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190 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA

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Big Bang on the Bay 2024

Big Bang on the Bay Supports Local Long Beach Non-Profits

Since its inception, Big Bang on the Bay has contributed over $1,000,000 to local non-profits, focusing on organizations that benefit Long Beach's youth. This year, the spotlight shines on The Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach as the main beneficiary while also supporting organizations like the Action Sports Kids Foundation, Children Today, Los Altos YMCA, and the Autism Partnership Foundation.

The event features early evening entertainment, including aircraft flyovers, paragliding displays, a Coast Guard Dolphin Search and Rescue demonstration, and live music with a special DJ. These components provide entertainment while underscoring the event's commitment to community engagement and support.

Concluding with a 30-minute fireworks display at 9 p.m. on July 3, Big Bang on the Bay lights up the skies of Alamitos Bay, Naples, and the Peninsula. This finale unites the community, showcasing the event's blend of celebration and support for local non-profit organizations.

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Over A Decade of Fireworks

History of the Big Bang on the Bay

Big Bang on the Bay: Over a decade-long saga of spectacular fireworks, community solidarity, and unwavering support for local charities, all set against the Long Beach skyline.

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2011

Inaugurated to mark 9/11's 10-year anniversary, John Morris launched Long Beach's commemorative firework show.

2015

Growing in fame, the Big Bang on the Bay became a beloved early Independence Day festivity for residents.

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2020

The pandemic led to the unfortunate cancellation of Long Beach’s cherished Big Bang on the Bay fireworks.

2023

Despite a challenging lawsuit threatening its continuation, the Big Bang triumphed, securing its place in Long Beach’s heart.

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Big Bang on the Bay 2024

2024

With a call for community support, we strive to preserve this cherished tradition for future generations to enjoy.

Join the Celebration, Support the Future

Purchasing tickets does more than guarantee a memorable evening of fireworks and festivities; it enriches our Long Beach community.

Big Bang on the Bay Information

Location
190 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803
Date/Time
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM