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Bellflower Sizzlin’ Summer Lineup


Tammye McDuff


The City of Bellflower Parks and Recreation Department invites residents, friends and family to come out and enjoy the exciting line up of hot summer entertainment.


Families can enjoy eight consecutive weeks of special events with each week alternating between Food Trucks & Flicks and Summer Streetfests. Family friendly fun includes an assortment of food trucks, G-rated family movies, a variety of music, games and arts & crafts all in the heart of vintage downtown Bellflower.


The summer events schedule kicks off this Friday, July 10, 2015 the new version of the classical family musical, “Annie.” Food Trucks & Flicks will be held at Town Center Plaza located at 16521 Adenmoor Avenue, near the intersection of Bellflower Blvd. and Belmont Street. Four family friendly movies will be projected onto a large outdoor screen and a variety of local restaurant and food trucks will be providing refreshments for every appetite. Some of the food trucks scheduled to appear include the award-winning Grilled Cheese Truck, GD Bros (globally delicious burgers), Taco Obsession truck (Mexican food), What the Funnel (funnel cakes), Kalani’s Tropical Shaved Ice, The Urban Oven (wood-fired pizza), Mangia Ristorante (Italian), Dogzilla (hotdogs), The Deli Doctor (New York style deli) and the popular My Delight Cupcakery Truck.

The food trucks will be on site beginning at 6:30 p.m. and movies will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. Movies and parking are free to the public; however there will be charges for refreshments at the food trucks. Selection and pricing will vary each night. Movie goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and no alcohol or pets will be allowed.

The movie schedule is as follows: July 10th – Annie (2014); July 24th – E.T.; August 7th – Tangled; and August 21st – Big Hero 6.

The Parks & Recreation Department’s popular Bellflower Recreation In Motion (B.R.I.M.) program will be on site prior to show time to provide free games and fun activities for children in attendance.

Thursday nights will be rockin’ as Bellflower’s popular Summer Streetfest concert series returns to downtown on July 16, 2015 with Instant Replay playing classic rock hits. The City will present four nights of great food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The concerts will be held in downtown Bellflower on Bellflower Boulevard, between Flower Street and Oak Street. These events will feature live music, food vendors, craft and business vendors, and free activities and games with the Bellflower Recreation in Motion (B.R.I.M.) program. The concerts and parking are free to the public and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m. The band schedule is as follows: July 16th – Instant Replay (Classic Rock); July 30th – Hot Sauce (Dance); August 13th – Brian Lynn Jones and The Misfit Cowboys (Country) and August 27th – 80z All Stars (80’s) with Special Guest Richard Blade.



“My City Council colleagues and I are very excited to bring these fantastic summer events for our entire Bellflower community to enjoy. We are pleased that we can once again bring summer fun and high quality entertainment back to downtown Bellflower. We have several new restaurants and businesses in the Downtown and I encourage our residents and visitors to come out and enjoy these festive free events,” said Bellflower Mayor, Scott A. Larsen.

For more information on the summer events listed, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (562) 804-1424, ext. 2261 or visit the City’s website at www.bellflower.org.


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