Meet on Beach invites the community to experience Beach Boulevard in a whole new way during the all-new multi-city community festival set to connect and reimagine the historic corridor on Sunday, November 17. From La Habra to Huntington Beach, experience the route as a walkable and bike-friendly street through a day-of curated programming at pop-up events from the 7-cities along the 21-mile corridor, including food, live music, performances, interactive workshops, bike and pedestrian-friendly activities, a party on the beach at the Huntington Pier, and 1.5 miles of open streets in Buena Park and Anaheim.
Meet on Beach is created by the Renew Beach Boulevard Coalition, the 7-city alliance between La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Westminster, and Huntington Beach, and presented by the Southern California Association of Government’s (SCAG) Go Human campaign, in partnership with the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, and produced by Community Arts Resources. The event is one of the collective efforts from the Coalition to transform Beach Boulevard into a lasting, lively, and active destination for the tens of thousands of Orange County residents and the region beyond.
City of La Habra
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 2000 W. Imperial Hwy, La Habra
Move more and eat healthy as the Meet on Beach event starts bright and early in La Habra. Cruise down one, five, or ten miles at the Coyote Creek Bikeway and stay for the food and fun with arts and crafts from the La Habra Children's Museum, live BMX and CrossFit demonstrations as well as a Zumbathon! The La Habra Bike Patrol will be at the event and local bike shops will offer free bike safety checks.
City of Buena Park
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Knott’s Berry Farm Independence Hall, at 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park
Bike, walk, or roll along 1.5 miles of car-free streets connecting the Cities of Buena Park and Anaheim along Beach Boulevard! Stop first at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Independence Hall then stroll down to a second event hub at Beach Boulevard and Stanton Avenue for even more fun. Musicians, dancers, and artists will breathe new life into the first-ever Orange County open streets event connecting La Palma Avenue to Orange Avenue, including hands-on activities like bike decorating, sidewalk art, family-friendly games, crafts, rock wall climbing, local food trucks, and live entertainment from dance to rock and roll, with musical performances by The Satin Dollz, Redboy Productions, and The Springsteen Experience.
City of Anaheim
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Anaheim Youth Center, at 320 S. Beach Boulevard, Anaheim
Continuing from Buena Park to Anaheim, the first-ever 1.5 miles open streets event between these two cities allows the community to embrace the streets from La Palma Avenue to Orange Avenue as a more active and pedestrian-friendly public space. Enjoy a curated event route for pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, and families. The boulevard will be brought to life with performances from Project S.A.Y Ballet Folklorico and a local marching band, Western High School Dance Team, a pop-up hockey skating rink complete with a visit from the Anaheim Ducks Street Team and Wild Wing himself, a kids bike rodeo, skate course workshops, and demonstrations from NextUp Skate Foundation, arts and crafts, Anaheim’s Mobile Library, giveaways, food trucks, and more fun for the whole family.
City of Stanton
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Stanton Park, at 1111 Cedar Street, Stanton
Walk or ride to hands-on workshops at Stanton’s Walkable Streets Lab and experience traffic safety through a new entertaining lens. Jump into the action with a kid's fun zone and enjoy local performances on the entertainment stage, all-new street furniture, and an inflatable obstacle course from America on Track as part of the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.
City of Garden Grove
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wakeham Elementary, at 7772 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove
Enter to win a Lucky Prospect Pro Scooter (valued at $250), or a family stay at the Great Wolf Lodge Southern California, while indulging in local food trucks, playing oversized lawn games, and making your way around the "Safe Moves City" interactive exhibit.
City of Westminster
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Westminster Civic Center, at 8200 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster
Bike over to Westminster’s Civic Center for a fun, active and healthy community event complete with interactive events and community resources for the whole family to enjoy! Enjoy music and games, free face painting, jump in the kid-friendly bounce house or try out the bike skills rodeo course.
City of Huntington Beach
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Huntington Beach Municipal Parking Lot, at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Meet on Beach culminates in Huntington Beach for a family-friendly lively festival complete with local food, live music, and entertainment by the Ramsey Brothers Band, BMX demonstrations, a bike rodeo by the Huntington Beach Police Department, an endurance course, photo ops with coastal views, and more!
Media, photographers, and camera crews are welcome upon prior approval. Please contact Nicole Freeman, The ACE Agency, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 203-3905.
Go car-fee for the whole day and ride to Meet on Beach events by OC Bus! To encourage public transportation on Beach Boulevard and throughout Orange County, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will provide a free OC Bus day pass on the OC Bus Mobile app to those who pledge to ride the bus on November 17. Riders can sign up online at meetonbeach.com.
For more information, visit meetonbeach.com.