There is always something going on in the City of Santa Clarita. Whether it's music in the park, a unique art exhibit, a national cycling tour, or outdoor recreation, the City entertains thousands of residents and visitors each year. Seasonal events are our specialty, from the Cowboy Festival in the spring, Concerts in the Park in the summer, to Thursdays@Newhall in the fall, and the Santa Clarita Marathon in the winter. So grab a friend or your family and get out and explore Santa Clarita’s year-round calendar of fun for everyone!
Old Town Newhall transforms from a bustling retail and dining destination by day, to a thriving Arts and Entertainment District by night, as the City of Santa Clarita hosts the Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Valencia Auto Center. Enjoy free weekly entertainment and nightlife on Main Street every Thursday evening. On the first Thursday enjoy JAM Sessions, interactive dance and music, and 10 by 10, a theatrical variety night. On the second Thursday, catch live music at Note by Note, a music showcase, and art, games, cars, and movies at the rotating Variety Night. On the third Thursday, experience the SENSES block party and check out the Art Reception inside The MAIN. On the 4th Thursday, on alternating months participate in the ARTree Speaker Series or New Heights, an artist development series.
Date: Saturday, March 24 • 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: The Centre
The City of Santa Clarita is celebrating Youth Art Month by hosting the 2018 Youth Art Showcase on Saturday, March 24, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, located at The Centre. The free event gives students in the Santa Clarita Valley an opportunity to showcase their talent by performing or displaying their art for the community. Each school district will highlight their visual artists and performing artists, local dance studios will lead participatory movement and dance classes, student artists will display their street painting masterpieces and local art studios will give interactive art demonstrations.
Date: March 31, starting at 10:00 am
Location: Central Park
Let the hunt begin! Santa Clarita is holding its popular free egg hunt event happening this Saturday, March 31, at Central Park. The egg hunt is open to kids 10 & under. The Egg Scramble Egg Hunt at the City’s annual Eggstravaganza will take place Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at Central Park. The event is free and open to the public.
Date: April 19- April 22
Location: Old Town Newhall
Tickets are now on sale for the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Herritage Sierra Medical, set for April 19 - 22, 2018 in Old Town Newhall. For more than 24 years, this community event has rounded up visitors from across the United States and beyond to experience the best in Cowboy music and attractions. The 2018 Cowboy Festival will feature more performances and activities than ever before, in Old Town Newhall, providing a unique glimpse into Santa Clarita’s own Wild West past.
Date: Saturday, April 28 and Sunday April 29, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Central Park
The City of Santa Clarita’s Earth Arbor Day celebration, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers on Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Central Park is an event that is held in conjunction with the worldwide Earth Day efforts of improving environmental awareness and taking care of the planet. Join in the festivities at this eco-friendly event to renew your commitment to reduce, reuse, and recycle to protect and preserve our environment.
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Celebrate Independence Day with a series of patriotic events hosted throughout the City of Santa Clarita on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, as a way of commemorating an essential day in American history.
Date: Saturdays, from July 7 - August 25, starting at 7:00 pm
Location: Central Park
The City of Santa Clarita’s popular summer Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, is back for a 28th year with an eclectic line-up of all-new acts, including award-winning tribute bands highlighting some of the greats. The free, annual concert series kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
Date: Friday, June 29 • 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: Luther Drive, Canyon Country
The City of Santa Clarita will be hosting the Summer Bash in Canyon Country, on Friday, June 29 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm on Luther Drive. Summer Bash will transform Luther Drive into a family-friendly block party experience complete with a live music, food trucks, beer garden, and fun family activities. Entrance to the event is free
Date: Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24
Location: Central Park
Forget about the TV and the computer for the night. Pop up a tent and enjoy the summer night under the stars with your family and friends. Enjoy this one of a kind event full of activities for everyone. The Great American Camp Out will be held on Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, June 24. Best of all, this event will take place in our very own Central Park. Get your camping gear ready!
Dates: July 7 and 28
Cool off this summer and make a splash with a family Dive-In-Movie night in a unique outdoor setting. The City of Santa Clarita’s 2018 Dive-In Movie series allows residents to relax poolside at a local Santa Clarita pool while enjoying their favorite PG-rated films. For just $7.00 per person, families can settle in for a Saturday night at the cinema under the stars from the comfort of a poolside lounge chair or even the pool itself. All Dive-In Movies start at 7:00 p.m. with this year’s lineup to be announced.
Date: Saturday, September 22
Location: Santa Clara River
Come help clean a portion of the Santa Clara River… the longest free-flowing river and one of the last two natural river systems remaining in Southern California at the annual River Rally on Saturday, September 22, starting at 8:00 am . Be a part of the solution for a better environment by helping to preserve the river’s natural beauty and variety of wildlife. To date, thousands of volunteers have collected over 410,000 pounds of trash and debris from the Santa Clara River and its tributaries! Pre-Registration will be required through the web-based volunteer registration system.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Location: Santa Clarita Aquatic Center
The 11th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest and Spooky Family Fair will be held on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center. Watch certified SCUBA dive teams create underwater masterpieces in the depths of the Aquatics diving pool at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy games and trick or treating around the pool. An underwater camera will capture all the action so spectators can watch the dive teams’ progress live on a big screen while participating in various festive activities. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween costumes.
Date: Sunday, November 4, starts at 7:00 am
Location: starting on McBean Parkway
The Santa Clarita Marathon, an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Race day includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a 5K run, Mayor’s Walk, and a Kid K run. All races begin at 7:00 am, with the exception of the Kid K, which will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am
Location: Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 N. Walnut Street
On Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 am, the City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend a special Veterans Day Ceremony to honor local veterans, currently-serving military and their families. Hosted in partnership with local Veterans organizations, this ceremony includes musical performers, speakers, and the changing of the flags.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 10am - 5pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 • 10am - 3pm
Location: Old Orchard Park
25023 Ave Rotella, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Want unique gifts and a shopping experience unlike any other? Mark your calendar for the City of Santa Clarita’s 27th annual two-day Fine Craft Show. The FREE, outdoor event features more than fifty artists’ booths with high-quality, original and Made-in-USA crafts for any budget just in time for the holiday season.
Spend the autumn day browsing hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, pottery, woodwork, ceramics and so much more. Scrumptious food trucks and live music will be enjoyed by all who join this holiday shopping tradition.
Vendor Applications Coming Soon
Location: Main Street, Old Town Newhall
The City of Santa Clarita invites residents to spend some time in Old Town Newhall to kick off the holiday season. Light Up Main Street celebration in Old Town Newhall happens on Saturday, November 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with festive dance and music performances from local groups. The Santa Clarita City Council will officially turn on the lights around 7:30 pm to transform Main Street into a winter wonderland. The street will be adorned with thousands of lights and a 23-foot Christmas tree in front of the Old Town Newhall Library will serve as an anchor to the festive street.