Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Annual Events


Get a sneak peek before programs are opened to the public and guarantee your spot! Early registration will be available for summer programs, camps and swim lessons. Participants that register for a summer program at the Open House will be entered into a drawing to receive their program for FREE (one entry for each paid registration). This event includes free food, opportunity drawings, games, inflatable jumpers, demos, and swim level testing. Register at any community center or online.

Pre-register by Monday, May 6 at and receive a Parks Make Life Better gift!

• Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Bobby Bonds/Sippy Woodhead Pool – 2060 University Ave.

• Ages 17 and under


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 For information, contact (951) 826-6064. 

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

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 


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.

For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit the


In partnership with Live Nation, the event celebrates Hispanic culture by showcasing the exceptional talents of mariachis and ballet folkloricos while allowing attendees to experience a variety of cultural activities.

New Location: Riverside Municipal Auditorium - 3485 Mission Inn Ave. (cross streets Lemon and Lime St.)

• Saturday, November 10 • Noon - 10 p.m.
• Indoor/Outdoor event
• Activities: Food trucks and vendors, full bar access, live mariachis, ballet folklórico competition, youth fun zone, roving and local entertainment.

Pre-sale tickets available for $15 per person thru Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. and $20 per person after Oct. 19 (children 12 and under are free).

1. Any community/senior center or the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (6927 Magnolia Ave.)
2. Fox Performing Arts Center Box Office (convenience fee of $2 per ticket will apply)
3. (convenience fee varies and will apply)

Upgrade your ticket to include the VIP Experience! The VIP Experience includes access to the exclusive VIP Lounge, refreshments and no-host bar! The VIP Experience can be purchased at for $30 per ticket with the purchase of the event ticket. The VIP Experience tickets may not be purchased separately and are available for purchase online only. Limited VIP tickets available.

For information about how to become involved in the 2019 Carnaval Músical, please call 951-826-2018.

For information or to register for the Ballet Folklórico Competition, please contact Valerie Espinoza at 951-826-2273 or

For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit or contact

For vendor booth application, click here


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!

Saturday, December 7 • Arlington Heights Sports Park • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Purchase a wristband/snow play time online or at a community center near you.

  • Fun Zone wristband: $13 pre-sale, $15 day of event
  • Family Pack (4 wristbands): $40 pre-sale, $50 day of event 
  • Register here or at a community center near you.

Fun Zone wristband includes: Face painting, snow sledding (sleds provided), bounce houses, photos with Santa, crafts, games and prizes.

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

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 


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) 826-2264

Saturday, April 4 • Ryan Bonaminio Park at the Tequesquite Arroyo • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Purchase a wristband online or at a community center near you.

Fun Zone Wristbands:

  • Pre-sale tickets: $8/$10 day of event
  • 3-pack - $20 pre-sale/$25 day of event
  • 4-pack - $25 pre-sale/$33 day of event


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

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.