Surf City Nights Tuesdays 5 - 9 p.m. 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. - What are you doing on Tuesday night? Why not venture out into the pleasant beach air and do a little shopping at a Farmer's Market, shop for crafts, art, gifts, clothes, and other unique and hand-crafted items. Held every Tuesday night, the event may close if it is raining...updates are posted on hbdowntown.com
ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT: Balloon artists, mimes, dance acts and single artists & duos, are featured in "soft" entertainment to not overwhelm the shopping experience. For kids there's a toddler train ride and usually a bounce house to entertain the little ones. For adults, the shopping is the primary attraction. A certified, California-grown farmer's market contains approx. 10 vendors selling oranges, apples, some greens, and often cut flowers. It just depends on what is offered in season. There are usually five to ten vendors cooking in outdoor portable tents or on grills, and they sell an assortment of entrees such as kebobs, sandwiches, soups, and other items.
THE VIBE: All ages attend this event, which is just across the street from the beach. Summers can be absolutely packed with crowds later in the evening or surrounding special holidays such as the 4th of July or US Open of Surfing. Mot the time the traffic flow is fine and you'll have a great time. Winter nights the event thins out, especially when it's cold at the beach.
PARKING: Surf City Nights closes Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange streets beginning around 2 p.m. If your car is parked and you don't remove it, the towing fees are approx. $150 city fee and $175 towing company fee, so be sure to observe the signs on Tuesdays. Once the street is closed, you can still park downtown. Beach parking lots on Pacific Coast Highway near the Huntington Beach Pier, coin meter street parking, and public lots are available downtown at 200 Main, 301 Main and 6th Street behind the Shorebreak Hotel.