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What’s Happening in Huntington Beach?

Your Place to Stay for Events in Huntington Beach

The top resort for Surf City events

Each summer, Huntington Beach gets transformed as events like the Vans US Open of Surfing take over Surf City, USA. Guests of the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort have a first row view to all the hottest oceanfront action, as well as unique amenities for the beach, 24/7 hour gym access including climbing wall, and a genuinely friendly staff focused on making your resort stay the best in town. Make sure to book your boutique resort before all the world’s fans of surfing, running and flight flock to Huntington Beach. If you are trying to decide on the best dates to stay, read more about these electric events.

Coastal Country Jam

Sweet tunes take over Huntington State Beach in late June. Concert goers of all ages soak in live music (that complements the stunning backdrop) as well as highlights like a Ferris wheel, line dancing and art installations. The set times get released the week prior to the event on the Jam’s website and Facebook page.

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Surf City Marathon

In early February, runners from near and far lace up for this award-winning course, considered one of the country’s best. The race pushes off along the Pacific Coast Highway and passes Huntington Beach and the beautiful Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The final stretch takes athletes by a motivating lineup of Main Street cheerleaders; post-finish line celebrations happen on the beach—at the uber-festive Sand Bar.

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Vans US Open of Surfing

Surf’s up! Since 1959, this water-centric spectacular has taken over Huntington Beach to showcase some of the slickest surfers around. Having evolved into one of the U.S.’s largest action sports festivals, this majorly competitive event (in late July/early August) not only showcases the best in surfing, but also entertainers, artists, skateboarders and BMX competitors, too.

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Breitling Airshow

Aerial Acrobatics in Surf City, USA

This free-to-the-public, mid-October extravaganza fills the skies over Surf City with aerial acrobatics you won’t want to miss. With the show’s epicenter cruising above Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, our hotel proves the most central resort from which to enjoy show-stopping tricks by talents like the US Navy Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds and Lucas Oil Aerobatics.

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Taste of Huntington Beach

In late April, foodies unite to feast on unlimited tastes from more than 50 local eateries, while sipping samples from California wineries and breweries too. The festive gathering features live music, a silent auction and raffle prizes; proceeds benefit the Children's Department of the HB Public Library.

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