Every Labor Day, Huntington Beach hosts a reinactment of the Civil War. 2013 was the 150 year anniversary of the war. People travel from far and wide to participate in the event. People sleep in tents, cook outdoors, dress in period clothes and enjoy the friendships with others who study the Civil War. Soldiers dress in uniform and join the Confederates or the Yankees. There are four battles where cannons are fired, music is played and soldiers fight for their convictions.