All-American 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Display at The Queen Mary

  • July 12, 2017

All-American 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Display at The Queen Mary

Multiple Stages with Live Entertainment, Family-Friendly Activities, Arts & Crafts and Strolling Performers Throughout the Legendary Ship


Let freedom ring and celebrate Independence Day aboard the majestic Queen Mary with a full day of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, delicious food, spectacular drinks from multiple bars, a Ferris wheel ride, carnival games, and more on Tuesday, July 4 from 2 – 10 p.m. The red, white and blue celebration is a ship-wide event, culminating with one of SoCal’s best 4th of July fireworks display above one of America’s “shining seas.”

Dubbed SoCal’s best display, The Queen Mary’s 15-minute long firework show will take place at 9 p.m. off the stern of the ship in-sync to patriotic music.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 2 – 10 p.m.

The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Purchase tickets online at

  • Adult GA is $44 online, $49 day-of
  • Children GA is $24 online, $29 day of
  • The VIP-Patriot pass is $99 for ages 4+ and includes additional access to Capstan & Britannia Decks, Britannia Salon, and premium firework viewing

For 24-hours only, use promo code: FIREWORKS35 on Thursday, June 29 for 35% off general admission to the All-American 4th of July. This offer is only available online.

Please direct all media inquiries including press ticket requests to:
Tori Elder, The ACE Agency,

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Introduces New Haunted Summer Costume Ball SINISTER CIRCUS Aboard the Queen Mary July 29

  • July 12, 2017

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Introduces New Haunted Summer Costume Ball SINISTER CIRCUS Aboard the Queen Mary July 29

Dark Harbor Returns to the Haunted Ship September 28 with Tickets On-Sale July 1

LONG BEACH, Calif., (June 22, 2017) –The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will once again rise from the deep sweltering history of the infamous ship September 28 – November 1, 2017 with tickets on-sale beginning July 1. At the annual Midsummer Scream festival July 29-30, the Queen Mary will unveil all the new and exciting tricks being “cooked” up for the 2017 season of Dark Harbor. In celebration, fans are invited to mingle with Dark Harbor’s cast of ominous spirits at Sinister Circus, a new haunted summer costume ball aboard the Queen Mary on Saturday, July 29 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The creators behind Queen Mary’s infamous Dark Harbor dare you to step right up for a wicked after-hours celebration at the first-ever Sinister Circus. Following a day of ghoulish fun at Long Beach’s Midsummer Scream, experience the one-of-a-kind summer costume ball at the most iconic paranormal activity location in the world – The Queen Mary.  Dance under the stars, dress in your best costume for a chance to win cash prizes, and mingle with your favorite characters of Dark Harbor. Celebrate Halloween in July aboard the Queen Mary and get a sneak-peak of some of the terrifying new tales brewing for the coming Dark Harbor season. 

Dark Harbor brings some of the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life. Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available. The annual event begins September 28 and continues to scare those who dare on select nights through November 1. Tickets to Dark Harbor will be available online beginning Saturday, July 1. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages available. For a limited time, Dark Harbor is offering a 40% discount on tickets for select nights, while supplies last. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit

The Queen Mary’s Ships & Giggles Comedy Night Continues with MTV’s Girl Code Comedian Esther Ku July 10

  • July 12, 2017

The Queen Mary’s Ships & Giggles Comedy Night Continues with MTV’s Girl Code Comedian Esther Ku July 10

Hosted by Rocco Stowe and Featuring Southern California’s Top Comedians Including Esther Ku, Dave Williamson, Forrest Shaw, Scott Silverman, and Brian Moses

Esther Ku, known for MTV’s Girl Code and MTV’s Wild ‘N Out



The Queen Mary’s Ships & Giggles Comedy Night returns to The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge on Monday, July 10. Laugh the Monday ‘blues’ away with cocktails and great company with some of Southern California’s funniest comedians. Hosted by world-renowned comic, Rocco Stowe, July’s showcase features top comedians including Brian Moses, Scott Silverman, Forrest Shaw, Dave Williamson, and Esther Ku.


Headlining the July 10 Ships & Giggles Comedy Night is international touring stand-up comedian Esther Ku. Known for her appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, MTV’s Girl Code, and Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out, Ku currently travels the world entertaining audiences with her bratty charm and infamous maniacal laugh.

Dave Williamson has opened for well-known comics such as Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, and Jimmy Fallon. Williamson won entry into the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival by placing 3rd in the New York competition, beating out 80 other comics and made his National TV Stand Up debut on NickMom Night Out.

