Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Upcoming Events



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

Halloween Happenings

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to a community center listed below for an evening of Halloween fun! The Halloween Happenings events feature special trick-or-treat stations, inflatables, snacks, carnival games and Halloween themed activities. Registration is not required. 

Bobby Bonds Park - Eastside Fall Festival
October 20 • 5 - 8 p.m. • Ages 3 - 14

Youth Opportunity Center - Fright Night Haunted Maze
October 20 • 5 - 8 p.m. • All Ages (13+ recommended)

Villegas Park - Halloween Carnival
October 27 • 5 - 8 p.m. • All Ages 

Reid Park - Halloween Carnival
October 27 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Ages 3 - 14

Bryant Park - Halloween Carnival
October 31 • 5 - 8 p.m. • Ages 3 - 14

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!

December 2 • Arlington Heights Sports Park • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Purchase a wristband/snow play time online or at a community center near you.

  • Pre-sale tickets: $13 through Dec. 1
  • $15 per person day of event 

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

For vendor application, visit the forms page.