Farmers's & Artisans Market: Every Sunday 8:00am-1:00pm
Located on Second Street between Indian Hill Blvd. & Yale Ave, this is a great weekly market featuring many local farmers and artists, selling their organic produce, specialty arts and crafts, and flowers and plants.
Taste of Claremont: April (Annually)
One of my favorite annual events! Hosted by the Rotary Club of Claremont, this is a huge event which features food from 25-30 local restaurants along with nearly a dozen local beer and wine shops/vendors. A great place to mingle with friends and meet new people. The food is always fantastic, the music is great, and the company is even better.
Friday Nights Live: May-October, Every Friday Night
A great excuse to go out on Friday nights! Great local bands play at 3-4 different locations throughout the Village each Friday night during the run. Perfect back-ground music for a night walking around the shops and restaurants, or great to find a seat or a place to stand and listen! Hosted by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.
Craft Beer Walk (Blues and Brews): June (Annually)
A lot of fun; especially if you like unique craft beer. Craft beer tastings at over 30 businesses located throughout the Village. Several beers brewed right here in Claremont. Live music at various locations. Adults Only.
4th of July Celebration: July 4th
Cost: Free - $8-$10
Hosted by the City of Claremont, this celebration takes place with all-day activities in Memorial park, and is most anticipated for the afternoon parade, and amazing fireworks show. Fireworks begin at sundown at Pomona College. Tickets for the fireworks show are typically $8 in advance, or $10 at the gate.
Concerts in the Park: July-September, Monday nights 7:00-8:30PM
The Concerts in the Park occur each summer, between early July through early September. Hosted by the City of Claremont and the Claremont Kiwanis Club, the concerts feature some of the best musical entertainment in the area, consisting of a variety of genres. The concerts officially run each Monday night in Memorial Park from 7:00-8:30pm, however concertgoers typically will arrive between 6:00-6:30 to claim their picnic space ahead of time. Many will bring food and drinks, though the Kiwanis Club also offers a variety of concessions including food, drinks, snacks and ice cream.
Vintage Village Wine Walk: September (Annually)
Wonderful wine and food pairings and tastings a over 35 business located throughout the Village. Live music located in various areas, makes for a complete event. Similar to the Craft Brew Walk, but with wine. Tickets sell out quickly! Adults Only.
Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire: October (Annually)
This is Claremont’s annual arts and crafts fair, and is one of the most successful events of its kind anywhere around! This event features over 500 arts and craft booths including, photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing, food, hand-made crafts, and a whole lot more! Nearly 20,000 people attend the one day event each year. The streets of the Old Village are closed off for the event. Other activities commonly featured during Village Venture are a kids Halloween costume contest, a great pumpkin carving contest, musical entertainment and face painting.
Cost: Early Registration-Children $25-Adults$40
This event has gained the reputation for being a scenic and ideal route through the Claremont Colleges and Village, with a downhill grade on the last leg. Serious runners and families alike enjoy this event. Make it your “Family Holiday Tradition”. The proceeds from the race go directly to change lives in our local community and internationally.
Claremont Art Walk: First Saturday of every month (March 4,2017 6-9pm)
Claremont has been a lively arts community since the early 1930’s, mainly due to the influence that a young visionary, Millard Sheets, brought to the fledgling art department at Scripps College in 1932 when he was 25 years old. Inextricably linked were the artists, craftspeople and architects that Sheets retained to teach, many who later made Claremont home, thereby influencing generations of artists and makers into the future.
Claremont became a veritable hotbed of modern art and as Karl Benjamin would later say, “. . . the epicenter of the art world in Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s.”
Various art exhibitions are showcased throughout the Claremont Village.
Claremont Pie Festival: Saturday, March 17 10:00AM-4:30PM
The Annual Claremont Pie Festival returns to the charming Claremont Village! On Saturday, March 17, festival-goers can enjoy a fun-filled day featuring Bakers and Makers Demonstrations, a Pie Baking Contest, Artisan Vendor Booths, Great Food, a Classic Car Show, Live Music, a Recipe Card Hunt, a Pie Eating Contest, Brown Bag Bargains throughout town, a Pie Tasting Buffet and so much more.