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The Queen Mary will celebrate America with a unique take on the classic July 4th holiday by highlighting the best of traditional American entertainment decade by decade. Throughout the day, the air will fill with the sounds of Big Band, Swing, Pop, and Rock while the decks become alive with vintage style entertainment, live performance acts, and summer games. In honor of Independence Day, uniformed Active Duty Military men and women will be admitted free of charge.

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They are transforming all decks of the ship into a ‘time machine,’ with each new era marked by a change in music and programming. Guests will reminisce Independence Day in bygone eras while still being able to enjoy today’s popular music and entertainment. Fun for the whole family.

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Beginning at noon, the iconic Long Beach attraction will throwback to the last century with a take on The Golden Age, which coincides with the ‘hey-day of transatlantic travel.’ This period is of special significance to The Queen Mary which embarked upon its Maiden Voyage during the 1930s. Amusement and entertainment will include a stilt-walking Uncle Sam, Bingo and golden era games and characters, the Lil’ Big Band, a barbershop quartet, and will conclude with the not-to-be-missed California Foot Stompers.

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The mid-century celebration kicks up its heels with vintage games and entertainment from the Andrew Sisters to the Pointer Sisters, concluding with a Beatles Tribute Band. Popular area DJs will spin Disco grooves and tail-shakers from the 70s, 80s and 90s, while date-appropriate games, amusements, libations, and treats are served up. The session concludes with the Mike Vitale Band performing favorites of the period.

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The festive spirit of activities, touring, dining, shopping, and dancing will crescendo with one of the most highly touted 4th of July Firework displays in Southern California. And bringing the Independence Day celebration to close, guests can exercise their freedom of choice to wind down with a patriotic movie under the stars on the open air Sports Deck or to rev up under the musical spell of local DJs.

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WHAT: Queen Mary Presents All-American 4th Of July Celebration
WHEN:
Thursday, July 4, 2013 | 12:00 – 11:00 pm
WHERE:
The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets
    • Adult General Admission $39.99
    • Child (5-11) General Admission $19.99
    • Adult VIP Admission $59.99
    • Child (5-11) VIP Admission $39.99 
    • FREE Adult General Admission to Active Duty Military (with ID) / Military in Uniform
    • Children 4 and under are free
    • $5 Off Adult General Admission for Military Veterans with proof of service at the box office
    • Event Parking – $20.00
  • Fireworks 9:00 pm

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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Grill masters from around the country will gather at Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park to compete for the title of West Coast’s Best BBQ. Let your taste buds rage over which barbecue style is king. Prefer Memphis to Texas or savory to sweet? You be the judge at the 2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic!

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The Queen Mary’s 2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic is an official California-State-Certified, KCBS-Sanctioned, BBQ Championship sponsored by Jack Daniel’s. Sixty top BBQ Pit Masters from around the country will compete for thousands of dollars in prize money and the opportunity to be crowned as the winner of the coveted “People’s Choice” award, including 2012 Champion All Sauced Up. “We have nearly tripled our competitors this year” said Director of Special Events Steve Sheldon, “Our team registration sold out in record pace. We are thrilled to offer such a vast field of teams this year.”

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Held at the Queen Mary Waterfront Events Park, the event features live bands, a Jack Daniel’s Back Yard Bar, Merchant Market, Kid’s Country including obstacle course, and Adult Lawn Games area with giant beer pong, there will also be a special appearance by The LA King’s Ice Crew.

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West Coasters from near and far are invited to join top pit masters from around the country at this one-day BBQ Championship featuring music by local favorites: Knyght Ryder, The Record Company, and The Shoemaker Brothers.

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Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge and Chelsea Chowder House and Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon.

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History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites.

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Watch a video on the exhibit here.

WHAT: The 2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic
WHEN: 
May 11, 2013 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park | 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach CA 90802

DETAILS:

Tickets

  • $10 online
  • $15 at the door
  • BBQ Tasting tickets $2 each
  • Parking is $10 with event validation 
  • Tickets do not include entry to the ship or attractions

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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The Queen Mary extends a royal welcome to a gathering of the clans. Southern California’s premiere Scottish Festival returns to Long Beach! Celebrating twenty years of Highland fun, ScotsFest is a gathering for anyone with an appreciation for Scottish culture and cuisine, highland sports, skirling bagpipes or the aroma of single-malt whisky. The Queen Mary’s dockside promenade will feature whisky tastings sponsored by The Black Grouse, Famous Grouse, The Macallan, The Single Malt, and Highland Park with plenty of haggis, black buns, and porridge to accompany these legendary marques.

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With a Grand Parade, live sheep herding exhibitions, athletic events, sword-dancers, and fiddlers, ScotsFest offers a trip through time and culture for the whole family. Even “wee ones” will be introduced to highland games with potato sack races and archery in the Kids Zone. Enthusiastic visitors travel from as far as Scotland to compete in the International Bag Piping and Scottish Dancing competitions. Amateurs and Professionals are invited to test their skill at darts, piping, dancing, or sport.

