighboring iconic venues, including the Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village and the Rainbow Lagoon, making it easy to create a weekend full of fun to take in all Long Beach has to offer. A list of wineries, breweries and shops is located at LAWineFest.com/2021-
“Long Beach really gave us a grand welcome in 2019, and we’re thrilled to be bringing LAWineFest back to the harbor. We weren’t able to celebrate our 15th anniversary of the Fest in 2020, so this year we’re really pulling out all the stops, offering our attendees a chance to discover fabulous new wineries, breweries and more, while enjoying all Long Beach has to offer,” LAWineFest director and CEO Scherr Lillico said. “We are also thrilled about our sponsors coming onboard already, including Los Angeles Magazine, Wine Chips, Nestle, Welk Luxury Resorts and Hotel Maya to date. Their support means so much to everyone at LAWineFest, and helps us to benefit the charities.”
After a few hours of sipping, savoring and strolling, take a break and enjoy lobster rolls, brats, sliders, BBQ, ice cream and more from an array of food trucks and booths, available for purchase. There is also a unique array of lifestyle exhibitors offering everything from wine accessories, cheeses, olive oils, jewelry, clothing, and more. When the Fest concludes each day, attendees are encouraged to check out the award-winning restaurants and stores nearby in the city.
Admission to LAWineFest includes a souvenir wine cup, unlimited wine and craft brew tastings, bottled water, coffee and other samplings. WineFest hours are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Parking will be available for a fee. Carpooling, ride sharing services, and public transportation is highly recommended.
Early-bird discounted tickets are now available at www.lawinefest.com. Tickets at the door will be available, subject to capacity:
- General Admission (at the gate): $100
- Includes entry to the Fest, a commemorative souvenir cup to keep, unlimited* wine and craft brew tastings, water, coffee, and the overall Fest experience.
- All Access (at the gate): $125
- Provides all that GA does, PLUS tasting wines from over a dozen gem Boutique Wineries, which are defined as producing less than 2,500 cases of wine each year. As a result, only 400 All Access tickets are available per day so purchase early. On Saturday only, you also have the ability to enter the Fest one hour early (at 1 p.m.). No early entry Sunday.
- Designated drivers are encouraged, and get to join their friends and enjoy all the amenities of the day for only $20 (does not include any alcohol tastings).
The legal bits:
- Must be 21 years of age to be on the premises. (Sorry, no infants either – ABC rules)
- Absolutely No Pets – Certified service animals allowed.
- Wineries/Breweries reserve the right to limit consumption.