Shoreline Aquatic Park offers Dutch treat on King’s Day this Sunday

klmLong Beach residents are in for a ‘Dutch treat’ from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. April 30, at Shoreline Aquatic Park. You know you are at a Dutch event, when surrounded by people decked out in phenomenal orange attire to celebrate the birthday of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands.

Dutch King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands and is observed by the Dutch around the globe. The largest King’s Day Party in the world happens in Amsterdam on April 27 – the official birthday of the King. The largest Orange Party in Southern California is presented by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at Shoreline Aquatic Park.

This family friendly, outdoor event features typical Dutch street food like, kroketten, bitterballen (bread crumbed meat-based snack roll or ball), patat friet (Dutch fries with different toppings), ‘Hollandse haring’ (raw herring flown in from Holland), poffertjes (Dutch mini pancakes), all kinds of home baked Dutch cookies like stroopwafels and imported prepackaged delicacies.

You’ll also find Indonesian street food (part of Dutch culinary heritage) like satay and lumpia. Once you’ve had a taste, you may want to explore more of Dutch cuisine at home with the recently released cookbook Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets, the first Indo Dutch heritage cookbook in English by Jeff Keasberry – available at the fair.

The ShoreLine Aquatic Park is known for being a grassy, open park on the water offering picnic areas, a lighthouse & special events. Bring your blanket and folding chairs (no canopy/tent allowed).

Move faster in line by prepaying your ticket(s).  Order your ticket(s). Tickets also available at the entrance – cash only. Go To DutchKingsDay.com

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT:

bitterballen
bitterballen (bread crumbed meat-based snack roll or ball),

 

DUTCH FOOD

Enjoy a wide variety of delicacies from Holland. Check what’s on the menu: HERE

LIVE PERFORMANCES:

This year they will have some familiar and also new talented performers lined up for you. Get a taste of  a wide range of Dutch Popular music.

goodrockindaddy

Under the leadership Maarten Couwenberg, Drums & MC, is a compilation of some of the best INDO musicians in Southern California. The members are ; Eddie DeVroede, Lead Guitar & Vocals, Ronny Kakebeen, Bass & Vocals, Harry Brenders, Lead Guitar & Vocals Ralph Parillo, Sax & Vocals.

Genre: BLUES, SOUL, R & B, ROCK, OLDIES, REGGAE

MARC VAN BRABANT – DUTCH MUSIC DJ

Dance and SING-A-LONG to authentic Dutch music. Do the ‘polonaise’ (conga line) and try to keep up! Picture yourself in the streets of Amsterdam – where the biggest annual party of year takes place.

The Master of Ceremonies will be CARLA LEKKERKERKER. This LA-based actress is staying in touch with her Dutch side by riding her bike to auditions.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & ADULTS:

We have all kinds of activities for young and old.

Check HERE

 

PARKING 

To get an overview of parking

Check HERE

 

ENTRANCE & LOCATION ON PIER

Admission is $10 at the gate or buy your tickets online –  HERE

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s