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Summer nights stay alive with Santa Clarita events


A variety of tribute bands this month

There’s no shortage of exciting events for Santa Clarita residents to attend this summer. From learning about different cultures, grabbing drinks with friends at a themed block party, rocking out to your favorite tribute band or watching a movie under the stars, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the summer months.

The “Celebrate” event series, taking place on the second Friday of each month at the Canyon Country Community Center from 6 to  9 p.m., is a favorite that made its return for an anticipated second year. From live music and performances on the outdoor event stage, along with a large field space with activities such as arts and crafts, language lessons and more, “Celebrate” offers residents the opportunity to expand their knowledge of different cultures from around the world. The rest of the lineup includes the Tataviam on Aug. 11 and ends with China on Sept.  8.

Head down to the heart of our very own Old Town Newhall for SENSES Block Party, where you’ll find Main Street transformed into a different setting every third Thursday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. through October. With an abundance of live music, food trucks, adult beverages and themed activities, this has been a recurring favorite. On Aug. 17, Main Street will become a Renaissance Faire, complete with jousting and ax throwing. Represent your favorite sports team on Sept. 21 for Tailgate, and the final SENSES Block Party will bring the ghosts and ghouls to Old Town Newhall on Oct. 19 for Monster Mash.

Earlier this month, Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, made its return for another season featuring an array of talented tribute bands. Each Saturday night starting at 7 p.m., Central Park fills with concert-goers ready to sing along to their favorite bands. Food vendors arrive at 5 p.m., creating the perfect opportunity to claim your spot early for a picnic with your family. The rest of the lineup includes Savor: A Tribute to Santana on Aug. 5, Twist on Taylor: A Tribute to Taylor Swift on Aug. 12, while a crowd favorite, Queen Nation, returns on Aug. 19.  FABBA: A Tribute to Abba ends this year’s Concerts in the Park event series on Aug. 26.

There’s a new way to watch movies this summer – under the stars. At a different City park or facility each month through October, watch a movie with your friends and family on the big screen at City Cinemas in the Park. It is suggested you bring blankets and folding chairs. Food trucks will also be in attendance. The full movie lineup can be viewed at

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