What are the options available for individuals who cannot attend both days of DIM/LBUF?

There is a Day Pass rate of $50.00 for those individuals unable to attend the entire Institute, and a Group Day Pass rate of $400 (10 people or more). In addition, there is a Drop-In rate of $30 for up to 3 select classes per day (Friday 3/29 OR Saturday 3/30) according to Course Schedule.

Will I need additional funds while attending DIM & THE LONG BEACH UNITY FESTIVAL?

YES, you will need additional money to pay for any meals on your own. There will be vendors (market place vendor village) selling garments, flags/banners, CDs, DVDs, books, etc. There will be opportunities to give offerings during the evening service. At the Long Beach Unity Festival (Saturday 3/30), there will be food booths/vendors to choose from at a reasonable cost. There will also be opportunities to participate in special outings/events, around-town city tours, on-your-own shopping, and more. Details and sign-ups for various activities will be available at DIM REGISTRATION ON-SITE @ Cabrillo HS.

How can Vendors (Marketplace Vendor Village) confirm their space at THE DANCER IN ME and THE LONG BEACH UNITY FESTIVAL?

All interested Vendors may visit www.spiritofpraiseinternational.com and click the “REGISTER HERE” option. The Dancer in Me and Long Beach Unity Festival allows food/resource/merchant vendors upon approved application by LBUF staff only. City of Long Beach permit fees may apply and must be followed. Please allow 48 hours for our team to approve your application. You may also call us at 562-293-1700 or 562-293-1753.

How much should I allow for meals while attending DIM/LBUF?

There are several low-to-moderate cost restaurants and eateries surrounding the campus site and the Conference Hotels. A list of all local eating spots will be available at Registration Kit. Depending on your taste, we suggest an estimate of $7-10 for Breakfast and Lunch, and $10-15 for Dinner.

What meal/food options are available to DIM/LBUF delegates who are staying at the Conference Hotels?

The Marriott Residence Inn and The Hotel Maya are both in Downtown Long Beach. They are both just a short shuttle ride (7 minutes) away from the landmark Pine Street with lots of shops and popular restaurants, moderately priced. The Marriott RI offers complimentary breakfast and the Hotel Maya features a full-service restaurant on-site with delicious Latin American cuisine.

What are some of the local attractions that DIM/LBUF attendees may take advantage of during their free time and after the event?

Harbor Breeze Cruises
When the Pacific Gray Whales & California Blue Whales have completed their migration, the ocean is still alive with wondrous creatures to view! Harbor Breeze Cruises offer dolphin and ecotourism cruises from Long Beach Harbor all year round.

2nd Street Belmont Shore
An amazing variety of food and shopping, 2nd Street Belmont Shore is nestled along the Coast in the southeast corner of Long Beach. This charming beachside community is home to over 250 businesses.

Aquarium of the Pacific
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

Catalina Island
Catalina Island is a place where the gentle rhythm of the waves makes time slow down. It’s a place where you can paddle through crystal clear waters in the crisp morning air!

MOLAA – Museum of Latin American Art
The Museum of Latin American Art educates the public through the collection, preservation, presentation and interpretation of modern and contemporary Latin American art in order to promote cross-cultural dialogue.

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a spectacular multi-purpose complex – one of the few waterfront meeting and entertainment facilities nationwide. The glass concourse and lobby offer expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links hotels, shops, restaurants and attractions with the Pacific Ocean.

The Long Beach Museum of Art
The Long Beach Museum of Art is a community-based organization that collects and cares for a permanent art collection, presents changing exhibitions in a variety of media and provides engaging educational programming for youth and adults.

The Pike at Rainbow Harbor
From dining to shopping to cinema, The Pike has something for everyone.

Pine Avenue
The historic heart of Downtown Long Beach is Pine Avenue, better known as the region’s dining and entertainment district. The energy and business excitement during the day spills over into a lively nightlife once the sun begins to set.

The Queen Mary
Savor the romance and elegance of THE QUEEN MARY’S Long Beach restaurants. From Sir Winston´s signature dining and sumptuous Sunday Champagne Brunch to the casual cuisine at our Promenade Café, our distinctive, delectable creations will delight the palate and inspire the senses.

Shoreline Village at Rainbow Harbor
Experience dining at beautiful Rainbow Harbor, a unique array of shops, and enjoy the ocean with a ride on a wave runner or harbor cruise. Rent a bike and take a spin down the bike path or play in the arcade.



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