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The City of Lake Elsinore proudly offers special events year round, and with each new season there are new opportunities to explore our city and participate in events that enrich your family life. As 2015 rolls on, there will be more to do and see; we hope you'll  get in on all the action planned at our annual community events.   

Please contact the City of Lake Elsinore's Recreation Division at (951) 674-3124 ext. 292 for more information about any of the community events listed, or to inquire about an application to host your own event.

Volunteers are an important part of many events; if you would like to volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 951-674-3124 ext 290. Teens, ages 15 years or older, may volunteer for Special Events earning community service hours  required for graduation. 


Fall Events

October 23 - Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular Recreation staff is brewing a special treat for the community. Be a part of the frightfully fun night with food for sale, carnival games, activities & crafts. Entrance is free & costumes are welcome!

Winter Events

December 5 - Winterfest event will now be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 in Historic Downtown Lake Elsinore from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Families will enjoy a holiday parade, bouncers, kids crafts, sled runs, petting zoo, cultural and musical entertainment, visits with Santa, crafters, shopping and dining with both restaurants and food vendors. Best parking is along Spring St or in the lot at Heald Ave and Main St across from the Cultural Center. This event reaches four downtown blocks from Heald Ave to City Park, offering low cost or free activities for the whole family. Please contact Melissa Houtz at (951) 674-3124 ext. 292 for more information on this event.

Vendor Application: Winterfest Vendor Application

Parade Entry Packet: Winter Wonderland Parade

December 12 - Breakfast with Santa at Fire Station 85, 29405 Grand Ave.

December 19 - Breakfast with Santa at Fire Station 97, 41725 Rosetta Canyon Drive.

Featuring a pancake breakfast with the firefighters and Santa. Tickets are $8.00 and sold at the Lake Community Center, 310 W Graham Ave, Lake Elsinore 92530. Seating is limited. All in attendance must have a ticket and adults must be accompanied by a child. Bring your camera for lots of great pictures. Proceeds will go to our local Fire Explorers program. Call (951) 245-0442 for more information.  

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
10/24/2015 - 10/25/2015
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Last updated: 9/28/2015 8:04:11 AM