Fourth Of July Party | Live Theater | San Dimas Farmers Market | Free Music in the Park | Best Camping Spots

Everything You Need To Know About Hosting A Fourth Of July Party This Year

Staying in for the 4th this year? Host a festive party at your new Avalon San Dimas home instead! With numerous shops and eateries close at hand, you can easily create a memorable and safe night of fun with friends and family in the comfort of this gated, upscale community.

World Market is the convenient place to go for all your American Holiday decorating needs. From patriotic bunting flags, garlands, pillows, string lights and place settings, this nearby home goods store is the one stop shop to get your place bursting with red, white and blue. And a room isn’t complete without a freshly arranged bouquet of white and blue or white and red flowers that you can order down the street from O’Malley’s Flowers – they’re sure to truly top off your party.

As soon as your guests arrive, start them off with Trader Joe’s refreshing recipe of mango limeaditas and enjoy them on your private patio. Then head on down to the community BBQs to fire up your main course of homemade ribs. With Trader Joe’s located only 5 minutes west of the community, you’ll be able to find all the ingredients you need to create these yummy summer recipes effortlessly.

If you don’t feel like cooking, how about bringing in some juicy cheesesteak sandwiches from Philly’s Best? Located just two miles west of the community, this authentic Philly neighborhood steak shop would be the perfect reminder of where our nation’s independence all started over 200 years ago. If our Founding Fathers knew anything about these mouthwatering Italian beef delights back then, it’s not a long shot to imagine that’s how they would have celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence!

End the night with a unanimously festive treat of funnel cake from World Market. There is no need travel from event to event in search of this infamous carnival goodie, when you can purchase the quick and easy starter kit just down the road. And of course, this fried dessert isn’t complete unless topped with plump fresh strawberries and blueberries that you can find two days before at the local Farmers Market held every Wednesday evening, two quick blocks east of the apartments.

Even when living in the cozy and quaint town of San Dimas, you’ll never have to worry about finding everything you need to help turn your new spacious home into a joyful event for all your friends or family. So, instead of battling traffic and would-be pyromaniacs this summer, why not celebrate the nation’s birthday in the brand new grounds of the Avalon Community.

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Live Theater Minutes Away from Avalon San Dimas

One of the spoiling perks about living at Avalon San Dimas is its easily accessible proximity to two prestigious performing arts theaters – Claremont’s Candlelight Pavilion and Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus Community College. Both located only ten minutes in either direction from the upscale living community, these unique venues offer equally entertaining performances at a mere fraction of the big city theater pricing and hassle-free parking.

Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater

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We often want to complete a night out at the theater with an extravagant dinner beforehand, but when attending Candlelight Pavilion’s fine dining and musical theater, the extra effort of restaurant planning isn’t needed. Owned by the Bollinger family for almost thirty years, this rare and elegant theater offers a three-course gourmet meal to go along with a preshow currently featuring the very talented guitarist, Michael Ryan and of course, the main musical attraction. Not bad for only about sixty bucks a pop!

Popular shows like My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and Singing in the Rain are just a few of the great classics put on by the often sold out playhouse. For the rest of their 2014 season, Bye Bye Birdie, Shrek the Musical and Monty Python’s Spam-A-Lot are on the horizon.

Whether you’re looking for an acrobatic dog show, sing-a-long musicals, an evening with celebrity stars like Debbie Reynolds or a good ole fashioned Broadway production, you can find it ALL at Haugh Performing Arts Center. Although this large campus theater only runs nine months out of the year, their season is packed with dozens of performances filled with endless variety that caters to all audiences. And with ticket prices averaging anywhere from $10-$30, this easily can become an exciting outing for then entire family to enjoy.

With these two top-notch live theaters to choose from, there’s no need to fight traffic when you can save time and energy by staying close to home at Avalon San Dimas for just as much fun and elegance.

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Biergarten Haus Near Avalon First and M: Imported German Beer and Classic Cuisine

D.C. isn't wanting for restaurants and bars, and yet Biergarten House still stands out in the pack. That's because it boasts perhaps the largest collection of German beers anywhere in the city, and they're available not far from Avalon First and M.

Make the quick trip here between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for happy hour. It'll only cost you $5 to grab a half-liter of the Stiegl Goldbrau or Franziskaners lagers during happy hour. However, its impressive beer selection is available any time both indoors and out. The heated outdoor beer garden remains open year-round, and it's embellished to evoke Old World Germany (just like the restaurant's interior).

You can also sit down in the dining room for a traditional German meal. Wurst platters might be the most conventional German option (and well-priced), but customers really love the braised pork shank with spicy mustard sauce. While you eat and drink, you can watch soccer or football on TVs scattered throughout the eatery.

