Saturday June 8, 2019


A night of celebration under the stars in Downtown Long Beach. Hundreds of Leadership Long Beach alumni, community and friends will celebrate the 30 years of the premier leadership organization for the city.  Reunions, reflections and fellowship of 30 years of alumni will be highlights of the evening that will include food and music.

Introducing: The Streets


Located between 3rd and 4th Streets north of the Promenade, The Streets is a newly renovated centralized entertainment district in Downtown Long Beach. The Night of a Thousand Lights event will be hosted in this new, active event space and Leadership Long Beach will unveil and dedicate an interactive public art installation that evening for the community to enjoy for years to come.

Event Details:

Night of a Thousand Lights


Saturday, June 8, 2019

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Streets

(between 3rd & 4th Streets north of The Promenade)



Already purchased tickets will be available at our registration table at our 3rd Street entrance between Table 301 and Portuguese Bend restaurants.  We will have tables set up to check off your name from our will-call system.  You will be given a wristband that identifies to the food stations and bar area that you are an attendee to the event.  

Tickets also can be purchased at the registration table on Saturday.




You can park in any of the City Place parking lots as well as any city parking lots in the area.  With the City Place lots, the first 2 hours are free; other parking lots have different and higher fees.  However, we encourage you to use Yellow Cab and receive $15 off your trip cost, plus you will be dropped off and picked up right in front of the registration area.

Take Long Beach Transit and avoid parking.  Most LBT buses stop at the Transit Gallery at First and Pine, which is a short walk to Third and Promenade.  Visit to plan your trip.


Food & Drink:


There will food stations located throughout the walkway area of the event.  Our food station hosts are:


Table 301

Portuguese Bend


Poki Cat


Loose Leaf Boba Company

The Pie Bar

ThickShake Factory

Romeo Chocolates





This is a summer evening party; please wear outdoor cocktail attire.  Please dress appropriately for the weather. The event is on the street and spread over a city block, so wear appropriate footwear.  Please check the weather that night, layered clothes for the evening is always recommended.

Feel free to wear or show off your Leadership Long Beach badge.  


Program, 6 – 10 pm:


“The Night of 1,000 Lights” 30th Anniversary Celebration is an open program ‘street fair’ event that will have food and entertainment and two main highlights for the evening. Registration opens at 6 pm with cocktails and live jazz from Jazz Angels and food stations (see below) will open at 6:30 pm. The first dedication of the evening will be at 7:30 pm with the unveiling of the “Be A Leader in Long Beach” mural that will include ALL of the names of the Leadership Long Beach alumni from the past 30 years.  Then at 8:30 pm, Leadership Long Beach will debut our 30th Anniversary video, followed by the dedication of the 1,000 Lights representing the leaders who have been “lighting up” the community for three decades.


Enjoy the Celebration!  Make it an Easy Ride!
(Drop off location:  245 E. 3rd Street, LB)



If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding and paying for parking as well as navigating around the many construction and one-way streets in Downtown Long Beach, please take Yellow Cab Long Beach up on their great offer and discount of $15 off to get you to and from the 30th Anniversary Celebration.  You can download the Yellow Cab app, arrange a pick up time from your home and there will be a Yellow Cab waiting at the entrance to take you home at the end of the evening after you have enjoyed yourself thoroughly with alumni and friends.  You can trust Yellow Cab to be there on time and safe as we have partnered with them for nearly the last decade helping us with our “LLB Amazing Race” on our Institute orientation day.

Presented by our 30th Partners: