A partnership between Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau called “100 Days of Summer” will launch Friday, May 25 to encourage locals to “stay and play” in Long Beach, the city announced today.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, hundreds of free or low-cost special events, cultural programs and sports activities will be offered throughout the Long Beach area.

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

“100 Days of Summer” 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.

To kick off “100 Days of Summer”, Under Cover will perform favorites from the 50s to present day from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Marine Stadium. The free event begins at 5:00PM with a Kids Zone, and guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners. Several food trucks will also be on site, according to the announcement.

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

Marine Stadium is located at 5255 Paoli Way on Appian Way between Second and Colorado Streets.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].