Get ready for the ultimate celebration of Independence Day! The city of Ontario has a full calendar of July 4th events, kicking off at 9 a.m. with the annual downtown parade, patriotic music in Town Square, and the traditional All-States Picnic. Gates open at 5 p.m. at Westwind Park for more family fun, including live entertainment, bouncers, games and food vendors. The highlight of this star-spangled day will be the fireworks spectacular, which will start at 9 p.m. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs!
Bring family and friends to this all-inclusive party for the local community! On May 5th, have a great time celebrating at the Cinco de Mayo Festival at Ontario Town Square, and enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and a fun-filled atmosphere. Festivities will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the event is sponsored by Unidos Por La Musica.
If you’re a serious runner or casual walker, don’t miss the Ontario 5K and 10k Run/Walk on Saturday, January 19th. This family-friendly event kicks off at 7 a.m. at Ontario Mills Mall. Fast track is accessible for wheelchair athletes as well as parents with strollers. Get your fitness on for this community run, which also benefits athletic programs and children’s sports activities in the Inland Empire area. Have fun and see you at the finish line!
Join the fun on this festive holiday run! The city of Ontario is hosting its 6th Annual 5K Reindeer Run and Rudolph’s Dash on December 8th. The 5K begins and ends at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, plus a pancake breakfast will be available for $4 starting at 8:30 a.m. The shorter Rudolph’s Dash is ideal for younger kids, parents with strollers, or anyone that wants to walk or run a shorter course! There’s more fun after the race at Rudolph’s Round up area, where kids can partake in exercise activities and craft booths. All proceeds benefit the Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars and Youth Empowerment Scholarship. See you at the finish line!
The holidays are here, so bring the family for a special night of holiday cheer! It’s time for the annual Christmas on Euclid Tree Lighting, an evening of fun for everyone at Ontario Town Square. Save the date for Friday, November 30th, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and watch the magnificent tree light up with brilliant colors, enjoy movies, an appearance by Santa Claus, vendors, refreshments and more!
The New Haven Marketplace has broken ground, and that’s very exciting news for Ontario Ranch residents! Shops, dining and services will be just a short walk from home, and will include Stater Bros., Chase Bank, Carl’s Jr., Dunkin’ Donuts, Kona Cleaners, and more. Farmhouse-inspired architecture will complement the community’s ambiance, and there will be spaces and places to socialize, relax and play. Public art will also be on display to inspire conversation and Instagram pics! The highly anticipated New Haven Marketplace will span approximately 95,000 square feet, and is scheduled to open fall 2019. Stay tuned, great stuff is always happening!
Thousands of classic car lovers from across the country and around the world are gearing up for the annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion! On September 21st and 22nd, downtown Ontario’s historic block of Euclid Avenue will be the center of vintage automobiles and motorcycles, plus live entertainment, kids activities, and tons of food vendors. New events for 2018 include the West End Animal Shelter, which will be onsite, amazing tribute bands, extended hours and much more! This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, see you there!
Save the date for August 8th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and enjoy family-friendly games, events and activities at Re-Imagine Downtown. There will be a free concert at the Town Square, plus free bike rentals, raffles, community booths, vendors and more! Bike, walk or take the transit to this major city event, which will take place on Euclid Avenue between B and C Street in Downtown Ontario. See you there!
This nationwide campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie is observed annually on the first Tuesday in August. Millions of Americans across the country have been inspired to participate in National Night Out, which strives to bring people together to cultivate stronger ties and safer communities, create awareness for drug prevention programs, town watch, and more! The city of Ontario will be participating on August 7th, so join a local National Night Out event near you!
Come hungry and thirsty to the Tasty Food Market and enjoy terrific food and refreshments! On Friday, June 1st, this outdoor food event will be onsite at Ontario Mills from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An incredible display of delicious fare created by top chefs will be featured, so bring your family, friends and your appetite! Sample a wide menu of mouth-watering cuisine that includes soul food, Hawaiian pancakes, Korean tacos, ramen burgers, Creole cuisine, organic ice cream, and more!
Spring is the perfect season to tour Amy’s Farm, a working poly-cultural farm that focuses on sustainable, organic farming methods. They provide fresh produce to the local community and also offer hands-on, guided tours to visitors of all ages, master classes in gardening, parent/toddler participation classes, and educational art courses. Tour reservations are required, so visit today to schedule your family’s visit to this urban farm!
Located in the heart of downtown, Ontario Town Square is the perfect community space to connect with family and friends. The new park features a pedestrian promenade, open-air amphitheater, palm court and children’s play garden. Enjoy a full calendar of social events, including summer movies in the park, markets, musical performances and car shows. Learn more about this fantastic outdoor gathering space at located just minutes from New Haven at Ontario Ranch!
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. Join the fight to support this worthy cause by sponsoring a team, volunteering or making a donation when Relay for Life takes place on April 30th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at River Heights Intermediate in Eastvale. Don’t miss this inspiring opportunity to get involved to honor someone you love, lost or show your support. For more details, visit www.relayforlife.org/eastvaleca.