Recreation

Summer Festivities

Upland Recreation and Community Services hosts a number of Summer Special Events & Activities, bringing the community together for exciting, fun-filled experiences for the whole family.

For additional information regarding our Summer Festivities, please contact Upland Recreation and Community Services at (909) 931-4280.

Moonlight Movies & Music At Magnolia Park

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and join us under the stars at Magnolia Park located at 651 W. 15th Street, Upland, for evening entertainment this summer!  Pack a picnic basket or enjoy the snack bar provided by Upland-Foothill Kiwanis.

LIVE MUSIC
 7:00 p.m.
June 16MLC Band: Variety Of Dance Music From The Past To Present
July 14Sterling Sylver Band:  Boot-Scootin' Country
August 4Ravelers:  Dance To Classic Rock & More
  
SUMMER MOVIES
 8:30 p.m.
June 23Luca
June 30101 Dalmations
July 21Encanto
July 28Sing 2
  
KIDS' CORNER
 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
June 23Underwater Art For Kids
June 30Paw Prints For Kids
July 21Ice Cream Social For Kids
July 28Kids' Swap Meet (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)

 

4th of July "Take & Make" Craft Kits With The Sawdust Factory

Register Through Sunday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.
Pick-Up Wednesday, June 29, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Upland Recreation and Community Services is excited to continue our partnership with The Sawdust Factory to provide a Summer "Take & Make" Craft Kits with a 4th of July flair for kids of all ages!  Yes, adults are included, too!

Each craft kit, created exclusively or Upland Recreation and Community Services participants contains a 4th of July themed wood cut-out, paint, and paint brush.  All that's needed is your creativity and perhaps some glue to provide a personal touch from the comfort of your own home!  

To register, please visit 4th of July "Take & Make" Craft Kits With The Sawdust Factory.

Light Up The Night Fireworks Spectacular

Monday, July 4
9:00 p.m. 
Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th Street, Upland

Join the City of Upland for our Annual Light Up The Night 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!  Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with live entertainment from Electric Vinyl, the Ultimate Rock Tribute Band, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of family, friends, food vendors, Kids' Zone, beer garden, vendors, and the opportunity to watch planes of all types take off and land.

Tickets will be available at the following locations beginning Wednesday, June 1 for in-person sales:

Tickets will be available at the following locations beginning Wednesday, June 1 for in-person sales:

Magnolia Recreation Center, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

  • Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.   
  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. Third Avenue, Upland

  • Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

City Hall, 460 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland

  • Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted.

Bert & Rocky's Cream Company, 242 Yale Avenue, Claremont

  • Sunday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday, 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Cash only.
Ticket Information:  
 
Presale Tickets:$10 Per Person2 Years & Under, Free
Ticket Sales At Gate:$12 Per Person2 Years & Under, Free


Parking: 
 
Onsite parking will be available beginning at 5 p.m. Tailgating will not be permitted.

Seating: There are no assigned seats in the event space. Spectators are encouraged to bring camping/lawn/beach chairs or blankets. Attendance is expected to be sold out, so excessive "spacing" within and between spectating parties will be addressed by staff.

Food/Drink: Spectators are welcome to bring food or non-alcoholic beverages into the event. Vendors on-site include Tacos Los Carnales, Ron's BBQ Food Truck, Bert & Rocky's Cream Co., What's Pop'n! Kettlecorn and more. In addition to the vendors, a beer and wine garden will be open to individuals 21 (photo I.D.s will be required).

Permitted:

  • Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Coolers
  • Umbrellas
  • Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Strollers & Wagons
  • Bags

Not Permitted:

  • Weapons or Ammunition of any sort
  • Pets (Excluding Service Animals Service Animals do not include Emotional Support Animals.)
  • Motorized/Self-Propelled Wheeled Toys: Bicycles, E-Bikes, Skateboards, Hoverboards, Scooters, Skates, Roller Blades.
  • Glass of Any Kind
  • Drug Paraphernalia or Drugs (including marijuana or cannabis. Smoking/Vaping in Non-Designated Areas
  • Fireworks/Firecrackers/Explosives of Any Kind
  • BBQ Grills or Open Flame of Any Kind
  • Canopies or Tents
  • Drones (with or without cameras) or Unmanned Flying Vehicles or Toys
  • Laser Pointers
  • Sporting Equipment (footballs, frisbees, paddles/balls, etc.)
  • Unauthorized Vending, Solicitations, Stickers, Flyers, Sampling

Traffic Information:  

  • There will be hard closures northbound and southbound on Benson Avenue between 13th St. and 16th St.
  • The closure will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen at 10:00 p.m. (or earlier if possible).
  • Howard Access Rd. will not be accessible during this closure.
  • Patrons traveling westbound on 15th St. will be turned around at Benson Avenue.
  • Patrons traveling northbound on Benson Avenue will be forced eastbound on 13th St.
  • Dewey Way will be limited to approved patrons visiting Cable Airport. Passes will be required.

