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Region 114 Opening Day Festival

Opening Day Festival, Carnival, and Team Photos

AYSO 114 invites you to a Carnival to celebrate the start of soccer season. Please join coaches, teammates, and the AYSO community at a fun-filled event. The festival combines carnival games, team photos, food booths, silent auction, and more.


Carnival Hours: Saturday, September 11th, 8:15am - 3:00 pm

Location & Parking

The festival takes place at Region 114 Heartwell Park, between Woodruff and Palo Verde -- basically smack dab in the middle of Fields 8 and 11.


There is a parking lot along Carson, just East of Woodruff. Or, if you park South of the fields, around Parkcrest Street, please be considerate and DO NOT block driveways. You represent Region 114, and we thank you for helping us remain a positive community partner.

Game & Food Booths

Carnival style games and inflatable "bouncy-houses" require at least 2 tickets. Food tickets vary from 2 to 14 tickets.

Only tickets will be accepted at all game and food booths. Ticket prices:

  • 2 tickets = $1
  • 10 tickets = $5
  • 20 tickets = $10
  • 40 tickets = $20
  • 60 tickets = $30
  • 80 tickets = $40
  • 100 tickets = $50 (comes with raffle entry to win a prize)

You may purchase tickets with cash or credit card, however we cannot accept $100 or $50 bills, or checks. Come early; no refunds for unused tickets. Carnival ends at 3pm.

Team Photos

  • Each team is given a designated photo time. This can be found on the back of each Picture Day order form.
  • Team Parent is asked to check-in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time and fill out the needed team paper.
  • Please have your team gathered 30 minutes prior to your photo time, in full uniform. Tip: Parking is a zoo, so tell your parents to arrive even earlier.
  • Team Parent or Coach must check-in to the "Check-in station" (without the team).
  • Line up players tallest to shortest. Walk team in their "tallest-to-shortest" order to the photo-ready line.

Reminder that your Region 114 Registration Fee includes 1 Memory Mate (Team picture and individual photo all-in-one), 4 wallets and a button. Additional items may be purchased. Even if you do not plan to purchase anything additional, all families must fill out a picture form.

if your team cannot make the assigned photo time on September 7th, your one-time makeup chance will be Sunday, September 22nd 10am-11am.

Team Volunteers for Game & Food Booths

Each U5 to U19 team has been assigned to work (2) 1-hour booth shifts. Your booth times were supplied in your Team Parent packet. Volunteer sign-up form may be found here.

NOTE: Please do not split these shifts as it makes it very difficult to manage the transition of volunteers. All volunteers should check-in at the information table to be assigned a volunteer location.

Team Donation Items

Each U5 to U19 team has been assigned a donation item to bring to the Carnival. Please find your assigned donation item in your Team Parent packet. Items may be dropped off between 7am and 8am on Saturday, Sept 7th. Please check-in at the Volunteer Table when delivering. Please ensure that all soda and water are name brands. For those bringing ice, Smart & Final opens at 7am.

Auction Baskets

U7 and U8 Teams are assigned Auction Baskets, instead of food/beverage items. Baskets should not contain anything that melts. Try and think "outside the box" for your basket. We would like to have a variety of baskets. Please email Sharon Eriksen with your basket information BEFORE purchasing items to ensure we don't have an overload of the same type of basket. Baskets should have a $50 or more value.

Banner Contest

To have your banner entered into the contest, please have your banner displayed at Opening Day between 1pm - 2pm. Banners can be set up after 8am and should be taken down by 3pm.

There are two categories for the Banner Contest: Home Made, and Professionally Made. Three winners in each category will be selected:

  • 1st place: $50
  • 2nd place: $40
  • 3rd place: $30


Questions about your volunteer times, or assignments, or the festival? Please reach out to our Festival Coordinator, Erica Rodriguez or AYSO Region 114 Team Parent Coordinator. Be sure the email includes team gender, division and number. If your question is not answered within 48 hours please be patient, we are all volunteers!


Quick Links

2021 coming soon.

  • Volunteer Sign-Up Form 2019 (Web)
  • Team Donation List 2019 (PDF)
  • Team Volunteer Schedule 2019 (PDF)

National Partners

Region 114 Sponsors

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Heartwell Park 
Long Beach, California 90808

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