Special Events / Activities

The Irwindale Recreation Department offers a variety of family friendly events throughout the calendar year.   For more information on our special events, please contact the Dan Diaz Recreation Center at 626.430.2224 during regular operating hours. 


Dates are tentative and subject to change.  Flyers for the events will be available as the event draws near.  Events take place at Irwindale Park located at 5050 N Irwindale Ave, Irwindale, unless otherwise noted.  See event flyers for more detailed information.

  • MariachiFest and M.I. Fiesta

Halloween Home and Lawn Decorating Contest - October 27, 2021 (judging)

Put out your spookiest decorations and show off  your ghoulish spirit. Enter your home in our Halloween Home and Lawn Decorating Contest. 

Pet Costume Contest - October 28, 2021 (judging)

Dress your furry friends up in their spookiest Halloween costume to enter our Virtual Pet Costume Contest.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest - October 28, 2021

Attention kids!! Enter our pumpkin decorating contest and show off your Halloween creativity! Pre registration required. 

Halloween Spooktacular - October 30, 2021

Join us for a truly Spooktacular good time, carnival games, Bingo fundraiser, snack bar, 50/50 Raffle, Cake Walk and costume contest.   Fun for the whole family.

Trunk or Treat - October 31, 2021

Great trick or treating fun all in one safe family friendly location! Children will trick or treat from trunk to trunk and check out all the cars decorated for Halloween.  

Veterans Day Ceremony - November 11, 2021

Join us as we honor Irwindale Veteran's at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. 

Scarecrow Alley - November 22 - 24, 2021

Residents, Businesses and City Departments are invited to show off their creativity by designing their very own scarecrow that will be on display at our 2nd Annual Scarecrow Alley event hosted by the Irwindale Recreation and Public Works Departments. 

Christmas Spectacular & Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony - December 3, 2021

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with our annual Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony followed by Christmas fun for the family at our annual Christmas Spectacular!  It only snows one day in Irwindale and that is during this annual event that also features Santa, Kids play area, and a  snow zone.   

Cookies and Milk with Santa - December 16, 2021

Children are invited to enjoy cookies and milk, play Christmas Bingo, listen to a Christmas story and meet Santa Claus.  Pre registration required.

Christmas Yard Decorating Contest - December 16, 2021 (judging)

Share the joy of the holiday season by decorating your front yard with lights and your merriest holiday décor. 

Valentine's Day Door Decorating Contest - February 10, 2022 (judging)

Show off your Valentine creativity by decorating your front door for all to enjoy. You may even win a prize! Pre registration required.

How the Grinch Stole Valentine's Day - February 14, 2022

Help us save Valentines Day from the Grinch and enjoy family friendly activities in the spirit of love! Pre registration required.

Easter Eggstravaganza - April 16, 2022

Easter fun for the whole family. Enjoy a magic show before the kiddos hunt for Easter candy and the coveted Golden Egg! 

Mother's Day Photo Booth - May 3 - 5, 2022

Celebrate your beautiful mother by coming down to the Dan Diaz Recreation Center to take a Mother's Day picture in front of our backdrop. 

Father's Day Photo Booth - June 14 - 16, 2022

Bring your Dad on over to the Dan Diaz Recreation Center for a fabulous photo op celebrating Father's Day!

Kick off the summer - Rocking Rec Ice Cream Social - June 25, 2022

Bring the whole family as we kick off our summer activities with an Ice Cream Social! 

Sunset Cinema - June 27 - August 1, 2022 (no movie July 4th)

There is no better way to spend a summer evening than watching a movie under the stars with the family. Movies are shown every Monday evening at dusk. 

Music in the Park Concert Series - June 30 - August 4, 2022

Enjoy live music at Irwindale Park every Thursday evening from June 30th - August 4th. 

4th of July Home Decorating Contest - June 30, 2022 (judging) 

Show off your American Pride by decorating your house with your favorite Red, White and Blue decorations.  

4th of July Spectacular - July 4, 2022

Bring the whole family as we celebrate our American Spirit at Irwindale's annual 4th of July Spectacular highlighted by our Fireworks show. 

Family Camp Out - July 29 -31, 2022

Dust off your tents and sleeping bags and join us for a two night sleepover under the stars.  Pre registration required.

Happy Birthday Irwindale and Back to School Event - August 4, 2022

Join us during the final concert of Music in the Park as we celebrate Irwindale's Birthday with free cupcakes (while supplies last).  Our Back to School event will also be taking place - free backpacks filled with school supplies for Irwindale residents who are students in TK - 12th grade (while supplies last).

 Special Event Sponsors


  • Presenting Sponsor - Athens Services: Fourth of July Spectacular