Upcoming Events in Glendale
On Saturday, July 16 the City of Glendale, the Downtown Glendale Association and the Glendale Economic Development Department will host the 23rd Annual Cruise Night Event on Brand Boulevard between Broadway and Milford streets from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This event is free for all ages! There will be lots of activities and booths to visit as well as seeing all the cars. Approximately 400 pre-1980 cars will be on display and participating in the event. New for 2016 – classic motorcycles (pre-1980)! There will be live entertainment for the event hosted by Brian Beirne, known as “Mr. Rock N’ Roll” and who was the voice of K-EARTH 101 during the RKO days and is considered one of the foremost historians on rock music. The music stage will be located on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Milford Street and will feature The Sufaris at 5:30 p.m., Surfin – The Beach Boys Tribute at 7 p.m., an awards ceremony for the car and motorcycle entries, and Desperado – The Premier Eagles Tribute will perform at 9 p.m. with a special tribute to Glen Frey. Stick around the main stage for the fireworks spectacular! For more information, contact (818) 548-6464 or log onto www.glendalecruisenight.com.
Summer Concerts in the Park, a popular summertime family program organized by the Community Services & Parks Dept., is coming back for the summer of 2016. Come to the north end of Verdugo Park on Wednesday nights through Aug. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and enjoy a free concert. Performers during the series include Verdugo Swing Society, Reflexx ’80s, The Hodads, Retro-Soul, The Swing Cats Big Band, Incendio and World Fusion. Pack your picnic basket, gather your family and come for these wonderful evenings of great music and fun. A special thank you to event sponsors Super King Markets, Neptune Productions, the L.A. County Arts Commission, and L.A. County Supervisor for the 5th District Michael D. Antonovich for supporting the event.
The 33rd Annual National Night Out will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. National Night Out is a community-driven event where neighbors get to know each other and share concerns, strategies and ideas for safer communities. The Glendale Police Dept. partners with event hosts to coordinate and plan the events. While the traditional “lights on” and front porch vigils remain a part of National Night Out, activities have expanded to include block parties, potlucks, cookouts, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities, parades and safety tips. The Glendale Police Dept., the Glendale Fire Dept., members of the Glendale City Council and city officials will visit these events to hear concerns and ideas and explore how they might work together to improve the safety of their neighborhoods. Last year, 42 events were held in the City of Glendale and an even larger participation is hoped for in 2016! You do not have to be a current Neighborhood Watch neighborhood to participate; National Night Out is for everyone!
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Summer Concert Series in the Park on Wednesdays through Aug. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Verdugo Park, north end, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale 91208.
Glendale Cruise Night on Saturday, July 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. along Brand Boulevard between Broadway and Milford streets.
National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. To host an event log onto www.glendalenno.com or contact the Community Impact Bureau at (818) 548-4015 or (818) 548-4016.
August business mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Wine Cave, 2427 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.