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Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration

Multiple Stages with Live Entertainment and Performances, Family-Friendly Activities,

Vintage Plane Flyover, and More on July 4, 2019


Queen Mary’s Mega Fireworks Display Paints the Night Sky at 9 p.m. culminating the Royal Rendezvous with Cunard sistership, the Queen Elizabeth

LONG BEACH, Calif.. – Celebrate Independence Day aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary with an action-packed day at the Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The red, white, and blue ship-wide event offers multiple stages of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, carnival games, patriotic-themed food, razzle-dazzle drinks from multiple bars, a vintage aircraft flyover, and culminates with one of SoCal’s top 4th of July fireworks displays above America’s “shining seas.”


Independence Day revelers will voyage throughout the Queen Mary’s many decks and salons for a day of celebrations with live music performances, DJs, dueling pianos, dancing, and more! On the Verandah Deck, DJ Rod Epic will bring the house down with original mixes to get the dance party going, then guests can rock out to rock-interpretations of Crowd Theory as they continue the festivities with a mix of alternative, classic rock and modern pop.

Stroll into the Royal Salon to sing along with the crowd as the Traveling Keys Dueling Pianos light up and dazzle the stage, while the Kids Imagine Nation is sure to impress even the youngest of guests with a high-energy, interactive musical dance party. Attendees can kick-up their boots with DJ Coral and Morgan Leigh Band in the Queen’s Salon for some country fun, or visit the decks and ballrooms to marvel in patriotic strolling performances by both Cirque Berzerk and Love in the Fire, including themed magicians, holiday-inspired baton twirlers, and unicyclists.

Grab the kids for a full day of fun with strolling jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and more. The Kid Zone on the Sports Deck will offer inflatables for tons of bouncy fun and the sounds of Dj Mikey O, while down at the wharf, guests can play carnival games and try their hand at the dunk tank.

VIP ticket holders will have access to premium firework viewing and two exclusive areas, the Verandah Grill (VIP Lounge) and Britannia Salon. In the Britannia Salon VIP guests can sing along to classic songs as the American Bombshells perform a modern day twist on an All-American tribute to troops, veterans, families and friends alike. The party never stops for VIPs—guests can then put on their dancing shoes and watch in amazement as the Straytones show off their powerhouse vocals, shredding violin and high-energy acoustic rhythm to everyone’s favorite Motown and Oldies dance hits.


Above the Queen Mary, attendees will be treated to a breathtaking air-show by the flight team of John Collver and Brad Lang, both professional pilots with over 35 years’ experience. Together the two will salute Independence Day and demonstrate the sights and sounds of past generations in the WWll-era Marine Corps T-6 Texans.

Dubbed Southern California’s top 4th of July fireworks display, the 15-minute long mega fireworks show will culminate the festivities at 9 p.m. in sync to patriotic music. This year’s ship-wide celebration promises to be spectacular as the Cunard Line’s namesake Queen Elizabeth will greet the Queen Mary in the harbor for a “Royal Rendezvous” before the fireworks show. This reunion will mark the third time the sister ships have crossed paths since 1967; when the original Queen Elizabeth was still in commission.


The Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration will run from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets start at $29 online for children ($39 day-of) and $49 online per adult ($59 day-of). The VIP-patriot pass is $119 ($129 day-of) for ages 4+ and includes festive party favors and additional access to the VIP Lounge, the Britannia Salon, and premium firework viewing. Hotel and cabana packages are also available. For more information, schedule of activities and to purchase tickets visit

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About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary, an Urban Commons property, features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Sir Winston’s, Chelsea Chowder House, Promenade Café, Observation Bar, as well as, a weekly award-winning Royal Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring their newest exhibition, Their Finest Hours: Winston Churchill and the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary features 35,000 square feet of event space in 13 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri- level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 347 staterooms including nine suites. For more information or for reservations, visit or call (800) 437- 2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

About Urban Commons

Urban Commons is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development firm with a successful track record for developing, repositioning and rebranding assets throughout the United States. The company focuses on impacting under-managed and under-utilized assets by developing innovative and emerging properties to promote optimal economic, social and environmental returns. Since its founding in 2008, Urban Commons has owned and managed over 40 hotels and developed nearly one million square feet of commercial retail space. Website:

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