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.

Virtual Bingo Game Night

Tuesday, June 18
6:30 p.m.
Virtual Games Via Zoom
FREE

Spend your Tuesday evening with Upland Recreation and Community Services for an evening of fun and prizes! Multiple games will be played. Play for a chance to win prizes from the comfort of your own home!  To register, please visit Virtual Bingo Game Night.

Moonlight Movies & Music At Magnolia Park: Pop Vision

POP VISION:  Top 40 Radio, Pop Rock, and Originals
Thursday, June 20

7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

On-Site Food Trucks/Vendors:   
     Q Bellies BBQ:  BBQ Sandwiches & BBQ Quesataco
     The Cake Plug: 
Funnel Cakes

Pop Vision is a So Cal based band known for its fiery energetic performances covering songs that span the gamut of Top 40 radio, along with their danceable pop-rock originals.  For those that prefer to sit back and relax, be sure to bring your blankets or low lawn chairs and join us under the stars for an evening of great music!  The Summer Moonlight Movies & Music series is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to watch! 

National Go Skate Day

Friday, June 21
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Upland Memorial Skate Park, Upland

Get ready to roll into summer fun at the City of Upland's Go Skate Day event!  Join us at the Upland Skatepark for an epic celebration of all things skateboarding. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting, this event is for you! We've got an incredible lineup of activities planned, including live DJ sets to keep the energy high, food vendors to satisfy your cravings, and awesome giveaways to score. Demonstrations showcasing the talent of our local riders, and if you're looking to improve your skills, don't miss out on our skating lessons! With an electric atmosphere and plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow enthusiasts, National Go Skate Day promises to be an unforgettable experience for all. So grab your board, gather your friends, and join us as we celebrate the skating community that makes Upland so special!

Kids Night Out: Kids In The Kitchen

Saturday, June 22
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. Third Avenue, Upland
Ages:  5-12 Yrs
$30 Per Child/$20 Per Each Additional Sibling

Kids, get ready for a fun-filled "Kids In The Kitchen", an evening cooking adventure created just for you!  "Kids In The Kitchen" offers hands-on recipes, basic food preparation skills, measuring and safety lessons in the kitchen, and the opportunity to learn easy, fun, and tasty treats that can be made at home.  No need to pack dinner for tonight - throughout the course of the evening, the little chefs will enjoy their own hand-made treats, along with fun games & activities, an evening movie, and possible craft projects, should time permit.  Parents, take this opportunity to check out a new restaurant, enjoy a movie, or enjoy quiet time spent at home, with the confidence in knowing that your child will be well taken care of by our friendly, trained Recreation staff.  To register, please visit Kids' Night Out: Kids In The Kitchen.

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

Register Through Sunday, June 23
Pick Up:  Wednesday, June 26
$11 Per Craft Kit
All Ages Welcome

Upland Recreation and Community Services is excited to continue our partnership with The Sawdust Factory to provide “Take & Make” 4th of July Craft Kits for kids of all ages! Yes, adults are included, too!⁠  Each craft kit created exclusively for 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 and Sharpie marker 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.

Moonlight Movies & Music At Magnolia Park: Box Car 7

BOX CAR 7:  Blues, Soul, Old School R&B, Classic Rock, Swing, and Funk
Thursday, June 27

7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

On-Site Food Trucks/Vendors:  
     The Burger Game:  Smash burgers, fries, chicken tenders, wings, and fresh lemonade
     The Cookie Jar:  Custom & unique specialty cookies

Box Car 7 is a seven-piece show band from Southern California, with a passion for blues, soul, old school R&B, classic rock, swing, and a taste of funk!  Whether you get up and dance of kick-back to listen, you're sure to have a great night!  The Summer Moonlight Movies & Music series is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to watch! 

2024 Light Up The Night Fireworks Spectacular

Thursday, July 4
Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th Street, Upland

EVENT SCHEDULE:

3:30 p.m.:         Offsite Parking Open
4:00 p.m.:         Gates Open
4:30 p.m.:         Airplane Display
5:00 p.m.:         Stage Games & Contests
6:00 p.m.:         Live Performance by Pop Vision Band
6:40 p.m.:         Official Welcome Presentation
9:00 p.m.:         Fireworks Spectacular

 

Get ready to Light Up the Night with your family and friends on Thursday, July 4! The City of Upland will sparkle on Independence Day at Cable Airport with Pop Vision Band performing live from the main stage.

Families will be able to enjoy delicious food from a variety of food and snack vendors or shop at one of the many merchandise vendors. Adults can relax and cool down from the summer heat at one of the Beer Gardens. Children will be mesmerized by the airplane display, free crafts and games, special performances at the Kiddie Stage, or enjoy a ride on one of the new attractions.

Buy your tickets early before they sell out and get entered in special prize drawings. See ticket sales and parking details for more information. 

