Event Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
The hottest ticketed charity event in Long Beach returns with elegance, sophistication and entertainment to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ community of greater Long Beach. The event will be held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and will involve a cocktail reception, dinner, a live and silent auction, dance party, and a program of entertainment and recognition of notable LGBTQ locals. There will also be an afterparty with dancing, desserts, and music by DJ Jovanah G.
The Center’s biggest annual fundraiser introduces a theme for the first time, Wonderland. Attire for the ball is traditional black and white but attendees are encouraged to boldly bling up their outfits to capture the spirit of wonderland, a feeling of surprise caused by something beautiful, unexpected, or inexplicable.
All proceeds from the Black & White Ball will support the many programs and services of The Center, the largest publicly supported LGBTQ direct services organization in greater Long Beach, which supports more than 25,000 clients per year.
To keep everyone safe, all individuals attending the event must provide proof of full vaccination by showing your official vaccination card, digital card, or photo of vaccination card along with your valid government-issued identification card. You will be denied entry if you arrive at the event and cannot provide proof of vaccination. No refunds will be provided.
LOCATION: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center (Pacific Ballroom)
TIMELINE: 6:00 PM – Cocktail reception
7:30 PM – Dinner and Awards Ceremony
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Afterparty
Complimentary parking is available at the “400 Garage” (400 E Seaside Way). Check in at the registration desk found at the entrance to the Pacific Gallery just off the Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
Five awards will be presented at this year’s gala. Learn more about our honorees by clicking their photos below!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 GALA SPONSORS
AUCTION ITEM DONATIONS
Fillable forms are available to make it easier to sign up to support the gala as an auction item donor.