The City offers a variety of special events for every season, age group and interest, from camping under the stars at Live Oak Park, to the annual Camellia Festival and Summer Concerts series at Temple City Park. Join us at our next celebration!
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Lights on Temple City
Bundle up and enjoy hot cocoa, candy canes and the magic of the holidays. Once a year, Temple City is transformed into a winter wonderland with tons of snow, festive entertainment and family-friendly activities. Ol' Saint Nick makes an annual appearance at the parade, sledding down Las Tunas Drive toward the grand lighting of the 100-foot redwood tree at Temple City Park.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Gung hay fat choy! To usher in the Lunar New Year, Temple City hosts daytime festivities at Live Oak Park.
This steeped Temple City tradition—older than the City itself—has been celebrating and promoting youth participation in the community since 1944. The event is typically held on the last weekend in February, and includes the crowning of local first-graders as Camellia Queen and King, a parade showcasing handmade camellia-flower floats, and a three-day carnival that takes over Temple City Park.
As a proud Tree City USA, Temple City hosts the annual Arbor Day Celebration to teach youth the importance and and value of protecting the local urban forest. Highlights include cherry-picker rides soaring over Temple City's tree canopies, fun and educational activities, and tree plantings at Temple City and Live Oak parks.
Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, face painting, and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Live Oak Park! Children ages 1-9 can also participate in the Easter Egg Hunt for candy and prizes.
This annual dance is for teens only! Kick off the spring season with an evening hanging out with friends and enjoying food, games and a nighttime prize hunt.
Concerts in the Park
Unfold your lawn chairs, lay out your blankets and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer. From Classic Rock and Oldies to Country, the Concerts in the Park series shakes it up with familiar tunes and funky beats. Performances are held Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. from mid-June to August in Temple City Park. Arrive early to reserve lawn seating.
Fall Festival & Classic Car Show
There's something for everyone at the annual Fall Festival harvest celebration. The event, hosted in conjunction with Temple City High School Vocal Arts Boosters, features live musical performances by local students, artisan vendors, family-friendly activities and a Classic Car Show. Want to be a craft vendor or Car Show participant? Entry forms will be available in May.
Halloween CarnivalIt’s no trick—you can expect lots of treats at the Halloween Carnival! The family-oriented event is held annually at Live Oak Park and offers a fun and safe way to celebrate the holiday with games and prizes.