Annual Festivals & Events
Father/ Daughter Dance (All Family Variations Welcome!)
The City of Arroyo Grande Recreation Services Department is excited to offer this special event. This event is for any variation of parent-child/guardian-child and includes an evening of sweet delights, dancing, activities, photo booth and more. Children ages 4 years old through adult are welcome for this semi-formal affair. Couples can register at the Arroyo Grande Recreation Services office or online.
For ticket information, call 805-473-5474 or visit www.arroyogrande.org/catalog
Summer Concert Series
Free summer concerts are held at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square Park on a bi-weekly basis beginning in July through September on alternating Sundays. Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a variety of musical themes.
For additional information please call 805-473-5474.
Fourth of July in the Village
Harvest Festival & Parade
Arroyo Grande takes pride in the old-fashioned family fun that abounds at local festivals and the Harvest Festival is a prime example of this time-honored tradition. Held the last full weekend in September, the Harvest Festival serves as a tribute to agriculture, the area’s leading industry. Among the many attractions featured is a parade, toe-tapping entertainment, agricultural exhibits, and an array of food, games, and arts and crafts booths. This festival is focused on the local non-profit organizations that serve the community.
Since 1937, the people of Arroyo Grande have participated in this well-loved celebration. The Harvest Festival is a chance to look back at our history and past traditions. More information can be found at https://AgHarvestFestival.com.
Halloween Carnival and Haunted Maze
The City of Arroyo Grande Recreation Services Department along with sponsors FRM, Kiwanis Club of Arroyo Grande Valley, and Scarecrow, Inc. present an Annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted Maze on the Saturday before Halloween each year from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Elm Street Park (corner of Ash and Elm streets). Children of all ages and adults are invited to enjoy carnival games for candy and toy prizes, cookie decorating, hot dogs and hamburgers, the haunted maze, a costume contest and a pumpkin decorating contest. To enter the pumpkin decorating contest participants should bring decorated pumpkins from home. Tickets for the carnival and maze can be purchased at the Recreation office, 1221 Ash Street, or at the door. For more information and pricing, please call the Recreation Services office at 805-473-5474.
Turkey Trot Fun Run
The City of Arroyo Grande Recreation Services Department along with the Arroyo Grande Lions Club have annually provided offered this community event since 1978. The Turkey Trot is a fun run for kiddos in Preschool through 8th Grade and offers prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place age group winners (girls and boys race separately). The distance begins for the youngest contestants at 1/8 of a mile and gradually increases to one mile for the oldest racers. First place winners receive a frozen turkey, second place winners receive a frozen chicken, and third place winners receive a frozen game hen. Bring the whole family for a day of fun at the races! Gobble, gobble! For more information or to register in advance, visit www.arroyogrande.org/catalog.
Christmas Concert & Parade
The community of Arroyo Grande ushers in the holiday season after the Thanksgiving holiday with a Christmas Concert and Parade. Events such as live music at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square Park and a tree lighting and live nativity typically take place on parade day as well. The annual Christmas Parade typically begins at 5 p.m. at Traffic Way and Branch Street, then proceeds up East Branch Street to City Hall. As this is not a City-organized event, more information is shared as details become available from the organizers.