Special Events

For more information on any of the below events, please stop by the Community Services & Recreation Department at 8200 Westminster Blvd., call us at (714) 895-2860 or email us at CSRonline@westminster-ca.gov. 


Saturday, April 13, 2019


Join the City of Westminster in celebrating the season at the annual Spring Festival.  Held annually on the Saturday of the weekend before Easter in the beautiful Westminster Civic Center. 


The event features live entertainment, delicious food, craft vendors, an extensive resource fair, fun children's activities and of course...a visit from the Easter Bunny. 


If you are interested in participating as a vendor or would like additional information, please email us at CSRonline@westminster-ca.gov



The Keep America Beautiful Program will take place the month of April. Westminster residents, businesses and schools are invited to improve the look of our city by beautifying the surroundings in ways that make a huge difference. The annual “Adopt a Park” program offers an opportunity for citizens, youth organizations, churches and service clubs to adopt a park of their choice and give a sprucing up on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  



Our annual Flag Day Celebration is held in the Civic Center located at 8200 Westminster Blvd. The event includes patriotic music and remarks. Refreshments will be served and families are encouraged to bring their children to this meaningful patriotic event. This year's event will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018.



On Thursday nights in the summer the Civic Center is the place to be. The community can enjoy a variety of free movies or concerts beginning July 12th through August 16th. Movies begin at dusk with pre-movie activities at 6:30 p.m. Concerts take place from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. You may bring a picnic dinner or enjoy the delicious food items sold at the event venue.

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Movie Nights Schedule

July 12th    Trolls

July 19th    Coco

July 26th    The Secret Life of Pets


Concert Series Schedule

August 2nd  Abbey Road (Beatles Tribute)

August 9th   The Silverados (Country Band)

August 16th  Pop Vinyl (Dance Band)


Each summer, Community Services and Recreation Department hosts the annual Public Awareness Safety Day at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza St. This free educational event will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will provide children and their families an opportunity to become familiar with the City’s safety staff and services. The event will also feature demonstrations by the Westminster Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority. For further information, please call the department at 714.895.2860.



Hosted annually by the Westminster City Council, this “Day of the Family” provides an opportunity for residents and surrounding communities to participate in a cultural celebration of family and friends. The event is held at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street, on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 



The Westminster Mall and Westminster Community Services & Recreation Department proudly sponsor this annual Halloween funfest on Wednesday, October 31 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Westminster Mall. Families are invited to come in costume, however, children over the age of 12 and adults may not wear masks. Children ages 2-12 years can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the mall and win treats and prizes at the game booths. For more information, please call (714) 895-2860 or visit our website at www.westminster-ca.gov.



Join us on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Sunken Gardens for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. We will light the tree, sing carols, restock the “food closets” for the needy, and of course...be visited by Santa Claus himself. Please join the City in this joyful holiday event.



Santa Claus will make a special trip to Westminster on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. to have breakfast with children and their families.  After a visit with Santa, enjoy a morning of arts and crafts.  This event is a tradition with many local families and reservations sell out quickly.  



Children are invited to write a letter to Santa, and receive a personally answered response!  Each year, more than 500 letters are received and answered.  Send your letter by December 14, 2018 to: Santa c/o Westminster Community Services & Recreation Department 8200 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CA 92683 Be sure to include a return address!



Westminster's neighborhoods are full of beautifully decorated homes for the holiday season. Add your address to the list of festive homes adorned with personal touches of Christmas. To add your home to the Holiday Home Decorating list please email us a digital photo of your home and your address.