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Recreation Services Program Highlights

June 2017

Updated June 1, 2017

Parks make life better!®

Following is a listing of certain upcoming Recreation Services Division programs and activities. Many of the activities require advance registration and participation numbers are limited. Cerritos residents receive priority in registration. To find out about registration dates and procedures, please call the Recreation Services Division Office at (562) 916-1254.

Let Freedom Ring Celebration

Family Entertainment Showcase

Let Freedom Ring Celebration

Join the City of Cerritos and the Let Freedom Ring Committee at the 44th Annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration. The celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at the Cerritos Civic Center. The celebration will include rides, entertainment and a bell-ringing ceremony. All-day ride wristbands will be $25; however, discounted wristbands will be available for $20 through Friday, June 30. Discount wristbands can be purchased at the Recreation Services Division counter at Cerritos City Hall. The evening will culminate with a fireworks show at Cerritos High School at 9 p.m.

Family Entertainment Showcase

Join us for the Family Entertainment Showcase and enjoy family-oriented fun throughout the summer. These events provide an ideal opportunity for families to build ties of affection, support, teamwork and common interests. All activities are free, including movies, children's entertainment and a variety of concerts. For the enjoyment of all and pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.48.030(p), dogs, cats or pets are not allowed in the park during special events and concerts. In addition, pursuant to the Cerritos Municipal Ordinance 9.49.020, smoking is prohibited within the boundaries of all City of Cerritos public park facilities. For additional information, please call the Recreation Services Division at (562) 916-1254.

Monday Night at the Movies
Enjoy popular family and animated classics under the stars at Liberty Park. Each Monday evening, a different film will be shown. All movies are rated G unless indicated otherwise. Each movie will begin at 8:15 p.m. and early arrival is suggested. Please bring a blanket for seating. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

  • July 10 Finding Dory (PG)
  • July 17 Trolls (PG)
  • July 24 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (PG)
  • July 31 Zootopia (PG)
  • August 7 Pete's Dragon (PG)
  • August 14 Secret Life of Pets (PG)

Tuesday Family Nights
Spend quality time together as a family and a neighborhood. As part of the ongoing Family Enrichment Program, Tuesday nights are devoted to family bonding. Families can enjoy entertainment, programs or activities at four neighborhood parks. Each program will begin at 6:30 p.m., last approximately 45 minutes, and have a pre-show craft, game or activity from 5:45 to 6:20 p.m. Please arrive early and bring a blanket for seating. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee. Please note that there are no restroom facilities at Friendship Park and Sunshine Park.

  • July 11 Frontier Park Abbit the Average
  • July 18 Sunshine Park Disc Dogs
  • July 25 Friendship Park Fantastick Patrick
  • August 1 Westgate Park Mae' Ole Hoku Polynesian Dance
  • August 8 Frontier Park Ranger Jack
  • August 15 Sunshine Park Buster Balloons

Wednesday Little Kids' Big Show
There's fun for the entire family in the Liberty Park Amphitheater with free entertainment and activities. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the performance. Early arrival is suggested. The amphitheater gates will open at 6 p.m. and each show will begin at 6:30 p.m. No chairs of any kind are allowed inside the amphitheater; please bring a blanket for seating. All shows are approximately 45 minutes in length and will have a pre-show craft or activity. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

  • July 12 Michael the Juggler
  • July 19 African Drums
  • July 26 Magic of Arty Loon
  • August 2 Prehistoric Pets
  • August 9 Franklin Haynes Marionettes
  • August 16 Native American Tribal Dance and Culture

Thursday Concerts Under the Stars
The Heritage Park Island Stage will be the hottest ticket in town this summer as exciting musical groups perform. Relax with family and friends on a blanket while enjoying a picnic dinner. Each concert will begin at 7 p.m. The shows are outside on the lawn and it does get chilly, so bring a jacket. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee.

  • July 6 Yard Sale Classic Rock
  • July 13 Basix Top 40
  • July 20 Abbey Road Beatles Tribute
  • July 27 In Contempt Motown
  • August 3 The MVPs Rock/Top 40
  • August 10 The Late Night Band Pop
  • August 17 Stone Soul Soul and Blues

Friday Concerts in the Plaza
Enjoy a Friday evening at the Liberty Park plaza as musical groups perform. Relax with family and friends on a blanket or enjoy a picnic dinner. Each concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. The shows are outside and it can get chilly, so bring a jacket.

  • July 14 Mike Sullivan (Acoustic Rock)
  • August 11 Oak and Gorski (Cello Rock)