From lap swimming and and water exercise to free swimming and Dive-In Movies, the city’s offers a variety of ways to stay cool this summer.

The City of Santa Clarita offers much to its residents. Now that summer is here once again, the city’s aquatics program offers great ways to stay in shape and have fun.Santa Clarita Aquatic Center

Lap Swimming

For those looking for an excellent cardio workout along with upper and lower body strength and endurance training, try lap swimming in a 50 meter pool. From June 2 through August 29th, lap swimming is available between 10AM-2PM, and again from 6PM-8PM Monday through Friday. Early morning lap swimming from 5:30AM-7AM is also available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Admission is $4.00...

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Santa Clarita plays host to one of America’s most popular bicycle races.

For many, bicycling is a hobby that ranges from a light, lazy ride along the streets of your neighborhood to perhaps spending a day on longer treks with friends andAMGEN Tour returns to Santa Claritafamily. For others, it’s a way of life.

The AMGEN Tour of California hosts an annual race that takes riders along some of the most scenic sites in our state. This year once again, the race takes a tour through Santa Clarita. Known as America’s most successful cycling race, this is one of California is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized annual sporting events. for eight days, this bicycling road race combines professional teams and ath...

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Now in their 26th year, this annual fundraising event brings food and beverage vendors together for a great cause.

It’s an annual event in Santa Clarita that brings out the “foodie” in all of us!Santa Clarita Taste of the Town event raises funds for the Child and Family Center

The 26th Annual Taste of the Town event will take place in Santa Clarita once again this Sunday, May 4th, from 1PM-5PM.

The event brings together over fifty of Santa Clarita’s best food and beverage vendors with residents for an afternoon of fun, food and drink tasting, and to raise funds for The Child and Family Center. More than 50 local vendors will participate in this event, including:

  • Jill’s Cake Creations

  • Persia Restaurant

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes

  • Wolf Creek Restaurant

  • Jersey Mike’s Subs

  • Newhall Refinery

  • Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewery

  • Anheuser Busch

  • Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

  • Pinot’s Palette

  • Rita’s of Santa Clarita

  • Vines Restaurant & Bar

  • Sisley Italian Kitchen

  • Whole Foods Market Valencia

  • The Yacht Club at Channel Islands Harbor

  • Salt Creek Grille Catering

  • Fireman’s Brew

  • Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

  • Signal Wine Club

  • Marston’s Restaurant

  • Castaic Lake Water Agency

  • Eat Real Café

  • Clarice’s Cake & Candy Supply

  • Rubio’s

  • Bake You Happy

  • Bella Cucina

  • Kokolita Cakes & More

  • Parashar’s Indian Kitchen

  • Robinson Ranch

  • Shave-It Valencia

  • Lima Limon Peruvian Restauran

  • Margarita’s Mexican Grill

  • Jeannie J’s Events

  • Nana’s Banana Bread

  • Fab Hot Dogs

  • Hidden Havana Cuban Café

  • Larsen’s Steakhouse

  • Embassy Suites

  • Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Café

  • Custom Caterers

  • Jasmine Thai Noodle & BBQ

  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

  • Organo Gold

  • COC Institute for Culinary Education

  • Reyes Winery

  • J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

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Santa Clarita embraces its rich western heritage in yearly event guaranteed to entertain young and old alike.

The Santa Clarita Valley is rich with history and western folklore. From Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park to Santa Clarita Cowboy Festivalthe Western Walk of Fame along Main Street in Old Town Newhall, the SCV has been seen as a center of western culture.

In keeping with these traditions, the City of Santa Clarita launched the inaugural “Cowboy Poetry Festival” back in 1994. Since then, the festival has grown…and changed…to be known simply as the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.


An Iconic Location For An Iconic Event

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival once again will be held at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio. First opened in 1915, this studio is still home to some of the best known television shows and motion pictures of all time including the hit Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained.”

The event will feature western artists and performers with a full schedule of events and fun things to do over two days. Off site events will take place in Old Town Newhall as well including walking tours, a Cowboy Cabaret, and Belinda Gail & John Chandler performing an exclusive concert in the living room of the William S. Hart Mansion.

The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival takes place Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th at the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios. One day passes are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Two day passes are $30 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under. Children under the age of 3 are free.

The “Friends of the Festival” package includes:

  • Admission to the festival.

  • Preferred seating to all the shows in the first five rows of the Melody Ranch Stage.

  • VIP shuttle service to and from the event.

