The Special Events offered by the Parks and Recreation Department are part of the reason that San Dimas is so special. The Department sponsors annual events that bring together young and old for a fun and safe community outing.
Events Throughout the Year:
Featuring 5K Run, 1 Mile Family Fun Run, 3.5 Mile Guided Family Fun Ride and Family Fitness Fair. Over 300 runners gather each year on the fourth Saturday of September to journey down the streets of San Dimas. Runners get a quality race t-shirt and community families can stop by for fitness information and fun at the Family Fitness Fair. A Healthy Breakfast is provided to all. Click here for registration information.
Every Halloween the entire family is invited to a spooky and safe night of fun when the San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department host the Annual Halloween Spectacular on October 31, at the San Dimas Civic Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event includes game booths, costume contests, bouncers, food trucks, Haunted Hall, and more. The Haunted Hall is hosted by the Teen Action Committee in the Community Building for ages 5 and up.
For a howling good time, dogs and their buddies are invited to the Bowser Bash. Activities include doggie service vendors, pet and people treats, demonstrations, raffles, costume parade, and competitions. Dress your pet in their favorite costume and join the fun. Most activities will be free with lots of giveaways and prizes by pet care professionals. ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE!!
Downtown Holiday Extravaganza!!
Our annual Holiday Extravaganza is one of our largest special events which is on the first Saturday of December. We have added a Holiday parade and skating rink to the newly renovated Downtown area on Bonita Ave. Come and grab a cup of hot chocolate or cider and some yummy cookies at Candyland Sweet Treats. Then enjoy holiday music and entertainment at one of two stages. Make angels in the snow and slide down our dueling snow slides. You can shop for the perfect gift at our Holiday marketplace. Hop on our Holiday Hayride through the historic downtown. And, that jolly fellow in the red suit is expected to make an appearance! You can take a photo with Santa. To wrap it all up join us for the San Dimas Holiday Tree Lighting.
The Family Festival is an annual event that promotes and delivers community & family wellness. We also provide community & family engagement thru recreation by offering games, entertainment & activities such as the annual Egg hunt. Spring time brings Family Festival to Civic Center Park. Join us for helpful information from our Community Connections Information Fair and the Safety Fair; the Critter Corner gives you the latest on pet related issues; there are plenty of snacks at our Food Court; the Fun Zone will give the kids a chance to use all that energy. A great event for the whole family.
Music in the Park – Summer Concert Series
Wednesday Nights This Summer at Civic Center Park starting at 7pm
Bring your blanket, chairs and have a blast listening to your favorite local band. (No smoking or alcohol permitted)
Movies in the Park
This event begins and ends our Music in the Park concert series each summer. Kick back and relax during a cool summer evening and enjoy movies on our giant outdoor screen. Free to everyone and a great way to enjoy your summer. Pre-movie fun and games start at 7pm. Movie viewing begins at approximately dark.