Long Beach Celebrates 10 years of 100 days of SummerRelease Date: 2019-05-27
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, in partnership with the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, offers free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities and special events throughout the city. The program, called 100 Days of Summer, launched in 2009. By this Labor Day, the City will have provided 1000 days of fun.
“Long Beach is always packed with exciting things to do, and the City really ramps up activities with 100 Days of Summer,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Nearly every park in the city will be activated with free and low-cost special programs, including movies, concerts and sports. It’s a perfect way for kids and adults to stay active and healthy throughout summer.”
Kicking off the 100 Days of Summer celebration, the band Under Cover will perform a free concert at Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way on Appian Way between 2nd and Colorado Streets, on Friday, May 24. Under Cover plays high-energy dance music featuring pop, rock, soul, funk, Latin, R&B, Top 40 and favorites from the ’50s to present day. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a Kids Zone, with the concert taking place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners to enjoy on the lawn. Several food trucks also will be available.
For information on this year’s 100 Days of Summer programs, residents can visit www.100daysofsummer.org or call 562.570.3150.