The Cove

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center’s $50 million renovations and ongoing improvements are aimed at creating event spaces that maximize the ability for meeting planners to customize their events while providing turnkey solutions that dramatically reduce costs.

Adding to its repertoire of Biz Bash nominated, award winning unique turnkey spaces, The Long Beach Convention Center is set to complete two additional venues this summer: “The Cove,” Southern California’s premier street party venue and “The Rainbow Bridge,” an immersive, state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge.

Overhead, providing a more efficient pathway to The Cove from the Promenade side of the Convention Center, “The Wave” pedestrian bridge is another state-of-the-art project at The Center that will be completed this summer. The new pedestrian bridge mimics a breaking wave in design and is illuminated by thousands of customizable LED lights, both inside the canopy, with nearly 100 down lights and landscaping lights, and an additional 70 LEDs along the underbelly of the structure, affording a more pleasurable walk between the Pine Avenue Long Beach Convention Center entrance and the Performing Arts Center theaters, Seaside Meeting Rooms, and the Long Beach Arena.

The elevated bridge will carry pedestrians east above Seaside Way to the Terrace Plaza, significantly reducing the walking time between locations. Its lighted canopy will produce a starry sky effect with custom lighting capabilities. Finally, the foliage and landscaping incorporated in the space will allow for attendees to connect and collaborate as they move from one venue to the next.

With 3,500 customizable LED lights and immersive landscaping, the bridge will be more than just a walkway; it will be a beautifully artistic and colorful addition to our downtown cityscape and the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

Capacities & Square Footage:

  • Seaside cut-out, full street closure – 50,000 sq. ft. & Reception 2,200ppl
  • Seaside cut-out, East Bound street closure – 38,000 sq. ft. & Reception 1,200ppl
  • Seaside cut-out - 28,000 sq. ft. & Reception 600ppl