Biergarten Haus
1355 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 388-4055

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Free Music in the Park near Avalon San Dimas

It’s time to dust off those lawn chairs for an evening of great outdoor entertainment during the San Dimas Music in the Park Concert Series, located only a couple blocks East of Avalon San Dimas community at Civic Center Park. Every Wednesday night from 7-9 PM, starting June 18th – August 6th, this FREE summer concert series offers a wide range of musical talent from genres like Country Western to Motown and Rock ‘n Roll! And if you don’t have time to put a picnic basket together, not to worry! The city’s weekly Wednesday Farmers Market, filled with fresh produce and numerous food vendors, is held in conjunction with the weekly event.


June 18 San Dimas High School Band– The concert series starts off with San Dimas’s very own High School music department. Come check out what the young local talents have been working on throughout the past school year.

June 25 Retro Rockers (Classic Rock) – This 7 member band covers 7 great decades worth of the head bobbin’ rock songs we know like the back of our hand. Covering artists from Jerry Lee Lewis all the way to modern day Lady Gaga, this band will get you kicking your picnic blanket off to the side in seconds.

July 2 Covina Concert Band (Patriotic) – Going strong since 1956, this instrumental group will put you in the patriotic spirit for the Nation’s birthday. Catered to all ages with their enthusiastic marches, classical compositions and traditional American favorites, this is an evening the entire family can enjoy.

July 9 The Blue Breeze Band (Motown, R&B, Soul & Funk) – Get ready to groove your way back into time with this week’s soulful group. With a newbie or two also thrown into their mix like Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke covers, this band knows how to get the crowd movin’ all night long.

July 16 Doo-Wah Riders (Country Western) - Pull on your spur kickin’ boots, because you’re in for a wild Ride this night. With a keyboard, accordion, harmonica, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, and fiddle, this group has everything but the kitchen sink to ensure you have a knee slapping, good ole fashioned time.

July 23 Soundbytes (Eclectic Mix) – Not looking for anything in particular this time, enjoy a variety type of songs from this band that will keep you wondering what they’ll do next!

July 30 The Answer (Classic Rock) - The Answer is the answer to all your classic rock craving prayers. Playing covers by The Beatles and Billy Idol, you’ll maybe think twice about going into work early the next day after this rockin’ night of fun.

August 6 The Silverados (Country & Classic Rock) – Having opened for the famous Tim McGraw, this energetic group has figured it out! And whether the hubby prefers Johnny Cash or the kids dig Journey, The Silverados got the whole family’s debating tastes covered with their mix of a bit o’ country and a bit o’ rock n’ roll.

So, grab a blanket for the entire household to snuggle up on to share a memorable warm summer night of captivating music in the park, just minutes walking distance away from the upscale apartment living in the quaint town of San Dimas.

For additional event details, contact The Public Works Dept at (909) 394-6240.

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Best Camping Spots Near Avalon San Dimas

Though your Avalon San Dimas home is well equipped with plenty of opportunities for summer fun around the community, it’s also great to get out and explore nature. Fortunately, you are surrounded by gorgeous camping spots ranging from beach fronts oases to relaxing woodland getaways. We’ve rounded up the very best camping spots near Avalon San Dimas to visit this summer so plan your trip now.

Frank G Bonelli Park
Located only 12 minutes from Avalon San Dimas is the Frank G Bonelli Park, which has a campground and plenty of picnic spots. Pack up your tent and picnic basket and you’ll be set for the best and most convenient camping trip ever! If you’re in need of a tent and camping supplies, stop by Dick’s Sporting Goods to stock up on camping gear.

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
For a great escape head to Castaic Lake, a northern oasis with two lakes and a wide range of recreational activities. The Upper Lake is boating ready and equipped with two launch ramps. The Lower Lake is family friendly and features kayaking, tubing, picnic areas and a beach for swimming. Don’t miss out on the picturesque hiking and horseback riding trails the park offers. For advanced reservations, book online at the county reservation site.

Marshall Canyon Park
Marshall Canyon Park is the perfect place for every equestrian and seasoned trailblazer. In addition to forty campsites, the park has a variety of trails perfect for horseback riding and hiking. Within the park you’ll find The Fred M. Palmer Equestrian Center which has a full size training arena and forty five horse corrals. After a long day hiking and riding, you’ll be able to unwind at the campsite and enjoy it’s many amenities, like fire pits, picnic tables and grills. Pack plenty of marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars for late night s’mores making sessions at the fire pits!

With so many options for outdoor fun, and all conveniently located near your Avalon San Dimas home, it’s time to get outside and explore all that San Dimas has to offer!

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