Forrest Shaw, who made his television debut on Conan in 2014, is a marine biologist turned stand-up comedian and delivers his shtick with an intriguingly unique perspective on life. Shaw is also a co-writer and lead actor of the award-winning web series Labor Days.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott Silverman, has opened sold-out tours for Margaret Cho and appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central’s Out There 2 and A&E’s An Evening at The Improv.

Brian Moses regularly performs at The Comedy Store, was a finalist in Orange County’s Funniest Person Competition and has opened for several star comedians including Cheech & Chong, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Burr.


Monday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

Happy Hour, 5 – 7p.m.


The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802


Admission is $15 per person and $5 of the admission value can be used at the Observation Bar and Queen Mary restaurants during the comedy showcase.


Parking is $8 with validation.


Global Genes® to Host 6th Annual Rare Patient Advocacy Summit September 14 – 15, 2017, Hotel Irvine, Irvine, California

  • July 12, 2017

Global Genes® to Host 6th Annual Rare Patient Advocacy Summit September 14 – 15, 2017, Hotel Irvine, Irvine, California

Simon Wheatcroft and Christopher P. Austin MD announced as 2017 Keynote Speakers

Presenter from the 2016 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – May 25, 2017 – On September 14-15, 2017, more than 700 rare disease stakeholders from around the globe will gather at Hotel Irvine in Irvine, California for the 6th Annual Global Genes® RARE Patient Advocacy Summit. The annual event brings together patients, caregivers, advocates, and rare disease stakeholders, to learn, connect, share, and partner.

Global Genes® is thrilled to announce that the 2017 Keynote Speakers are Simon Wheatcroft, Adventurer, Technologist, and Retinitis Pigmentosa patient, and Christopher P. Austin, MD, Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH.

More than 90 speakers are expected to participate in the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit, and the agenda will feature presentations that will help attendees navigate the complex world of rare disease. Highlighted sessions include: “Beyond Diagnosis: Working with a Genetic Counselor During Your Rare Journey,” “Drug Development Pathway,” and “How Digital Health Will Transform Rare Disease Clinical Trials.”

The RARE Patient Advocacy Summit is a source of motivation and activation for families whose lives have been affected by rare disease. Annually, corporate stakeholders attend the event and become immersed in rare disease advocacy and gain valuable knowledge on patient and caregiver perspectives.

Global Genes® is pleased to welcome Horizon Pharma, PRA Health Sciences, and Shire as Title Sponsors for the 2017 Rare Patient Advocacy Summit. To date, Summit Sponsors include: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Retrophin, Illumina Inc., Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, BIO Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Akcea Therapeutics, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Ultragenyx, AveXis, BioMarin, GSK, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Leadiant Biosciences, Biogen, Barrow Neurological Foundation, Recordati, and Intercept Pharmaceuticals. 

For more information and to register for the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit visit Rare disease patients can apply for a travel stipend to attend. To learn more about Sponsorship opportunities, follow this link.

Lee Brice to Headline 3rd Annual ShipKicker Country Music Festival at the Queen Mary July 1

  • July 12, 2017

Lee Brice to Headline 3rd Annual ShipKicker Country Music Festival at the Queen Mary July 1

Lee Brice, ShipKicker Country Music Festival headliner

Long Beach, Calif. (May 5, 2017) – The Queen Mary is thrilled to welcome ShipKicker back to the beautiful Waterfront Event Park on Saturday, July1, 2017. The 3rd annual country music festival brings today’s top country artists to Long Beach with performances by Lee Brice, Swon Brothers, Jerrod Neimann, and the 2017 ShipKicker battle of the bands winner: James Rensink. More artists to be announced.

Lee Brice will headline the 3rd annual ShipKicker country music festival stage. Brice’s breakout track “More Than a Memory” was released in 2007 and was the first single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart to debut at #1. His cardinal album, Love Like Crazy, took the country music scene by storm in 2009 with the title track setting a record as the longest-charting song in Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart history. Brice has had multiple chart-topping hits, gold albums, and was even honored with song of the year at both the CMA and ACM Awards for fan-favorite hit “I Drive Your Truck.” Brice will be joined by the likes of favorite country artists the Swon Brothers, Jerrod Neimann and the ShipKicker 2017 battle of the bands winner: James Rensink.

In addition to a full day of some of the greatest live music the country scene has to offer, ShipKicker concert-goers will enjoy line dancing lessons, food vendors, a beer garden, cocktails, mechanical bull rides, yard-games and more.

Tickets start at $49 (online in advance) and $59 day of and at the door. VIP tickets are $99 (online in advance) and $110 day of and at the door. VIP tickets include access to a private bar, shaded lounge, trailer bathrooms and front-of-stage access. Both general and VIP admission include complimentary access to the Queen Mary until 6 p.m. on July 1.

Tickets for ShipKicker are on-sale Friday, May 5, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets visit