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Recreation Services Program Highlights

March 2019

Updated March 1, 2019

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.

Cerritos Resident Talent Show

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Excursion

Half Pint's Activity Night – Looney Leprechauns

Easter Egg Hunts

Community Spring Festival & Fireworks Spectacular Celebrating the City's 63rd Anniversary

Cerritos Resident Talent Show

Start the music! Light the lights! The stage awaits prospective Cerritos resident performers to participate in the annual citywide Talent Show on Saturday, April 6. Performers, ages 4 to adult, who can sing, dance or play a musical instrument, are invited to audition.

  • Group performances are allowed and may have a maximum of six members; 50 percent or more of each group must be Cerritos residents.
  • Acts are limited to four minutes maximum.
  • All recorded accompaniment music must be in CD format.
  • The number of entries in each performance category in each age division is limited.
  • Categories may be combined for judging if an inadequate number of participants exist.
  • Auditions must be comprised of material to be used in the actual show (if performer is chosen).
  • A limited number of acts will be selected through the audition process to perform in the show.
  • Awards will be given.

Calls for audition appointments will be taken at Cerritos Park East beginning Monday, February 11. Qualifying acts will be notified by Friday, March 15 and must be present for the full dress rehearsal on Friday, April 5. Seating for the show will be on a first-come, first-served basis and doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to make an audition appointment, please call Cerritos Park East at (562) 407-2611.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Excursion

Come out to see the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Center on Saturday, March 30! Bring spending money for snacks and souvenirs. Ages 3 and over are welcome, but children under 13 years of age must pay and be accompanied by a paying adult. The bus will leave Heritage Park promptly at 10:45 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Waiver is required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time to fill out required paperwork. Registration for this excursion is non-transferable. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS THE TRIP IS CANCELLED BY THE CITY.

Half Pint's Activity Night – Looney Leprechauns

On Friday, March 15, join us for an evening of themed activities from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Park. Children 3 to 5 years of age may participate in games, crafts, and stories. The cost is $9 for Cerritos residents and $14 for non-residents. All participants must be registered in the class. Parents are required to sign children in and out of class. A light snack and water will be provided.

Easter Egg Hunts

Come to the Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 20 and search for colorful, surprise-filled eggs and a variety of spring candy at Don Knabe Community Regional Park (19700 Bloomfield Avenue). Be sure to bring an Easter basket to carry goodies. The hunts are open to children 18 months to 10 years and kids will be divided by age group for the hunts. One adult will be permitted to assist their child in the 18 months to 2 years and the 3 to 4 years hunt area during the designated hunt time. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and the day will also include jumpers, games and a craft area.

Community Spring Festival & Fireworks Spectacular Celebrating the City's 63rd Anniversary

In honor of its 63rd anniversary, the City of Cerritos will host a three-day festival that will include carnival rides, games and food at the Cerritos Sports Complex. A fireworks show will be featured on Saturday, April 27 at 8:30 p.m. Entertainment will showcase local talent and professional acts on the main stage. Gourmet food trucks will be on hand to provide an assortment of specialty menu items for purchase. There is no admittance fee to the festival. Rides in the carnival area will require tickets. All-day ride wristbands are also available for purchase.

The festival dates and hours:

Friday, April 26 – 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – 1 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – 1 to 9 p.m.

All-Day Ride Wristbands:

On or before Thursday, April 25 – $25
Beginning Friday, April 26 – $35