SAVE THE DATE: Long Beach International Tamales Festival is December 5, 2021
Celebrate Latin American heritage, and join in on a beloved holiday tradition with local communities.
By: LB Living
Mark your calendars: The event will take place at the Scottish Rite Events Centre on Saturday, December 5th, 2021 from 12:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. Join us in creating new traditions! Early bird tickets are now available online at www.lbtamalesfest.com.
For the leadership of Long Beach Living, launching this festival is a way to bring the community together after so much time apart. Sal Flores, the Founder and CEO of Long Beach Living, shares how the festive family tradition of tamale making, eating, and connecting with loved ones during the holiday season inspired the creation of this festival: "As somebody who grew up with this holiday tradition, I remember making tamales with my grandma and my tias while sharing family stories, going to la plaza and seeing all the Christmas decorations, the folklórico dancers, the music, but best of all … eating delicious tamales on Christmas Eve together as a family." For Sal, the Greater Long Beach community is an extended family. He emphasizes, "I want people to feel right at home, to embrace their culture, their history, and at the same time introduce holiday traditions to people from different backgrounds."
Support or Participate:
Visit www.lbtamalesfest.com if you are interested in becoming a tamale contest contestant, vendor, participant, performer or entertainer.
COVID-19 safety precautions are taken seriously by Long Beach Living event organizers.
All coronavirus restrictions as regulated by the Long Beach Health Department will apply during the event.