This Week in 100 Days of Summer

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Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to offer, a searchable calendar of free concerts & movies, Long Beach Sea Festival events, El Dorado Nature Center & historic site events, and ideas for spontaneous fun like hiking, biking, golf, tennis, swimming, and youth and teen programs. Here’s what’s coming up:

Movies in the Park – sponsored by Signal Hill Petroleum – “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.”
The movie and popcorn are free, and the time spent with family is priceless! Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic-style dinner. Movie begins at dusk. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his machine that turned water into food, but learns that his invention survived and is now combining food and animals to create “foodimals!”
August 11, Seaside Park, August 13, Ramona Park, August 15 Signal Hill Park

Sligo Rags (Celtic Rock) Concert – August 14 – El Dorado Nature Ctr., 7 p.m. $3/under age 5 free.
Enjoy a picnic by the lake. Bring low chairs and a picnic dinner. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a bluegrass attitude.

Mud Mania – “A Celebration of Adobe” August 17 12:30-4:30 p.m. Rancho Los Cerritos $7/$5 ages 3-12
Learn about our local adobe soil and its many uses throughout history at one of the muddiest, wackiest events in Southern California! Guests will make real adobe bricks, plaster a wall with mud, construct a mini-adobe home, compete in mud relay races, throw a clay pot, explore archaeology, and even examine critters that live in the soil. There are also plenty of “clean” activities, and live bluegrass music will be featured throughout the afternoon. Visit

Long Beach Sea Festival
Three months of fun in the sun! Visit for schedule.

Movie on the Beach: “Goonies” August 12 Granada Beach
Movie on the Beach: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” August 19 Granada Beach.

Great Sand Sculpture Contest – August 16 & 17 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Granada Beach
The 82nd Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest brings together families, community and artists to celebrate our local beach! Internationally-recognized professional sculptors will build a centerpiece sculpture while amateur professionals and community teams will challenge each other for highly-valued gift packages. Sign up in advance at as an event team or event sponsor. All proceeds from the Competition benefit the Long Beach Library Foundation. Enjoy exciting attractions such as vendors, live music, food and a fenced-off kid zone. Visit

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