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Recreation Services Program Highlights

July 2019

Updated July 3, 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 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 46th Annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration. The celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4 at the Cerritos Civic Center. The celebration will include rides, entertainment and a bell-ringing ceremony. All-day ride wristbands are $25. 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 in the Liberty Park Amphitheater. Each Monday evening, a different film will be shown. Early arrival is suggested. The amphitheater gates will open at 7 p.m. No chairs of any kind are allowed inside the amphitheater; please bring a blanket for seating.

July 8 "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse" (PG)
July 15 "Mary Poppins Returns" PG)
July 22 "How to Train your Dragon 3" (PG)
July 29 "Ralphs Breaks the Internet" (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 last approximately 45 minutes and will have a pre-show craft, game or activity from 6 to 6:20 p.m. Please arrive early and bring a blanket for seating and a picnic dinner. Snacks will be available for a nominal fee. Please note that there are no restroom facilities at Friendship Park and Sunshine Park.

July 9 Friendship Park One World Rhythm
July 16 Westgate Park Mad Science
July 23 Frontier Park Noteworthy Puppets
July 30 Sunshine Park Wild Wonders
August 6 Friendship Park The Magic of Arty Loon
August 13 Westgate Park Abbit the Average

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. 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 11 Knyght Ryder (80s)
July 18 Madison Grove (90s Classic Rock 'n' Roll)
July 25 Stone Soul (Motown)
August 1 Midnight Ride (Top 40)
August 8 The Mid-Centuries (50s Rock 'n' Roll)
August 15 Abbey Road Beatles (Tribute)
August 22 Country Nation (Country)

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. The shows are outside and it can get chilly, so bring a jacket.

July 12 Eclectik (Top 40)
July 26 Jim Rice (Classic Folk Rock)
August 23 The Crown City Dixieland Band (Dixieland Jazz)