  • All weekend access to the VIP bunkhouse.

  • Voucher for an item of Official Cowboy Merchandise.

Events for kids include the Pioneer Living Exhibit where they can also “pan for gold.” They can also learn about leatherworking at the Biskit Saddle Club, and hear old western tales at Buckaroo Story Time.

For adults, there are living history exhibits, musical performers, and plenty of booths and western food to enjoy.

Parking and Transportation

Free parking and shuttle service is located at the intersection of 13th Street and Railroad Avenue.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be reserved by calling (661) 250-3735.

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Thursdays At Newhall picks up a new season with a Roaring Twenties-Themed Block PartySenses on Main Old Town Newhall

As if Santa Clarita doesn’t have enough fun things to do for the whole family, the City of Santa Clarita will launch its new “Senses On Main” block party season with a throwback to the days of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Located in Old Town Newhall on Main Street, Senses On Main features theme based block parties that take place the 3rd Thursday of every month between March and October. Each month features a different theme, along with live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, and plenty of things to do for SCV residents of all ages.


March 20th marks the return of Senses with a “Roaring Twenties” theme that will feature all of the above plus art deco themes, interactive contests, and live entertainment from Vaud and the Villains; a 19 piece New Orleans style jazz orchestra and cabaret show.

Fun all summer long!

The great thing about the Senses On Main events are that they are totally free. Events usually begin around 7PM and last until 10PM. Parking is available at the Newhall Metrolink Station or on side streets where legally available.


But wait, there’s more!

SCV residents won’t just have fun at the monthly Senses On Main events. They can also take part in something going on every Thursday between March and October. The first Thursday of the month features ArtSLAM; with theme based artwork exhibited by SCV artists.

The latest edition to Thursdays at Newhall are free Jam Sessions where you can dance, play an instrument, or participate in any other number of interactive ways. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

For more information on the Thursdays at Newhall events, click here.

Low crime and a healthy and creative lifestyle help to make Santa Clarita one of the best places to live in California.

In a study conducted by, Santa Clarita was ranked 37th out of the top 50 safest cities in California.

Criteria was based on many factors, with the minimum requirements for consideration was for the city to have had at least a population of 20,000 as of 2011. California has 296 cities that meet this criteria.


Old Town Newhall sparkles with lights this time of year.

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Historic Park in Newhall To Receive Much Needed Upgrades and Renovations

Planned renovations began on November 12th on the grounds of the William S. Hart Park in Newhall as construction began that will include brand new pavement in the parking lot, security lighting, and an automated irrigation system.

While parking will be limited to the main lot during these renovations, improvements will make this historic Santa Clarita landmark even more enjoyable for those wishing for a day outdoors.


William S. Hart Mansion

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Central Park offers Santa Clarita residents a chance to flex their “green” thumb.

On October 28th, the Santa Clarita city council held a ribbon cutting ceremony which celebrated the expansion of a community garden in the community of Saugus in Santa Santa Clarita Community GardenClarita.

Located at Central Park off of Bouquet Canyon Road, the community garden offers 80 garden sites with plot sizes of either 10′ x 10′, or 10′ x 20′. Gardeners who wish to explore their “green” side have a chance to grow fresh, pesticide-free vegetables by employing organic gardening practices.

Since its initial launch in 2011, the Santa Clarita Community Garden has been a hit with locals. The recent expansion...

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Improvements to the recently acquired Rivendale Park and Open Space to move to the next phase.

In an unanimous move, the Santa Clarita City Council approved a conceptual master plan for improvements to the the Rivendale Park and Open Space, located at the entrance of Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon in Newhall.

The conceptual plan, reviewed by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission in June, calls for improvements on 14 acres of the 60 acre park. These improvements include nearly tripling the size of parking (From the current 107 spaces to 311), 2 and a half miles of trails, improved trailheads, a cultural/educational area, and an amphitheater with approximately 300 fixed seats plus grass seating, as well as the addition ...

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Santa Clarita’s Open Space Preservation District has helped establish many great hiking trails right in our community.

With its incorporation as a city in 1987, Santa Clarita has taken great strides to insure residents of our valley maintain a quality of life that includes not only great housing, Hike Santa Claritajob opportunities, and great schools, the city also works hard to preserve open space in an effort to provide protection to natural resources and habitat as well as the green space surrounding the SCV.

With that, the city has also established a program called “Hike Santa Clarita.” Hike Santa Clarita provides SCV residents and visitors with detailed information about the valley’s various hiking trails pro...

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