Long Beach ‘100 Days of Summer’ Kicks Off with Free Concert on May 25

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the City of Long Beach will offer hundreds of free or low-cost cultural programs, sports activities, and special events throughout the city. “100 Days of Summer” is a partnership between Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to promote opportunities to “stay and play” in Long Beach.

“Summer is a time of fun and family, and the ‘100 Days of Summer’ provides several activities for both,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “From movies, concerts, and cultural programs to sports and aquatics, residents will not have to leave the city to find interesting things to do.”

Kicking off the “100 Days of Summer,” Under Cover will be performing a free concert at Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way on Appian Way between Second and Colorado Streets, on Friday, May 25. 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 fun will begin at 5 p.m. with a Kids Zone leading up to the free concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners and relax on the lawn for a great evening of family fun. Several food trucks will be available.

The websites, www.100daysofsummer.org and www.lbparks.org, provide residents with activity ideas without having to travel far or spend a lot of money. Listings include but are not limited to:

  • Free concerts and movies.
  • Events at El Dorado Nature Center.
  • Events at Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos historic sites.
  • Ideas for spontaneous fun like biking, golf, tennis, kayaking, and swimming.
  • Free drop-in youth and teen programs.

For more information about the free Under Cover concert or any of the “100 Days of Summer” programs, residents can call 562.570.3150.