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!
If you love Broadway musicals, this summer event is for you! The Southland Symphony Orchestra will be live in concert on June 9th for an evening of Broadway in the Park. Enjoy the sounds of The Music Man, My Fair Lady, The King and I, Sound of Music, West Side Story, and more! General admission is free, or you can purchase upgraded tickets for premium items. There will also be food and vendors. This musical event is 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ontario Town Square.
If you’re a comic book fan, get your tickets now for Comic Con Revolution! This fantastical event celebrates the comics and creative arts, and will be at the Ontario Convention Center the weekend of May 18th & 19th. A full exhibit hall will showcase 300+ exhibitors including 160+ comic creators in Artist Alley, new and vintage comic dealers, publishers, toy and collectible vendors, crafts, costumes, clothing, cosplayers, fan groups, media stars and more! See your favorite actors, artists, voice actors, wrestlers and many others!
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.
First-time homebuyers, Katie and Zack found the home of their dreams in New Haven in Ontario Ranch. Life in their new home is everything and more. They had a wish list: an open-concept living area, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a modern farmhouse style. They were also thrilled to work with the Brookfield Residential Design Studio to be involved in the customization to ensure that their new house felt like a home. Her advice for designing a new home: “take time to make it yours and try not to bring anything into your home that you don’t truly love”.
Newlyweds Lauren and Jordan dreamed about one day owning a home that they can grow their family in, a place to call home. They came across New Haven in Ontario and fell in love with the Residence 3 at Solstice and their fate was sealed. They loved all the amenities, including the pool with beach entry and the location was ideal for work and family. With their little bundle of joy on the way, they felt comfortable building their life and family in their dream home at Solstice. Congratulations to this beautiful family, the new baby and your beautiful new home!
Former high school sweethearts, Tony and Sara searched for a home in the Inland Empire and surrounding areas and could not find anything they loved, until they visited New Haven in Ontario Ranch. They fell in love with the idea of having more space to entertain guests, the amenity-filled parks for their son and resort-style pools to relax as a family. Little did she know that there was more in store for her than a new beautiful home, an Engagement! Congratulations to this beautiful family and welcome home!
The De Anza Community and Teen Center in Ontario is hosting a free Valentine’s Day Party on Friday, February 15th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids from 12-18 are invited to this special event, when they can compete with other teens in a life-size game of Clue and enjoy a delicious, mysterious snack. The winning team will also receive a prize! For more information, call 909.395.2030.
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!
Hockey lovers, enjoy a great night at the rink and support the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California! The Ontario Reign is hosting the first-ever “Hockey Fights Cancer” Night on November 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. The American Cancer Society is presenting this special event, and proceeds from ticket sales help fund programs for families in our community who have a child battling cancer. It’s also a giveaway night, and the first 5,000 fans will receive Active Socks. Be there, have fun and make a difference!
West Coast is coming to Norco on October 6th! Buy your tickets now for Boots in the Park, hosted by the Backyard at SilverLakes, and get ready for live performances by some of the world’s biggest country music mega stars, including Billy Currington. Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ and food options, bars, hammocks, line dancing, and more. This special event is from noon to 9 p.m. and is open to all ages but guests must show a valid 21+ ID to purchase alcohol. Children 5 and under are free with a paid admission.
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!