The City of Lake Elsinore proudly offers special events year round, and with each new season there are new opportunities to explore our City and participate in events that enrich your family life. As 2017 rolls on, there will be more to do and see; we hope you'll  get in on all the action planned at our annual community events.   

Please contact the Special Events Coordinator, Melissa Houtz at 951-674-3124 ext. 292 for more information about any of the community events listed, or to inquire about an application to host your own event.

Volunteers are an important part of many events; if you would like to volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 951-674-3124 ext 290. Teens, ages 15 years or older, may volunteer for Special Events earning community service hours  required for graduation. 

SUMMER 2017 EVENTS

Movies in the Park, After Dark 

8:00 p.m.

Summerlake Park, 900 W Broadway 

Bring your blankets and chairs for a fun night under the stars and we will bring the entertainment. Free admission. 

June 28 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

July 12 - Finding Dory

July 26 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

View our Movies in the Park Flyer

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Lake Elsinore Car Cruise 

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Downtown Main Street

The Lake Elsinore Car Cruises return this summer. Cool classic cars will once again cruise into Lake Elsinore's Historic Main Street. This event is free. There is no pre-registration or fees, just tons of fun.

www.lake-elsinore.org/carcruise

June 24, July 27, August 26 and September 30

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4th of July

Fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. 

Show will be paired with a sky concert which will be synchronized with KOLA’s Radio Station 99.9 FM. Free public viewing locations include Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Whiskers Beach and a portion of the levee. View by Boat passes are available for purchase at La Laguna Resort & Boat Launch. 

View our 4th of July Flyer

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National Night Out 

August 1, 2017

5:30 to 9:00 p.m. 

Lakepoint Park, 420 E Lakeshore Drive 

Local agencies are teaming up to  amplify safety awareness! Join us for a night full of activities and information for everyone. Meet local officers, free kid activities, bouncers, food, display vehicles and much more! 

View our National Night Out Flyer

FALL 2017 EVENTS  

HOWL-O-WEEN SPOOKTACULAR

October 20th, 2017 

Lake Community Center, 310 W Graham Ave

Recreation Staff is brewing up a special treat for the community. Be a part of the frightfully fun night with carnival games, activities & crafts. Food available for purchase. Entrance is free and costumes are encouraged.

WINTER 2017 EVENTS

December 2 - Winterfest

December 2, 2017

4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Downtown Main Street.

Our annual Winterfest event will now be held in Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore. Families will enjoy a holiday parade, bouncers, kids crafts, sled runs, cultural and musical entertainment, visits with Santa, crafters, shopping and dining with both restaurants and food vendors. Best parking is along Spring St or in the lot at Heald Ave and Main St across from the Cultural Center. This event reaches four downtown blocks from Heald Ave to City Park, offering low cost or free activities for the whole family. Please contact Melissa Houtz at (951) 674-3124 ext. 292 for more information on this event.

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Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 9 at Fire Station 85, 29405 Grand Ave

Saturday, December 16 at Fire Station 97, 41725 Rosetta Canyon Dr

This event is fun for the whole family! Please join us for a yummy pancake and sausage breakfast and crafts for the kids. Have your family photo taken with our local firefighters and our guest of honor, Santa! Reserve your spot by calling or visiting the Lake Community Center or online at www.lake-elsinore.org/SpecialEvents. Tickets are $8.00 per person and breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.

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Dinner with Santa

December 9, 2017

Fire Station 10, 410 W Graham Ave 

Come celebrate the holiday season with a spaghetti dinner at Fire Station 10 with the local firefighters and Santa! Don't forget to bring your cameras! Reserve your spot by calling or visiting the Lake Community Center or online at www.lake-elsinore.org/SpecialEvents. Tickets are $8.00 per person and dinner starts at 5:00 p.m.