Long Beach's Happy Sundays event offers free alternative to big music festivals

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Sundays in Long Beach are getting a little happier.

The Happy Sundays music event took place in the historic Zaferia District in Long Beach.

Twenty local bands played eight different venues along a 1.5 mile stretch of Anaheim Street.

There was a free trolley to take concertgoers to the venues.

Organizers want the one-day free event to be an alternative to multi-day expensive musical festivals.

The acts were a mixture of local, regional, national and comedy acts. This is the third installment of the community-wide event.

The first Happy Sundays took place in February 2017.

While past festival dates have been scattered, organizers hope to make Happy Sundays a yearly event.