California Festivals


LONG BEACH Art Deco Festival

August 18-20, 2017

Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

The Queen Mary annual deco festival in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, includes weekend tours, lectures, Art Deco Bazaar, Grand Art Deco Ball, Sunday afternoon tea dance and more.

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The annual Art Deco Festival brings historians, romanticists and locals together to learn about one of the most colorfully rich eras as seen in the decor of the proud Queen Mary ship, and throughout the city of Long Beach, California, where an historical organization does much to preserve the great buildings--timepieces from the early 1900s.

The Golden Age of Travel is celebrated annually on one of the greatest Maritime Monarchs. Drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest collection of Art Deco in the World.

Queen Mary ship boasts more than 50 different types of woods from all over the world, which is why The Queen Mary earned her nickname, the "Ship of Woods." With elaborate murals, paintings, sculptures and wood carvings found throughout the ship, it's no wonder she is widely considered one of the best examples and landmarks of Art Deco style in the world.


10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vintage Bazaar & Showcase
10:30-11:30 a.m. Lecture: Art Deco & the Soda Fountain by Cary Farnsworth
12-1 p.m. Lecture: V for Victory: A Queen Mary Homecoming by George Schneider 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lecture III - Art Deco Shoes by Kimberley Manning Aker/ Alice Jurow
3-4 p.m. Captain's Strolling Art Tour 6-8 p.m. Cocktails in Historic Places -
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Deco Derby & Pajama Jam

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vintage Bazaar & Showcase
10-11 a.m. Lecture: Dying for Deco by Rory Cunningham
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lecture: Dancing in the Jazz Age by Walter Nelson
1-4 p.m. Gatsby Daze
4-5 p.m. Captain's Strolling Art Tour
4-4:30 p.m. Prohibition Tasting
5-5:30 p.m. Prohibition Tasting
7 p.m.-12 a.m. Grand Deco Ball
11 p.m.-2 a.m. Historic Starlight Club

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vintage Bazaar & Showcase
10-11 a.m. Lecture: New Deal by Harvey Smith
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lecture: Last Art Deco World's Fair by Therese Poletti
1-2 p.m. Captain's Strolling Art Tour
3-6 p.m. Sunday Tea Dance
6-6:30 p.m. Prohibition Tasting
6-8 p.m. Sir Winston's Cocktail Hour with female crooner Tiba
7-7:30 p.m. Prohibition Tasting
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Bootlegger's Bash

 9-12 p.m. Bon Voyage Brunch
12:30-2 p.m. Double Decker Deco Tour
12-1 p.m. Captain's Strolling Art Tour

Bands and performers: Jim Ziegler and the Swingstations Jam Jim Ziegler and the Swingstations are a band dedicated to performing the greatest in Classic Jazz, Swing and Novelty Tunes from the 1920's to the 1940's with a blend of hot rhythm and lively vocals.

Satin Dollz signature Charleston tap dancing makes for a dazzling evening reminiscent of the hush-hush days of prohibition.

Ginger & the Hoosier Daddys bring the music of the 1920s to 40s to life. Ginger also performs as a guest vocalist and as a solo act as well as charming audiences with her spot-on Helen Kane "boop-oop-a-doop" numbers, complete with feather boa and fluttering eyelashes...more.

The Dean Mora Orchestra is the largest band ever assembled by Dean Mora: 20 musicians in all and has received great acclaim by dancers and big band enthusiasts alike.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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