Attend the 5th annual Long Beach Touch-A-Truck interactive event in Long Beach on Saturday, March 28 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm! More than 115 large vehicles will be on display for kids of all ages to climb aboard and explore such vehicles as firetrucks, police vehicles, buses, semi-trucks, tractors, military vehicles and more.
Long Beach Touch-A-Truck is hosted by Justin Rudd, his nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT), and Councilwoman Suzie Price. It is CAT’s largest event with about 6,000 kids of all ages who get to sit in the drivers’ seats!
Vehicles To See At Long Beach Touch A Truck
Previous vehicle appearances have included:
- Long Beach Fire Dept. antique fire trucks and fire engine
- Long Beach Gas & Oil’s 10-wheel dump truck, backhoe/trailer and crew truck
- Shimmick Construction big rig and flatbed trailer w/ equipment
- Waste Management recycling/garbage truck
- Desert racing monster truck
- Robby Gordon’s Stadium racing truck
- Golf cart
- Long Beach Police Dept. off-road vehicle, commercial enforcement truck, police motorcycles and K-9 Tahoe
- Long Beach Transit’s 60’ articulated coach
- Big Red Bus: 30’ English Double-decker
- 40’ Ojai Valley School bus
- EDCO trash truck
- Port of Long Beach’s mobile crane
- City of Long Beach Marine Bureau’s front wheel loader, bulldozer, John Deere tractor, dump truck and cleaning machine
- Green Trucking big rig
- Long Beach Lifeguards captain’s truck or dive rig
- American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle
- Long Beach Marathon 17′ sprinter van
- Med Coast Ambulance ambulance and support truck
- St. Nick’s aerial boom lift
- Ferrari 430 Spider
- Long Beach Yellow Cab
- U-Haul moving truck
- Six-wheel Army transport truck
- West Coast Sand & Gravel dump truck
- 1953 Chevy 3100 5-window pickup
- Fast Glass truck
- Long Beach Animal Care Services truck
- Long Beach Public Works street sweeper and automated trash truck
- Long Beach Water Dept. backhoe, dump truck, asphalt roller, crane, asphalt milling machine, and sewer operations fats, oils and grease inspection truck
- 1971 Jeep Corp. M35A2 decommissioned Military Communications vehicle
- Harley-Davidson motorcycle
How To Get Tickets To Long Beach Touch A Truck
In order to attend the Long Beach Touch-A-Truck, you can reserve a free ticket online starting on March 1. Onsite registration is not available. Every person needs to pre-register, regardless of age. Each participant who signs an online liability waiver will receive a wristband at the check-in gate on the day of the event.
Between 9:00 – 9:30 am, there will be a VIP hour for pre-registered children with disabilities and special needs, and for pre-registered attendees who are residents of the Third District in the city of Long Beach.
Make sure to bring cash if you want to buy a souvenir t-shirt, kettle corn, bottled water or food from the food trucks. They encourage attendees to bring a jar of peanut butter and/or cans of tuna that they will be donating to local food banks.
They highly suggest walking or biking to the event, taking an Uber or parking at Second Street in the public parking lot and walking three blocks south to the event. Free parking is also available at Granada Beach. Enter the parking lot at 1 Granada Ave. or 1 Bennett Ave.
To learn more about the Long Beach Touch-A-Truck event, visit www.JustinRudd.com/truck.
Happy Field Tripping!