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Festival Activities

Competitions 

Athletics, dancing, piping, and darts. Watch competitors battle through a wide array of traditional Scottish events. 

Authentic Food and Beverages 

Have a hankering for some haggis, neeps, and tatties? Not exactly sure what those are? Don’t worry, you’ll experience a variety of authentic Scottish cuisine and whisky and learn all about the culinary traditions that make these foods so unique.

Live Entertainment 

The sounds of Scotland will be providing the soundtrack and will include several pipe bands, drummers, fiddle players, and harpists, as well as more contemporary bands with Scottish flair.

Packages 

With so much do to at ScotsFest the best way to enjoy it is by staying on board the legendary Queen Mary. Check out our special offers, packages, and promotions. Learn more.

Vendors 

Would you like to be a vendor? Do you have a product, good or service you believe fits the theme? 

Clans

Calling all Scottish clans! Share and exhibit your proud heritage from the great land of the Scots.

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Immersion into Scottish entertainment continues as “Rock Yer Kilt” takes center stage from 6 pm – midnight on Saturday with AC/DC tribute band TNT, Wicked Tinkers, Hoist the Colors, Highland Way, The Whooligans, and acoustic band, Sligo Rags.

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The glorious Queen Mary epitomizes a proud Scottish ancestry. Built in the famed John Brown shipyards along the River Clyde, she is Scottish through and through. Once a world-leader in industrial design and manufacture, Scotland’s many shipyards, foundries, and production mills built the ships and trains that linked the global British Empire and helped make the world a smaller village. Now she stands sentinel to the annual two-day ScotsFest, herself a living testimonial to Scottish engineering and the appropriate backdrop to Southern California’s multi-cultural gathering of the clans.

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Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a , 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites.

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WHAT: Scottish Festival At The Queen Mary
WHEN: 
February 16 – 17, 2013 | 9 am – 6 pm
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS: Tickets

CONTACT INFO: (800) 437-2934

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The Queen Mary is thrilled to present CHILL – an enchanting winter event for the whole family. They’ve turned their dome into a giant igloo, which is now home to The Ice Kingdom – an awe-inspiring exhibit featuring larger-than-life ice creations. In addition, CHILL also features outdoor Ice Tubing, an Ice Skating rink, and a Holiday Village, complete with Christmas trees, “Candy Lane,” gingerbread decorating, carolers, and, of course, Santa Claus. 

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CHILL is an entire holiday extravaganza designed for the whole family. Stroll through the winter wonderland and capture the spirit of the season by enjoying everyone’s favorite holiday activities. From decorating gingerbread houses, to listening to holiday carolers, to enjoying our dazzling decorations, the Holiday Village is sure to captivate the young and old alike.

Take a family photo in front of one of their many ornately decorated Christmas trees, then thaw off by indulging in decadent hot chocolate or other tasty treats. Meander through the magical “Candy Lane” and get lost in a forest of larger-than-life treats. Get into the spirit of the season and experience Queen Mary’s Holiday Village.

The Ice Kingdom

Step inside their frozen igloo and immerse yourself in an enchanting world of ice. The Ice Kingdom is a dazzling 13,000 square foot winter wonderland handmade entirely out of ice. Featuring over two million pounds of ice, each exhibit is meticulously created by an international team of expert ice sculptors and enhanced with stunning lights and colors for a visually captivating experience unlike any other. Don’t forget to grab a parka upon entering The Ice Kingdom – temperatures drop to a numbing 9-degrees!

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The newest mountain for wintery fun in Southern California is now at the Queen Mary. It’s cold. It’s fast. It stands at two stories tall, 100-feet long. And it’s made entirely out of ice.

While the view from the peak of the ice slide may be dazzling, the real thrill occurs on the way down. Grab an oversized tube and feel the chill as you barrel down at bone-chilling speeds. Reach the peak of excitement in this brr—eath-taking adventure.

Fairytale Castle

Welcome to a fantastical world of frozen enchantment. Home to the Snow Queen, the Fairytale Castle is covered in icicles and stands at over 12-feet tall. Explore this icy palace, which also includes a larger-than-life sleigh being pulled by a magical unicorn. Let your imagination run wild in this chilly castle of make-believe.

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Ruler of the Fairytale Castle, the beautiful Snow Queen may have an icy demeanor, but she has a warm heart. Standing at 6-feet tall, the Snow Queen welcomes all guests to the Ice Kingdom and her wintery world of wonder. Don’t worry; she gives everyone the cold shoulder!