TICKET SALES BEGIN MAY 24!!

  • Presale Tickets $15 per person
  • Event Day Tickets $20 per person, ONLY at Magnolia Recreation
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AmEx), debit card, and cash accepted at all locations.
  • Children 2 years of age and under are free.

 TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

*Gibson Senior Center*
250 North 3rd Avenue, Upland
Monday-Friday:  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
(909) 981-4501

*Magnolia Recreation Center*
651 West 15th Street, Upland
Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
(909) 931-4280

*Landecena Community Building*
1325 San Bernardino Road, Upland
Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
(909) 204-4590

*Upland City Hall*
460 North Euclid Avenue, Upland
Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
(909) 931-4100

JULY 4:  EVENT DAY TICKET SALES:

  • NO ONSITE TICKET SALES AT CABLE AIRPORT.
  • SOLD ONLY at Magnolia Recreation, 651 West 15th Street, Upland, 2:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Event Day Tickets: $20 per person
  • Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AmEx), debit cards, and cash accepted.

PARKING OPTIONS:

  • NO ON-SITE Public PARKING. See below for Accessible parking options and additional parking details.
  • Off-site Parking Locations:
    -Lowes, 1659 W. Foothill Boulevard, Upland (Approx. distance 0.4 mi.)
    -Walmart, 1540 W. Foothill Boulevard, Upland (Approx. distance 0.6 mi.)
    -Greenbelt Park, 15th Street between Mountain and Benson Avenue, Upland (Approx. distance 0.8 mi.)
  • Limited on-site "Accessible Parking" is available with pre-registration only. "Purple Lot" credentials may be picked up, in person, at the Gibson Senior Center only, located at 250 N. Third Avenue, Upland.  Eligible participants must present a photo of a valid Disabled Person Parking Placard or license plate with legible expiration date and number.  For additional information, please call (909) 981-4501.
  • Free Shuttles:  
    -Off-site parking and shuttle transportation will be available on a first come, first served basis. Event tickets are required prior to boarding. All items must fit on your lap or use minimal space around to accommodate additional passengers.
  • Foothill Bible Church, 1330 W. 15th Street, Upland, CA 91786
    -Lots opens at 3:30 p.m.
    -Busing available from 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    -The last shuttle Depart Foothill Bible Church at 7:30 p.m. to Cable Airport
  • Rideshare:
    -Drop-Off Lot for Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and other Rideshare services is located at the east side of Lowe's parking lot.
    -Lowes, 1659 West Foothill Boulevard, Upland
  • Road Closures:
    -Vehicles will not be allowed to enter Cable Airport without proper event parking credentials. Benson Avenue will be closed from Foothill to 16th Street.

SPONSORSHIP & VENDOR INFORMATION:
Are you interested in sponsoring this great community event or participating at the Light Up The Night Fireworks Spectacular as a vendor?  Please view documents below OR contact ErRodriguez@uplandca.gov.
 

***Please check back frequently for updates***

Moonlight Movies & Music At Magnolia Park: Boys Of Summer Eagles Experience

BOYS OF SUMMER EAGLES EXPERIENCE:  Eagles Tribute Band
Thursday, July 11

7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

On-Site Food Trucks/Vendors:  
     Bacon Nation:  All-American comfort food
     Bake Me Beautiful:  Cake pops, cookies, rice Krispies & chocolate covered sweets

Get ready to feel that Peaceful Easy Feeling tonight with Boys of Summer Eagles Experience!  Join us for an evening of nostalgia and let their music transport you to a place where Life In The Fast Lane feels like a never-ending summer!  The Summer Moonlight Movies & Music series is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to watch! 

Dog Days Of Summer Movie Night For Pups & Owners

MOVIE:  Secret Life Of Pets
Thursday, July 18

7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

On-Site Food Trucks/Vendors: 
     Just Popping Good Corn:  1/4-pound bacon wrapped hot dogs & 1/2-pound giant sausages
     Ice Cream Social:  Provided by Upland Recreation and Community Services 

Join Upland Recreation and Community Services for Dog Days Of Summer – a “pup-tastic” event for our furry friends and their owners and family.    Enjoy canine friendly activities, demonstrations, on-site food vendors, an Ice Cream Social for pups & owners from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. celebrating “Parks Make Life Better”, and an 8:30 p.m. movie, Secret Life Of Pets.  It’s sure to be a ‘furr-ific” time!  The Summer Moonlight Movies & Music series is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to watch! 

Swiftie Summer Skate

Friday, July 19
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Ontario Ice Skating Center, 1225 W. Holt Boulevard, Ontario
Ages:  5-16 Yrs
$25 Per Person

Calling all Swifties!  Lace up your ice skates and glide into a magical afternoon inspired by the queen of catchy tunes!  Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just starting out, don’t miss out on this opportunity to skate, sing, and bond with other Swifties.  Registration includes three-hours of skate time, ice skate rental, friendship bracelet crafts, and snack.  To register, please visit Swiftie Summer Skate.

