Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Annual Events

RHYTHM OF RIVERSIDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

 

 

The Rhythm of Riverside Summer Nights in the Park Concert Series celebrates summer by bringing music enthusiasts, families and people from all walks of life together to experience evenings of musical harmony. Held on Wednesdays nights, the Rhythm of Riverside Summer Nights in the Park Concert Series runs for six weeks from June through July. Residents from the Inland Empire enjoy a different genre of music at each concert. In addition to the live entertainment, each concert features local food vendors and youth activities. To submit a demo for band consideration, please email tcao@riversideca.gov. For information, contact (951) 826-2221

Wednesdays, June - July • Fairmount Park • 6 - 9 p.m.

Youth Fun Zone unlimited wristband fees: 

  • $4 nightly fee per youth
  • $12 season pass (all 6 concerts) per youth

The  Rhythm of Riverside Summer Concert Series attracts over 25,000 individuals annually.  For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit www.RiversideCommunityServicesFoundation.org.

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 


4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR

The annual 4th of July Spectacular free aerial fireworks shows commemorate the birth of our country by launching scores of aerial shells and other fireworks into the night sky over Mt. Rubidoux and La Sierra Park. Shows are described as the most accessible and beautiful fireworks shows in Riverside. For information, contact (951) 826-5355.

July 4th • Mt. Rubidoux & La Sierra Park • 9 p.m.

Over 200,000 individuals enjoy the aerial fireworks shows annually.

FUND THE FIREWORKS!

Each year on the 4th of July the night sky comes alive with multi-hued rockets in a beautiful fireworks display at Mt. Rubidoux and La Sierra Parks.  The fireworks displays have been an Inland Empire tradition for families and revelers for over 30 years.  Celebrators view the mesmeric display of vibrantly colored rockets exploding in front of the dark curtain that is the sky. The fireworks are tuned up with music, and produce amazing colors and designs as the music reaches its crescendo.  The Riverside Community Services Foundation is seeking corporate sponsors to keep this tradition alive.  The cost to conduct the events is appoximately $80,000.    

For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit the www.RiversideCommunityServicesFoundation.org.


MARIACHI FESTIVAL

 

The Riverside Mariachi Festival pays tribute to Hispanic culture. The event showcases the exceptional talents of mariachis and ballet folkloricos while allowing attendees to experience cultural activities, such as an art contest, youth mariachi competition, ballet folklorico competition and Hispanic food demonstrations. For information, contact (951) 826-5303.

September • Fairmount Park • 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets at a community center near you.

  • Pre-sale tickets: $15 (ages 13+)
  • $20 per person day of event 
  • Children 12 and under are free

The Mariachi Festival attracts over 10,000 individuals annually. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit www.RiversideCommunityServicesFoundation.org.

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 


Winter Wonderland

Enjoy snow sledding with over 50+ tons of snow! The Winter Wonderland event, in collaboration with the Arlington Business Partnership, features festive activities that are sure to delight. The event includes free activities including bounce houses, photos with Santa, crafts, entertainment, prizes, games, face painting, and food!

December 2 • Arlington Heights Sports Park • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Purchase a wristband/snow play time online or at a community center near you.

  • Pre-sale tickets: $13 through Dec. 1
  • $15 per person day of event 
  • Register here or at a community center near you.

Winter Wonderland attracts over 5,000 individuals annually. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit www.RiversideCommunityServicesFoundation.org.

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 


SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Gather the family and enjoy a colorful array of delightful activities. Free activities, age divided and special needs egg hunts, bounce houses, photos with Peter the Rabbit, Spring crafts, entertainment, Fun Zone, face painting, train rides, and food vendors! Egg hunts for youth up to 12 years of age. For information, contact (951) 351-6130

April • Ryan Bonaminio Park at the Tequesquite Arroyo • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Purchase a wristband online or at a community center near you.

  • Pre-sale tickets: $5
  • $7 per person day of event (exact cash recommended)

The Spring Eggstravaganza attracts over 5,000 individuals annually. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit www.RiversideCommunityServicesFoundation.org.

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 

 

Video/Photo Policy
Please be advised that all participants involved in any department programs or special events are subject to being photographed or videotaped. Such photographs or video may be used by the City of Riverside without an obligation to provide compensation to those photographed or videotaped.