Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Upcoming Events

Movies in the park

Throughout the summer, bring the entire family down for free Movies in the Park! All movies begin at dusk but be sure to come early for fun activities and the chance to win prizes! Movies are rated G/PG and run Fridays and Saturdays from June 30 - August 12. Seating is on the grass, so bring a beach chair or blanket and enjoy the cool summer evening.

  • Friday, August 11 - Lincoln Park
  • Saturday, August 12 - Arlington Park



The Riverside Mariachi Festival pays tribute to Hispanic culture. The event showcases the exceptional talents of mariachis and ballet folkloricos while allowing attendees to experience cultural activities, such as an art contest, youth mariachi competition, ballet folklorico competition and Hispanic food demonstrations. For information, contact (951) 826-5303.

September 23 • Fairmount Park • 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets here or at a community center near you.

  • Pre-sale tickets: $15 (ages 13+)
  • $20 per person day of event 
  • Children 12 and under are free

The Mariachi Festival attracts over 10,000 individuals annually. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit

For vendor application, visit the forms page. 

Art Contest Application

Ballet Folklorico Application


The Tot Olympics provides an opportunity for tots to participate in a friendly city-wide Olympics themed event by competing in various gold medal activities such as the 25-meter race, soccer kick, golf, noodle throw and obstacle course. In addition to these activities, the event will also include an Olympic Village with health and information fair, an athlete’s parade, bounce houses and much more!

September 30 • Ryan Bonaminio Park • 9 - 11 a.m.
Register here or at a community center near you.

  • $20 per person (ages 3-6) pre-sale through Sept. 25
  • $25 per person (ages 3-6) day of event