We believe community involvement is so important, we made it our mission. As the Community Services Department, it is our duty, and also a privilege, to serve our community. Being involved with our community is all about building relationships: with the community, with business leaders, with area businesses, and most importantly, with the citizens of those communities.

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 visit this page. 

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. 

 

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FALL EVENTS 

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HOWL-O-WEEN SPOOKTACULAR

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 • 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET, LAKE ELSINORE 

Free, fun family event on Main Street. Costumes are encouraged. This event will feature trunk or treating, carnival games, and costume contest.

Want to decorate your trunk and have fun passing out candy? Entries are free and prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated business and the best non-business trunks. Email mhoutz@lake-elsinore.org for more information. 

Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular Flyer 

 Attention Vendors:

*Some events will have restrictions on sales (e.g., bottled water, soft drinks). Rights to sell may be given to pre-assigned nonprofit groups only; duplicate items among vendors may be denied. Payment through this portal will not guarantee a vendors access to the event. If denied prior to the event a full refund will be given (minus credit card fees). 

Food Vendor Registration ($75.00)

Merchandise Vendor Registration ($35.00)

Trunk or Treat Registration (FREE) 

PLEASE NOTE: As of September 2nd, 2019, a 2.75% convenience fee will be charged on all credit/debit card payments.

Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular FAQs

Is the event free?
Yes, the event is free.

Are all the activities at the event free?
Yes and no.


Trunk or treating, carnival games, and crafts are free to all.
Food will be available at a cost.

Where is parking located?
Parking is located at 150 North Main Street and on surrounding streets.

Are costumes allowed?
YES, we encourage costumes!

Will there be a contest?
There will be two!

Trunk Contest
Yes, there will be 3 awards awarded
1. Best Business Trunk
2. Best Non-Business Trunk
3. Best Costume

Costume Contest
The costume contest will start at 7 pm in front of the Cultural Center. You must sign up at the City Booth in front of the Cultural Center prior to contest to participate. Space is limited and no registrations will be allowed after 6 pm.

Winners for best trunk will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the costume contest.

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CONCERT IN THE PARK

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16• 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

MCVICKER CANYON PARK• 29355 GRAND AVENUE, LAKE ELSINORE

FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Concert in the Park is returning to McVicker Canyon Park (upper field)
Live Entertainment provided by: Woody and the Harrelsons.

Pack your picnic baskets, bring your blankets, and get ready to enjoy free entertainment for all ages under the stars. Alcohol is not permitted in the park and we kindly ask that you leave your pets at home.

For more information call 951-674-3124 ext. 292

Concert in the Park Flyer

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TURKEY TROT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 • 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

LEVEE OF THE DIAMOND STADIUM• 500 DIAMOND DRIVE, LAKE ELSINORE

FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Trot before you gobble! In the spirit of Thanksgiving we are inviting everyone to join us for a 5K run/walk. We encourage you to dress up, the ideas are limitless! A prize will be given out for the most creative outfit. Registration will take place the morning of the event.

Turkey Trot Flyer

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WINTERFEST

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7• 3:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET, LAKE ELSINORE

FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Winterfest Flyer 

Thousands of people will pack Main Street to help bring Downtown Lake Elsinore to come alive with the holiday spirit for the annual Winterfest event!

Our 5th annual Old Fashioned Christmas parade will kick off the event at 3:00 p.m. traveling from the corner of Library & Main to Heald & Main. Old Fashioned Christmas Parade Registration

Vendor Opportunities:

Food Vendor Registration

Merchandise Vendor Registration 

Non-Profit Vendor Registration

*Some events will have restrictions on sales (e.g., bottled water, soft drinks). Rights to sell may be given to pre-assigned nonprofit groups only; duplicate items among vendors may be denied.

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COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14• 6:30 PM TO 7:30 PM

FIRE STATION 97,  41725 ROSETTA CANYON DRIVE, LAKE ELSINORE 

$5.00 per person (kids 3 & younger are free)

OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL
BUT OUR EVENT WILL BE DELIGHTFUL
SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO GO
LET US KNOW! 
LET US KNOW! 
LET US KNOW

Santa is coming to town! 
Bring your camera and take a photo with him, sip some hot cocoa, decorate cookies, and enjoy making a fun holiday craft! 

This event is designed to give our little ones a chance to tell Santa their last few wishes for Christmas and children can bring letters to Santa to take back to the North Pole!

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa Flyer 

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SANTA DASH

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 • 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

LEVEE OF THE DIAMOND STADIUM• 500 DIAMOND DRIVE, LAKE ELSINORE

FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Warm up your legs before the holidays! This 5K Run/Walk is free for all and fun for the whole family. We encourage you to dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition, the ideas are limitless! A prize will be given out for the most creative outfit. Registration will take place the morning of the event.

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