Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell will once again host his annual Snow Day event on Saturday, March 19 at Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton St., from 11am to 3pm. Completely free of charge and open to the public, the event will feature more than 10 tons of fresh snow for sled races and snowball-making. Guests can park for free at California State University, Long Beach’s adjacent Parking Lot 14 on Atherton Street.
“This year’s Snow Day event will be bigger than ever,” O’Donnell said. “We’ve got so many things to do and see for the whole family that we expect to see even more people coming from all sides of the city.”
There will be bounce houses, a deejay, snow cones, face painting, arts and crafts, barbecued hot dogs from the Long Beach police and fire departments, giveaways from various local merchants and safety demonstrations. New this year, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels will be stopping by to give kids a hands-on experience learning about ocean wildlife.
“I want to invite everyone in Long Beach to come out and play in some real snow and see what great things Long Beach has to offer at this one-of-a-kind community event,” O’Donnell said. Previous snow day events have seen more than 6,500 people in attendance.