Virtual Bingo Game Night

Tuesday, July 23
6:30 p.m.
Virtual Games Via Zoom
FREE

Spend your Tuesday evening with Upland Recreation and Community Services for an evening of fun and prizes! Multiple games will be played. Play for a chance to win prizes from the comfort of your own home!  To register, please visit Virtual Bingo Game Night.

Moonlight Movies & Music At Magnolia Park: Silver Lining

SILVER LINING:  Country Rock
Thursday, July 25

7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

On-Site Food Trucks/Vendors:
     Smokin' Ruben's LLC:  Texas style BBQ
     The Cookie Jar:  Custom & unique specialty cookies

Inspired by Classic Rock, Pop, Folk, Rockabilly, Rock, and Americana, Silver Lining is not only rooted in country music, but also incorporates many other styles, playing recognizable hits to please a wide audience.   Get up and dance to the 5-piece band or sit back and relax and join us under the stars with blankets and low lawn chairs for an evening of great music!  The Summer Moonlight Movies & Music series is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to watch! 

Kids' Swap Meet & Craft Corner

Thursday, August 1
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland
Ages:  5-12 Yrs
$6 Per 10'x10' Space

Kids, clean out your closets, drawers, and under your beds...Get your games and toys together and let's make some money!  Please make sure that all items 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!  To register, please visit Kids' Swap Meet & Craft Corner.

 

Kids' Night At The Park!

MOVIE:  Kung Fu Panda 4
Thursday, August 1

5:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

On-Site Food Trucks/Vendors:
     Binnie & Lola's:  Delicious snack foods
     Handel's Ice Cream:  Homemade and hand-packed happiness

Tonight, it's all about kids!  The fun begins at 5:00 p.m.!  Enjoy crafts, games, family fun, Kids' Swap Meet & Craft Corner, and an 8:30 p.m. movie, Kung Fu Panda 4!   The Summer Moonlight Movies & Music series is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to watch! 

Tot Summer Games

Saturday, August 3
9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Landecena Community Center, 1325 San Bernardino Road, Upland
Ages:  3-5 Yrs
$20 Per Child

Calling all tot athletes ages 3-5! Don't miss your opportunity to participate in the Tot Summer Games. Events will include softball toss, 25-yard dash, long jump, javelin (pool noodle) throw, t-ball derby, and obstacle course.  Registration includes t-shirt, water, and snack.   To register, please visit Tot Summer Games.

Moonlight Movies & Music At Magnolia Park: Anything For Salinas Band

ANYTHING FOR SALINAS BAND:  Selena Tribute Band
Thursday, August 8

7:00 p.m.
Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland

On-Site Food Trucks/Vendors: 
     La Torta Madre:  A combination of Mexican and American cuisine with delicious and       modern twist
     Sweet Chalitos:  Pre-packaged spicy & freeze-dried candy

Get ready to sing, dance, and relive Selena's concerts with our Selena Tribute Band, brining the iconic Tex-Mex music of the late queen to life!  The Summer Moonlight Movies & Music series is open on a first-come, first-serve basis and is free to watch! 

Kids Night Out: Kids In The Kitchen

Friday, August 9
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Gibson Senior Center, 250 N. Third Avenue, Upland
Ages:  5-12 Yrs
$30 Per Child/$20 Per Each Additional Sibling

Kids, get ready for a fun-filled "Kids In The Kitchen", an evening cooking adventure created just for you!  "Kids In The Kitchen" offers hands-on recipes, basic food preparation skills, measuring and safety lessons in the kitchen, and the opportunity to learn easy, fun, and tasty treats that can be made at home.  No need to pack dinner for tonight - throughout the course of the evening, the little chefs will enjoy their own hand-made treats, along with fun games & activities, an evening movie, and possible craft projects, should time permit.  Parents, take this opportunity to check out a new restaurant, enjoy a movie, or enjoy quiet time spent at home, with the confidence in knowing that your child will be well taken care of by our friendly, trained Recreation staff.  To register, please visit Kids' Night Out: Kids In The Kitchen.

Virtual Bingo Game Night

Tuesday, August 27
6:30 p.m.
Virtual Games Via Zoom
FREE

Spend your Tuesday evening with Upland Recreation and Community Services for an evening of fun and prizes! Multiple games will be played. Play for a chance to win prizes from the comfort of your own home!  To register, please visit Virtual Bingo Game Night.

End Of Summer Camp Out

Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15
5:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m.
Greenbelt Park, 15th Street & Benson Avenue, Upland
Ages:  5-12 Yrs & Parent-Participation
$25 Per Child

Additional information to follow.

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.