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!
The city of Ontario is hosting a fun-filled day to celebrate the Fourth of July at Westwind Park. Festivities start early with a parade at 9 a.m., followed by the Blast at the Ontario Town Square, a live band performance of patriotic songs. The All-States-Picnic, a cherished Ontario tradition is also happening, so pack your picnic basket and don’t miss it! From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. you will enjoy live entertainment, bouncers, games and food vendors. A spectacular fireworks show is the grand finale. Admission is free, see you there!
THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire is making its debut May 16th-18th at the Ontario Convention Center. A dazzling array of vehicles will include 18 brands from BMW, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. Select manufacturers’ cars will also be available for test drives. A special collection of rare and vintage automobiles from a privately owned museum will be on display. Bring family and friends, because this event will have something for everyone! The Southern California Golf Association will be teeing-up a hands-on golfing experience and a children’s play area will have interactive entertainment.
Aviation buffs will not want to miss the Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino on May 5th and 6th, when 40+ historic aircraft will be performing and on display. Highlights will include P-47 Thunderbolts, P-38 Lightnings, P-51 Mustangs, A-10 Thunderbolt and Heritage Flight, Sean Tucker Aerobatics, and many others! There will also be a special panel discussion with some of our nation’s honored veterans, a Kids Zone, food, vendors and more!
One of the most entertaining shows of its kind, Stunt Dog Experience features an exceptional cast of professional performers and talented pound pups! Audiences of all ages will love watching more than a dozen dogs that have been rescued from shelters perform during this high-energy, interactive show that also helps raise awareness for pet adoption. Fantastic four-legged cast members entertain with amazing tricks, comedy antics and dancing. Performances are at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center on March 31st, tickets range from $16 to $20.
If you love basketball, hockey or going to concerts, the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario has something great just for you! This popular entertainment and sports venue has an exciting calendar of events for February, including country stars Miranda Lambert and Justin Moore in concert, and a performance by the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Sports lovers can watch Ontario Reign hockey games, Agua Caliente Clippers basketball, indoor soccer with the Ontario Fury team and more!
Don’t miss the highly anticipated Model Grand Openings of Solstice and Marigold on January 13th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tour 6 beautiful model homes at our two brand new neighborhoods at New Haven in Ontario and also have some fun enjoying real snow at Picnic Park, food trucks, the hot cocoa bar and more! See you there!
Get creative and make something fun and unique at Family Craft Night on Thursday, August 24th. This event is free for the entire family and will be hosted at the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 909.395.2207. See you in the Storytime Room!
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!