In-person programs and events are returning to the City of Monrovia this summer, in addition some continuing at-home activities.
Registration is required for most programs and fees may apply. Sign up for programs at www.cityofmonroviarecreation.org.
The summer edition of “Monrovia Today,” which lists programs and activities, is available now. Aquatic classes, dance lessons, academic support programs and much more will be offered both in person and virtually during the summer season.
For a printed copy of “Monrovia Today,” call the Monrovia Community Center at (626) 256-8246 to get on the mailing list or stop by a city facility and pick up a copy.
4th of July Celebration
After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show returns to the city. This year’s celebration will include live music, entertainment, dancing and fireworks. Spectators may reserve park space, at Monrovia Library Park, no earlier than the morning of July 4. The concert, featuring Night Owl, will begin at 7 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.
As a reminder, all fireworks are prohibited in the City of Monrovia.
4th of July Home Decorating Contest
To encourage “community pride,” the city is also hosting a 4th of July home decorating contest and an Old Town Monrovia Window Decorating Contest. All Monrovians are encouraged to break out their bunting, American Flags, banners and balloons. To register for the competition, visit the city’s website. Judging for the competition will take place from June 30 to July 1, with the winners announced and maps made available on July 2.
Summer Concerts in the Park
Throughout the weekends in July and August, live musical entertainment will take place at Station Square Park and Monrovia Library Park. From salsa and jazz to country hits and top 40s, there is something for everyone. The entire family can enjoy an evening full of music and dance beginning at 7 p.m.
The lineup includes the following acts:
- July 10 – Stone Soul, Motown band
- July 11 – Soto Band, top 40/Latin band
- July 17 – Chico Band, Latin band
- July 18 – Cold Duck, old school band
- July 24 – Langston Theard & Adoration; jazz, gospel soul band
- July 25 – OC Groove, jazz, soul band
- July 31 -The Kelly Boyz, country band
- Aug. 1 – Boxcar 7, blues band
- Aug. 7 – Bumptown, old school/disco/Latin band
- Aug. 8 – Mark Easterday, country band
- Aug. 14 – The Answer, classic rock band
- Aug. 15 – Night Owl, top 40 band
Movies in the Park
Pack a lawn chair or blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy movies at sunset in Recreation Park (620 S. Shamrock Ave., Monrovia).
- August 21 – “Trolls World Tour”
- August 28 – “Onward”
Comfy Camping at Home Family Adventure
“Comfy Camping at Home Family Adventure” is a six-week challenge where registered participants earn merit badges pins for each completed challenge. In addition, participants will receive special access to unique story times and activities. Register at cityofmonroviarecreation.org.
The program will run from July 10 to Aug. 14.
- Challenge 1: Birdwatching
- Challenge 2: Campout dinner
- Challenge 3: Making sky lanterns
- Challenge 4: Knot tying
- Challenge 5: Family hike
- Challenge 6: Building a tent
Teen Scene in Library Park
The City of Monrovia, in partnership with several youth service organizations, will host Teen Scene in Library Park. Every Friday, beginning on July 9 through Aug. 20, from 5:30–8:30 p.m., there will be free activities for teens in the community. The purpose of the program continues to be focused on giving teens a space to gather with friends, engage in games and art activities, enjoy live music — all while grabbing a bite to eat.
For more information on the summer programs, call the Monrovia Community Center at (626) 256-8246, visit www.cityofmonrovia.org,