Queen Mary Sculpture & Slide

The legendary Queen Mary gets the ice treatment. This arctic aquatic adventure includes frozen Pacific Ocean waves complete with dancing dolphins. Climb to the top of the majestically recreated ship and enjoy a gleeful slide off the bow. Experience the Queen Mary like never before.

Ice Cave

Feel the biting sting of frost on your face and watch your step as you enter the ominous Ice Cave. A frozen grotto featuring sharp ice crystals at every turn, the Ice Cave is a cold and cavernous experience that will chill you to the bone.

Santa’s Toyland

Capture the spirit of the season as you watch Santa and his little helpers get ready for the their big day. Santa’s Toyland is an explosion of vibrant colors and features classic holiday favorites such as trains, dolls, stuffed animals, and of course, candy canes – all made out of glorious colored ice. Just don’t lick the candy canes!

Penguins

They are dressed to impress and cute as ever, but you won’t want to hug these chilly willy creations. Visit the penguins in their natural frozen habit and get a sense of what it’s really like to live in Antarctica.

Nativity Scene

A moving holiday classic stunningly recreated in ice. The powerful depiction includes baby Jesus, Mary, and the Three Wise men all under an icy, starry evening in Bethlehem.

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Visit Santa on his merry throne located inside the Holiday Village. Capture and immortalize the priceless moment that your child tells Santa what they want for Christmas as one of their on-site professional photographers snap a memorable portrait to last a lifetime.

Gingerbread House Decorating

Their Gingerbread House Decorating area lets you get creative and build the gingerbread house of your holiday dreams. They provide you all the necessary ingredients to build a holiday-themed gingerbread house, so let your imagination run wild as you apply colorful frosting and candy decorations. Plus, you don’t need to worry about making a mess because the clean-up is on them! Share in this beloved family tradition and create a holiday centerpiece you’ll remember forever.

Holiday Entertainment

Located outside on their exclusive stage, you’ll be able to enjoy live carolers, bands, and various other artists performing your favorite holiday classics. So get ready to “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” because “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” along with his pals, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman,” who all hope to have a “White Christmas.”

“Candy Lane”

Imagine walking through a magical forest where the smell of peppermint fills the air and the trees are made of candy canes. Welcome to “Candy Lane!” A magical maze of larger-than-life candy canes and ribbons sure to warm your heart and instill the spirit of the holidays in your soul. The colorful lights and cheerful decorations are certain to delight both young and old.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary Present Chill: The Ice Kingdom
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: November 17, 2012 – January 6, 2012

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0742

DETAILS:

  • Prices: Adult $24.95 and Child $19.95

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This October the Queen Mary steams full speed ahead into a harbor of the damned at the annual Dark Harbor Haunted Halloween Event. Join for mazes, live music, food, cocktails and plenty of horrifying surprises that are sure to leave you screaming for more. So enter the haunted harbor after sunset if you dare, because this year’s scare-fest takes on a horrifying new dimension. The ship’s crew have endured this Long Beach Halloween tradition’s unforgettable and macabre makeover at the hands of fright masters long responsible for some of Southern California’s biggest scare-fest. More than 45,000 scares per hour await, along with 225 monsters and 80-foot tall flames.

Mazes

Enter the mazes of Dark Harbor and you’re walking into the best haunted mazes in Los Angeles. To enter this port of purgatory, you maneuver through a fog-filled tunnel of cargo containers concealing monsters. You emerge at the foot of Hell’s Bells Tower, a 50 foot tall tower of 11 cargo containers shooting 80-foot flames into the night sky. This is the centerpiece of Dark Harbor and is assembled each year with the help of longshoremen from the Port of Long Beach. So enter one of their six haunted mazes if you dare, they’ll leave you screaming for more!

Live Music

Their scares aren’t the only thing that makes them one of the best Halloween events in Los Angeles. Grab a drink in their Night Mariners Bar and enjoy live music from local bands, but don’t think you are safe, their monsters roam every inch or Dark Harbor.

Little Monsters Ball

Looking for some family fun this Halloween? Parents – bring your little monsters down for this special event featuring  Trick-or-Treating, Face Painting, and special entertainment – just for kids. Bring the little ones dressed in their Halloween costumes and compete for terrific prizes in the Kid’s Costume Contest! At only $5.00 per person, you are sure to have a great and safe Halloween at the Little Monsters Ball.

October, 31 2012 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Halloween Costume Ball

Join for Dark Harbor’s first ever Costume Ball! Unlike other Halloween attractions, you can wear your scariest costume at the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor on Halloween night only.

The haunted festivities will include:

  • Costume party and contest – your peers will vote for the best costume. You could win prizes valued at $1,000!
  • Drag show – grab a drink and enjoy the show.
  • Dance Party – One of the hottest DJ’s will be spinning at our long-awaited dance party.

October 31, 2012 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

WHAT: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: October 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 18 – 21, 25 – 28, and 31, 2012 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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