 

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR SPONSORS:

LIBERTY SPONSORS:
Cable Airport
1749 W. 13th Street, Upland
(909) 982-6021
Cable Airport

Holliday Rock

1401 N. Benson Avenue, Upland
(909) 982-1553
Holliday Rock

San Antonio Regional Hospital
999 San Bernardino Road, Upland
(909) 985-2811
San Antonio Regional Hospital

PATRIOTIC SPONSORS:
Above The Crowd Productions
Adrian's Tax Service
Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc.
Colonies Crossroads
Ford of Upland

STARS & STRIPES SPONSORS:
Huff Properties
SVA Architects

SPARKLER SPONSORS:
Avila Hospice, Inc.
Bert & Rocky's Cream Company
Best, Best & Krieger, LP
Bill & Jody Velto
CP Construction Co., Inc.
Dogtopia of Upland
Ed Gandara Photography
Innovative Playgrounds Company
LDM Associates
Prep Life, Upland
Proforma Ontarget Promotions
Ray & Sally Crebs
Tacos Los Carnales
Upland Chamber of Commerce
Vives Artist Events
Wes & Stacey Fifield

5th Annual Firecracker 5K & 1K Kids' Dash

Join us for a family-friendly 5K & 1K event, open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.  It's the perfect healthy way to kick off your 4th of July festivities!

Saturday, July 2
5K Start Time:  7:30 a.m.     1K Start Time:  7:00 a.m.
McCarthy Park, 20th Street & San Antonio Avenue, Upland

REGISTER HERE!!
Register Now!

5K RACE:
Check-In/On-Site Registration:
  6:00 a.m.-7:20 a.m.
Start Time:  7:30 a.m. SHARP
Registration:  $35

1K KIDS' DASH (9 years & under):
Check-In/On-Site Registration:  6:00 a.m.-6:50 a.m.
Start Time:  7:00 a.m. SHARP (Starts 30-minutes prior to the 5K)
Registration:  $25

BIB & T-SHIRTS:
*Event T-shirts are guaranteed for all registration through midnight, Friday, June 17.
*Event bibs & T-shirts will be available for pick-up at the Gibson Senior Center located at 250 N. Third Avenue, Upland, on Friday, July 1, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the City of Upland Military Banner Program or Upland Veterans' Monument Project.  

PLEASE NOTE Day of the event/on-site registration will be accepted by mobile registration only.  

Red, White, and Blue Wheels On Parade

Saturday, July 2
10:30 a.m.
McCarthy Park, 20th Street & San Antonio Avenue, Upland
Ages:  0-12 Years
FREE

Gear up and cruise with star-spangled pride and flag inspired frills!  Children, get out your bicycles, scooters, wagons, and pedal cars, and join us in a festive parade around McCarthy Park!  

Prizes will be awarded for the Best Decorated and Most Patriotic means of transportation.  All children will receive a participation gift.

To register, please visit Red, White, And Blue Wheels On Parade 

Kids' Swap Meet & Craft Corner

Thursday, July 28
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  (4:00 p.m. Check-In)
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland
Ages:  5-12 Years
$6 Per 10"x10" Space

Kids, clean out your closets, drawers, and under your beds.  Get your games together and let's make some money!  Please make sure that all items to see are in good condition and kid-friendly.

Have you been extra crafty this summer and have one-of-a-kind craft creations that you would like to sell?  Bring them with you!

Each space provided will be 10'x10'.  The registered child must be present at their selling station at all times.  

Pre-registration is required.  To register, please visit Kids' Swap Meet & Craft Corner

Kids' Night Out

Saturday, July 30
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Magnolia Recreation Center, South Hall - 651 W. 15th Street, Upland
Ages:  5-12 years
$25/$15 Each Additional Sibling


Kids...get ready for a fun-filled night created just for you!  Enjoy snacks, fun games & activities, craft projects, and a movie!

Parents, take this opportunity to check out a new restaurant or enjoy a quiet night spent indoors, with the confidence in knowing that your child will be well taken care of by our friendly, trained Recreation staff.

Register early...this great opportunity will fill up fast!  Registration is available now!  To register, please visit Kids' Night Out. 

Virtual Bingo: Lunch-Time Wednesdays & Thrilling Thursdays

LUNCH-TIME WEDNESDAYS:  Games will begin at 11:30 a.m.
June 22, July 13, August 10

THRILLING THURSDAYS:  Games will begin at 6:30 p.m.
June 30, July 28, August 25

Registration will open at the 1st of each month.  Multiple games will be played.  Play for a chance to win prizes from the comfort of your own home!   Participation is FREE!  Pre-registration is required.

Rules:
*All participants must be 18 years of age or older.
*One Bingo card per person. 
*Participants must have access to the Zoom Application.

Zoom meeting details and Bingo card will be emailed to each participant.  

To register, please visit Virtual Bingo!.

Virtual Bingo For Kids!

Wednesdays:  June 22, July 13, August 10
Games will begin at 10:00 a.m. 

Registration will open at the 1st of each month.  Multiple games will be played.  Play for a chance to win prizes from the comfort of your own home!   Participation is FREE!  Pre-registration is required.

Rules:
*Ages:  5-12 years.
*One Bingo card per person. 
*Participants must have access to the Zoom Application.

Zoom meeting details and Bingo card will be emailed to each participant.  

To register, please visit Virtual Bingo!

City
of
Upland
California

460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.