Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday celebration runs July 31 – August 1, 2020 and includes a variety of events — most suitable for all ages!  More details coming soon — the information below represents a typical event schedule from last year!

Friday, August 2

Jake’s Burlesque Bachelor Party:  Long Beach Elks Lodge.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Space is limited – pre-registration is recommended.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal with live big band music by Orchestre L’Pow
  • Comedy burlesque act by Snatch Adams
  • Live auction with great items available, including a seat at the judge’s table for the Bride of Jake contest, signed event artwork by local artist Don Nisbett, and more!
  • Lively adult-themed burlesque show and live music to finish up the evening’s entertainment
  • Must be 21 or over to attend.

Saturday, August 3

Veteran’s Field, downtown Long Beach.  All day, family-friendly entertainment!
  • 10:00 AM: Car show begins.  Admire a wide variety of cool, classic, and wild vehicles.  Participants, be sure to register in advance!
  • 11:00 AM: Vendors on hand selling food, drink and quirky Jake-themed merchandise.  Vendors, be sure to register in advance.
  • 11:30 AM: Participants in the Birthday Parade assemble on the lawn in front of Marsh’s Free Museum for the short walk to Veteran’s Field.  Free to participate and prizes will be awarded — be sure to register in advance!
  • 12:00 PM: Beer garden opens at Veteran’s Field.
  • 12:00 PM: Parade begins from Marsh’s Free Museum with dog contestants leading the way.
  • 12:30 PM: Dog costume judging at Veteran’s Field.
  • 1:00 PM: Entertainment by Snatch Adams – giant balloon act, funny faces and more.
  • 1:00 PM: A variety of circus acts performs just off-stage and wandering through the crowd, including aerialists, fire breathers, jugglers and more.
  • 2:00 PM: Live music by talented local band ‘Burial Stump’ from Hoquiam.
  • 3:00 PM: Bride of Jake contest begins, a crowd favorite!  Contestants must register in advance.
  • 4:00 PM: Live music by big band themed Orchestre L’Pow.
  • 5:00 PM: Special guest, Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid performs.
  • 5:30 PM: Winners of the Car Show and Bride of Jake contest announced.
  • 6:00 PM: Orchestre L’Pow returns to wrap up the day’s entertainment