Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Upcoming Events

riverside mariachi festival

In partnership with Live Nation, the event celebrates Hispanic culture by showcasing the exceptional talents of mariachis and ballet folkloricos while allowing attendees to experience a variety of cultural activities.

New Location: Riverside Municipal Auditorium - 3485 Mission Inn Ave. (cross streets Lemon and Lime St.)

• Saturday, November 10 • Noon - 10 p.m.
• Indoor/Outdoor event
• Activities: Food trucks and vendors, full bar access, live mariachis, ballet folklórico competition, youth fun zone, roving and local entertainment.

Pre-sale tickets available for $15 per person thru Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. and $20 per person after Oct. 19 (children 12 and under are free).

1. Any community/senior center or the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (6927 Magnolia Ave.)
2. Fox Performing Arts Center Box Office (convenience fee of $2 per ticket will apply)
3. (convenience fee varies and will apply)

Upgrade your ticket to include the VIP Experience! The VIP Experience includes access to the exclusive VIP Lounge, refreshments and no-host bar! The VIP Experience can be purchased at for $30 per ticket with the purchase of the event ticket. The VIP Experience tickets may not be purchased separately and are available for purchase online only.

For information about how to become involved in the 2018 Mariachi Festival, please call 951-826-2264.

For information or to register for the Ballet Folklórico Competition, please contact Valerie Espinoza at 951-826-2273 or

For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit or contact

For vendor booth application, click here

Winter Wonderland

Enjoy snow sledding with over 50+ tons of snow! The Winter Wonderland event, in collaboration with the Arlington Business Partnership, features festive activities that are sure to delight. The event includes free activities including bounce houses, photos with Santa, crafts, entertainment, prizes, games, face painting, and food!

Saturday, December 1 • Arlington Heights Sports Park • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Purchase a wristband/snow play time online or at a community center near you.

  • Fun Zone wristband: $13 pre-sale, $15 day of event
  • Family Pack (4 wristbands): $40 pre-sale, $50 day of event 
  • Register here or at a community center near you.

Fun Zone wristband includes: Face painting, snow sledding (sleds provided), bounce houses, photos with Santa, crafts, games and prizes.

Winter Wonderland attracts over 5,000 individuals annually. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, visit

For vendor application, visit the forms page.