Recreation ENews

Fontana, California

Community Services Department

Fall into fun with Fontana's Community Services Department starting with this month's Top 5 Things To Do.  Mark your calendars for all our upcoming festive events, programs, and classes at or call our main office at (909) 349-6900. 

Dia De Los Muertos

1. Dia De Los Muertos 

Friday, November 2

Come learn about Dia De Los Muertos, a Hispanic tradition celebrating life and deceased loved ones. The event is this Friday from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Steelworkers’ Auditorium (8437 Sierra Ave). This event will include art activities, face painting, vendors and entertainment. Featuring a cultural performance by "Danza Azteca Nuevo Amanecer Guadalano" and music by "Trio Ellas." Admission is free and open to all ages. Call (909) 349-6979 or visit


2. Pinocchio Comes to Life on Fontana Stage 

Join the Blue Fairy, Geppetto and other lively characters as the story of Pinocchio comes to life in Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. performed by the City of Fontana’s Youth Community Theater.

  • Friday, November 9 | 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, November 9 | 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10 | 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10 | 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 each and all showings will be held at Steelworkers' Auditorium (8437 Sierra Ave). Purchase tickets online at Center Stage Theater tickets, by phone (909) 429-7469 or in person at Center Stage Theater (8463 Sierra Avenue).
Veterans Day

3. Honor Our Veterans

Sunday, November 11

Come give thanks to the brave men and women that dedicate their lives to serve our country and protect our freedom. The year's Veterans Day Ceremony will be on Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Miller Park Amphitheater (17004 Arrow Blvd).

Congratulate this year's Dr. Charles Koehler’s Veterans Day Writing & Art Contest winners from local Fontana schools. Call (909) 349-6900 or email for more details.
Tree Lighting

4. Oh, Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 28

Join us at Fontana City Hall to welcome Christmas with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and a special visitor from the North Pole. Refreshments will be served along with special live performances and fun for all ages 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in front of City Hall (8353 Sierra Ave.). For more information, call (909) 349-6900 or visit

5. Take a Selfie with Santa Claus

Friday, November 30

Bring your kids & camera to take pictures with Santa Claus at the Jessie Turner Center (15556 Summit Ave.) on Friday, November 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to all ages. For more information, please call the Jessie Turner Center at (909) 854-5100.

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