Grand Prix of Long Beach
Top speed fun and endless excitement.
The Grand Prix of Long Beach, held annually on the surface streets of Long Beach, CA, is the longest running street race in the United States. It’s biggest event in the city with over 200,000 attendees and one where the streets of Long Beach are transformed into an fast-paced and challenging race track. This year’s events will happen over the weekend of April 7-9 from Friday to Sunday. The race course is just under two miles long on temporary roads that surround the Long Beach Convention Center. The main event of the race is the Verizon Indy Car Series although the weekend has several other races also. At the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, check out the modified sports cars as they speed through the streets. The Can-Am Challenge will have classic Can-Am race cars taking over the course for the first time in Long Beach. Along with those, racing fans can also checkout the Stadium Super Trucks Practice, Pirelli World Challenge Practice and Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge. And the Grand Prix of Long Beach is not just three days of racing excitement but rather it is an entire weekend featuring much more.
The Grand Prix of Long Beach is an entire weekend of expos, events, concerts and more. The Lifestyle Expo has the most current products and features in travel, entertainment, recreation and for the home with 150 plus displays. At the Verizon IndyCar Series Fan Experience, check out the classic cars on display as well as interactive experiences and community events. On the evenings of night of race weekend there will be a live concert on Friday and Saturday night. On Friday, the glam metal band, Moderatto with be performing while on Saturday, the Kings of Chaos Featuring Billy Idol, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park will take the stage. The Food Truck Experience is filled with Southern Californian food trucks and McManis have wine bars set up throughout the race grounds. With so much fast-paced excitement and even more events, the Grand Prix of Long Beach will be weekend that never slows down.
Private Aircraft Charter to Grand Prix of Long Beach FAQ
What do I need to think about when chartering to Grand Prix of Long Beach?
Southern California is dotted with airports in every corner so you have lots of options for your arrival. Closest to the race course and downtown is Long Beach Airport – LGB, at 10-miles and 15-minutes away by car. About the same distance and to the west of Long Beach in Torrance is Zamperini Field Airport – TOA and has no airline service and as such, there is a bit less traffic once on the ground. TOA does have shorter runways so it is best for mid-sized jets and smaller. If you will also be visiting Los Angeles and points north of Long Beach, Hawthorne Municipal Airport – HHR has runway for any sized jet and just about 30-minutes away by car.
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