Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Upcoming Events

Dance dance Riverside!

Does your group have what it takes to be the next Dance, Dance Riverside Champions! Groups of two-ten of any dance style are encouraged to register for the competition. The top 20 groups dance live at one of the Rhythm of Riverside Summer Concerts (held Wednesday evenings, June 13 - July 25, excluding July 4) and have a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and prizes and be named the inaugural Dance, Dance Riverside Champions. Auditions are held at the César Chávez Auditorium (2060 University Ave.) from 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Open Auditions!

  • Download an application online or pick one up at any community center.
  • Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 15 for ages 5 - 12 and Teen auditions on Wednesday, May 16 for ages 13 - 18.
  • Registration closes Sunday, May 13. Registration will not be accepted the night of auditions.

$5 per person. Register online here.

Rhythm of Riverside Summer Concerts in the Park 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 For information, contact (951) 826-2221

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

June 13 - Best Shot • Pat Benatar Tribute

June 20 - Stone Soul • Motown

June 27 - Latin Nation • Latin

July 11 - Neon Nation • 80s Pop

July 18 - Southbound • Classic Rock

July 25 - Steel Rod • Variety

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

Movies in the Park

This summer, bring the entire family down for some Movies in the Park! All movies begin at dusk but be sure to come early for fun activities and the chance to win prizes!

  • Movies run throughout the entire summer • June 15 – August 4:
    • Arlington Park • Friday, June 15, 22, 29/August 3
    • Myra Linn Park • Saturday, June 23 
    • Taft Park • Saturday, June 30
    • Main Street Pedestrian Mall • Thursday, July 5, 12, 19, 26 
    • Rutland Park • Friday, July 6
    • Washington Park • Saturday, July 7
    • Ryan Bonaminio Park • Friday, July 13
    • Hunter Park • Saturday, July 14
    • Collett Park • Friday, July 20
    • Shamel Park • Saturday, July 21
    • Lincoln Park • Friday, July 27
    • Orange Terrace Park • Saturday, July 28
    • Doty Trust Park • Saturday, August 4
  • All movies are rated G/PG family movies
  • FREE event

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. 

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

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

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